Kubota RTV900 Operators Manual


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ABBREVIATION LIST

Abbreviations Definitions 2WD Two Wheel Drive 4WD Four Wheel Drive API American Petroleum Institute ASABE American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials, USA DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung, GERMANY fpm Feet Per Minute HST Hydrostatic Transmission Km/h Kilometers Per Hour MPH Miles Per Hour m/s Meters Per Second PTO Power Take Off RH/LH Right-hand and left-hand sides are determined by facing in the direction of forward travel ROPS Roll-Over Protective Structures rpm Revolutions Per Minute r/s Revolutions Per Second SAE Society of Automotive Engineers, USA VHT Variable Hydro Transmission

KUBOTA Corporation is ··· Since its inception in 1890, KUBOTA Corporation has grown to rank as one of the major firms in Japan. To achieve this status, the company has through the years diversified the range of its products and services to a remarkable extent, until today, 19 plants and 16,000 employees produce over 1,000 different items, large and small. All these products and all the services which accompany them, however, are unified by one central commitment. KUBOTA makes products which, taken on a national scale, are basic necessities. Products which are indispensable, products intended to help individuals and nations fulfill the potential inherent in their environment. For KUBOTA is the Basic Necessities Giant. This potential includes water supply, food from the soil and from the sea, industrial development, architecture and construction, transportation. Thousands of people depend on KUBOTA's know-how, technology, experience and customer service. You too can depend on KUBOTA.

UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS

As a guide to the operation of your vehicle, various universal symbols have been utilized on the instruments and controls. The symbols are shown below with an indication of their meaning.

Safety Alert Symbol Diesel Fuel Hourmeter/Elapsed Operating Hours Engine Coolant-Temperature Brake Fluid & Parking Brake Engine Intake/Combustion Air-Filter Battery Charging Condition Engine Oil-Pressure Turn Signal/Hazard Engine-Stop Engine-Run Starter Control Diesel Preheat/Glow Plugs(Low Temperature Start Aid) Engine Shut-Off Control Differential Lock Differential Lock Hold

Lift Cylinder-Retract Lift Cylinder-Extend Lift Cylinder-Float Hazard Warning Lights Master Lighting Switch Audible Warning Device Fast Slow Lock Unlock

FOREWORD

You are now the proud owner of a KUBOTA Vehicle. This vehicle is a product of KUBOTA quality engineering and manufacturing. It is made of excellent materials and under a rigid quality control system. It will give you long, satisfactory service. To obtain the best use of your vehicle, please read this manual carefully. It will help you become familiar with the operation of the vehicle and contains many helpful hints about vehicle maintenance. This manual contains instructions for minor maintenance, but information about major repairs is outlined in the KUBOTA Work Shop Manual and should be performed only by a KUBOTA Dealer Technician. It is KUBOTA's policy to utilize as quickly as possible every advance in our research. The immediate use of new techniques in the manufacture of products may cause some small parts of this manual to become outdated. KUBOTA distributors and dealers will have the most up-to-date information. Please do not hesitate to consult with them.

3 SAFETY FIRST

This symbol, the industry's ''Safety Alert Symbol'', is used throughout this manual and on labels on the machine itself to warn of the possibility of personal injury. Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and safety regulations before you attempt to assemble or use this unit. 3DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. 3 WARNING : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 3CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. IMPORTANT : Indicates that equipment or property damage could result if instructions are not followed.

NOTE : Gives helpful information. CONTENTS

SAFE OPERATION ................................................................................................. 1

SERVICING OF VEHICLE........................................................................................... 1

SPECIFICATIONS....................................................................................................... 2

SPECIFICATION TABLE ......................................................................................... 2

TRAVELING SPEEDS ............................................................................................. 3

VEHICLE LIMITATIONS.............................................................................................. 4

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS................................................................... 5

LOCATION OF PARTS............................................................................................ 5

PRE-OPERATION CHECK ......................................................................................... 9

DAILY CHECK ......................................................................................................... 9

OPERATING THE ENGINE....................................................................................... 10

STARTING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 10

Cold Weather Starting ....................................................................................................13

Block Heater...................................................................................................................13

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 13

WARMING UP ....................................................................................................... 13

Warm-Up Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range..........................................13

JUMP STARTING .................................................................................................. 14

OPERATING THE VEHICLE..................................................................................... 15

OPERATING NEW VEHICLE ................................................................................ 15

Do not Operate the Vehicle at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours ...................................15

Changing Lubricating Oil for New Vehicles ....................................................................15

STARTING............................................................................................................. 15

Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................15

Head Light Switch...........................................................................................................16

Hazard Light Switch........................................................................................................16

Turn Signal Light Switch.................................................................................................16

Horn Button.....................................................................................................................17

Work Light (Front)...........................................................................................................17

Work Light (Rear) ...........................................................................................................17

Brake Pedal....................................................................................................................18

Range Gear Shift Lever..................................................................................................18

4WD Lever......................................................................................................................19

Parking Brake Lever.......................................................................................................19

Speed Control Pedal.......................................................................................................19

STOPPING............................................................................................................. 20

Stopping..........................................................................................................................20

CHECK DURING DRIVING ................................................................................... 20

Immediately Stop the Engine if:......................................................................................20

Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................................................................20

Fuel Gauge.....................................................................................................................21

Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................................21

Hourmeter.......................................................................................................................21

CONTENTS

Speedometer ..................................................................................................................22

PARKING............................................................................................................... 22

Parking Brake Lever.......................................................................................................22

ACCESSORY......................................................................................................... 23

12V Electric Outlet..........................................................................................................23

Utility Box........................................................................................................................23

OPERATING TECHNIQUES ................................................................................. 23

Differential Lock..............................................................................................................23

Directions for Use of Power Steering..............................................................................24

Unfamiliar Terrain...........................................................................................................24

Driving in Reverse ..........................................................................................................25

Driving in "4WD".............................................................................................................25

Turning the Vehicle.........................................................................................................26

Hills.................................................................................................................................26

Traversing Hillsides ........................................................................................................27

Sliding and Skidding.......................................................................................................27

Driving through Water.....................................................................................................27

OPERATING HAND THROTTLE........................................................................... 28

STATIONARY HYDRAULIC OUTLET ................................................................... 28

CARGO BED ............................................................................................................. 29

CARGO BED.......................................................................................................... 29

General Caution..............................................................................................................29

Max. Cargo Load............................................................................................................29

Cargo Bed Tailgate.........................................................................................................30

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed.............................................................................31

HYDRAULIC OUTLET............................................................................................... 32

HYDRAULIC OUTLET ........................................................................................... 32

Hydraulic Outlet Lever....................................................................................................32

Hydraulic Outlet Valve Coupler Connecting and Disconnecting.....................................33

TIRES AND WHEELS ............................................................................................... 34

TIRES..................................................................................................................... 34

Inflation Pressure............................................................................................................34

Tire Type and Use..........................................................................................................34

WHEELS................................................................................................................ 35

TOWING AND TRANSPORTING.............................................................................. 36

TOWING AND TRANSPORTING .......................................................................... 36

Rear Trailer Hitch............................................................................................................36

Front Trailer Hitch...........................................................................................................36

Winch Mount Bracket......................................................................................................37

Transporting Vehicle.......................................................................................................37

MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 38

SERVICE INTERVALS .......................................................................................... 38

LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT .................................................................. 41

PERIODIC SERVICE................................................................................................. 44

HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD AND TILT THE SEAT.............................................. 44

Hood ...............................................................................................................................44

Operator's Seat...............................................................................................................44

HOW TO RAISE THE CARGO BED...................................................................... 45

CONTENTS

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [if equipped with hydraulic dump]........................45

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [without hydraulic dump].....................................46

JACK-UP POINT.................................................................................................... 46

Front End........................................................................................................................46

Rear End.........................................................................................................................46

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 47

Walk Around Inspection..................................................................................................47

Checking and Refueling..................................................................................................47

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................48

Checking Transmission Fluid Level................................................................................48

Checking Power Steering Oil Tank Level.......................................................................49

Checking Hydraulic Lift Oil Tank Level...........................................................................49

Checking Hydraulic Auxiliary Tank Oil Level..................................................................50

Cleaning Oil Cooler Net..................................................................................................50

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................51

Cleaning Radiator Screen...............................................................................................51

Checking Brake Fluid Level............................................................................................52

Checking Brake Pedal....................................................................................................52

Checking Parking Brake.................................................................................................53

Checking Gauges, Meter and Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................53

Checking Head Light, Turn Signal Light etc. ..................................................................53

Checking Seat Belt and ROPS.......................................................................................53

Checking Joint Boot........................................................................................................53

Checking Tire Inflation Pressure.....................................................................................54

Checking Backup Beeper...............................................................................................54

EVERY 50 HOURS................................................................................................ 55

Greasing .........................................................................................................................55

Oiling...............................................................................................................................56

Checking Engine Start System.......................................................................................56

EVERY 100 HOURS.............................................................................................. 57

Checking VHT Neutral Spring.........................................................................................57

Checking VHT Pressure Release...................................................................................57

Checking Wheel Bolt Torque..........................................................................................58

Cleaning Air Cleaner Primary Element...........................................................................59

Adjusting Alternator Belt Tension ...................................................................................59

Checking Fuel Line and Fuel Filter.................................................................................60

Checking Battery Condition............................................................................................61

Adjusting Toe-in..............................................................................................................62

Cleaning Muffler..............................................................................................................63

EVERY 150 HOURS.............................................................................................. 64

Cleaning Air Cleaner Primary Element...........................................................................64

EVERY 200 HOURS.............................................................................................. 65

Adjusting Parking Brake .................................................................................................65

Replacing Engine Oil Filter.............................................................................................65

Changing Engine Oil.......................................................................................................66

Replacing Transmission Oil Filter [HST].........................................................................67

Replacing Transmission Oil Filter [SUCTION]................................................................68

Changing Hydraulic Lift Oil.............................................................................................69

Changing Hydraulic Auxiliary Tank Oil ...........................................................................70

Checking Brake Pedal....................................................................................................71

Checking Brake Hose and Pipe......................................................................................71

Checking Front Brake Case............................................................................................72

CONTENTS

Checking Brake Light Switch..........................................................................................72

Checking Radiator Hose and Clamp ..............................................................................72

Checking Power Steering Line .......................................................................................73

Changing Power Steering Oil .........................................................................................74

Checking Intake Air Line.................................................................................................75

Checking Hydraulic Auxiliary Oil Line.............................................................................75

EVERY 300 HOURS.............................................................................................. 76

Checking Tire..................................................................................................................76

EVERY 400 HOURS.............................................................................................. 76

Changing Knuckle Case Oil............................................................................................76

Changing Transmission Fluid.........................................................................................76

Replacing Hydraulic Auxiliary Tank Oil Filter..................................................................77

Changing Front Axle Case Oil........................................................................................78

EVERY 500 HOURS.............................................................................................. 79

Replacing Fuel Filter.......................................................................................................79

EVERY 800 HOURS.............................................................................................. 79

Adjusting Engine Valve Clearance .................................................................................79

EVERY 1500 HOURS............................................................................................ 79

Checking Fuel Injection Nozzle Injection Pressure.........................................................79

EVERY 3000 HOURS............................................................................................ 79

Checking Injection Pump................................................................................................79

EVERY 1 YEAR ..................................................................................................... 79

Replacing Air Cleaner Primary Element and Secondary Element..................................79

EVERY 2 YEARS................................................................................................... 79

Changing Brake Fluid.....................................................................................................79

Flushing Cooling System and Changing Coolant...........................................................79

Anti-Freeze .....................................................................................................................80

Replacing Radiator Hose (Water pipes).........................................................................81

Replacing Power Steering Hose.....................................................................................81

Replacing Fuel Hose ......................................................................................................81

Replacing Engine Breather Hose ...................................................................................81

Replacing Brake Master Cylinder (Inner Parts)..............................................................81

Replacing Front Brake Seal............................................................................................81

Replacing Rear Brake Cylinder Seal..............................................................................81

Replacing Intake Air Line................................................................................................81

Replacing Remote Hydraulic Hose.................................................................................81

EVERY 4 YEARS................................................................................................... 81

Replacing Brake Hose....................................................................................................81

SERVICE AS REQUIRED...................................................................................... 81

Bleeding Fuel System.....................................................................................................81

Replacing Fuse...............................................................................................................81

Replacing Slow-Blow Fuses...........................................................................................82

Replacing Light Bulb.......................................................................................................83

Cleaning Oil Cooler Net..................................................................................................83

STORAGE ................................................................................................................. 84

VEHICLE STORAGE ............................................................................................. 84

REMOVING THE VEHICLE FROM STORAGE..................................................... 84

TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 85

ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 85

BATTERY TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................................... 86

CONTENTS

MACHINE TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................................... 87

OPTIONS................................................................................................................... 88

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

Careful operation is your best insurance against an accident. Read and understand this Operator's Manual carefully before operating the vehicle. All operators, no matter how much experience they may have, should read this and other related manuals before operating the vehicle or any implement attached to it. It is the owner's obligation to instruct all operators in safe operation. 1. BEFORE OPERATING THE VEHICLE 1. Know your equipment and its limitations. Read this entire manual before attempting to start and operate the vehicle.

2. Pay special attention to the Danger, Warning and Caution labels on the vehicle.

3. Do not remove Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS) for any application and fasten seat belts at all times. This combination will reduce the risk of serious injury or death, should the vehicle be upset. If the ROPS is loosened or removed for any reason, make sure that all parts are reinstalled correctly before operating the vehicle. Never modify or repair a ROPS because welding, bending, drilling, grinding, or cutting may weaken the structure. A damaged ROPS structure must be replaced, not repaired or revised. If any structural member of the ROPS is damaged, replace the entire structure at your local KUBOTA Dealer.

4. Always use the seat belts. Check the seat belts regularly and replace if frayed or damaged. 5. Do not operate the vehicle or any implement attached to it while under the influence of alcohol, medication, controlled substances or while fatigued.

6. Carefully check the vicinity before operating the vehicle or any implement attached to it. Check for overhead clearance which may interfere with the CAB or ROPS. Do not allow any bystanders around or near the vehicle during operation.

7. Never allow anyone without a valid driver's license to operate this vehicle.

8. Before allowing other people to use your vehicle, explain how to operate and have them read this manual before operation.

9. Never wear loose, torn, or bulky clothing around the vehicle. It may catch on moving parts or controls, leading to the risk of an accident. Use additional safety items, e.g. helmet, safety boots or shoes, eye and hearing protection, gloves, etc., as appropriate or required.

10.This vehicle is for off road use only. KUBOTA does not recommend operating on public roads. 11.In addition to the driver, only one passenger should ride in the vehicle. Minimum age for passenger is 5 years old. 12.Keep all shields in place and stay away from all moving parts. 13.Check brakes, speed control pedal, and other mechanical parts for improper adjustment and wear. Replace worn or damaged parts promptly. Check the tightness of all nuts and bolts regularly. (For further details, see "MAINTENANCE" section.) 14.Keep your vehicle clean. Dirt, grease, and trash build up may contribute to fires and lead to personal injury. 15.Use only implements meeting the specifications listed under "VEHICLE LIMITATIONS" in this manual or implements approved by KUBOTA. 16.The maximum cargo capacity of this vehicle is 500kg. Reduce cargo capacity to match operating conditions. Do not carry anything which raises the center-of­gravity and sticks outside the cargo bed. 17.Do not modify the vehicle. Unauthorized modification may affect the function of the vehicle, which may result in personal injury. SAFE OPERATION

2. OPERATING THE VEHICLE C Starting 1. Always sit in the operator's seat when starting engine or operating levers or controls.

2. Before starting the engine, make sure that all levers are in their neutral positions, that the parking brake is engaged, and that the hydraulic outlet (if equipped) is OFF. And make sure the engine hand throttle (if equipped) is in its idle engine speed position.

3. Do not start engine by shorting across starter terminals or bypassing the safety start switch. The vehicle may start in gear and move if normal starting circuitry is bypassed.

4. Be sure that the operator (and passenger) seat belts are fastened.

5. Do not operate or idle engine in a non-ventilated area. Carbon monoxide gas is colorless, odorless, and deadly.

C Operating 1. Do not wear headphones while operating.

2. Pull only from the trailer hitch (if equipped). Never hitch to axle housing or any other point except trailer hitch; such arrangements will increase the risk of serious personal injury or death due to a vehicle upset.

3. Keep all shields and guards in place. Replace any that are missing or damaged.

4. Avoid sudden starts. To avoid rollovers, slow down when turning, on uneven ground, and before stopping. While increasing engine speed with the engine hand throttle (if equipped), operate the speed control pedal with great care to avoid sudden starts.

5. The vehicle cannot turn with the differential locked and attempting to do so could be dangerous.

6. Do not operate near ditches, holes, embankments, or other ground surface features which may collapse under the vehicle's weight. The risk of vehicle upset is even higher when the ground is loose or wet.

7. Watch where you are going at all times. Watch for and avoid obstacles. Be alert at row ends, near trees, and other obstructions.

8. When working in groups, always let the others know what you are going to do before you do it.

9. Never try to get on or off a moving vehicle.

C Safety for children Tragedy can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children generally are attracted to vehicles and the work they do. 1. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

2. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful eye of another responsible adult.

3. Be alert and shut your vehicle down if children enter the work area.

4. Never carry children in the cargo bed. There is no safe place for them to ride. No person under the age of 5 may ride as a passenger in this vehicle. A passenger under 5 years of age requires special restraints which are not available with this vehicle.

5. Never allow children to operate the vehicle even under adult supervision.

6. Never allow children to play on the vehicle or on the implement.

7. Use extra caution when backing up. Look behind and down to make sure area is clear before moving.

8. Whenever possible, park your vehicle on a firm, flat and level surface. If this is not possible, park it across the slope. Set the parking brake(s), lower the implements to the ground, remove the key from the ignition and lock the cab door (if equipped) and chock the wheels.

C Operating on slopes Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. 1. Travel straight up or down hill.

2. Reduce load when operating on hilly or over rough terrain.

3. Keep front wheels straight at crest of hill or going over bumps.

4. Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill. Be especially cautious when changing direction on slopes.

5. If vehicle stops or loses power going up a hill, lock parking brake to hold vehicle on slope. Maintain direction of travel and release brake slowly. Back straight downhill while maintaining control. Do not turn vehicle sideways. Vehicle is more stable in a straight forward or rearward position.

6. When riding on soft terrain, turn front wheels slightly uphill to keep vehicle on a straight line across the hill.

7. If the vehicle begins to tip, turn front wheels downhill to gain control before proceeding.

SAFE OPERATION (1) To avoid upsets, always back up steep slopes. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not operate on it. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.

(2) Driving forward out of a ditch, mired condition or up a steep slope increases the risk of a vehicle to be upset backward. Always back out of these situations. Extra caution is required with four-wheel drive mode because the increased traction can give the operator false confidence in the vehicle's ability to climb slopes.

(3) Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

C Operation in inclement conditions 1. Only operate during daylight or with good artificial light.

2. Operate vehicle in an open, unobstructed area.

3. Use helmet and/or protective gear for certain operating conditions.

4. Reduce speed according to trail, terrain and visibility conditions.

5. Never drive exceeding the limit of visibility. Slow down near crest of hill until getting a clear view of the other side.

6. Stay alert for holes, rocks and other hidden hazards in the terrain.

7. Never cross any body of water where depth may be unknown to the operator (Deep water is considered anything in excess the bottom edge of the axle cap). Choose a course within the waterway where both banks have a gradual incline. Cross at a point known to be safe.

C Driving the vehicle at high speeds 1. Check the front wheel engagement. The braking characteristics are different between two and four wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully.

2. Always slow the vehicle down before turning. Turning at high speed may tip the vehicle over.

3. Turn the headlights on.

4. Drive at speeds that allow you to maintain control at all times.

5. Do not apply the differential lock while traveling at high speeds. The vehicle may run out of control.

6. Avoid sudden motions of the steering wheel as they can lead to a dangerous loss of stability. The risk is especially great when the vehicle is traveling at high speeds.

C Other miscellaneous 1. Clean platform if dirty and remove any debris from around foot controls.

2. Always keep both hands on the steering wheel.

3. Always keep arms and legs inside the operating compartment.

4. Never operate the vehicle while standing.

5. Do not tow a cart with any riders on it.

6. Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts.

3. HAULING LOADS IN THE CARGO BED 1. No riders in cargo bed or anywhere else.

2. Do not overload vehicle. Securely anchor all loads.

3. Be sure load is evenly distributed.

4. Reduce cargo capacity when operating on rough or hilly terrain.

5. Balance loads evenly and secure them. Braking could shift the load and affect vehicle stability.

6. Never operate vehicle with the cargo bed raised.

7. Operate cargo bed dump with vehicle stationary and parking brake locked. Do not dump while moving.

8. Operate hydraulic dump (if equipped) on level ground only.

9. Operate dump from operator's seat only.

10.Do not place hands or body under the cargo bed when lowering bed.

4. OPERATING HYDRAULIC OUTLET DRIVEN EQUIPMENT (IF EQUIPPED)

1. Before installing or using hydraulic outlet driven equipment, read the manufacturer's manual and review the safety labels attached to the equipment.

2. Wait until all moving components have completely stopped before getting off the vehicle, connecting, disconnecting, adjusting, cleaning, or servicing any hydraulically driven equipment.

3. When operating stationary hydraulically driven equipment, always apply the vehicle parking brake and place chocks behind and in front of the rear wheels. Stay clear of all rotating parts. Never step over rotating parts.

SAFE OPERATION 5. Keep first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy at all

5. PARKING THE VEHICLE times. 6. Disconnect the battery's ground cable before working 1. Disengage the HYDRAULIC OUTLET (if equipped), lower all implements to the ground, place all control levers in their neutral positions, set the parking brake, stop the engine, and remove the key.

2. Make sure that the vehicle has come to a complete stop before dismounting.

3. Avoid parking on steep slopes, if possible park on flat ground, if not, park across a slope, always with attachment on the ground.

1. Disengage power to attachment(s) when transporting or not in use.

2. Do not tow this vehicle. Use a suitable truck or trailer when transporting on public roads.

3. Use extra care when loading or unloading the vehicle into a trailer or truck.

7. SERVICING THE VEHICLE Before servicing the vehicle, park it on a firm, flat and level surface, set the parking brake, lower all implements to the ground, place the range gear shift lever in neutral, stop the engine and remove the key. 1. Allow the vehicle time to cool off before working on or near the engine, muffler, radiator, etc.

2. Always stop the engine before refueling. Avoid spills and overfilling.

3. Do not smoke when working around battery or when refueling. Keep all sparks and flames away from battery and fuel tank. The battery presents an explosive hazard, because it gives off hydrogen and oxygen especially when recharging.

4. Before "jump starting" a dead battery, read and follow all of the instructions. (See "JUMP STARTING" in "OPERATING THE ENGINE" section.)

on or near electric components. 7. To avoid the possibility of battery explosion, do not use or charge the refillable type battery if the fluid level is below the LOWER (lower limit level) mark. Check the fluid level regularly and add distilled water as required so that the fluid level is between the UPPER and LOWER marks.

8. To avoid sparks from an accidental short circuit, always disconnect the battery's ground cable (-) first and reconnect it last.

9. Do not remove radiator cap while coolant is hot. When cool, slowly rotate cap to the first stop and allow sufficient time for excess pressure to escape before removing the cap completely. This vehicle has a coolant recovery tank, add coolant or water to the tank, not the radiator. (See "Checking Coolant Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.) 10.Do not attempt to mount a tire on a rim. This should be done by a qualified person with the proper equipment. 11.Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not inflate tires above the recommended pressure shown in the operator's manual.

SAFE OPERATION 13.Make sure that wheel bolts have been tightened to the specified torque. 14.Do not work under any hydraulically supported devices. They can settle, suddenly leak down, or be accidentally lowered. If it is necessary to work under the vehicle or any vehicle elements for servicing or adjustment, securely support them with stands or suitable blocking beforehand. 15.Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure has sufficient force to penetrate skin causing serious personal injury. Before disconnecting hydraulic lines, be sure to release all residual pressure. Before applying pressure to the hydraulic system, make sure that all connections are tight and that all lines, pipes, and hoses are free of damage. "High pressure fluid - Injection into body" hazard warning.

16.Fluid escaping from pinholes may be invisible. Do not use hands to search for suspected leaks; use a piece of cardboard or wood. Use of safety goggles or other eye protection is also highly recommended. If injured by escaping fluid, see a medical doctor at once. This fluid will produce gangrene or severe allergic reaction.

(1) Cardboard

(2) Hydraulic line

(3) Magnifying glass

SAFE OPERATION

8. DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

9. CARE OF DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS 1. Keep danger, warning and caution labels clean and free from obstructing material.

2. Clean danger, warning and caution labels with soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.

3. Replace damaged or missing danger, warning and caution labels with new labels from your local KUBOTA Dealer.

4. If a component with danger, warning and caution label(s) affixed is replaced with new part, make sure new label(s) is(are) attached in the same location(s) as the replaced component.

5. Mount new danger, warning and caution labels by applying on a clean dry surface and pressing any bubbles to outside edge.

SERVICING OF VEHICLE

Your dealer is interested in your new vehicle and has the desire to help you get the most value from it. After reading this manual thoroughly, you will find that you can do some of the regular maintenance by yourself. However, when in need of parts or major service, be sure to see your KUBOTA Dealer. For service, contact the KUBOTA Dealership from which you purchased your vehicle or your local KUBOTA Dealer. When in need of parts, be prepared to give your dealer both the vehicle and engine serial numbers. Locate the serial numbers now and record them in the space provided. (1) Vehicle identification plate

(2) Product identification number

(1) Engine serial number

(2) Transmission assy serial number

Type Serial No. Vehicle Engine Product Identification Number Date of Purchase Name of Dealer (To be filled in by purchaser)

SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION TABLE

Model General Purpose Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Worksite /Utility Turf Utility Engine Make KUBOTA D902-E3-UV Type 3 cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV Displacement L (cu. in.) 0.898 (54.802) Horsepower kW (HP) 16.1 (21.6) Rated revolution rpm 3200 Low idling revolution rpm 1300 to 1400 Fuel Capacity L (U.S.gals) 28 (7.4) Transmission Continuously variable hydro transmission (VHT) Wheels, Drive system 4, Rear 2WD or 4WD Differential lock Standard; foot operated with mechanical holder Gear selection Hi-Med-Lo range forward, neutral, reverse Brakes Front / Rear Wet disk brake Parking brake Rear wheel, hand lever Steering Hydrostatic power Suspension Front Independent, macpherson strut-type Rear Semi-independent, DeDion axle w/leaf springs and shock absorber Dimensions Length mm (in.) 2990 (117.7) 3030 (119.3) Width mm (in.) 1550 (61.0) Height, overall mm (in.) 2010 (79.1) Front tread centers mm (in.) 1150 (45.3) HDWS, ATV 1180 (46.5) Turf Rear tread centers mm (in.) 1180 (46.5) HDWS, ATV 1210 (47.6) Turf Wheelbase mm (in.) 1965 (77.4) Ground clearance front axle mm (in.) 210 (8.3) rear axle 190 (7.5) Turning diameter m (ft) 7.8 (25.6) Max. rolling weight (Towing Capacity) kg (lbs.) 590 (1300) Payload capacity kg (lbs.) 775 (1708) 750 (1653) 755 (1664) 720 (1587) 715 (1576) Weight kg (lbs.) 845 (1863) 870 (1918) 865 (1907) 900 (1984) 905 (1995)

SPECIFICATIONS

Model General Purpose Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Worksite /Utility Turf Utility Cargo bed Width mm (in.) 1320 (52) Length mm (in.) 1180 (46.7) Depth mm (in.) 290 (11.4) Volume m (cu.ft.) 0.455 (16) Bed height (unloaded) mm (in.) 800 (31.5) Cargo bed load kg (lbs.) 500 (1102) Sound level, operator ear db (A) 87 89 Tires Front 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY Rear 25x11-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY 25x11-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY Front deluxe guard - Std. Std. Std. Std. Body color Orange Orange Camo Orange Orange Bed lift - Std. Std. Std. Std. Speedometer - - Std. Std. Std. Aux. control valve - - - Std. Std.

A The company reserves the right to change the specifications without notice. A The values in "Ground clearance" and "Weight" are those of the machine equipped with the tires in the table above.

TRAVELING SPEEDS

Range gear shift lever km/h (mph) Low 16 (10) Medium 29 (18) High 40 (25) Reverse 20 (12)

VEHICLE LIMITATIONS

The KUBOTA Vehicle has been thoroughly tested for proper performance with implements sold or approved by KUBOTA. Use with implements which are not sold or approved by KUBOTA and which exceed the maximum specifications listed below, or which are otherwise unfit for use with the KUBOTA Vehicle may result in malfunctions or failures of the vehicle, damage to other property and injury to the operator or others. [Any malfunctions or failures of the vehicle resulting from use with improper implements are not covered by the warranty] Max. Cargo loading weight (W1) Rear trailer hitch Front trailer hitch Max. Cargo load should not exceed "500 kg (1100 lbs.)" or "PCL". [General Purpose model] PCL = 775 kg (1708 lbs.) - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight [Worksite/Orange model] PCL = 750 kg (1653 lbs.) - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight [Worksite/Camo model] PCL = 755 kg (1664 lbs.) - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight [Worksite/Utility model] PCL = 720 kg (1587 lbs.) - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight [Turf Utility model] PCL = 715 kg (1576 lbs.) - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight PCL: Permissible Cargo Load opt.: option acc.: accessory Max. rolling weight (W2) 590 kg (1300 lbs.) Max. rolling weight (W4) 295 kg (650 lbs.) Max. tongue weight (W3) 50 kg (110 lbs.) Max. tongue weight (W5) 50 kg (110 lbs.)

Rolling weight: Trailer weight + Cargo Load

A Above mentioned specifications are based on level ground condition. INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

LOCATION OF PARTS

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Work light (if equipped).................