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)................................... 17, 17

(2) ROPS............................................................. -­

(3) Hazard / Turn signal light (if equipped)........... 16, 16

(4) Front hood...................................................... 44

(5) Headlights...................................................... 16

(6) Winch mount bracket...................................... 37

(7) Front trailer hitch bracket................................ 36

(8) Battery........................................................... 61

(9) Front trailer hitch (if equipped)........................ 36

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Steering wheel................................................. -­

(2) Cup holder........................................................ -­

(3) Horn button...................................................... 17

(4) Key switch........................................................ -­

(5) Turn signal light switch (if equipped)................. 16

(6) Head light switch.............................................. 16

(7) Hazard light switch (if equipped)....................... 16

(8) Brake pedal...................................................... 18

(9) Speed control pedal......................................... 19

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (10) 4WD lever...................................................... 19

(11) Range gear shift lever..................................... 18

(12) Speedometer (if equipped)............................. 22

(13) Hourmeter...................................................... 21

(14) Coolant temperature gauge............................ 21

(15) Hazard / Turn signal indicator (if equipped).... 16, 16

(16) Fuel gauge..................................................... 21

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

(18) 12V accessory plug........................................ 23

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Seat belts....................................................... 15

(2) Seat............................................................... 44

(3) Differential lock pedal..................................... 23

(4) Differential lock holder.................................... 23

(5) Parking brake lever........................................ 22

(6) Hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if equipped)......... 31

(7) Hydraulic outlet lever (if equipped)................. 32

(8) Engine hand throttle (if equipped)................... 28

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Cargo bed........................................................ 29

(2) Tailgate............................................................ 30

(3) Tail lamp (Combination lamp if equipped)......... 16

(4) Muffler.............................................................. 63

(5) Rear trailer hitch bracket................................... 36

(6) Handgrip.......................................................... -­

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (7) Fuel tank cap.................................................... 47

(8) Remote hydraulic outlet (if equipped)............... 32

(9) Hydraulic outlet for lift cylinder (if equipped)...... 31

(10) Rear trailer hitch (if equipped)......................... 36

(11) Backup beeper (if equipped)........................... 54

PRE-OPERATION CHECK

DAILY CHECK To prevent trouble from occurring, it is important to know the condition of the vehicle well. Check it before starting.

A Be sure to check and service the vehicle on a level surface with the engine shut off and the parking brake "ON" and implement lowered to the ground if equipped. Check item - Walk around inspection -Check engine oil level - Check transmission fluid level

- Check brake fluid level

- Check hydraulic auxiliary tank oil level (if equipped)

- Clean hydraulic oil cooler net (if equipped)

-Check coolant level -Clean grill, radiator screen (When used in a dusty place) -Check brake pedal

- Check parking brake

- Check indicators, gauges and meters

- Check lights

- Check seat belt and ROPS

- Check front and rear joint boots

- Check drive shaft boots

- Check tire inflation pressure

- Check backup beeper (if equipped)

-Refuel (See "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

-Care of danger, warning and caution labels (See "DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS" in "SAFE OPERATION" section.)

OPERATING THE ENGINE

To avoid personal injury A Read "Safe Operation" in front of this manual. A Read the danger, warning and caution labels located on the vehicle. A To avoid the danger of exhaust fume poisoning, do not operate the engine in a closed building without proper ventilation. A Never start engine while standing on ground. Start engine only from operator's seat. A Make it a rule to set range gear shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position and to place the Hydraulic Outlet lever (if equipped) in "OFF" position and to place the hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if equipped) to the "NEUTRAL" position before starting the engine. A Make sure the engine hand throttle (if equipped) is in its idle engine speed position.

A Do not use starting fluid or ether. A To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more than 10 seconds. STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Make sure the parking brake is set.

A The parking brake indicator comes on while parking brake is applied and goes off when it is released.

(1) Parking brake indicator 2. Set the range gear shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position.

(1) Range gear shift lever (L) LOW Range

(H) HIGH Range (R) "REVERSE"

(M) MEDIUM Range (N) "NEUTRAL" POSITION

3. Lock the hydraulic lift cylinder lever to the "NEUTRAL" position with a restricting plate by tightening knob bolt (if equipped).

(1) Hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if equipped) (A) "LOCK"

(2) Restricting plate (if equipped)

(3) Knob bolt (if equipped)

4. Lock the hydraulic lift cylinder lever and the hydraulic outlet lever to the "NEUTRAL" position with restricting plate (if equipped).

(1) Hydraulic outlet lever (if equipped) (A) "LOCK"

(2) Hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if equipped)

(3) Restricting plate (if equipped)

(4) Knob bolt (if equipped)

A The hydraulic outlet warning lamp comes on while hydraulic outlet lever is engaged "ON" and goes off when disengaged "OFF".

5. Push the speed control pedal down about 1/2 way.

(

)"OFF" (Engine-Stop) (

)"GLOW" (Preheat) (

)"ON" (Engine-Run) (

)"START" (Engine-Start) C Check Easy Checker(TM) Lamps: 1. When the key is turned "ON", lamps(2)(3) should come on. If trouble should occur at any location while the engine is running, the warning lamp corresponding to that location comes on.

2. The parking brake warning lamp(1) comes on while parking brake is applied and goes off when it is released. If the parking brake is released but the lamp stays on, it means that the brake fluid may be low or the brake system may be damaged. (See "Checking Brake Fluid Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

3. The hydraulic outlet warning lamp(5) comes on while hydraulic outlet lever is engaged "ON" and goes off when disengaged "OFF" (if equipped).

A Daily checks with the Easy Checker(TM) only, are not sufficient. Never fail to conduct daily checks carefully by referring to "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section. 7. Turn the key to "PREHEAT" position and hold it for the preheating. For the appropriate preheating time, refer to the table below:

Temperature Preheating Time Over 0 (32 ) 2 to 3 sec. 0 to -5 (32 to 23 ) 5 sec. -5 to -15 (23 to 5 ) 10 sec. Limit of continuous use 30 sec.

A Glow plug indicator(4) comes on while key switch is in the "GLOW" position or "START" position. 8. Turn the key to "START" position and release when the engine starts.

A Because of safety devices, the engine will not start except when the range gear shift lever is placed in the "NEUTRAL" position and (if equipped) the hydraulic outlet lever is placed in the "OFF" position. BCold Weather Starting When the ambient temperature is below 0

(32

) and the engine is very cold. If the engine fails to start after 10 seconds, turn off the key for 30 seconds. Then repeat steps 6 and 7. To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more than 30 seconds. BBlock Heater [if equipped] A block heater is available as an option from your dealer. It will assist you in starting your vehicle when the ambient temperature is below -20

(-4

). 9. Check to see that all the lamps on the Easy Checker(TM) are "OFF".

If any lamp stays on, immediately stop the engine and determine the cause. STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. After slowing the engine to idle, turn the key to "OFF".

2. Remove the key.

3. Return the engine hand throttle (if equipped) to its idle engine speed position.

WARMING UP

To avoid personal injury: A Be sure to set the parking brake during warm-up. A Be sure to set the range shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position and lock both the hydraulic lift cylinder and the hydraulic outlet levers to the "NEUTRAL" position with restricting plate (if equipped) during warm-up. For 5 minutes after engine start-up, allow the engine to warm up without applying any load. This is to allow oil to reach every engine part. If load should be applied to the engine without this warm-up period, trouble such as seizure, breakage or premature wear may develop. BWarm-Up Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range Hydraulic oil serves as transmission fluid. In cold weather, the oil may be cold with increased viscosity. This can cause delayed oil circulation or abnormally low hydraulic pressure for some time after engine start-up. This in turn can result in trouble in the hydraulic system. To prevent the above, observe the following instructions: Warm up the engine at about 50% of rated rpm according to the table below:

Ambient temperature Warm-up time requirement Above 0 (32 ) Approx. 5 minutes -10 to 0 (14 to 32 ) 5 to 10 minutes -20 to -10 (-4 to 14 ) 10 to 15 minutes Below -20 (-4 ) More than 15 minutes

A Do not operate the vehicle under full load condition until it is sufficiently warmed up.

JUMP STARTING

To avoid personal injury: A Battery gases can explode. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from battery. A If vehicle battery is frozen, do not jump start engine. A Do not connect other end of negative jumper cable to negative terminal of vehicle battery. A The parts such as the muffler may be hot. Be careful not to get burned in connecting jumper cables. When jump starting engine, follow the instructions below to safely start the engine. 1. Bring helper vehicle with a battery of the same voltage as disabled vehicle within easy cable reach. "THE VEHICLES MUST NOT TOUCH".

2. Engage the parking brake of both vehicles and put the shift lever in neutral. Shut the engine off.

3. Put on safety goggles and rubber gloves.

4. Ensure the vent caps are securely in place. (if equipped)

5. Cover vent holes with damp rags. Do not allow the rag to touch the battery terminals.

6. Attach the red clamp to the positive (red, (+) or pos.) terminal of the dead battery and clamp the other end of the same cable to the positive (red, (+) or pos.) terminal of the helper battery.

7. Clamp the other cable to the negative (black, (-) or neg.) terminal of the helper battery.

8. Clamp the other end to the engine block or frame of the disabled vehicle as far from the dead battery as possible.

9. Start the helper vehicle and let its engine run for a few moments. Start the disabled vehicle. 10.Disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse

order of attachment. (Steps 8, 7 and 6). 11.Remove and discard the damp rags.

(1) Dead battery

(2) Lay a damp rag over the vent caps

(3) Jumper cables

(4) Helper battery

A This vehicle has a 12 volt negative (-) ground starting system. A Use only same voltage for jump starting. A Use of a higher voltage source could result in severe damage to vehicle's electrical system. Use only matching voltage source when "Jump starting" a low or dead battery.

OPERATING THE VEHICLE

OPERATING NEW VEHICLE How a new vehicle is handled and maintained determines the life of the vehicle. A new vehicle just off the factory production line has been, of course, tested, but the various parts are not accustomed to each other, so care should be taken to operate the vehicle for the first 50 hours at a slower speed and avoid excessive work or operation until the various parts become "broken-in." The manner in which the vehicle is handled during the "breaking-in." period greatly affects the life of your vehicle. Therefore, to obtain the maximum performance and the longest life of the vehicle, it is very important to properly break-in your vehicle. In handling a new vehicle, the following precautions should be observed. BDo not Operate the Vehicle at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours A Do not start quickly nor apply the brakes suddenly. A In winter, operate the vehicle after fully warming up the engine. A Do not run the engine at speeds faster than necessary. A On rough roads, slow down to suitable speeds. Do not operate the vehicle at fast speed. The above precautions are not limited only to new vehicles, but to all vehicles. But it should be especially observed in the case of new vehicles. BChanging Lubricating Oil for New Vehicles The lubricating oil is especially important in the case of a new vehicle. The various parts are not "broken-in" and are not accustomed to each other. Small pieces of metal grit may develop during the operation of the vehicle; and this may wear out or damage the parts. Therefore, care should be taken to change the lubricating oil a little earlier than would ordinarily be required. For further details of change interval hours, see "MAINTENANCE" section. STARTING 1. Fasten the seat belt. BSeat Belt

To avoid personal injury: A Seat belts reduce injury. Always wear your seat belts. The lap-style seat belts may not provide adequate protection for small children. Special care is recommended when carrying a child passenger.

A Always use the seat belts when operating and riding in the vehicle. Adjust the seat belts for proper fit and connect the buckle. This seat belt is an auto-locking retractable type.

2. Selecting light switch position. BHead Light Switch The head light switch is operative when the key switch is in the "ON" position. Turn on the key switch and press the top half of the head light switch, the head lights light up. Press the bottom half of the head light switch to turn off the head light.

A Pressing the head light switch to the "ON" position causes the following lamps to light simultaneously. (1) Tail lights (lamps at the rear portions of the vehicle)

(2) Lamp built in the coolant temperature gauge

(3) Lamp built in the fuel gauge

(4) Lamp built in the speedometer (if equipped)

BHazard Light Switch [if equipped] Press the top half of the hazard light switch, the hazard light flash along with the indicator on the instrument panel. Press the bottom half of the hazard light switch to turn off the hazard light.

A The hazard light switch is operative when the key switch is in either the "ON" or "OFF" position. Be careful that leaving the switch "ON" causes the battery to run out. BTurn Signal Light Switch [if equipped] To indicate a right turn, push right side. To indicate a left turn, push left side. When the left or right signal is activated, the indicated turning light will flash and the other will stay on. The indicator lamp at the instrument panel also flashes like the above.

A The turn signal light switch is only operative when the key switch is in the "ON" position. A If the hazard light switch is pressed to the "ON" position while the turn signal is activated, the indicated turning light will flash and the other will stay on. A Be sure to return switch to center position after turning.

(1) Speedometer (if equipped) (4) Hazard light switch

(2) Hazard / Turn signal (if equipped) indicator (if equipped) (5) Coolant temperature gauge

(3) Turn signal light switch (6) Fuel gauge (if equipped)

BHorn Button The horn switch is operative when the key switch is in either the "ON" or "OFF" position. The horn will sound when the horn button is pressed.

BWork Light (Front) [if equipped] BWork Light (Rear) [if equipped] When the key switch is turned to the "ON" position and the slide switch at the rear of each work light is slid to the "ON" position, the work light comes on. When the slide switch is slid to the "OFF" position, the light goes off. After the slide switch for each work light is shifted to the "OFF" position, turn the key switch to the "OFF" position.

(1) Work light (if equipped) (A) "ON"

(2) Work light switch (if equipped) (B) "OFF"

3. Checking the brake pedal. BBrake Pedal To avoid personal injury: A If the operator suddenly brakes, an accident may occur due to loss of control or the shifting forward of heavy loads. A When driving on icy, wet or loose surface, make sure the vehicle is correctly ballasted to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. Operate at reduced speed. The brake pedal is the left pedal on the foot board. Depress the pedal to slow or stop the vehicle.

4. Selecting the travel speed. BRange Gear Shift Lever

To avoid personal injury: A Avoid changing range gear shift lever when ascending or descending a slope. A Before ascending or descending a slope, shift to the "L" range to control the vehicle speed. A If you shift gears while ascending or descending a slope, be prepared to use the brake to maintain control. A Operate in reverse at slow speeds to maintain control. 1. The range gear shift lever can only be shifted when vehicle is completely stopped and the speed control pedal is in the "NEUTRAL" position.

2. To avoid transmission and shift linkage damage, completely stop the vehicle using the brake pedal before shifting gears.

3. Select proper gear and engine speed depending on the type of job.

4. Before dismounting vehicle, shift the range gear shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position and set parking brake.

(1) Range gear shift lever (L) LOW Range

(H) HIGH Range (R) "REVERSE"

(M) MEDIUM Range (N) "NEUTRAL" POSITION

A When range gear shift lever is hard to engage, do not force the lever. Set the parking brake, slightly depress the speed control pedal and release it to neutral position, then shift the lever. When the lever is hard to disengage, do not force the lever. Depress the brake pedal fully, then shift the lever. A An accident may occur with erratic shifting operation. A Improper range gear shift lever position will cause the vehicle to momentarily coast on slopes. B4WD Lever

To avoid personal injury: A Do not engage the front wheel drive when traveling at road speed. A When driving on icy, wet or loose surfaces, make sure the vehicle is correctly ballasted to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. Operate at reduced speed and engage front wheel drive. A An accident may occur if the vehicle is suddenly braked, such as by heavy towed loads shifting forward causing loss of control. A The braking characteristics are different between two and four wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully.

A Use the lever to engage the front wheels with the vehicle stopped. Shift the lever to "4WD" to engage the front wheel drive. A Tires will wear quickly if front wheel drive is engaged on paved roads. A If the 4WD lever is difficult to shift to "2WD", stop the vehicle, turn the steering wheel in both directions and then move the lever. C Front wheel drive is effective for the following jobs: 1. When greater pulling force is needed, such as working in a wet field, when pulling a trailer, or when working with a front-end blade.

2. When working in sandy soil.

5. Unlock the parking brake and start slowly.

BParking Brake Lever To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedal, push release button and push down parking brake lever. Make sure that indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) goes off.

(1) Parking brake lever (A) "RELEASE"

(2) Release button

BSpeed Control Pedal Use the speed control pedal when traveling. Push down on it for higher speed.

STOPPING BStopping 1. Release the speed control pedal.

2. Step on the brake pedal.

3. After the vehicle has stopped, put the range gear shift lever in neutral, and set the parking brake.

CHECK DURING DRIVING BImmediately Stop the Engine if: A The engine suddenly slows down or accelerates, A Unusual noises are suddenly heard,

A Exhaust fumes suddenly become very dark, While driving, check the following items to see that all the parts are functioning normally.

(1) Easy Checker(TM)

(2) Coolant temperature gauge

(3) Fuel gauge

BEasy Checker(TM) If the warning lamps in the Easy Checker(TM) come on during operation, immediately stop the engine, and find the cause as shown below. Never operate the vehicle with an Easy Checker(TM) lamp on.

Engine oil pressure If the oil pressure in the engine goes below the prescribed level, the warning lamp in the Easy Checker(TM) will come on. If this should happen during operation, and it does not go off when the engine is accelerated, check level of engine oil. (See "Checking Engine Oil Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

Electrical charge If the alternator is not charging the battery, the Easy Checker(TM) will come on. If this should happen during operation, check the electrical charging system or consult your local KUBOTA Dealer.

(

)Alarm against low brake fluid level or parking brake operation. The warning lamp in the Easy Checker(TM) comes on if the parking brake is applied. If the lamp is on during operation, release the parking brake lever immediately. If the brake fluid goes below the prescribed level, the warning lamp in the Easy Checker(TM) will come on. If this should happen during operation, check to see that there is no oil leak in the brake system, and then add oil. (See "Checking Brake Fluid Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

BFuel Gauge Park the vehicle on a flat place. When the key switch is "ON", the fuel gauge indicates the fuel level. Be careful not to empty the fuel tank. Otherwise air may enter the fuel system. Should this happen, the system should be bled. (See "Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS REQUIRED" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

(1) Fuel gauge BCoolant Temperature Gauge

To avoid personal injury: A Do not remove radiator cap until coolant temperature is well below its boiling point. Then loosen cap slightly to the stop to relieve any pressure before removing cap completely. 1. With the key switch "ON" the temperature gauge indicates the temperature of the coolant. White Zone for "cold" and Red zone for "hot".

2. If the indicator reaches the Red zone, engine coolant is overheated. Check the vehicle by referring to "TROUBLESHOOTING" section.

BHourmeter The hourmeter indicates in five digits the hours the vehicle has been used; the last digit indicates 1/10 of an hour.

(1) Hourmeter BSpeedometer [if equipped] The speedometer indicates the traveling speed.

PARKING BParking Brake Lever

To avoid personal injury: BEFORE DISMOUNTING VEHICLE A ALWAYS SET PARKING BRAKE AND LOWER ALL IMPLEMENTS TO THE GROUND. Leaving transmission in gear with the engine stopped will not prevent from rolling. A STOP THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE KEY. 1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface.

2. To set the parking brake, depress the brake pedal and pull the lever to park.

3. To release the parking brake, push release button and push down the parking brake lever. When the parking brake is released, the parking brake warning lamp in the Easy Checker(TM) goes off.

(1) Parking brake lever (A) "RELEASE"

(2) Release button

A If the vehicle is operated with the parking brake applied, the parking brake will be damaged. ACCESSORY B12V Electric Outlet The 12 volt receptacle is located on the front-panel. An auxiliary light or other devices may be connected to this connector. C This outlet is activated when the key switch is in either the "ON" or "OFF" position. When the plug is not used, pull it out. Be careful that leaving the plug inserted causes the battery to run out. C Do not connect a light or other device that draws more than 120 watts to this connector, or the battery may discharge very rapidly or the outlet may fail.

A Do not use as a cigarette lighter. A Do not use when wet.

BUtility Box OPERATING TECHNIQUES BDifferential Lock

To avoid personal injury due to loss of steering control: A Do not operate the vehicle at high speed with differential lock engaged. A Do not attempt to turn with the differential lock engaged. A Be sure to release the differential lock before making a turn in field conditions. If one of the rear wheels should slip, step on the differential lock pedal. Both wheels will then turn together, reducing slippage. Differential lock is maintained while the pedal is depressed or may be held by using differential lock holder.

(1) Utility Box C Handling the retaining device for differential lock 1. Pull the differential lock holder while the differential lock pedal is depressed.

2. The differential lock is then maintained even if your foot leaves the pedal.

3. The lock is released when the pedal is depressed again.

(1) Differential lock pedal (A) Press to "ENGAGE"

(2) Differential lock holder (B) Depress to release again "DISENGAGE"

A When using the differential lock, always slow the engine down. A To prevent damage to power train, do not engage differential lock when one wheel is spinning and the other is completely stopped. A If the differential lock cannot be released, stop the vehicle, turn the steering wheel alternately. BDirections for Use of Power Steering 1. Power steering is activated only while the engine is running. While the engine is stopped, the vehicle functions in the same manner as vehicle without power steering.

2. When the steering wheel is turned all the way to the stop, the relief valve is activated. Do not hold the steering wheel in this position for a long period of time.

3. Avoid turning the steering wheel while the vehicle is stopped, or tires may wear out sooner.

4. The power steering mechanism makes the steering easier. Be careful when driving at high speeds.

BUnfamiliar Terrain

To avoid personal injury: A Be sure to check for hidden obstacles or hazards before driving in a new area. A Keep your speed down until you know the area well. A Use existing trails and stay away from hazardous areas such as steep, rocky slopes or swamps. A Be cautious when visibility is limited, as you may not be able to see obstacles in your path.

BDriving in Reverse BDriving in "4WD"

To avoid personal injury: A Do not drive in "4WD" on paved surfaces. The maximum traction, shift the range gear shift lever into low range and use "4WD" on steep slopes or when stuck in the mud, with differential locked if necessary. To avoid personal injury: A Turn around, look down and behind you before backing up to be sure there are no obstacles or people in your way. A Depress speed control pedal gradually and back up cautiously. A To stop while driving in reverse take your foot off the speed control pedal and gradually apply the brake. A Do not suddenly engage the brake.

BTurning the Vehicle

To avoid personal injury: A Reduce vehicle speed before entering the turn and maintain an even speed through the turn. A Do not make sharp turns in order to avoid loss of control or tipping. BHills To avoid personal injury: A Do not turn sideways on a hill, or the vehicle may roll over. A Always go straight up hill or down hill. A Slow down until you can get a clean view of the other side at the crest of a hill. A If the engine stalls on a steep slope, roll slowly straight down, using the brake. A Stop and look for obstacles before descending a hill.

BTraversing Hillsides To avoid personal injury: A Reduce vehicles speed to prevent tipping or loss of control. A Do not traverse hillsides that are slippery or covered with rocks or obstacles which may cause you to tip over. BSliding and Skidding

To avoid personal injury: A Drive slowly and carefully when you are unsure or unprepared for the surface. A Do not apply heavy braking force or accelerate when skidding to prevent loss of control. A Use 4WD and maintain low speeds on areas covered with clay, mud, ice or snow to prevent uncontrolled skidding.

BDriving through Water

To avoid personal injury: A Do not drive through water whenever it is possible. A Drive slowly across shallow water and choose a location to enter and exit the water where the banks are not too steep or slippery. A Check before entering for rocks, holes or other obstacles that may cause overturn, stuck or submerged. A Never operate the vehicle in the fast flowing water or in water deeper than the bottom edge of the axle caps.

OPERATING HAND THROTTLE [if equipped] A Pull the hand throttle while pushing the button, and the engine speed increases. A Push the hand throttle while pushing the button, and the engine speed decreases. A Fine-tune engine speed by turning the hand throttle.

(1) Hand throttle (if equipped) (A) "PUSH" (2) Button "HIGH" "LOW"

STATIONARY HYDRAULIC OUTLET [if equipped] To park the Vehicle and use the hydraulic outlet system (for breaker or pump, for example), start the hydraulic outlet system in the following steps. 1. Apply the parking brake and place chocks at the tires.

2. Make sure the shift levers are at "NEUTRAL", and start the engine.

3. Operate the hydraulic outlet lever. (See "HYDRAULIC OUTLET" in "HYDRAULIC OUTLET" section.)

4. Set the engine speed to provide recommended fluid rate. (Refer to the implement operator's manual.)

CARGO BED

CARGO BED BGeneral Caution

A Never carry passengers in the cargo bed. They can be tossed about or even thrown off causing serious injury or death. A Never raise the cargo bed when it is loaded. (if hydraulic dump is not equipped) A Driving with the cargo bed tilted may be hazardous.

Always lower the bed and lock the hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if hydraulic dump is equipped) or latch the bed (if hydraulic dump is not equipped) before driving. A Be careful not to put any part of your body, such as hands or arms, between the bed and vehicle. A Drive slowly when it is loaded.

BMax. Cargo Load

A Maximum Cargo Load (MCL) capacity is 500 kg (1100 lbs). A Never carry loads exceeding the Permissible Cargo Load (PCL).

A Max. Cargo load should not exceed "500 kg (1100 lbs.)" or "PCL". PCL = PC - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight (PCL: Permissible Cargo Load / PC: Payload Capacity / opt.: option / acc.: accessory) [Payload capacity] Model General purpose Worksite/Orange Worksite/Camo Worksite/Utility Turf Utility Payload capacity kg (lbs.) 775 (1708) 750 (1653) 755 (1664) 720 (1587) 715 (1576)

BCargo Bed Tailgate A TO AVOID TAILGATE DAMAGE: Remove the rear trailer hitch when wire loop is removed and cargo bed is raised. To avoid personal injury: A Do not apply a load to the tailgate while the tailgate is open, or the wire loop may break. A Do not place fingers or hands between the tailgate and the arm (latch) when closing, or fingers or hands may be pinched. For loading and unloading, the tailgate of the cargo bed can be opened. The tailgate is held level to the cargo bed floor with wire loops. Do not move the vehicle with the tailgate fully lowered. In a fully lowered position, the tailgate may obstruct the vehicle tail lamps and damage them by swinging motion. 1. Raise the arms (latch) at each end of the tailgate and open the tailgate. 2. Close the tailgate by lifting it and pushing it firmly closed. Push the arms (latch) down to make sure the latches stay securely closed.

(1) Tailgate (2) Arm (latch) (3) Wire loop BRaising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [if hydraulic dump is equipped]

To avoid personal injury; A Make sure the vehicle is on a firm, level surface and the parking brake is applied before raising the cargo bed. A If the vehicle is facing uphill with cargo bed raised, the weight of the cargo bed may cause the vehicle tip. A When servicing under raised bed with lift cylinder, make sure safety support is properly mounted. C To raise the cargo bed 1. Start engine.

2. Release the restricting plate.

3. Pull up the hydraulic lift cylinder lever to raise the cargo bed.

4. Return the hydraulic lift cylinder lever to the "NEUTRAL" position immediately after raising the cargo bed.

C To lower the cargo bed 1. Shift the hydraulic lift cylinder lever to the "DOWN" position and then lower the cargo bed.

2. After making sure that the bed has been lowered to the lowest position, return the lever to the "NEUTRAL" position and then lock the lever with the restricting plate.

C Using the "FLOAT" position 1. If the cargo bed cannot be raised or lowered due to trouble with the engine or hydraulic system, shift the lever to the "FLOAT" position. The cargo bed can be raised or lowered manually.

(1) Hydraulic lift cylinder lever (A) "UP" (if equipped) (N) "NEUTRAL"

(2) Restricting plate (if equipped) (B) "DOWN"

(3) Knob bolt (if equipped) (C) "FLOAT with Detent"

(1) Safety support

HYDRAULIC OUTLET

HYDRAULIC OUTLET [if equipped] BHydraulic Outlet Lever

To avoid personal injury: A Leaving the vehicle while the engine runs requires shifting the range gear shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position, and locking the parking brake lever firmly. C Steps for operation 1. Check the outlet and return directions of the hydraulic coupler and then connect the hydraulic hose.

2. Make sure that the hydraulic lever at the side of the working vehicle is in the "NEUTRAL" position.

3. Shift the hydraulic outlet lever to the "ON" position (detended).

4. Operate the hand throttle, to adjust oil volume for implements.

5. Return the hydraulic outlet lever to the "OFF" position after use, and lock it with the restricting plate.

(1) Hydraulic outlet lever (if equipped) (A) "ON" (Detent position)

(2) Restricting plate (if equipped) (B) "OFF"

(3) Knob bolt (if equipped)

Lever Push (ON) Pull (OFF) Port A In In B Out In

A Do not hold the lever in the "PULL" or "PUSH" position once the remote cylinder has reached the end of its stroke, as this will cause oil to flow through the relief valve. Forcing oil through the relief valve for extended periods will overheat the oil. A Continuing to use the lever may cause oil temperature to rise excessively. The use of oil at a high temperature causes the seals to become damaged and fail. A Shift the hydraulic outlet lever to the "OFF" position and then stop the engine. A Because of the safety devices, the engine will not start except when the hydraulic outlet lever is placed in the "OFF" position and range gear shift lever is placed in the "NEUTRAL" position. BHydraulic Outlet Valve Coupler Connecting and Disconnecting

To avoid personal injury: A Stop the engine and relieve pressure before