Kubota RTV-X900 and RTV-X1120D Operator's Manual


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OPERATOR'S MANUAL

UTILITY VEHICLE

RTV -

· X900 RTV - X1120D 1AYAACQAP0010 AU . K . 9 - 9 . - . AK Code No. K7421-7121-8 READ AND SAVE THIS MANUAL PRINTED IN U.S.A. © KUBOTA Corporation 2013

ABBREVIATION LIST

Abbreviations Definitions 2WD 2 Wheel Drive 4WD 4 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. Canadian Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): This machine complies with Industry Canada ICES-002.

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 Seat Belt (2 point type) Seat Belt (3 point type) Diesel Fuel Fuel-Level Hourmeter/Elapsed Operating Hours Engine Coolant-Temperature Brake Fluid Parking Brake Battery Charging Condition Engine Oil-Pressure VHT Oil-Temperature Turn Signal/Hazard Engine-Stop Engine-Run Starter Control Diesel Preheat/Glow Plugs(Low Temperature

Start Aid) Differential Lock Differential Lock Hold Lift Cylinder-Retract Lift Cylinder-Extend Lift Cylinder-Float Steering Wheel-Tilt Control

Hazard Warning Lights Headlight Audible Warning Device Fast Slow 4-Wheel Drive-On Lock Unlock

CONTENTS

SAFE OPERATION ............................................................................................

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

SPECIFICATIONS....................................................................................................... 3

SPECIFICATION TABLE ......................................................................................... 3

TRAVELING SPEEDS ............................................................................................. 4

VEHICLE LIMITATIONS.............................................................................................. 5

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS................................................................... 6

LOCATION OF PARTS............................................................................................ 6

PRE-OPERATION CHECK ....................................................................................... 10

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 10

OPERATING THE ENGINE....................................................................................... 11

STARTING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 11

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

Engine Hand Throttle......................................................................................................13

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

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 14

WARMING UP ....................................................................................................... 14

Warm-Up Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range..........................................14

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

OPERATING THE VEHICLE..................................................................................... 16

OPERATING NEW VEHICLE ................................................................................ 16

Do not Operate the Vehicle at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours ...................................16

Changing Lubricating Oil for New Vehicles ....................................................................16

STARTING............................................................................................................. 16

Locking and Unlocking the Door.....................................................................................16

Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................17

Tilt Steering Wheel .........................................................................................................17

Seat Slide Lever .............................................................................................................17

Head Light Switch...........................................................................................................18

Hazard Light Switch........................................................................................................18

Turn Signal Light Switch.................................................................................................18

Horn Button.....................................................................................................................19

Work Light (Front)...........................................................................................................19

Work Light (Rear) ...........................................................................................................19

Brake Pedal....................................................................................................................20

Range Gear Shift Lever..................................................................................................20

4WD Lever......................................................................................................................21

Parking Brake Lever.......................................................................................................21

Speed Control Pedal.......................................................................................................22

STOPPING............................................................................................................. 22

Stopping..........................................................................................................................22

CHECK DURING DRIVING ................................................................................... 22

Immediately Stop the Engine if:......................................................................................22

CONTENTS

Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................................................................22

Fuel Gauge.....................................................................................................................23

Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................................23

Hourmeter and Odometer...............................................................................................24

Speedometer ..................................................................................................................24

PARKING............................................................................................................... 25

Parking Brake Lever.......................................................................................................25

ACCESSORY......................................................................................................... 25

12V Electric Outlet..........................................................................................................25

Utility Box........................................................................................................................25

Glove Box (Std.) and Glove Box Cover (if equipped).....................................................26

OPERATING TECHNIQUES ................................................................................. 26

Differential Lock..............................................................................................................26

Directions for Use of Power Steering..............................................................................27

Unfamiliar Terrain...........................................................................................................27

Driving in Reverse ..........................................................................................................27

Driving in "4WD".............................................................................................................28

Turning the Vehicle.........................................................................................................28

Hills.................................................................................................................................29

Traversing Hillsides ........................................................................................................29

Sliding and Skidding.......................................................................................................29

Driving through Water.....................................................................................................30

OPERATING HAND THROTTLE........................................................................... 30

STATIONARY HYDRAULIC OUTLET ................................................................... 30

CARGO BED ............................................................................................................. 31

CARGO BED.......................................................................................................... 31

General Caution..............................................................................................................31

Max. Cargo Load............................................................................................................31

Cargo Bed Tailgate.........................................................................................................33

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed.............................................................................33

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [without hydraulic dump].....................................35

HYDRAULIC OUTLET............................................................................................... 36

HYDRAULIC OUTLET ........................................................................................... 36

Hydraulic Outlet Lever....................................................................................................36

Hydraulic Outlet Valve Coupler Connecting and Disconnecting.....................................37

TIRES AND WHEELS ............................................................................................... 38

TIRES..................................................................................................................... 38

Inflation Pressure............................................................................................................38

Tire Type and Use..........................................................................................................38

WHEELS................................................................................................................ 39

SHOCK ABSORBERS........................................................................................... 39

Shock Absorber Spring Adjustment................................................................................39

TOWING AND TRANSPORTING.............................................................................. 40

TOWING AND TRANSPORTING .......................................................................... 40

Rear Trailer Hitch............................................................................................................40

Front Trailer Hitch...........................................................................................................40

Winch Mount Bracket......................................................................................................41

Transport the Vehicle Safely...........................................................................................41

CONTENTS

MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 42

SERVICE INTERVALS .......................................................................................... 42

LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT .................................................................. 45

BIODIESEL FUEL (BDF) ....................................................................................... 48

PERIODIC SERVICE................................................................................................. 50

HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD AND TILT THE SEAT.............................................. 50

Hood ...............................................................................................................................50

Seat ................................................................................................................................50

HOW TO RAISE THE CARGO BED...................................................................... 51

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [if equipped with hydraulic dump]........................51

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Bed [without hydraulic dump].....................................51

JACK-UP POINT.................................................................................................... 51

Front End........................................................................................................................51

Rear End.........................................................................................................................52

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 52

Walk Around Inspection..................................................................................................52

Checking around Engine ................................................................................................52

Checking and Refueling..................................................................................................53

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................53

Checking Transmission Fluid Level................................................................................54

Checking Hydraulic Oil Tank Level.................................................................................54

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................55

Cleaning Radiator Screen...............................................................................................55

Cleaning Oil Cooler Net..................................................................................................56

Checking Brake Fluid Level............................................................................................56

Checking Brake Pedal....................................................................................................57

Checking Parking Brake.................................................................................................57

Checking Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................................................57

Checking Head Light, Turn Signal Light (if equipped) etc. .............................................57

Checking Seat Belt and ROPS.......................................................................................57

Checking Joint Boot........................................................................................................58

Checking Tire Inflation Pressure.....................................................................................59

Checking Backup Beeper...............................................................................................59

EVERY 50 HOURS................................................................................................ 60

Greasing .........................................................................................................................60

Checking Engine Start System.......................................................................................61

EVERY 100 HOURS.............................................................................................. 62

Checking VHT Neutral Spring.........................................................................................62

Checking VHT Pressure Release...................................................................................62

Checking Wheel Fastener Torque..................................................................................63

Cleaning Air Cleaner Primary Element...........................................................................63

Adjusting Alternator Belt Tension ...................................................................................64

Checking Fuel Filter........................................................................................................64

Checking Battery Condition............................................................................................65

Adjusting Toe-in..............................................................................................................67

Cleaning Muffler..............................................................................................................68

EVERY 200 HOURS.............................................................................................. 69

Adjusting Parking Brake .................................................................................................69

Replacing Engine Oil Filter.............................................................................................70

Changing Engine Oil.......................................................................................................70

Replacing Transmission Oil Filter [VHT].........................................................................71

CONTENTS

Replacing Transmission Oil Filter [SUCTION]................................................................72

Changing Hydraulic Tank Oil..........................................................................................72

Checking Brake Pedal....................................................................................................73

Checking Front Brake Case............................................................................................74

Checking Brake Light Switch..........................................................................................74

EVERY 300 HOURS.............................................................................................. 75

Checking Tire..................................................................................................................75

EVERY 400 HOURS.............................................................................................. 75

Changing Front Knuckle Case Oil ..................................................................................75

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

Changing Front Axle Case Oil........................................................................................77

Replacing Fuel Filter.......................................................................................................77

EVERY 800 HOURS.............................................................................................. 77

Adjusting Engine Valve Clearance .................................................................................77

EVERY 1000 HOURS or EVERY 1 YEAR............................................................. 77

Replacing Air Cleaner Primary Element and Secondary Element..................................77

EVERY 1500 HOURS............................................................................................ 77

Checking Fuel Injection Nozzle Injection Pressure.........................................................77

EVERY 2000 HOURS or EVERY 2 YEARS .......................................................... 77

Flushing Cooling System and Changing Coolant...........................................................77

Anti-Freeze .....................................................................................................................78

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

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

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

Checking Fuel Lines.......................................................................................................79

Checking Hydraulic Oil Line............................................................................................79

Checking Radiator Hose, Pipe and Clamp.....................................................................80

Checking Intake Air Line.................................................................................................81

Checking Engine Breather Hose ....................................................................................82

Checking Brake Hose and Pipe......................................................................................82

EVERY 2 YEARS................................................................................................... 83

Changing Brake Fluid.....................................................................................................83

EVERY 4 YEARS................................................................................................... 83

Replacing Hydraulic Oil Line...........................................................................................83

Replacing Radiator Hose (Water pipes).........................................................................83

Replacing Fuel Hose ......................................................................................................83

Replacing Engine Breather Hose ...................................................................................83

Replacing Brake Master Cylinder (Inner Parts)..............................................................83

Replacing Front Brake Seal............................................................................................83

Replacing Rear Brake Cylinder Seal..............................................................................83

Replacing Intake Air Line................................................................................................83

Replacing Brake Hose and Pipe.....................................................................................83

SERVICE AS REQUIRED...................................................................................... 84

Bleeding Fuel System.....................................................................................................84

Cleaning around Engine.................................................................................................84

Replacing Fuse...............................................................................................................84

Replacing Slow-Blow Fuses...........................................................................................86

Replacing Light Bulb.......................................................................................................86

Checking Hydraulic Tank Suction Strainer.....................................................................86

STORAGE ................................................................................................................. 87

VEHICLE STORAGE ............................................................................................. 87

CONTENTS

REMOVING THE VEHICLE FROM STORAGE..................................................... 87

TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 88

ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 88

BATTERY TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................................... 89

MACHINE TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................................... 90

OPTIONS................................................................................................................... 91

INDEX........................................................................................................................ 92

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. 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 under age 16 or 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 1 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 500 kg (1100 lbs.). Reduce cargo capacity to match operating conditions. Avoid top-heavy loading and ensure that the center-of­gravity remains as low as possible. Do not carry anything which 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. 18.Do not carry small children on lap.

2. OPERATING THE VEHICLE Operator safety is a priority. Safe operation, specifically with respect to overturning hazards, entails understanding the equipment and environmental conditions at the time of use. Some prohibited uses which can affect overturning hazards include traveling and turning with implements and loads carried too high etc. This manual sets forth some of the obvious risks, but the list is not, and cannot be, exhaustive. It is the operator's responsibility to be alert for any equipment or environmental condition that could compromise safe operation. 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) are properly positioned and seat belts are appropriately fastened.

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

C Operating 1. Always wear the seat belt when operating the unit.

2. Do not wear headphones while operating.

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

4. Keep all shields and guards in place. Replace any that are missing or damaged. 5. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

9. When working in groups, always let the others know

what you are going to do before you do it. 10.Never try to get on or off a moving vehicle. 11.Do not stand between vehicle and trailer unless parking brake is applied. 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 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.

SAFE OPERATION

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.

(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 4-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, direction or apply brake and make sudden motions of the steering wheel.

(4) Special attention should be made to the weight and location of implements and loads as such will affect the stability of the vehicle.

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 as appropriate or required for the 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 2 and 4 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.

1. Make sure the HYDRAULIC OUTLET is off (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 at all possible park on a firm and level surface; if not, park across a slope with chock the wheels and always with attachment on the ground. Failure to comply with this warning may allow the vehicle to move and could cause injury or death.

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.)

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

6. Disconnect the battery's ground cable before working 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.) SAFE OPERATION

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.

12.Securely support the vehicle when changing wheels. 13.Make sure that wheel bolts and nuts 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.

17.Waste products such as used oil, fuel, hydraulic fluid, and batteries, can harm the environment, people, pets and wildlife. Please dispose properly. See your local Recycling Center or KUBOTA Dealer to learn how to recycle or get rid of waste products.

8. DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS

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 the serial number of the vehicle, engine, transmission and ROPS. Locate the serial numbers now and record them in the space provided. Type Serial No. Vehicle Engine Transmission ROPS Product Identification Number Date of Purchase Name of Dealer (To be filled in by purchaser)

C Warranty This vehicle is warranted under the Kubota Limited Express warranty a copy of which may be obtained from your selling dealer. No warranty shall, however, apply if the vehicle has not been handled according to the instruction given in the Operator's Manual even it is within the warranty period. C Scrapping the vehicle and its procedure To put the vehicle out of service, correctly follow the local rules and regulations of the country or territory where you scrap it. If you have questions, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer. [RTV-X900]

[RTV-X1120D]

(1) Engine serial number

(2) Transmission assy serial number

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION TABLE

Model RTV-X900 RTV-X1120D General Purpose Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Engine Make D902 D1105 Type 3 cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV Displacement L (cu. in.) 0.898 (54.8) 1.123 (68.53) Horsepower kW (HP) 16.1 (21.6) 18.5 (24.8) Rated revolution rpm 3200 3000 Low idling revolution rpm 1300 to 1400 1350 to 1450 Fuel Capacity L (U.S.gals) 30 (7.9) 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-Low range forward, neutral, reverse Brakes Front / Rear Wet disk brake Parking brake Rear wheel, hand lever Steering Hydrostatic power Suspension Front Independent, Dual A-Arm type Rear Dimensions Length mm (in.) 3055 (120.3) 3110 (122.5) Width mm (in.) 1605 (63.2) Height, overall mm (in.) 2020 (79.5) Front tread centers mm (in.) 1240 (48.8) HDWS, ATV 1290 (50.8) Turf Rear tread centers mm (in.) Wheelbase mm (in.) 2045 (80.5) Ground clearance front axle mm (in.) 266 (10.5) rear axle mm (in.) 263 (10.4) Turning diameter m (ft) 8.0 (26.2) Max. Rolling weight (Towing capacity) kg (lbs.) Rear: 590 (1300), Front: 295 (650) Payload capacity kg (lbs.) 755 (1664) 725 (1598) 685 (1510) Weight kg (lbs.) 865 (1907) 895 (1973) 935 (2061) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) kg (lbs.) 1620 (3571)

SPECIFICATIONS

Model RTV-X900 RTV-X1120D General Purpose Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Worksite /Orange Worksite /Camo Cargo bed Width mm (in.) 1465 (57.7) Length mm (in.) 1030 (40.5) Depth mm (in.) 285 (11.2) Volume m (cu.ft.) 0.43 (15.2) Bed height (unloaded) mm (in.) 887 (34.9) Cargo bed capacity kg (lbs.) 500 (1102) Sound level, operator ear db (A) 85 84 Tires Front 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY Rear 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY 25x12-12 Turf, 4PLY 25x10-12 ATV, 6PLY 25x10-12 HDWS, 6PLY Tilt steering wheel - Std. Seat belt 2 point type 3 point type Front deluxe guard - Std. Std. - - Front deluxe guard with light guard - - - Std. Std. Body color Orange Orange Camo Orange Camo Bed lift - Std. Std. Std. Std. Speedometer Std. Std. Std. Std. Std. Door - - - Std. Std. Seat slide - Std. Std. 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 Gear position Traveling speeds RTV-X900 RTV-X1120D Low km/h (mph) 24 (15) 25 (16) High km/h (mph) 40 (25) 46 (29) Reverse km/h (mph) 27 (17) 35 (22)

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] Cargo bed Max. Cargo loading weight (W1) should not exceed "CBC" and "PCL". PCL (Permissible Cargo load) is determined by the following calculus equation. PCL = PC - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight CBC (Cargo bed capacity): 500 kg (1100 lbs.) PC: Payload Capacity opt.: option acc.: accessory cabin: 125 kg (275 lbs.) Rear trailer hitch Max. rolling weight (W2): 590 kg (1300 lbs.) Max. tongue weight (W3): 50 kg (110 lbs.) Front trailer hitch Max. rolling weight (W4): 295 kg (650 lbs.) Max. tongue weight (W5): 50 kg (110 lbs.)

[Payload Capacity (PC)]

Model RTV-X900 RTV-X1120D General Purpose model Worksite model Worksite model Payload capacity 755 kg (1664 lbs.) 725 kg (1598 lbs.) 685 kg (1510 lbs.)

Rolling weight: Trailer weight + Trailer 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) Front work light (if equipped).......................... 19

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

(3) Hazard / Turn signal light (if equipped)........... 18, 18

(4) Front hood...................................................... 50

(5) Headlights...................................................... 18

(6) Winch mount bracket...................................... 41

(7) Front trailer hitch bracket................................ 40

(8) Battery........................................................... 65

(9) Front guard.................................................... -­(10) Door (RTV-X1120D only)............................. 16

(11) Front trailer hitch (if equipped)...................... 40

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

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

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

(3) Horn button...................................................... 19

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

(5) Turn signal light switch (if equipped)................. 18

(6) Head light switch.............................................. 18

(7) Hazard light switch (if equipped)....................... 18

(8) Brake pedal...................................................... 20

(9) Speed control pedal......................................... 22

(10) Range gear shift lever..................................... 20

(11) Tilt lever (if equipped)..................................... 17

(12) Parking brake lever........................................ 21

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (13) 12V accessory plug........................................ 25

(14) Glove box cover (if equipped)......................... 26

(15) Liquid crystal display...................................... 22

(16) Speedometer................................................. 24

(17) Hourmeter...................................................... 24

(18) Coolant temperature gauge............................ 23

(19) Fuel gauge..................................................... 23

(20) Turn signal indicator (if equipped) /

Hazard signal indicator (if equipped).............. 18, 18

(21) 4WD indicator................................................. 21

(22) Easy Checker(TM)......................................... 22

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

[RTV-X900] [RTV-X1120D]

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Seat belts......................................................... 17 (6) Differential lock pedal....................................... 26 (2) Operator's seat................................................. 50 (7) Differential lock holder...................................... 26 (3) Passenger seat................................................ 50 (8) Hydraulic lift cylinder lever (if equipped) or (4) Seat slide lever (if equipped)............................ 17 Hydraulic outlet lever (if equipped)................... 33, 36 (5) 4WD lever........................................................ 21 (9) Engine hand throttle (if equipped)..................... 30

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Cargo bed........................................................ 31

(2) Tailgate............................................................ 33

(3) Tail lamp (Combination lamp if equipped)......... 18

(4) Muffler.............................................................. 68

(5) Rear trailer hitch bracket................................... 40

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

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (7) Fuel tank cap.................................................... 53

(8) Rear trailer hitch (if equipped)........................... 40

(9) Hydraulic outlet (if equipped)............................ 36

(10) Rear work light (if equipped)........................... 19

(11) Backup beeper (if equipped)........................... 59

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 tank oil level - Clean hydraulic oil cooler net -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 joint 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 serious injury or death: A Read and understand "Safe Operation" in front of this manual. A Read and understand 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.

(1) Parking brake lever (A) Pull to "PARK"

(2) Release button

2. Make sure the door is properly secured. (if equipped) See "Locking and Unlocking the Door" in "STARTING" in "OPERATING THE VEHICLE" section.

3. Set the range gear shift lever to the "NEUTRAL" position.

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

(N) "NEUTRAL" POSITION

(R) "REVERSE"

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

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

(2) Restricting plate (if equipped)

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

(

) "OFF" (Engine-Stop) (

) "GLOW" (Preheat) (

)"ON" (Engine-Run) (

)"START" (Engine-Start)

ON........ A All the accessories can be used while the engine is stopped. A Do not leave the key at "ON" position. The battery will be quickly discharged. Turn it back to the "OFF" position after use. C Easy Checker(TM) Lamps: 1. When the key is turned "ON", lamps(3)(4) 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 system may be damaged.

(1) Parking brake (5) Glow plug

(2) Brake fluid (6) Hazard (if equipped) /

(3) Electrical charge Turn signal (if equipped)

(4) Engine oil pressure

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. -5 to 0 (23 to 32 ) 5 sec. -15 to -5 (5 to 23 ) 10 sec. Limit of continuous use 30 sec.

A Glow plug indicator(5) comes on while key switch is in the "GLOW" 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. 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 7 and 8. To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more than 10 seconds. BEngine Hand Throttle [if equipped] When the ambient temperature is below -15

(-59

) and the engine is very cold, pull the hand throttle to the "HIGH" position and turn the key switch to "START" position. After the engine starts, push the hand throttle back to the "LOW" position.

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 warning lamps on the Easy Checker(TM) are "OFF". If any warning 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. Return the engine hand throttle (if equipped) to its idle engine speed position.

3. Remove the key.

WARMING UP

To avoid serious injury or death: 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 "OFF" position with restricting plate (if equipped) during warm-up. For 5 minutes after engine start-up, allow engine to warm up without applying any load. This is to allow oil to reach every part of the engine. If load should be applied to the engine without this warm-up period, problems may develop 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 create problems with 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 serious injury or death: A 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 the engine, follow the instructions below to safely start the engine. 1. Bring helper vehicle with a battery of the same voltage as the 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. 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.

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

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

8. Start the helper vehicle and let its engine run for a few moments. Start the disabled vehicle.

9. Disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse order of attachment. (Steps 7, 6 and 5).

(1) Dead battery

(2) Jumper cables

(3) 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 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 "broken­in." 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.

STARTING 1. Make sure the door is properly secured. (if equipped) BLocking and Unlocking the Door

To avoid serious injury or death: A Secure the doors properly.

Secure the door properly to lock. Pull up the door handle to unlock. 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.

(1) Door (A) "UNLOCK"

(2) Door handle

2. Fasten the seat belt.

BSeat Belt 3. Adjust steering position.

To avoid serious injury or death: 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. Where appropriate, use a child safety seat.

To avoid serious injury or death: A Always use the seat belts when operating and riding in the vehicle. Adjust the seat belts for proper fit and connect the buckle. 2 point seat belt is an auto-locking retractable type. 3 point seat belt is an emergency locking retractable type. [RTV-X900]

(1) Seat belt (2 point type) [RTV-X1120D] BTilt Steering Wheel [if equipped] Adjust the steering wheel to proper position. The steering wheel can be adjusted while the tilt lever is pulled.

BSeat Slide Lever [if equipped] Adjust the operator's seat to proper position. The operator's seat can be adjusted while the seat slide lever is pulled up.

5. 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 turn the head light switch clockwise to the "ON" position, the head lights light up. Turn the head light switch counterclockwise to the "OFF" position to turn off the head light.

A Turning 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) BHazard Light Switch [if equipped] Press the hazard light switch, the hazard light flash along with the indicator on the instrument panel. Press the hazard light switch again 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, turn the turn signal light switch clockwise. To indicate a left turn, turn the turn signal light switch counter-clockwise. 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) Turn signal light switch (A) "RIGHT TURN" (B)"LEFT TURN"

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] When the key switch is turned to the "ON" position and the front work light switch is turned to the "ON" position, the work light comes on.

(1) Front work light (if equipped) (A) "ON"

(2) Front work light switch (if equipped) (B) "OFF"

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) Rear work light (if equipped) (A) "ON"

(2) Rear work light switch (if equipped) (B) "OFF"

6. Checking the brake pedal. BBrake Pedal To avoid serious injury or death: 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, operate at reduced speed to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. The brake pedal is the left pedal on the foot board. Depress the pedal to slow or stop the vehicle.

8. Selecting the travel speed. BRange Gear Shift Lever

To avoid serious injury or death: 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

(N) "NEUTRAL" POSITION

(R) "REVERSE"

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 Failure to completely engage the range gear can cause the vehicle to coast on slopes. B4WD Lever

To avoid serious injury or death: A Do not engage the front wheel drive when traveling at road speed. A When driving on icy, wet or loose surface, operate at reduced speed to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. 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 2 and 4 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. When the lever is in "4WD" position, the 4WD indicator comes on. A Tires will wear quickly if front wheel drive is engaged on paved roads. 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.

9. Unlock the parking brake and start slowly.

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

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

(2) Release button (B) "PUSH"

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 suddenly occur. A Exhaust fumes suddenly become very dark.

While driving, check the following items to see that all the parts are functioning normally.

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.

Low brake fluid level 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 Dot3 brake fluid. (See "Checking Brake Fluid Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

VHT oil temperature If the VHT oil is overheated, the warning lamp will come on and the buzzer will sound. Check the vehicle by referring to "TROUBLESHOOTING" section.

Parking brake If the parking brake indicator is on during operation, release the parking brake lever immediately. The parking brake indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) comes on if the parking brake is applied.

Seat belt [RTV-X1120D only] With the key switch "ON", when the operator or passenger does not fasten the seat belt, seat belt warning lamp comes on.

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 BCoolant Temperature Gauge

To avoid serious injury or death: A Do not remove radiator cap until coolant and engine temperature has cooled. Then loosen cap slightly to the stop to relieve any pressure before removing cap completely. "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.) 1. With the key switch "ON" the coolant temperature gauge indicates the temperature of the coolant.

2. If the engine is overheated, the warning lamp will come on and the buzzer will sound. Check the vehicle by referring to "TROUBLESHOOTING" section.

A If the engine overheat and VHT overheat occur together, do not stop the engine. When it is safe to do so, remove the engine load and keep the engine idling to allow cool down to occur. After the warning lamps go off, wait for 5 minutes, and stop the engine. See "TROUBLESHOOTING" section.

BHourmeter and Odometer BSpeedometer When the key is turned to the "ON" position and the The speedometer indicates the traveling speed. engine is not running, the hourmeter is displayed. When the key is the "ON" position and the engine is running, the odometer is displayed. The hourmeter indicates in 5 digits the hours the vehicle has been used; the last digit indicates 1/10 of an hour. The odometer indicates in 5 digits the distance the vehicle has been used; the last digit indicates 1/10 of a mile.

(1) Odometer

PARKING

To avoid serious injury or death: 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 vehicle 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 parking brake lever to the rear engaged position.

3. To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedal, push release button and push up parking brake lever. Depressing the brake pedal makes release force smaller. Make sure that indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) goes off.

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

(2) Release button (B) "PUSH"

A If the vehicle is operated with the parking brake applied, the brake will be damaged.

ACCESSORY B12V Electric Outlet The 12 volt power point is located on the front-panel. An auxiliary light or other devices may be connected to this outlet. C This outlet is powered when the key switch is in either the "ON" or "OFF" position. Remove accessory when not in use to avoid battery drain down. C Do not connect a light or other device that draws more than 120 watts to this power point, 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. A Make sure that the cap is closed when the outlet is not

used.

BUtility Box

BGlove Box (Std.) and Glove Box Cover (if equipped) Insert the key into the knob slot and turn it counterclockwise to lock. Insert the key into the knob slot and turn it clockwise to unlock.

(1) Glove box (A) "LOCK"

(2) Glove box cover (if equipped)

(3) Knob (if equipped)

OPERATING TECHNIQUES BDifferential Lock

To avoid serious injury or death 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) Differential lock pedal (A) Depress to "ENGAGE"

(2) Differential lock holder (B) Release to "DISENGAGE"

C Handling the retaining device for differential lock 1. Pull the differential lock holder up while the differential lock pedal is depressed.

2. Release the pedal before your hand leaves the differential lock holder. The differential lock is then maintained even if your foot leaves the pedal.

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

A When using the differential lock, always slow the vehicle and 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. 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, otherwise tires may wear out sooner.

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

5. Do not operate the hydraulic lift cylinder lever (or hydraulic outlet lever) when driving. Otherwise loss of control or failure of the power steering could occur.

BUnfamiliar Terrain

To avoid serious injury or death: 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

To avoid serious injury or death: 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 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.

BDriving in "4WD"

To avoid serious injury or death: A Do not drive in "4WD" on paved surfaces. For 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. BTurning the Vehicle To avoid serious injury or death: 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 serious injury or death: A Do not turn sideways on a hill, or the vehicle may roll over. A Always go straight up or down the 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 serious injury or death: 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 serious injury or death: 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 serious injury or death: 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 Before entering water, check 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"

A Do not use the hand throttle while driving the vehicle, always push the hand throttle back to the "LOW" position. Before driving the vehicle, confirm the hand throttle to be positioned to the "LOW" position.

STATIONARY HYDRAULIC OUTLET [if equipped] To use the hydraulic outlet system, 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 in "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.)

A Do not use a hydraulic implement which has a hydraulic motor except those approved by Kubota.

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. (There is an exception. Only the vehicle equipped with hydraulic dump may do this operation at operator's seat after appropriate confirmation of safety.) 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

Never carry loads exceeding cargo bed capacity and the Permissible Cargo Load (PCL). PCL = PC - (operator + passenger + opt. + acc. + cabin) weight CBC (Cargo bed capacity): 500 kg (1100 lbs.) PC: Payload Capacity OP: Operator PA: Passenger opt.: option acc.: accessory cabin: 125 kg (275 lbs.) [Payload Capacity (PC)]

Model RTV-X900 RTV-X1120D General Purpose model Worksite model Worksite model Payload capacity 755 kg (1664 lbs.) 725 kg (1598 lbs.) 685 kg (1510 lbs.)

[Quick Reference Table for Cargo Load]

*1: The calculation was made provided that the operator and the passenger weigh 95 kg each.

A Cargo load should not exceed Cargo bed capacity and Permissible cargo load.

BCargo Bed Tailgate

To avoid serious injury or death: A Do not apply a load to the tailgate while the tailgate is open, as the wire loop may break, resulting in injury or loss of load. 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.

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.

A TO AVOID TAILGATE DAMAGE: Remove the rear trailer hitch when wi