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Kubota M5L-111 Operator's Manual

June 5, 2017

The Kubota M5L Operators Manual is available to view online or download. The manual contains information related to proper maintenance, safety, and operations.

 

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The operator's manual has been converted to plain text for your convenience. 

 


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  
DEF  Diesel Exhaust Fluid  
DPF  Diesel Particulate Filter  
DT  Dual Traction [4WD]  
fpm  Feet Per Minute  
GST  Glide Shift Transmission  
Hi-Lo  High Speed-Low Speed  
HST  Hydrostatic Transmission  
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  
SCR  Selective Catalytic Reduction  
SMV  Slow Moving Vehicle  

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. 30 plants and 35,000 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 which are intended to help individuals and nations fulfill the potential inherent in their environment. KUBOTA is the Basic Necessities Giant. 
This potential includes water supply, food from the soil and from the sea, industrial development, architecture and construction, and 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. 

M5L-111 (U.S.A.) 
AU . L .  3 - 4  .  2  .  AK 

UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS 

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

 Safety Alert Symbol Master System Warning Fast Slow Creep Lock ON (Engaged) OFF (Disengaged) 


B Engine-related

 Diesel Fuel Empty Full Hourmeter/Elapsed Operating Hours Engine Coolant-Temperature Low Temperature Reguration Engine Intake/Combustion Air-Filter Engine Oil-Pressure Water Separator Engine-Warning Engine-Rotational Speed Engine-Rev Limiter Engine-Constant RPM management Engine-RPM Increase

 Engine-Run Engine-Start Engine-Stop Electrical Power-accessories Diesel Preheat/Glow Plugs               (Low Temperature Start Aid)
 Emission Control
 Regeneration
 Regeneration inhibit
 Regeneration (Switch)
 Parked Regeneration
 DEF/AdBlue-Level
 DEF/AdBlue-Low Level
 DEF/AdBlue-Poor Quality
 DEF/AdBlue-Trouble
 DEF/AdBlue-Freeze 


B Vehicle body-related

 4-Wheel Drive-On 4-Wheel Drive-Off 4-Wheel Drive-On Bi-Speed turn Clutch Brake Parking Brake Differential Lock 

 Steering Wheel-Tilt 

PTO-Off (Disengaged) PTO-On (Engaged) PTO-540 rpm PTO-540E rpm PTO-1000 rpm 


B Hydraulic-related

 Draft Control-Shallow Position

 Draft Control-Deep Position

 Position Control-Raised Position Position Control-Lowered Position 3-Point Lowering Speed Control
 Remote Cylinder-Retract
 Remote Cylinder-Extend 


B Electric-related

 Battery Charging Condition

 Headlight-Low Beam
 Headlight-High Beam
 Turn Signal
 Hazard Warning Lights
 Audible Warning Device
 Windshield Wiper
 Windshield Wiper-Intermittent
 Windshield Washer
 Rear Window Defroster 


FOREWORD 

You are now the proud owner of a KUBOTA Tractor. This tractor is a product of KUBOTA quality engineering and manufacturing. It is made of fine materials and under a rigid quality control system. It will give you long, satisfactory service. To obtain the best use of your tractor, please read this manual carefully. It will help you become familiar with the operation of the tractor and contains many helpful hints about tractor maintenance. 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 be 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, could 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 ............................................................................................ 


SERVICING OF TRACTOR......................................................................................... 1 


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


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


TRAVELING SPEEDS ............................................................................................. 5 


IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS ........................................................................................ 6 


INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS................................................................... 8 


PRE-OPERATION CHECK ....................................................................................... 11 

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 11 


OPERATING THE ENGINE....................................................................................... 12 

EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT DEVICES........................................................... 12 

Dual Exhaust Aftertreatment Devices.............................................................................12 

DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) MUFFLER............................................... 13 

Handling Points...............................................................................................................13 

DPF Regeneration Process............................................................................................13 

Operating Procedure for Auto Regeneration Mode........................................................14 

Operating Procedure for Regeneration Inhibit Mode......................................................16 

Operating Procedure for Parked Regeneration..............................................................18 

Tips on Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration.....................................................20 

SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION (SCR) MUFFLER ................................... 20 

Outline of the SCR..........................................................................................................20 

DEF/AdBlue® .................................................................................................................21 

Warning Indication and its Countermeasure...................................................................21 

Storing and Handling DEF/AdBlue®...............................................................................26 

STARTING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 26 

COLD WEATHER STARTING............................................................................... 29 

Block Heater (if equipped)..............................................................................................29 

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 29 

WARMING UP ....................................................................................................... 30 

Warm-up and Transmission Oil at Low Temperature Range .........................................30 

JUMP STARTING .................................................................................................. 30 


OPERATING THE TRACTOR................................................................................... 31 

OPERATING NEW TRACTOR .............................................................................. 31 

Do not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours....................................31 

Changing Lubricating Oil for New Tractors.....................................................................31 

BOARDING AND LEAVING THE TRACTOR ........................................................ 31 

OPERATING FOLDABLE ROPS........................................................................... 31 

To Fold the ROPS ..........................................................................................................31 

To Raise the ROPS to Upright Position..........................................................................32 

Adjustment of Foldable ROPS........................................................................................33 

STARTING............................................................................................................. 33 

Operator's Seat...............................................................................................................33 

Glove Box.......................................................................................................................34 


CONTENTS 


Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................34 

Tilt Steering Adjustment..................................................................................................34 

Light Switch ....................................................................................................................35 

Turn Signal / Hazard Light Switch ..................................................................................35 

Front Work Light Switch..................................................................................................36 

Brake Pedals (Right and Left).........................................................................................36 

Clutch Pedal ...................................................................................................................37 

Travel Speed Limiter.......................................................................................................38 

Main Gear Shift Lever.....................................................................................................39 

Range Gear Shift Lever..................................................................................................39 

Hydraulic-Shuttle Shift Lever..........................................................................................39 

Creep Speed (if equipped)..............................................................................................39 

Front Wheel Drive Lever.................................................................................................40 

Hand Throttle Lever........................................................................................................41 

Foot Throttle ...................................................................................................................41 

STOPPING............................................................................................................. 41 

Stopping..........................................................................................................................41 

CHECK DURING DRIVING ................................................................................... 41 

Immediately Stop the Engine if:......................................................................................41 

Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................................................................41 

Fuel Gauge.....................................................................................................................43 

DEF / AdBlue® Gauge ...................................................................................................43 

Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................................44 

Tachometer.....................................................................................................................44 

LCD MONITOR...................................................................................................... 45 

Various Setting Mode .....................................................................................................46 

Performance Monitor......................................................................................................50 


ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL....................................................................... 51 

RPM Dual Memory Setting.............................................................................................51 

Constant RPM Management Control..............................................................................53 


PARKING............................................................................................................... 53 

Parking............................................................................................................................53 


OPERATING TECHNIQUES ................................................................................. 54 

Differential Lock..............................................................................................................54 

Operating the Tractor on a Road....................................................................................54 

Operating on Slopes and Rough Terrain........................................................................55 

Transport the Tractor Safely...........................................................................................55 

Directions for Use of Power Steering..............................................................................55 

Trailer Electrical Outlet ...................................................................................................55 

Electrical Outlet...............................................................................................................56 


PTO ........................................................................................................................... 57 


PTO OPERATION.................................................................................................. 57 

PTO Clutch Control Switch.............................................................................................57 

PTO Gear Shift Lever.....................................................................................................58 

PTO Speed Limiter.........................................................................................................58 

1000 rpm PTO Shaft.......................................................................................................59 

LCD Monitor Message....................................................................................................60 

PTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap ....................................................................................60 


3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR.................................................................................. 61 

3-POINT HITCH..................................................................................................... 62 

Selecting the holes of Lower Links.................................................................................62 


CONTENTS 


Adjusting Lateral Float....................................................................................................62 

Selecting the Top Link Mounting Holes..........................................................................62 

Drawbar ..........................................................................................................................62 

Lifting Rod (Left).............................................................................................................63 

Lifting Rod (Right)...........................................................................................................63 

Top Link..........................................................................................................................64 

Telescopic Stabilizers.....................................................................................................64 

Telescopic Lower Links ..................................................................................................64 

DRAWBAR............................................................................................................. 65 

Adjusting Drawbar Length ..............................................................................................65 

Swing Drawbar ...............................................................................................................65 


HYDRAULIC UNIT..................................................................................................... 66 

3-POINT HITCH CONTROL SYSTEM................................................................... 66 

Position Control ..............................................................................................................66 

Draft Control ...................................................................................................................66 

Mixed Control..................................................................................................................67 

Float Control...................................................................................................................67 

3-point Hitch Lowering Speed.........................................................................................67 

REMOTE HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM........................................................ 67 

Remote Control Valve.....................................................................................................67 

Remote Control Valve Lever...........................................................................................68 

Remote Control Valve Coupler Connecting and Disconnecting.....................................69 

Flow Control Valve (option) ............................................................................................69 

Adjusting the flow rate ....................................................................................................69 

Positions and advantages of the flow control valve........................................................70 

Hydraulic Control Unit Use Reference Chart..................................................................71 


TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST.............................................................................. 72 

TIRES..................................................................................................................... 72 

Inflation Pressure............................................................................................................72 

Dual Tires .......................................................................................................................72 

WHEEL ADJUSTMENT ......................................................................................... 72 

Front Wheels (with 2-wheel drive)..................................................................................72 

Front Wheels (with 4-wheel drive)..................................................................................74 

Rear Wheels...................................................................................................................75 

BALLAST ............................................................................................................... 76 

Front Ballast....................................................................................................................76 

Rear Ballast....................................................................................................................77 


MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 78 

SERVICE INTERVALS .......................................................................................... 78 

Maintenance Items Chart................................................................................................80 

LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT .................................................................. 81 

Biodiesel Fuel (BDF).......................................................................................................83 


PERIODIC SERVICE................................................................................................. 84 

HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD ................................................................................. 84 

Hood ...............................................................................................................................84 

Side Cover......................................................................................................................84 

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 85 

Walk Around Inspection..................................................................................................85 

Checking and Refueling..................................................................................................85 

CONTENTS 


Checking the DEF/AdBlue® level and adding the fluid ..................................................85 

Checking Water Separator .............................................................................................86 

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................87 

Checking Transmission Fluid Level................................................................................87 

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................88 

Cleaning Evacuator Valve ..............................................................................................88 

Checking Dust Indicator..................................................................................................88 

Cleaning Grill, Radiator Screen, Oil Cooler and Battery Mount......................................89 

Checking DPF/SCR Muffler............................................................................................89 

Checking Brake Pedal....................................................................................................89 

Checking Gauges, Meter and Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................89 

Checking Head Light, Turn Signal / Hazard Light etc.....................................................90 

Checking Seat Belt and ROPS.......................................................................................90 

Checking Movable Parts.................................................................................................90 

INITIAL 50 HOURS................................................................................................ 90 

Changing Engine Oil.......................................................................................................90 

Replacing Engine Filter...................................................................................................90 

EVERY 50 HOURS................................................................................................ 90 

Checking Engine Start System.......................................................................................90 

Checking Wheel Bolt Torque..........................................................................................91 

Checking Tie-rod Dust Cover .........................................................................................92 

EVERY 100 HOURS.............................................................................................. 92 

Lubricating Grease Fittings.............................................................................................92 

Cleaning Air Cleaner Primary Element...........................................................................94 

Adjusting Fan Belt Tension.............................................................................................94 

Adjusting Brake Pedal ....................................................................................................95 

Checking Gear Locked Parking Brake............................................................................95 

Checking Battery Condition............................................................................................96 

EVERY 200 HOURS.............................................................................................. 97 

Adjusting Toe-in..............................................................................................................97 

Draining Fuel Tank Water...............................................................................................98 

EVERY 400 HOURS.............................................................................................. 99 

Cleaning Water Separator..............................................................................................99 

Lubricating Grease Fitting [2WD Model].........................................................................99 


EVERY 500 HOURS.............................................................................................. 99