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Build Quality
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4.4
Features
rating
4.8
Performance
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4.6
Value
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4.2
Reliability
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4.8
(4.6 stars, 12 reviews)
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Kubota Is Just Getting Better
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4.2
Posted 02/18/2020
by James Edstam
Model year: 2019 Date Purchased: 2019-11-30 Number of Hours: 35

"I sold my 1980 B7100, moved my 2004 B2710 into semi-retirement, and bought a new B2650 in December of 2019. I liked the B2710, but it has become less reliable at 15 years old and 1,000 hours. The B2650 is the comparable current model. After using the latter for the last month I'm impressed and ready to make comparisons. The B2650 seems to have a bit more power even though it is rated at less horsepower. It certainly has more hydraulic strength. I had it outfitted with R1 tires and am able to navigate winter mud on my hilly tree farm with no problems. Improvement/changes on the B2650 vs the 2710 starting at the front: The grill is attached to the hood - the access to the radiator and battery is fabulous. The loader arms are closer in to the tractor - not much advantage. The steering wheel tilts - not particularly useful to me. The biggest deal is that the clutch has disappeared as has the safety switch on the range selector (since I had safety switches go out in both on the B2710 - I find these to be big improvements). With the foot peddle for the clutch gone the brake pedal has moved to the right side - the split brakes are actually now usable. The B2650 actually starts up with the range sector in gear - no more having to start in neutral. Now only two safety switches to go bad - the one on the hydrostatic foot rocker and the one on the seat. It has metal fenders still (unlike some competitors) with a cup holder and a 12 volt socket. The front-end loader controller has moved to the floor - not sure I prefer that since I can hit it with my knee and dump the load. The roll over bar is foldable. It has telescoping sway bars on the three point lift arms - way better than turnbuckles. I had the B2650 equipped with a hydraulic top link and power beyond for my log splitter. The hydraulic top-link cylinder that the dealer's vendor offered was $400. I found the equivalent at Agrisupply for $100 - buyer beware. However, the fittings for the cylinder being on top knocked off the toolbox and fluorescent triangle. Moving those was an easy fix. I also have a 2009 Deere 3005 with R4 tires, which gets stuck in the mud during the winter. But the 3005 is heavier and wider (and a little shorter) so much better for field mowing than the 2710 was or 2650 will be - the latter bounces around on uneven ground pretty significantly even with filled tires. I priced the equivalent John Deere set up like above. The Kubota came in at $24,000, the John Deere was north of $30,000 (and has plastic fenders). Finally the horsepower of the B2650 comes in just under the cutoff over which all the diesel emission gizmos are required. My dealer doesn't stock the next model up since they have had so much trouble with that. "

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: As above Cons: None so far Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: USA WA I also considered buying: John Deere 2025R
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New Owner, Awesome So Far!
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4.2
Posted 08/24/2018
by Dave Alberts
Model year: 2018 Date Purchased: 2018-08-16 Number of Hours: 10

"Decided on a middle of the road tractor, and I knew that I wanted the Kubota for it's reputation, reliability, and future value. I have not been disappointed in the least to this point (only 10 hours with it so far). I intend to do major work on our five acres in Eastern Washington with this, and also use it in my start up business "Wasachi Dirt Work, LLC." Really looking forward to this adventure."

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Size and capability Cons: I can only afford one! Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: USA WA I also considered buying:
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Best Ever
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4.2
Posted 08/23/2018
by Paul Cyr
Model year: 2017 Date Purchased: 2017-10-23 Number of Hours: 125

"I got this tractor with a loader, backhoe, and blower. I needed a little tractor that could fit on the wood trail and work hard. This tractor didn't disappoint me at all! It works like no other. I can do anything I want, within reason of course. If you need a middle size tractor to do all sorts of jobs, this is the one!"

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Quality, all around greatness Cons: Buy with a cab! Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 Acres Location: CND ME I also considered buying: John Deere 1020, Mahindra 2525
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Loving The New Kubota B2650 With Kubota BigToolRack
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4.2
Posted 12/18/2017
by Ric Edwards
Model year: 2017 Date Purchased: 2017-12-05 Number of Hours: 4

"I was familiar with the B2650 prior to purchasing it, so I knew what I was getting. I added the Kubota Bigtoolrack to my new tractor order (included it in the finance package). What I am realizing now is what a good decision I made. The Bigtoolrack has added so much versatility to the tractor. The Bigtoolrack is hands down my favorite and most useful tractor attachment. I am very happy with this purchase. "

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Perfect size for my application Cons: None at this time Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: USA CT I also considered buying:
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A Nice Tractor If You're Gentle
rating
3.5
Posted 08/16/2017
by Sun Valley
Model year: 2016 Date Purchased: 2016-11-28 Number of Hours: 210

"This is somewhat of a combination review. First, a review of the tractor itself and second, how it was or was not able to handle my particular needs. What I purchased was a B2650 with a front-end loader, backhoe, rear blade, and 72-inch snow pusher. I've since added SSQA forks, a 65-inch snow blower, LP 1860 bush hog, and post hole digger. My use case is twofold: snowplow for winter parking lots and general purpose landscape and maintenance tasks during the warmer months. Overall, the B2650 is an excellent compact tractor. Fit and finish are top shelf, controls are ergonomically located and it is very comfortable to use for extended periods of time. The maneuverability is also excellent which helps in my particular use case. Where I suffered with was a lack of horsepower. The B2650 with a 72-inch snow pusher worked really well when the snow had low water content. We had over 300 inches this winter and it handled most of it well. Where it struggled, however, was when the snow was wet (i.e. moderate to high water content). In this case, the tractor could barely keep up. Another short coming for this particular use case is the length of the loader arms. They are short (as you would expect) but in snow moving application, short arms limits how high you can pile snow. This is no problem if you have tons of snow storage. It is a major problem if you do not. As for my summer utility tractor needs, the B2650 performed well in most cases. The one severe limitation was its ability to bush hog slopes property. In my case, the high engine temp would turn on after approximately 20 minutes of use, and then I would have to wait for things to cool down. What should have been a 2-hour job turned into an 8-hour job. I also found the loader's lift capacity to be limiting. The loader is rated at 1100 pounds of lift at the pins but I felt the tractor struggled at a much lower weight. The loader's short arms also caused issues when trying to lift heavy items out of the bed of my full-size pickup. Using the backhoe for this task, however, worked well...at least up to 700 pounds, which was the most that I tried to lift. As a result of the tractor's shortcomings, I've had to trade it in for something bigger (more horsepower). Resale value, for a less than 1 year old B2650 was not great. Note: I did put 210 hours on it over 8 months and that is apparently more than most. I was told the average is 75-100 hrs per year. I paid $27,000 for the tractor with backhoe and loader and the resale price was $22,500 and trade-in offer was $19,000. So, is the B2650 a good or even great tractor? I would say absolutely. It does not like to be pushed, however, so light to moderate applications on flat ground should be fine. If you plan to push heavy snow, lift heavy objects or bush hog sloped property then I would highly recommend that you consider a tractor with 40-50 horsepower. Lastly, don't do what I did and buy an undersized tractor for the application and then have to sell within 12-24 months. The loss in resale value hurts. Hope this helps."

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Excellent quality; extremely reliable in all weather conditions; ergonomic operator station, comfortable Cons: Not appropriate for moderate to heavy snow removal; not a good option for bush hogging on sloped ground unless your just mowing short grass Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: USA ID I also considered buying: John Deere 2025R, John Deere 2032R
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Kubota Is Going Downhill
rating
2.8
Posted 07/26/2017
by Westcoaster
Model year: 2017 Date Purchased: 2017-06-23 Number of Hours: 50

"I have owned many tractors over the years. I have always been a Kubota fan until now. It is good on fuel. The armrests are a plus. It has a great hydrostatic transmission, and well laid out controls. It is nice to have brakes on the left side, The three-point hitch controls are great, The salesman was great. The new 2650 has very flimsy metalwork, ie the fenders and floorboard. The step on the tractor is only one sided and is very weak. The hood support is minimal at best. The engine RPM goes up and down with pressure on the steering wheel. The fuel gauge is not even close to being accurate and the front end loader is very light duty. The lift is good, but with forks on carrying 8-foot logs, the flex is scary."

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: . Cons: . Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: CND OT I also considered buying:
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New Toy
rating
4.0
Posted 05/23/2017
by Tom Crawford
Model year: 2015 Date Purchased: 2015-08-21 Number of Hours: 340

"I have had a hard time getting the loader hoses in just the right spot. They are chafed bad. Also, the seat height needs to be looked at. I did manufacture my own shims and lowered it to fit me at 5'10". "

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Sloppy welds, need to be able to adjust seat height, not too many pros for sure Cons: This tractor is a work horse and I have a big grin all the time on it Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: CND OT I also considered buying:
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B2650 HSDC
rating
4.0
Posted 02/01/2016
by Mike
Model year: 2015 Date Purchased: 2015-10-30 Number of Hours: 280

"I purchased my B2650 after researching many different brands. The B2650 is a great tractor for home owners, hobby farms and small wood lot owners. The cab is quiet and provides great protection from the cold Canadian winters. The AC is great in the summer. I have purchased many implements such as a box blade to repair the road entering my property. Kubota installed a front mount snow blower that makes quick work of snow clean up. I also own a 60 inch finish mower that makes quick work of 4 anchors of grass. The Kubota has not refused me in any conditions such as minus 30 degree winter conditions. The Kubota B2650 has been a positive overall purchase that I would recommend to anyone. It is definitely the little tractor that delivers all the way around. "

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Great all around Cons: Would like to have factory rear remotes Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: CND OT I also considered buying:
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3-Point Hitch Design Flaw On Tractor With Cab
rating
2.7
Posted 06/27/2015
by Judy L Sievers
Model year: 2015 Date Purchased: 2015-06-24 Number of Hours: 9

"We purchased the 2650 with a cab this week. We got the 72-inch belly mower, bucket, and heavier bush hog. I mowed 5 front acres yesterday and it seemed to do well. I did notice that the brakes didn't seem to stop well several times. My husband applied a middle buster implement today. As he raised the implement, the bar that holds the implement went right into the bottom of the glass and smashed it. It seems to be a design flaw of some type. My husband had no warning that the implement would just keep raising until inside the cab. We went to a neighbors house and the same thing happened on his Older Kubota, not a 2650. His fix was to put a piece of steel, but the implement bar bent upon hitting that as well. This is crazy! Why would they allow that bar to raise so high if it's going to destroy part of your cab? Has anyone else had this happen? We are insured, but there is a $250 deductible per incident. We're pretty mad. If the photo uploads you can see the bar that whacked into the window clipped on the side. "

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Tight turning radius, nice mow, cold air conditioning, easy to use Cons: Implement bar raises dangerously high, brakes are kind of iffy Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: USA TX I also considered buying:
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What You Want To Know
rating
3.8
Posted 05/21/2015
by Josh B
Model year: 2015 Date Purchased: 2015-04-20 Number of Hours: 25

"I live on a five acre piece of property that is half swamp land and half lawn. I needed a tractor to do light lifting and mowing in the rough terrain. This is the perfect tractor for the job. I bought the ROPS style tractor with a 60" mower deck. I plan to buy the front end loader. I just haven't done so yet. There are a variety of different controls that, all in all, are very useful. Rear-differential lock, 4-wheel drive, hydrostatic transmission, power take-off power transfer from below to rear or both, cruise control etc. It is a very nice setup and easy to use. I was looking everywhere for a good review on one but I really didn't find one. It is much more powerful than you think it to be, but it also very limited in power in some aspects. This is not a full size tractor, it will not run the same implements larger ones use everyday. It takes special attachments that are very useful for a homeowner. The only think I have to complain about is the build. the fenders and platform are metal, but they flex every time you get on. Not just a little, a lot. I'm not really fat either. THERE IS NO HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR THE MOWER DECK. It is a simple lever action device for the 3 point hitch. if you lift the three point, you lift the deck. Kinda Cheap. FYI SUPER IMPORTANT: If you fold the ROPS down all the way, it INTERFERES with the three point. I have already bent the three point because of this design flaw. Make no mistake, the hydraulics will bend 3/4" of steel."

REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Great tractor Cons: Cheap mower deck lifts, skimpy build on sheet metal Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: USA MI I also considered buying:
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