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Old 02-13-2020   #1
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Default Kubota TG1860G

I am interested in purchasing a Kubota TG 1860G with about 800 hrs on hourmeter. Aesthetically looks good. I have heard there were lots of problems with the belt system and they needed to be changed frequently. I also heard something about a plastic cam gear in some of the units. My question is, are these units of good,dependable,long lasting service type mowers for 1-2 acres of flat land with good maintenance being performed. I have owned a Kubota BX 1500 and currently have a Kubota G2000S that is wonderful. I have always believed that Kubota has good products but have concerns regarding this unit. Please comment if you have experience with this unit. Thank you.
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Old 02-13-2020   #2
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You ask, "...are these units of good,dependable,long lasting service type mowers for 1-2 acres of flat land with good maintenance...?"

I have to kinda chuckle as I read that. You found a unit with 800 hours and it's running. That's a 20 year old machine! Doesn't that answer your question?

Hey, welcome to the forum. The gas version of that tractor (it also comes in diesel) has a Kawasaki water cooled engine. They did have so problem with the came shaft failing at the 800hr time frame from what I've read and experienced. You can use that knowledge as a bargaining tool when purchasing!!

You can get all the engine parts through Kawasaki. Kubota no longer handles many of the critical parts. They are actually less expensive at Kawasaki the Kubota.

Those mowers are basically a zero turn with a steering wheel. If a tree is trimmed so you can drive up to the trunk you can pretty much cut around a 14" circle with the inside of the deck. Power steering, nice.

As nice as all of that is, I prefer the diesel! I'm not sure how many times you could mow one acre on one tank of fuel, but several.
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Old 02-13-2020   #3
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'.... all I know is the Kowalski 27 horse twin on my Cub Cadet is a pig on gas. Sucks gas like a drunken sailor and always has. Glad gas is cheap today.
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Old 02-13-2020   #4
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I am interested in purchasing a Kubota TG 1860G with about 800 hrs on hourmeter. Aesthetically looks good. I have heard there were lots of problems with the belt system and they needed to be changed frequently. I also heard something about a plastic cam gear in some of the units. My question is, are these units of good,dependable,long lasting service type mowers for 1-2 acres of flat land with good maintenance being performed. I have owned a Kubota BX 1500 and currently have a Kubota G2000S that is wonderful. I have always believed that Kubota has good products but have concerns regarding this unit. Please comment if you have experience with this unit. Thank you.
As far as eating belts, you better buy in quantity. That is the biggest knock I have about mine.

Now I did get a ZTR last year to replace it. It turns tighter and it mows a lot faster.

My recommendation is to forget about the TG1860G and get a ZTR.
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Old 02-14-2020   #5
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Was this one of the lawn tractors that had some HST issues that was lots of $$$ for repair?
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Old 02-14-2020   #6
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Maybe Lugbolt will jump on here. He knows these machines well.

Kind of odd, I've never had an HST or belt issue with either one I own.
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Old 02-18-2020   #7
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Thanks to all who responded. I would appreciate any other comments regarding this unit as well.
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