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Old 08-10-2019   #1
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Default Just got my first orange tractor (zl1500dt)

I just purchased my first orange tractor I got a ZL1500DT with fel and rototiller. since all the labels are still there but in Japanese I want to see if I can get a manual that is in english. Does anyone know if there is such a manual and where to locate one?

thanks in advance I am sure I will have many more questions and pictures soon
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Old 08-10-2019   #2
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Welcome to the OTT forum hammy.

While I don't know about a ZL1500DT, The L1500 looks very similar. And the L175 is very similar to the L1500.

You can get a WSM for the L175 at Kubotabooks.com:
http://kubotabooks.com/AutoIndex/ind...ers%20Manuals/
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Old 08-11-2019   #3
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Default Re: Just got my first orange tractor (zl1500dt)

Also Google translator works,you can scan the Japanese wording and have it translated over to English with your smart phone.
Oh and welcome.
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Old 10-23-2019   #4
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Congrats on the purchase. Hope itís everything you want in a machine. I just picked up an old b4200 with 1620 loader. This thing is like a Swiss Army Knife. Iím trying to learn as I go with it. Good luck to both of us.
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Old 10-23-2019   #5
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Default Re: Just got my first orange tractor (zl1500dt)

Welcome to the forum, Hammy. It sounds like you got a grey market Kubota. I don't mean to sound negative but parts could be a problem at some point. Most Kubota dealers don't sell parts for grey market tractors. They're well built and parts are available - just not necessarily through Kubota dealers.
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Old 10-23-2019   #6
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Default Re: Just got my first orange tractor (zl1500dt)

It may not be a grey market tractor in Canada.
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Default Re: Just got my first orange tractor (zl1500dt)

It a Grey, it's the same exact tractor as a L1500 the Z is for Zen Noh (co-op in Japan at the time) read more about it on the main page.

The L1500 is almost the same as the l175, except the L1500 can be a 4wd where the L175 was not offered in 4wd.
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Old 10-28-2019   #8
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Welcome to the forum, Hammy. It sounds like you got a grey market Kubota. I don't mean to sound negative but parts could be a problem at some point. Most Kubota dealers don't sell parts for grey market tractors. They're well built and parts are available - just not necessarily through Kubota dealers.
Canadian dealers will support "grey market" Kubota products. It may be difficult to figure out what you need or to get some parts, but they will help you. That old lawsuit really only makes grey market tractors an issue in the USA.
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The L1500 is almost the same as the l175, except the L1500 can be a 4wd where the L175 was not offered in 4wd.

Most L225DT parts work for the 4WD aspect,
at least all I needed to replace on my L1500DT.
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