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Old 2 Days Ago   #11
MadMax31
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

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That single action quad connect is garbage..... from experience our 23s was replaced twice and the 2680 was 3 times..... 3 times in 14 months of ownership. It was leaking again when it got traded in. Every time warranty and they would just replace the entire assembly.

Thats crazy, my BX23S leaked once, as I didnt connect it squarely. Now I make sure its lined up and I reef on the ends. No leaks since. My biggest gripe is the paw loader mast lock. I almost bought 2 70 series loader masts and swapped them out to go back to a locking pin setup. Loader hasnt popped off more than once, but that was enough to shake my confidence in its long term reliability.

Itís certainly quicker than the old generations, but is the 5 minutes worth having a sloppy loader and leaky hydraulic connections?
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Old 2 Days Ago   #12
beex
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No, absolutely not worth it, my 60 series loader is about 45 seconds on or off, yea have to get off the seat to put stand up or down, connect disconnect lines. If getting off the seat is a problem, you probably shouldnít be doing whatever youíre doing with the loader.

but still 45 seconds, zero leaks in 10 years, zero mounting problems in 10 yeas, vs what? 20 seconds on / off plus how much time cleaning up the oil mess and fiddling with replacing connectors, working with the dealer... frustration?

On the general topic of design/ quality of the BX

Glad I got the 60 series when I did. 70 series ROPS sucked, the common story at that time was bashing garage doors with the too tall and ugly looking ROPs. people cut them down, or bought the old 60 series ROPS and swapped it out. They moved the brake to the left side, but who cares, no one uses it except as a parking brake, I like it better on the right side to keep the left side more open for entry exit.

80 series loader sucks, new grill guard doesnít suck but not as good, looks kinda ugly, old removable cowling gives better access than the 1 pierce hood, so in my opinion new hood design is not as good, optional drive over MMM sucks, takes longer to fiddle with, the 54Ē fine cut MMM not available (IMHO the best BX MMM deck). overall I think no improvements in 10 years, oh except they have better tie rod bushings, only improvement in 10 years.

The 50 series had plastic cracking problems and transmission jerky problems. The original bx2200 was good but there where later improvements like integrated loader valve, better bakes, better dash, better looking, better MMM.

I really think the 60 series was the peak, close to perfect.

If something changed and I needed a TLB or a higher HP BX, I would first shop for a low hours 60 series before going for an 80. Or go to the B01 series, would hesitate on those because they are too tippy, same width as BX but much higher. The other near perfect Kubota is the B2650/LX2650, donít see anything wrong with those. Standard Ls have the split brakes on the wrong side. Grand L, very good, but very complicated computer controlled stuff, probably good for the home fixit guy.

Sorry for the rambling, but wanted to put that out, see what others think.


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Old 2 Days Ago   #13
dalola
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

I love my 2380.....going on year 3, no major issues at all. Have the FEL on & off several times a month in the spring/summer/fall, never a leak.

I have no experience with the older BX's, so I can't compare, but I certainly have no complaints with the one I have, which I choose over comparable JD, LS, & Kioti from my comparison shopping 3 years ago.
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

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I love my 2380.....going on year 3, no major issues at all. Have the FEL on & off several times a month in the spring/summer/fall, never a leak.



I have no experience with the older BX's, so I can't compare, but I certainly have no complaints with the one I have, which I choose over comparable JD, LS, & Kioti from my comparison shopping 3 years ago.
This is good to hear, just had a new BX2380 dropped off yesterday! Hoping it works as well as my B2650 did!

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well, donít get me wrong, I think the 80 series is a nice machine, Iím just putting out my preferences.


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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

Lots of talk about leaks and no leaks on the quick coupler! I wonder if the machines that leaked at the quick coupler had the hydraulic pressure increased over speck? I bought the shims and gage. Mine was in speck so I didn't try to increase it. If it drops some over the years Ill throw a shim in it.
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Old 21 Hours Ago   #17
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mine dropped a little below spec after 8 years, I shimmed it back to mid spec range.


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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

Our 23s had shims, was within spec, leaked twice. Behaved after the second replacement.

Our 2680 no shims and leaked 3 times, when kubota took it back it was leaking again
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