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Old 4 Days Ago   #1
chimpywrench
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Default Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

Just got off the phone with my dealer, wondering why I don't have a tractor yet. He told me that instead of transferring a BX23S from another location, he'd just put in a retail order. However, he found out this week that Kubota is holding all shipments of their BX tractors due to some quality control problem. My dealer didn't know what the problem(s) was. Does anyone here know what might be going on? I hope I don't receive something imperfect.

My dealer did offer to drop off another machine for me to use while I was waiting for my order. I was pretty surprised by this.
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

The quality control problem may be the hold up but if fixed it will probably prevent a future recall. That could make it "better" than the ones sold before the recall. As far as an imperfect versus a perfect tractor - I don't think there is a perfect tractor, car, truck, microwave, or anything else. Just be thankful the problem is being addressed befor the tractor is delivered.
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

I wonder if they are fixing the POS leaking flat face quad connection everybody complains about.


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Default Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

Sounds like it’s not a Quality Control problem if they are keeping defects from leaving the factory, which is what the QC department is supposed to do.


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I wonder if they are fixing the POS leaking flat face quad connection everybody complains about.


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I fixed that problem once and for all yesterday
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I fixed that problem once and for all yesterday
Where did you get those?
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Any place that sells hydraulic parts. Those are standard Pioneer couplers.
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I fixed that problem once and for all yesterday
Except for the fact that pioneer style couplers are prone to leaking too. After time, they will leak like a sieve.
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Except for the fact that pioneer style couplers are prone to leaking too. After time, they will leak like a sieve.


Perhaps, but they are easily serviced with new "O" rings commonly available.
If they need replacement, it is a $15.00 piece as opposed to a $57.00 piece at your friendly Kubota dealer.

Point being that after buying a "premium" tractor I really am not content to have it pissing out oil all over my driveway and garage floor. The dealer has had two attempts to fix it and Kubota continues to use crap parts without any solution on the horizon.
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Default Re: Quality Control Problems with BX Series?

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.
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