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Old 06-04-2015   #1
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Default Work Shop Manuals (WSM)

North Idaho Wolfman ALWAYS recommends owners get a WSM before tackling anything on their tractor.

Trust me, he gives worthy advice, as we all know!

You should not only get a WSM before service/repair work; you should get it just because you own/harbor/nurture the thing. We all are pretty fond of these orange critters.

I downloaded mine at www.kubotabooks.com the other day - no cost. Wow, an eye opening read of 391 pages! I have no issues or problems with the tractor, and the manual looks great. I want it just in case.....

If I do have an issue, many of those problems or questions can be answered right there!

Take advantage of the resource. I know some WSM cost up to $100 or so, but well worth it.

Many times, Wolfman is offering suggestions covered in the WSM, or the parts diagrams from

https://apps.kubotausa.com/illustrated-parts/

Do him a favor, and do your homework first.

CAUTION: There are some sites that offer WSM that are junk, so be aware. I know some of the guys have called out some of the crooks before on the forum.

Just my suggestions, and best wishes all.

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Old 06-04-2015   #2
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Default Re: Work Shop Manuals (WSM)

Yes if a site that says they have Downloadable WSM's and they want you to download a reader or any other program first, get off the site as it's a scam!
Also If your going to pay for a WSM go strait to Kubota, via a dealer or online like Coleman, Messicks or such.
A lot of Pay sites have poorly scanned copies of the originals.
And If it's a newer than a late 90's tractor then most likely you will not find a Download of the WSM.
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Old 06-05-2015   #3
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Default Re: Work Shop Manuals (WSM)

For anyone looking for a L3200/3800 Series WSM, they are only available from Kubota or Messicks as new part numbers. The Messicks tech told me that Kubota constantly update their WSMs and that makes ordering them sporty. Mine ran $98.00.
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I have used servicemanualvault.com on several occasions. They have a quick download of a lot of KUBOTA tractors, excavators etc. On one occasion, I got the wrong machine. every other time, I got the right machine and a really good clear manual. The cost is $9.95 per manual. I just checked and the do have L3200 showing.
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Default Re: Work Shop Manuals (WSM)

The one I got from kubotabooks.com was listed as "Owner's Manual," but cover says WSM. Haven't looked through it thoroughly, but looks great.

I saw a listing for "WSM L3200" also.
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... and that makes ordering them sporty. Mine ran $98.00.
Sorry, captain, but my thoughts on their pricing is that it's not at all sporty -- predatory is the adverb that comes to mind.

I hope that does not lead anyone to think I have any disagreement with your recommendations!
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I have used servicemanualvault.com on several occasions... The cost is $9.95 per manual...
Thanks, renterguy, I've visited that site before but didn't bookmark it.
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You are welcome. That site, for the most part, has worked well for me.
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All the manuals on servicemanualvault.com are out there for a free download if you just look around.
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The ones I seen from that place are really bad copies with missing pages.
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