Bought my first Kubota. Was it a mistake?

ccoon520

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Glad everything worked out for you! Also you'll definitely get to use it for turkey season. As a note though, it might be a good idea to remove your name from any correspondence you post. Not because you'll get sued or anything but there are some weirdos and scammers out there that if they know your last name and some other details (i.e. where you bought your unit from) they might try something stupid like a fake cop call or something.

I doubt anyone on here would do that but better safe than having a swat team called on you for a "prank."

I am willing to bet my wife
You either really like your wife and are confident in your advice or must be trying to find a way to subtly get rid of her without looking like it was purposeful ;)
 

DustyRusty

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Glad everything worked out for you! Also you'll definitely get to use it for turkey season. As a note though, it might be a good idea to remove your name from any correspondence you post. Not because you'll get sued or anything but there are some weirdos and scammers out there that if they know your last name and some other details (i.e. where you bought your unit from) they might try something stupid like a fake cop call or something.

I doubt anyone on here would do that but better safe than having a swat team called on you for a "prank."


You either really like your wife and are confident in your advice or must be trying to find a way to subtly get rid of her without looking like it was purposeful ;)
Or it could have been a typo..... The wife is a good woman, and a keeper, and yes, I was very confident in my advise in this instance. (y)
 

whitetiger

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I’ll find out tomorrow as I’m going to call and talk to the store manager.

I still think it’s BS that Kubota can’t ship a complete transmission assembly From the factory. Should be as easy as pulling one off the assembly line, but what the hell do I know.
They were not scheduled to be building Side Kicks right now. Last year's RTV sales far exceeded expectations, so there is a shortage of units. There would be no assemblies to pull from the line.

Everyone is inexperienced until they have done the job for the first time. A few years ago at the Grapevine Texas training facility, we disassembled and reassembled side kick transmissions. It is a very simple, straightforward gearbox. Very few parts, nothing special about it.

Thousands of the Sidekicks have been sold in the last few years, how many of you have had or even heard of a problem with them other than the recall for the ECM?

We have a waiting list for them when they start production again. Should be any time now.
 

FTG-05

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If it were mine, I would tell them that I want a replacement machine, and they can send that one back to the factory or sell it to someone else, but you will not accept anything other than a new machine. If it is financed with Kubota, call them and tell them that you want them to replace the unit, or you will be filing a complaint with the states attorney general. That will get their attention.
Unless they are putting in ever part new, you have no idea if a part that isn't replaced might have been compromised, and that it will lead to a failure sometime in later years when the machine is out of warranty. I also don't believe that they don't build any spare complete units. They are just blowing smoke up you know where, and they think that they are getting away with it. If you don't fight for yourself, no one else will.
THIS!

There is no forking way I would accept the current plan. You bought a NEW machine; you deserve a NEW machine. Period.