Frustration with waiting on new Kubota order

BigG

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You are a grown ass man and you are acting like a kid before Christmas.. welcome to the club!!!
I wanted to say something like that since this thread was started but I have been told I need to keep my statements more civil.

You can call the dealer and bitch all you want but right now the supply chain for almost every thing is a mess. The dealer has no more control of the supply than you did when there was no TP to be found.

As a business man or woman the dealer wants that tractor in his yard and on the way to you as badly as you want it to be delivered.
 
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Impala

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Yup supply and demand. They got behind during shutdowns for COVID and can't keep up. My dealer has been getting in some unsold stock, but then they sell immediately. It is so bad the dealer is delivering them without all the options people ordered and are going to transport the tractor both directions when the parts come in to install them. Doing whatever they can to try to keep the customer happy but is costing them money.
 
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greg86z28

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Yup supply and demand. They got behind during shutdowns for COVID and can't keep up.
Aside from supply chain issues, this is also a huge issue. Most industries aren’t capable of just cranking up production 15-20% on a whim.

We have honed down the manufacturing process to be as efficient as possible which often leads to less flexibility, but on the flip side, cheaper prices.

That’s somewhat of a generalization and varies by business/industry.
 

jaargh

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I wanted to say something like that since this thread was started but I have been told I need to keep my statements more civil.

You can call the dealer and bitch all you want but right now the supply chain for almost every thing is a mess. The dealer has no more control of the supply than you did when there was no TP to be found.

As a business man or woman the dealer wants that tractor in his yard and on the way to you as badly as you want it to be delivered.
It was my attempt at sarcasm... I only had to wait 1 week for my stuff.. that was the time it took for the dealer to do what needed done so it all could be delivered... that was one long week
 

Creature Meadow

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I'll jump on board, ordered a trailer this morning 82"x20', nothing special stock trailer they carry.

I'm told I'll add you to the list, you are #7 in line, I'll contact you when it arrives and we will hold it for 24 hours for pickup. If not picked up we will contact next in line...…..

Any idea on delivery time, no I am sorry but if you can find one you want I understand if you buy it. Please let me know so I can remove you from the waiting list.

A trailer not a tractor made local, wow no eta!

Have a great day OTT!

Jay
 

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The dealer has no more control of the supply than you did when there was no TP to be found.

As a business man or woman the dealer wants that tractor in his yard and on the way to you as badly as you want it to be delivered.
Very true - - not a tractor, but lately I've had Out-of-Stock/backorders for a golf cart part, tractor part, LED TV, computer, and a commercial kitchen cutting board.....

Not the sellers' fault...can't sell what they don't have. I know they all would have liked the business.
 
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torch

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A little over a year ago, when debate around here was raging and some were of the opinion that the crisis was overblown hype promoted by the media, I pointed out the stunning impact it had already had on Chinese manufacturing and asked:

"So what's going to happen when Wal-Mart and Amazon have nothing left to sell? Auto plants run out of parts? I-phones are unobtainable? "

I guess I have my answer.
 
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GreensvilleJay

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Well you 'reap what you sow'...... outsourcing and buying cheap goods from ONE supplier aka China for decades.... There ain't much ACTUALLY '100% Made in USA'.
Guy drove 6hrs to buy my sawmill,going to make his own 2by4s ,cause he refuses to pay $12 for them with 1000s in stock at local yard. Suppose to be a law against 'profiteering' but... guv's getting 13% of every sale so they're laughing .
 
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Crash277

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Well you 'reap what you sow'...... outsourcing and buying cheap goods from ONE supplier aka China for decades.... There ain't much ACTUALLY '100% Made in USA'.
Guy drove 6hrs to buy my sawmill,going to make his own 2by4s ,cause he refuses to pay $12 for them with 1000s in stock at local yard. Suppose to be a law against 'profiteering' but... guv's getting 13% of every sale so they're laughing .
I’m looking into doing the same, a friend of mine has a sawmill. This fall we are going to buy a tandem load of logs and I’m going to saw up all the lumber I need to build a shed and a mini pole barn for next spring.
 
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seankirbydp

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LOL. Laughing at the Christmas analogy, it's perfect:

When I was a kid waiting for some flying, fat old hairy white guy to bring me free stuff, it was a tough.

Now I am waiting for some guy who is make 3 or 4 figures a year behind a desk to be realistic about manufacturing and shipping times, so they take my 60 plus thousand dollars.

Ha.

I have spoken with my dealer and I know what they are dealing with: "shipping" dates get moved, (mine twice so far) and when things are ready to ship, sometimes there isn't a truck available or if there is, a driver isn't available.

Waiting it out in VT.


s
 

Matt Ellerbee

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Not that this will help anyone waiting on parts, tractors or anything else. I ordered 2 more remote kits for mine on May 24, picked them up today. They shipped straight from Jefferson, GA to Jasper, GA. Maybe that helped some?
 

BadAndy

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I ordered my BX23 in March, was supposed to be in 4 days ago, spoke to my salesman and the shipment should be here (Eastern Canada) soooo I shall wait :/
 

RayMann24

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Anyone experience very long wait times on a new Kubota? I know, we are in a global supply shortage of seemingly everything.

I ordered a Grand L4060 on Feb 17th. It still has not arrived at the dealer. (supposedly due to arrive within the week). The salesman keeps telling me it is a lot of pieces, to be patient (tractor, BH, pallet forks). Seems like a really long wait, if it does stay on current schedule, it will be easily four months by the time they assemble and get it to me.

I priced the tractor through two dealers. They were within about a 1K of each other, so I went with the closer, smaller dealership. Wondering if a bigger dealer would get the tractor faster...

Thanks,
Sean


I also order the Grand L4060 the first of February. Mine arrived at the dealer last Friday. They have been working on the finishing it up hopefully will be delivered tomorrow. I hope you hear about your soon the wait is terrible.
 

seankirbydp

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I also order the Grand L4060 the first of February. Mine arrived at the dealer last Friday. They have been working on the finishing it up hopefully will be delivered tomorrow. I hope you hear about your soon the wait is terrible.
Congrats RayMann24.
Just heard back from my Kubota dealer: He says Kubota has taken down all expected shipping dates on their computer network!
 

pjoh784350

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It's funny because I thought I was ahead of the game by ordering everything in February.

I did read an article that stated that if a manufacturer places an order for microchips now, it will take 4 months at best for them to get the shipment and longer if the product is not a cell phone, computer or auto.
I am a buyer for one of the larger medical product companys, buying printed circuit assemblies and complex box build assemblies form one of the larger contract manufacturers. Lead times on electronic components are extending out past 12 months on anything on a silicon based chip. Some of the longest lead times I've seen in over 30 years on the job.
 

foobert

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Bought the BX off the lot at my dealer at the end of March. They ordered the 60” mower deck that day.


Still


waiting


for


it


 

seankirbydp

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Bought the BX off the lot at my dealer at the end of March. They ordered the 60” mower deck that day.


Still


waiting


for


it


Had a long talk with my dealer on Friday. Loaders are not currently being scheduled for delivery (they are so far behind) which usually holds up the delivery of the tractor.
I was going to order a plow set up in August but in talking to him, he strongly suggested I order one now. I was lucky that they have one in stock because from last year and next years price is about 1K more.
 

Impala

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Yeah it can be crazy. Especially the LP stuff. They build it in groups so if the piece of equipment you are looking for were just all built last week, it could be several months before they build more.