How do you ID a Kubota Front Loader, which is mounted on a 1980s L275

ScooterTramp

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I inherited a 1980s era L275 tractor, which mu Stepdad had bought 'Used'. It came with a mounted, Kubota Front End Loader, which appears to have have ZERO identifying marks or labels. Is there some way to identify what model this unit is?
 

Flintknapper

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If its a Kubota FEL (and not aftermarket) and all the labels/tags are gone....inspect closely for a small 'stamping' on it.

For instance on my L2350:
FEL stamping.jpg
 

Dave_eng

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Does it have its own hydraulic pump driven from the front of the engine or is it tied into the tractor's hydraulic system?
tractordata.com shows a BF400 as the loader for the L275. It is always possible that an after market unit is installed.
forum L275 FEL.jpg


Once you have posted 5 times you can post photos which would be a big help.
Dave
 

Russell King

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Go to Kubota USA dot com and then illustrated parts list and agree with the terms.

Search for the tractor model L275 then you can select options and see what optional equipment would have been available for the tractor = L1730 and it was powered by a pump mounted on the front of the tractor
 

ScooterTramp

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It is a stock Kubota unit (Forgot about the Kubota decal, on the right side Main boom rail). The Hyd Fluid feed & return lines are both tied to the tractor's internal Hyd pump. I'll try the Kubota site again, but I sure wish that I knew which portion of the assembly that Flintnapper's pic was looking at. I'll go give it yet another visual inspection. Thanks!
 

Flintknapper

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It is a stock Kubota unit (Forgot about the Kubota decal, on the right side Main boom rail). The Hyd Fluid feed & return lines are both tied to the tractor's internal Hyd pump. I'll try the Kubota site again, but I sure wish that I knew which portion of the assembly that Flintnapper's pic was looking at. I'll go give it yet another visual inspection. Thanks!
That stamping (on mine) is on the top of one of the lift arms of the front loader. Fairly small, would be easy to miss if you were not looking for it or if heavily painted.
 

ScooterTramp

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Been over every inch of the Loader, and there's not a single ID marking anywhere on it. I've not had any luck with the Kubota USA site (Not exactly the most intuitive site I've ever experienced, as practically every page comes us as 'No Image'.

Saw a Youtube video (No information and no voiceover), which showed a L275 being demonstrated, with a loader similar to mine. However, on mine, the rear vertical uprights are straight, without the reinforcing flares. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvVkdapGBiE




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Flintknapper

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Can you post a picture of what you have?

Here is a L275 Tractor with the factory recommended BF400 loader.

It appears to be identical (maybe the predecessor of ) to the LB400 I have on my tractor.

BF 400 loader.jpg
 

Flintknapper

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Well its clearly NOT a 'BF400' front loader. So we can eliminate that.

You've never said just 'why' you want to know which loader it is?

Do you need parts to repair/refurbish.....or just curious what it is?

I'm very surprised there are no discernible markings on it at all.
 

jacksork

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Second the L1200. you can find the manual for it online, just search "kubota L1200 loader" and the pdf is one of the first things that pops up. (I'd attach it here but it says the file is too large)

FYI for the L1200 here are the new seal kit part numbers:
bucket cylinder repair kit new part # is 70050-00299
lift cylinder repair kit new part # is 70050-00301
 
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