Kubota L260 generator

Chowchx

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Kubota no longer makes a generator for the L260 tractor. I'm looking for 3 things:
1. the actual part number for the generator,
2. an aftermarket source for a generator,
3. or a generator/regulator pair that will work on the L260.

I've contacted Arp to see if they can rebuild it, but I've gotten no response.

Thanks.
 

DustyRusty

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Find a modern one-wire alternator and do whatever it will take to mount it to your engine. Most likely parts to repair your original generator are obsolete.
 

Chowchx

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L260 tractor
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Mt. Enterprise, TX
Find a modern one-wire alternator and do whatever it will take to mount it to your engine. Most likely parts to repair your original generator are obsolete.
I agree. So far, a generator made by Harley Davidson (12V 10A) seems to be my best bet. I might try to rewire the tractor first. Thanks. It has the 3 wire design like what's on there.
 

DustyRusty

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If both are 3 wires it might just be as simple as just rearranging the wires. You will need a wiring schematic for the HD generator and the Kubota that is it replacing. I know you referred to the HD as a generator, however, an alternator would be the better choice. Check out your local pick-a-part for something from a small car. You just need to find one with a grooved pulley rather than one that uses the more modern flat fan belt.
 

GreensvilleJay

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The picture in #3 post is a real generator ! field coils, brushed, armature........
Be very careful about using a 'one wire' alternator as RPM is critical for them to function. You'll probably have to reduce size of pulley to increase it's RPM to get to charge properly.
 

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I’d convert it to a one-wire Delco alternator such as used on old N-Fords conversions.