Kubota loaders hard to get

Bri-Guy-GA

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I was talking with my local dealer after picking up some parts for the BX and told them I was thinking of upgrading to a B series, but wondered why none of the tractors they had on the lot had loaders. They told me there was a delay and some are a year out. Tractor is no good to me without the loader. Have you heard the same thing about supply issues with loaders?
 

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I was talking with my local dealer after picking up some parts for the BX and told them I was thinking of upgrading to a B series, but wondered why none of the tractors they had on the lot had loaders. They told me there was a delay and some are a year out. Tractor is no good to me without the loader. Have you heard the same thing about supply issues with loaders?
You are in GA.
Kubota USA loaders are reportedly all built in GA.
Must be a GA fabrication/supply issue!
 

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I was talking with my local dealer after picking up some parts for the BX and told them I was thinking of upgrading to a B series, but wondered why none of the tractors they had on the lot had loaders. They told me there was a delay and some are a year out. Tractor is no good to me without the loader. Have you heard the same thing about supply issues with loaders?
Its been going on for a couple of years now, yes it is still a national problem. Supply chain challenges...I believe it was the hydraulic cylinders.
 
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The cylinders is what I was told by my dealer. I waited for a little bit and they called to say they got a few loaders that showed up. Three were spoken for already and they were going down the list for those waiting. They had more folks waiting then they had loaders.
If it had taken much longer, I was going to just buy the tractor at 0% to get free money and then buy a loader in cash when available.
 

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I've been waiting 6 months for my backhoe! :cry:
 

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I waited nine months for my load for an L4060 - my dealer (Northern Utah) said they are not flowing in pretty freely - at least for him - his backlog is gone and he even has some for sale. Perhaps push out your dealer focus into a neighboring state?
 
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RalphVa

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That's why we drove 2 hours north to Winchester to get a B2601 with loader. They had 2 there. No one else had any. Even that dealer had no B2301s. Got in January for my birthday in April.
 

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At one point it was welders for backhoes...I was looking to replace my! One could get FEL and wait for the backhoe? Now the price increased so much that keep my running few more years.
 

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You might want to check with other dealers. I drive past the Kubota dealer in Waynesboro GA (not my dealer) on the way to north GA. They have had a selection of Kubota tractors with loaders; it appears to be growing. Although it seems that there has been some turnover, the same tractors with loaders are on the lot for many weeks/months.

FWIW, this is all my impression from driving by about every month at 30 mph. The Deere dealer in Waynesboro has three lots full of equipment ranging from lawn mowers to combines - lots of tractors of all sizes with and without cabs and loaders.
 

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You might want to check with other dealers. I drive past the Kubota dealer in Waynesboro GA (not my dealer) on the way to north GA. They have had a selection of Kubota tractors with loaders; it appears to be growing. Although it seems that there has been some turnover, the same tractors with loaders are on the lot for many weeks/months.

FWIW, this is all my impression from driving by about every month at 30 mph. The Deere dealer in Waynesboro has three lots full of equipment ranging from lawn mowers to combines - lots of tractors of all sizes with and without cabs and loaders.
Every John Deere Dealer I see has lots of stuff on their lots for sale.

I figure there’s a reason….. I’d holdout and wait for a ‘bota too.
 
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notaz3

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Took 10 months for my tractor to arrive, and another three for the loader. When mine came in the dealer received a full truck load of loaders. Mine happened to be the longest delay.
 

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You are in GA.
Kubota USA loaders are reportedly all built in GA.
Must be a GA fabrication/supply issue!
The loader people in GA are tied-up trying to figure out how to make a loader strong enough to lift Herschel’s stuff. :ROFLMAO:
 

Elliott in GA

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The loader people in GA are tied-up trying to figure out how to make a loader strong enough to lift Herschel’s stuff. :ROFLMAO:
No loader can lift any politician's stuff; the weight of lies is infinite.

You just have to vote for the one that is more likely to vote the way you would. You should support ideas; public people will nearly always disappoint you.
 

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The loader people in GA are tied-up trying to figure out how to make a loader strong enough to lift Herschel’s stuff. :ROFLMAO:
I'm not sure what stuff means, but Herschel is going to add Senator to his list of titles in less than 2 weeks.

Back to the thread, there seems to be some dealers who get all they need and had loaders preordered and some not. Hindsight is 20/20 but for almost 2 years it's been a bad idea to order a tractor because you don't know if the dealer will be able to get a loader or not.
 

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GeoHorn

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