Plagued by inventory

nbryan

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B2650HSD ROPS BH77 LA534A 54" Martatch 42" forks B2782B WC68 BB1560 M5-4 hog
Jan 3, 2019
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Hadashville, Manitoba, Canada
Oh my, sure glad (now of course, 20/20 hindsight and all) that I got my tractor and most of the attachments in late 2017. Tractor, backhoe, FEL and bucket, pallet forks, front snow blower. Was delivered just over a week after ordering it all!
 

barndoor

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Mar 10, 2021
7
7
3
Santa Cruz County, California
I'm more upset with my Kubota salesman. I ordered my tractor 2 months ago, after diligently talking with two different dealers. My slightly closer dealer told me right up front that he didn't think he'd have the tractor I wanted until July, with no promises it would even be then, but the other dealer said that he had ordered 3 of the very tractor I was looking at 3 months earlier, and that they were "on the way", just stuck in some shipping port because dock workers were down due to the pandemic. So I went with that guy of course, being told I'd have my tractor "within the month". Well, here we are, and he's already said it looks like late april, or may, or maybe into June. What happened to them being on the way? I thought they were stuck in a container?

I realize what's going on with the supply chains and inventory, and no one person has control of that, but what gets me is I think he mislead me to get the sale. But at this point I'm so far along that if I go back to the other dealer it will probably be 6 months longer to wait!
 

GSD-Keegan

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B2601
Mar 6, 2021
40
48
18
Ontario, Canada
I'm more upset with my Kubota salesman. I ordered my tractor 2 months ago, after diligently talking with two different dealers. My slightly closer dealer told me right up front that he didn't think he'd have the tractor I wanted until July, with no promises it would even be then, but the other dealer said that he had ordered 3 of the very tractor I was looking at 3 months earlier, and that they were "on the way", just stuck in some shipping port because dock workers were down due to the pandemic. So I went with that guy of course, being told I'd have my tractor "within the month". Well, here we are, and he's already said it looks like late april, or may, or maybe into June. What happened to them being on the way? I thought they were stuck in a container?

I realize what's going on with the supply chains and inventory, and no one person has control of that, but what gets me is I think he mislead me to get the sale. But at this point I'm so far along that if I go back to the other dealer it will probably be 6 months longer to wait!
Just for what it's worth. Mine was held up in Vancouver shipping ports . Blockades were slowing unloading of vessels and loading of train cars. People upset with government decisions on pipeline I believe??
 

barndoor

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Mar 10, 2021
7
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Santa Cruz County, California
in fact I just got off the phone with my dealer and voiced my displeasure. I know he doesn't have a crystal ball, but if in fact the tractor is "in a port" he should be able to tell me which one, and even the tractors vin number. So, he says he's going to look into it and call me by the end of today. If he doesn't have some solid information on the tractors status in the chain then I'm canceling the order and going to my other better dealer. I figure if the tractor isn't really "on the way" by now the new dealer can order one and get it in nearly the same amount of time? Maybe not, but I'm with NF6X. Misleading a customer to get a sale is not how to do business and it's worth dropping him just on principle alone.
 
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bird dogger

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Kubota B2650 and lots of other equipment
Feb 24, 2019
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North Dakota
There were two nice cabbed LX2610 tractors sitting in the line up for sale at the local dealer here last week.
 

ddavis83864

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Kubota Grand L6060
Mar 3, 2021
14
26
13
83801
I'm in the same boat as many of you. I was lucky enough to get my tractor in March and some of the attachments. However, I am still waiting on several Land Pride items (grading scraper, landscape rake and seed spreader) also still waiting on rear remotes for the tractor. It been about two months and still not even an estimate on when they might arrive. Very frustrating, you would think at this stage the manufactures would at least have started prioritizing orders and determining when they might be able to deliver.
 

lostboy

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b2320, lx2610
Jan 1, 2021
21
6
3
OK
I had ordered an LX2610 with FEL 3rd function in early February with it coming in the end of March. Had it all setup with the equine discount. March came and went with no tractor and it kept getting pushed. Then on April 10th a used 35 hour LX2610 with FEL 3rd fucntion, self-leveling, swift-tach, Work lights, 60" mmm, Pallet forks, and box blade came up on facebook for the same price I was going to pay for the new one. I called the dealer and asked when my tractor would be in and he said he couldn't give me a date till shipped, which he did know when it would. He made it sound like Kubota was only shipping tractors to fill orders and dealers weren't getting any extra stock.
So I went and bought the used tractor.
 

GSD-Keegan

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B2601
Mar 6, 2021
40
48
18
Ontario, Canada
I didn't get the 3rd function as ordered nor did I get my grill guard. It's is coming however no delivery date is known. My dealer has been right up front and I'm not coming down on him for issues he cannot control
 
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barndoor

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Mar 10, 2021
7
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3
Santa Cruz County, California
I had ordered an LX2610 with FEL 3rd function in early February with it coming in the end of March. Had it all setup with the equine discount. March came and went with no tractor and it kept getting pushed. Then on April 10th a used 35 hour LX2610 with FEL 3rd fucntion, self-leveling, swift-tach, Work lights, 60" mmm, Pallet forks, and box blade came up on facebook for the same price I was going to pay for the new one. I called the dealer and asked when my tractor would be in and he said he couldn't give me a date till shipped, which he did know when it would. He made it sound like Kubota was only shipping tractors to fill orders and dealers weren't getting any extra stock.
So I went and bought the used tractor.
Oddly the exact thing is happening to me now. Found a barely used (5 hour) tractor half hour away. Same model I ordered. So I'm interested to know if you had any pushback cancelling the order with Kubota? If I can make the deal on the used tractor I will definitely want to cancel the order, but don't want to get ahead of myself. I've paid nothing, only signed the sales order and filled out some finance paperwork.
 

lostboy

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Equipment
b2320, lx2610
Jan 1, 2021
21
6
3
OK
Oddly the exact thing is happening to me now. Found a barely used (5 hour) tractor half hour away. Same model I ordered. So I'm interested to know if you had any pushback cancelling the order with Kubota? If I can make the deal on the used tractor I will definitely want to cancel the order, but don't want to get ahead of myself. I've paid nothing, only signed the sales order and filled out some finance paperwork.
No push back. I called the salesman and was completely up front with him. Told him a used tractor came up on market place and asked him when mine would be delivered. He said he couldn't give a date until it shipped and he wasn't sure when it would. He said to just let him know if I didn't need it. After I bought the used tractor I emailed him to cancel the order and never heard from him again.

The salesman did say Kubota only seems to be shipping "retail" orders by customers. And indicated that dealerships were making up retail orders to get stock. So I didn't feel too bad, I figure they can sell it to somebody else. Yesterday I drove by their lot which seemed fairly empty compared to 6 months ago.