One of America’s top selling sub-compact tractor series, the Kubota BX family of machines has the country seeing orange. Kubota sub compact tractors have long been a staple of the company, built to a fit a wide range of implements from mowers to loaders. But if a perfect combination of size and power are what you’re seeking, then the Kubota BX1880, Kubota BX2380, Kubota BX2680 and Kubota BX23S might just be for you.
Engineered with a height of less than 84”, this series of Kubota sub compact tractors is built to fit through standard garage doors without having to fold the Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS), although the unit does fold easily enough without tools if a lower obstruction is met. A flat operating station, tilt steering and a deluxe seat with armrest are also features of this model series, along with ergonomic placement of levers and instrument panel. And while Kubota quality engineering is included with each model, there are a number of individual differences buyers might want to keep in mind as they shop about for the perfect sub-compact tractor.
Bringing the bang for the bucket so to speak, the Kubota BX1880 features a liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel Kubota D722 engine with gross HP at 3200rpm of 16.6, PTO horsepower of 13.7 with 43.9 cu.in displacement. The drive train features an HST, High-Low gear shift with two forward and reverse for the four-wheel drive and wet disc braking system. Equipped with a three-point hitch, lift capacity is 680 pounds at the 24-inch mark behind the pins. Size-wise, the Kubota BX1880 is 95.5” long with a width of 44.1” and height of 81.9” with the ROPS and weight of 1,336 pounds.
The Kubota BX2380 represents the mid-level of the line offerings, with a liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel Kubota D902 engine with gross HP at 3200rpm of 21.6, PTO horsepower of 17.7 and 54.8 cubic inches of displacement. With a drive train featuring the HST, High-Low gear shift with two forward and reverse, the machine features four-wheel drive and a wet disc braking system. The SAE Category I three-point hitch has a 680-pound lift capacity at the 24-inch mark behind the pins. The Kubota BX2380 is 95.5” long with a width 45.1” and height of 83.1” with the ROPS and weight of 1,443 pounds.
The Kubota BX 2680 brings more size and power to the family here with a liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel Kubota D1005 engine with gross HP at 3200rpm of 24.8, PTO horsepower of 19.5 and 61.1 cubic inches of displacement. A drive train featuring the HST, High-Low gear shift with two forward and reverse, the Kubota BX2680 has an SAE Category I three-point hitch with 680 pounds of lift capacity at the 24” mark behind the pins. The machine is 83.1” high with the ROPS, 45.1” wide and weighs 1,521 pounds.
The Kubota BX23S brings the multi-tasking element with backhoe and loader. The tractor itself has identical ratings to the BX2380, although the three-point hitch is optional and total weight is 1,570 pounds. Equipped with the backhoe model BT603, the unit has a bucket cylinder digging force of 1,936 pounds, with dipperstick cylinder digging force of 1,171 pounds. With a one cylinder boom swing mechanism the Kubota BX23S has a digging depth of 6’1” and swing pivot to rear axle center line of 28.6”. Bucket rotation is 180 degrees with a swing arc of 140 degrees. The BX23S loader model type LA340 has a max lift height of 71” with 52.1” dumping clearance and reach of 25.4”. Maximum dump angle is 45 degrees with 54.8” reach with bucket on the ground. Bucket rollback angle is 29 degrees with a digging depth of 4.9” and lift capacity of 509 pounds. Breakout force is 987 pounds and raising time/lowering time is 3.3/2.5 seconds.
As with all Kubota sub compact tractors, the BX family comes ready to work with any number of high-quality implements, from mowers and harrows to rear blades and landscape rakes. Other options for this series include a heated, dealer-installed cab. The perfect size for homeowners and farmers alike, there’s a reason the Kubota sub compact tractors remain a top selling series across the United States.