Good Condition Kubota Grand L series L4240 HST 4x4 42 Horsepower Compact Utility Tractor. LA 854 Quick Attach Front End Loader J2513 (skid steer) quick attach with 6 foot bucket. HST Plus Six Range hydrostatic transmission. 6 foot Landpride bush hog. X hours on tractor with even less on bushhog.
Water/methanol loaded R4 industrial rear tires set at maximum width. For sale is a good condition, low hour Kubota Grand L4240 HST Plus compact diesel tractor. This tractor is paired with the LA854 front end loader which has the lever actuated skid steer style quick disconnect and a 6 foot Landpride RCR1872 slip clutch equipped bush hog.This tractor features a six range HST Plus hydrostatic transmission which I find to be really nice feature. For those unfamiliar, the transmission has 3 gear ranges with the ability to hydraulically split each range on the fly via a lever on the steering column. HST Plus transmissions also have an adjustment for the quickness of the transmissions response. This Youtube video explains it in more detail: youtube. The stall guard feature is especially useful for bush hogging; when the grass gets too thick and starts to bog the engine, the transmission automatically reduces travel speed to keep the engine from stalling.
So instead of adjusting the speed continuously in response to load with the pedal, its possible to set max speed with the transmission range and keep the pedal all the way down and the transmission will automatically maintain the correct speed with respect to load from the bush hog. This particular use of the stall guard feature wasn't detailed in the video but I think is pretty handy and use it all the time. The RCR1872 Landpride bushhog works perfectly. Has a slip clutch driveshaft to protect the drivetrain as opposed to a shear pin arrangement which allows PTO shaft to slip when necessary. The industrial R4 17.5-24 rear tires are loaded with a water/methanol solution for ballast and stability.This particular tractor has the hubs and rims configured to the maximum width setting. This extra width coupled with the tire ballast makes for impressive slope capability and I find that I run out of nerve long before there's any chance of the tractor tipping.
Though with the rears are placed as wide as they are, it still fits between the fenders of a car hauler/ utility trailer with a couple of inches to spare so transportation doesn't require a deck over style trailer. Despite being classified as a compact tractor, this L4240 is quite capable.
The LA854 loader is impressive in the amount of weight that it can lift at 2500lbs at the pins. For me, the L40 series Kubota is the best tractor around this size class. The L30s are nice but the L40s are more capable in almost every way. The L50s are expensive and have EGR engines which are regarded as a bad thing for reliability and simplicity.The MX series has comparable capability but at a larger size, an EGR engine and with fewer features. Between the front end loader, the ballasted tires and the tractor itself, I estimate the total weight of the tractor to be around 6100 lbs plus another 750 or so for the bushhog.
This weight is telling when comparing a Grand L Series tractor like this one to a Kubota comparable standard L series like the L4400 which has similar specs but weighs 600 lbs less. The weight difference suggests less material went into its construction and by extension less strength and capability. The tractor weight is also comparable to the MX series which leads me to believe that L4240 should be just as capable while being more compact. Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to take a look. I have additional attachments that can be included: a 6ft positionable rake, 6ft positionable scraper blade, 5 or 6ft box blade, 5 ft finish mower and a middle buster plow.
The price of these attachments would be negotiated in person. The item "Low Hour 4x4 Kubota L4240 HST Plus with 6ft Land Pride Bushhog" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Heavy Equipment\Tractors". The seller is "dodekahedron" and is located in North Vernon, Indiana. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.