RTV-X1100C FULL-SIZE DIESEL UTILITY VEHICLES

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,768
Downeast Maine
That's what I use to do with the Rhino, with the HST it's a whole different ball game. With the HST if you do that you'll lose power so with the Kubota you just walk up it nice and slow in low 4WD.
The sudden draw of power from pushing the HST pedal to the floor can overwhelm the engine if you don't have the RPM up already. Some HST equipped vehicles have a "linked" pedal where the HST pedal and engine are linked so engine rpm will rise with the HST pedal pressure. I skipped the linked pedal option, so I have to manually move the fuel/throttle lever if I want to go faster than the engine can keep up with. It's kind of like trying to take off from a stop in third gear in a manual transmission car if you push the HST pedal to the floor without having the engine RPM high enough.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,768
Downeast Maine
Also, if I slowly press the HST pedals I don't always have to raise engine RPM if the load is low enough. For instance with an empty bucket and a light attachment (or none) on the 3pt means I don't usually have to throttle up to go faster.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,266
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Enjoy, the heater works well. We don't plow snow with ours, so I can't comment on how that goes except you will be warm....ours has a turf tire on it and does fine with snow until you get hung up in deep heavy stuff.....time to get the tractor then. They are not a light unit to pull out.
If parking on a hill with these, I was told it's the opposite of what you would do on the Yamaha Rhino, on the Rhino if I was going up a hill but had to stop to do trail work, you would put it in reverse with the emergency brake on. But with the Kubota, I was told to leave it in low and put the emergency brake on, is that correct?
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,768
Downeast Maine
If parking on a hill with these, I was told it's the opposite of what you would do on the Yamaha Rhino, on the Rhino if I was going up a hill but had to stop to do trail work, you would put it in reverse with the emergency brake on. But with the Kubota, I was told to leave it in low and put the emergency brake on, is that correct?
That's what I do with my tractor. The HST doesn't have reverse like the CVT in the Rhino. There is no parking pawl either so it's all on the parking brake.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
466
Perryville, Mo
On the hst on a tractor, if the pedals are neutral and the springs are good, it shouldn't creep either way on a hill. At least our kubota didnt when it was new
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Congrats! Looks like a great rig and it should plow very well, especially with a V-blade. I used my Polaris 900 to plow for a few years until I upgraded tractors last year and got the front mounted snow blower. Ended up getting rid of the Ranger and downgrading back to an ATV as many of the areas I haul wood out of are much easier to get to with the smaller vehicle. I miss having the dump bed (and heated seats) though.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,266
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We only have 6.5 hours on Karl, I've been running the sanders,scrapers a ladder and painting equipment to the railings I've been painting along with some short rides.

Hopefully by Monday or Tuesday the latest, I'm finished with the painting and then I can take it back to cut some birch (I'm hoping it's yellow) and after that maybe some Ironwood.

In September the plow comes in/goes on and they'll do the 50 hour service while it's in there so I better get some hours on it.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
With the wet weather we've had, today was a perfect day for getting rid of some Yellow Birch branches and some Pine.

Most of our trails are wide enough for the RTV but the area the Yellow Birch came from needed some thinning, it will be much easier for the tractor and the RTV once the next two Yellow Birch are out of there. There are three loads pictured but I took six out of that area to the fireplace.
 

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mcdougy

Feeling the Heat
Apr 15, 2014
481
ontario
With the wet weather we've had, today was a perfect day for getting rid of some Yellow Birch branches and some Pine.

Most of our trails are wide enough for the RTV but the area the Yellow Birch came from needed some thinning, it will be much easier for the tractor and the RTV once the next two Yellow Birch are out of there. There are three loads pictured but I took six out of that area to the fireplace.
Nice setup, are you able to dump the bed on the rtv while the trailer is hooked up as well? That would be pretty sweet...jack knife the trailer and have a double payload?
 
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thewoodlands

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Foothills of The Adirondacks
The dealer said the plow order came in but the undercarriages didn't, I still have another 20 plus hours to put on it before it hits 50 when they do the 50 hour check up on it.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
13,266
Foothills of The Adirondacks
The Kubota dealer recommended the Power Service (White Bottle) for the winter time so I picked up the size (80 ounces?) that treats 250 gallons. I also have a smaller red bottle of 911.

I emailed Power Service off their website and they recommend 2 ounces to five gallons of diesel.

 

StihlKicking

Feeling the Heat
Jan 12, 2016
487
Hatchie Bottom, MS
I routinely haul loads like these up much greater grades than 25%. Its only a x900. I think the 1100 should be plenty stout. You will find these Kubota rtvs are about like hauling a load with a 25-30 hp tractor. Same motor same hydrostatic tranny.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,266
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I routinely haul loads like these up much greater grades than 25%. Its only a x900. I think the 1100 should be plenty stout. You will find these Kubota rtvs are about like hauling a load with a 25-30 hp tractor. Same motor same hydrostatic tranny.
The more I use it, the more I like it. We only have 49.2 hours on it which was used just on the house lot. We have a splitter that weighs around 650 pounds, will the Kubota pull that with ease up the hills in low four wheel drive?
 

StihlKicking

Feeling the Heat
Jan 12, 2016
487
Hatchie Bottom, MS
The more I use it, the more I like it. We only have 49.2 hours on it which was used just on the house lot. We have a splitter that weighs around 650 pounds, will the Kubota pull that with ease up the hills in low four wheel drive?
Yes sir, with ease!
 
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salecker

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Aug 22, 2010
1,197
Northern Canada
But will your side by side haul 1/2 a cord?
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,768
Downeast Maine
But will your side by side haul 1/2 a cord? View attachment 264619
I LOVE that truck! I would love a Japanese van like a diesel Mitsubishi Delica, but the pandemic has put a real hurting on my income. A little Kei truck would be a blast if you had plenty of trails. Our property is too thick for something like that right now. I tear up enough trees with my tractor!
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
13,266
Foothills of The Adirondacks
The dealer sent me a picture of our RTV with the new plow installed, tomorrow they do the 50 hour service, adjust the front-end shocks/springs to the stiffest settings and bring it back.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,768
Downeast Maine
Looks nice. My truck at work has a Boss XT V plow on it. The rest of the trucks got upgraded to the Boss plows with the extendable wings on the ends last winter.
 
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