Kubota is a real workhorse, and if you take care of it, it will take care of you. It won’t depreciate in value as fast as most vehicles or equipment. Five years from now, you can still get back up to 60% of your initial investment. So do those oil changes and keep her clean…it’ll be worth it.
How do we know? Well, we talk to customers, of course, and keep track of industry news. In fact, Kubota tractor values are so high that their U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator won the EquipmentWatch annual Highest Retained Value award, the industry’s only award based on continuing value for heavy equipment. Yep. Out of all the tractors and equipment manufactured, Kubota won that award.
Built to Last
What this should tell you is that Kubotas are built to last. So why would anyone trade them in? Most of the time, people looking to trade them in tell us their needs have changed. They need a bigger engine, more hydraulic power, or simply want to upgrade to a comfortable cab loaded with high-tech features. The honest truth is that most Kubota machines will last up to 5,000 hours on average with good care, and most people trade them at about 1,000 hours. And that means they have plenty more life to live. Kubota parts are pretty easy to come by, too, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to repair them. We’ve located parts dating back decades!
Iron Solutions points out that Kubota prices have not changed much since 2013, many of the 5 year old tractors have lost less than 40% of their value over time, with the more expensive models retaining a higher value than cheaper models. For example, the Kubota B2650 HSD costs $ 23,007 new and is worth $14,339 after 5 years. That’s a depreciation of $8,668, or roughly 37.7%. Since the smaller units depreciate more, you won’t break even, but the difference in price is certainly a lot smaller figured over time.
Customers ask us about Kubota tractor values all the time. Here are a few common Q & As.
If I buy a Kubota Model X, what will the value be after it depreciates in three years?
Check it out for yourself. Retail prices haven’t changed much in the last six or seven years. So you can find a used 3 year old model like the one you’re interested in and check the price against the selling price for a new one. If it’s in good condition and fairly priced, it should only be about 25% to 30% lower than new.
I’m looking to buy a used Kubota but how will I know how well it holds its value?
You can check the Blue Book for tractors, also known as the Outdoor Power Equipment – Official Guide, or you can just shop around.
How can I ensure my tractor retains its top value?
Regular maintenance is critical. Make sure you get your fluids changed and keep your machine clean.
Spiff up the old girl
Hey, if you just want some fancy new toys, no need to break the bank. All the fancy new implements are made with a 3-point hitch, which hasn’t really changed since the 70s. If your old Kubota has enough hydraulic power for the lift, you are probably good to go!
Kubota has proven time and time again that their products have the performance, comfort and quality that any worker in the industry could want. Reliability is important when it comes to operating machines for a long time, and you want to get the most out of your equipment. The value of a Kubota is unmatched.