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Old 11-04-2017, 10:36 AM
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Yes they are kubota dealer. Only one in the area so they kind of backed up
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:07 PM
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Yes they are kubota dealer. Only one in the area so they kind of backed up
Thanks just curious. there is no mystery in hydro-static transmissions but i haven't seen to many outside the dealer service options. i know with combines etc there are many shops that are really better than the dealers because all they do are transmissions and sometimes the dealer mechanics are just a little to much into parts changing.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:30 PM
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I heard back from Kubota dealer today but the problem is still unknown. It started out 4 weeks ago that the mechanics will be checking the hydraulic pressure and trouble shooting for a bad pump or PSV. Today they will be ordering new copper plates somewhere to the rear(because there grooved real bad) and charging another 7 hrs labor / $85 per hr. to see if this fix's the problem. The kit for this cost about $2800.00 plus labor. So here I am, one month after this all started and my Kubota is still in the shop and not real sure what the problem is. Each time the lady of the shop would call adding more hours and tell me the mechanics will need to charge another bunch of hours to check this and that or tell me they are waiting on the Kubota Rep to be calling them back so they are still waiting?? I finally got enough and request to speak with the service manager. I explain my frustration and feel there is some incompetence in your shop. It done some good because he dropped 4 hrs of charge and between the two of us we came up with a plan of action/repairs/trouble shoot....Using the help from this forum I was able to speak there language just enough to let them know I wont be ripped off!
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Tell the service manager you need a diagnosis not parts swapping!
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I agree and would also like to add a suggestion - while the dealers do compete for business, I have been in situations where I have asked them to contact another dealer or national support for assistance. The customer has got to come first.

I know this problem has been a real head scratcher but I believe the answer is just a conference call away.

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i would ask the dealer to check the serial number against any recalls also. i know from reading on this and other sites that in that year of 900 they had some bad design brash swash plates. if i remember the cure was a steel plate with brass bonded or at least a redesign brass one. google "bad swash plates in kubota rtv" i found several 900 in your year range with similar symptoms as yours. all were fixed with new swash plates and some needed some pump work too.
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I will bring up the recall issue. And yes about the diagnosis and not part swapping. Thanks for all the help guys. Keep them coming because trust me I am using everything you say

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Tell the service manager you need a diagnosis not parts swapping!
Yea, I'd have a problem with that as well. They swap parts, charge you for the parts and labor then tell you there's no change. If no change, I'd tell them to pull the parts back out and I'm not paying for labor. It would be like taking your car in for a front-end alignment and they rebuild your engine and charge you for it.
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Tell the service manager you need a diagnosis not parts swapping!
I had the owner of a commercial refrigeration company tell me they were like a doctor not an auto mechanic.They treat the symptoms. That was his answer after I questioned him about all the replacement parts that hadnít solved the problem. I had thought they would put the old part back on if it didnít fix the issue and move on to another part etc. nope! that was back in the 80ís. Needless to say but havenít used them again in the last 30+ years
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