The Kubota L245 tractor enjoyed a 9 year production run from 1976 when it was built by Kubota in it’s Japanese assembly plant until it stopped being manufactured in 1985. As well as the regular L245, the are also 2 variants, the Kubota L245DT which is the same as the regular L245 tractor except that it’s built on a 4×4 MFWD 4WD chassis. The high clearance model is known as the Kubota L245HC. All 3 tractors are powered by a Kubota built engine. This is the DH1101 diesel model. It’s a 3 cylinder engine with a displacement of 1.1 liters. This gives it a power output of 25 hp. The engine is liquid cooled with a cooling system that needs 6.6 liters of coolant to fill it from an empty state. The oil capacity of the engine stands at 4.9 liters. The air intake passes through a paper element air filter to cleanse it of any impurities before it enters the combustion chamber. The engine is started by a 12 volt battery.
The 25 hp is routed to the wheels via a transmission that gives the Kubota L245 8 gears when traveling forward and 2 gears in reverse. The transmission box is controlled via a dry plate clutch and needs to be filled with 33 liters of oil to be filled fully. As this tractor is from an older generation it comes with a open operator station. If you want a cab then you would either have to adapt one from another model or try to build one yourself. It’s so old that at the time the roll bar (ROPS) was optional.
The wheelbase of the L245 is 1.55 m (61.2 inches) for the 4WD version (Kubota L245DT) while the 2WD version has a wheelbase of 1.6 m (63 inches). The maximum safe ballasted weight that the tractor can operate under is 1720 kg (3792 lbs). When it’s operating normally, the 2WD version weighs in at 996 kg (2196 lbs) while the 4WD version, the Kubota L245DT weighs in at 1080 kg (2383 lbs).
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