2012 Kubota RTV400Ci Realtree Hardwoods Camouflage
rtv 400By daniel smith (I am an Owner) on Sep 21, 2016
I needed an atv for hunting. so four years ago I was torn between what to buy in my price range which isn't a lot when a Kubota is 9000 bucks. not gonna get a good side by side for that price , but you could have bought the most jam up four wheeler available. so....after being a Kubota tractor fan ... having used them my whole life, and my farming dad having a good relationship with the dealer right up the highway I said what the heck....ill try it. So I test drove one, not having much side by side experience I thought what well, its got a metal bed, good brakes, and it drives...ill buy it. well here we are four years later. #1 its incredibly slow....if you hunt near a road with traffic I wouldn't suggest getting on the road as all kubotas are governed to 25mph topsss. #2 it sits way too low to the ground making it virtually useless unless you are keeping it on a road in the woods, it will high center very easily. #3 the suspension looks pretty dependable when you climb under and look at it.....wrong, without a doubt the roughest riding atv out there. #4 if you get it stuck..its over. it has no clearance, and is way to heavy to be as slow and weak as it is, you cant put bigger tires on it...because youll go that much slower. #5 its too expensive for what you are getting...this thing is made for senior citizens and the golf course. ................................now with all that said here is a few pros. #1 ive had zero mechanical issues , none. cranks every time. #2it actually has a 2" receiver not a 11/4" like other atvs or a car. #3it can take a pretty good beating, I treat it like a step kid at the hunting camp. be careful not to high center though because sticks and stuff will snag wires and cause you problems. its actually well made for what it is...its just not enough for 9k.
summary: for 9K if you must have a side by side with a bed, buy a Kawasaki mule. they are a few k cheaper, and have a much better suspension and you feel a lot better knowing you only paid 5-6k for it. the only thing this side by side would accel in is a glorified golf cart on a work site where its on flat roads all the time. as tough as it is in the engine compartment I would imagine a company like the railroad or such could probably easily get ten years out of it as long as they maintenance it. we have sever original Kawasaki 2wd mules at my jobsite that are still running to this day. 20 years old. very impressive. I would not suggest the Kubota RTV sorry Kubota I love your tractors but your atv game is strongly lacking.
Kubota 400 RTVBy Randy (I am an Owner) on Sep 05, 2015
Nothing but trouble since new. Problems with starting, after several trips back to dealer a rep said a compression release would fix it. Wrong!!! Continued having problems periodically and became completely undependable. Took back to dealer and now it's the starter. Yes it's out of warranty and new ... starter alone over $400.00. I have two other Kubota products and can't complain about them. Stay away from this unit.
A piece of JUNKBy arthur hartt (I am an Owner) on Sep 10, 2012
Don,t make the same mistake i did and bought a kubota rtv 400.The transmission is a joke.You can change gear without the gear grinding.There is no ground clearance.Had to start up.Don,t waste your money like i did.Got to pay for this junk for 5 years.