Tractors are known worldwide and remain a top-selling category in the market because of their many uses not just in agriculture, construction, and industrial field but also for our home too. We need these subcompact tractors to plow through snow, mowing a lawn, tilling gardens, and cutting rough terrains. John Deere and Kubota are two of the most popular manufacturers of tractors throughout the decades. They produce top-selling tractors worldwide like the John Deere 1025R and the Kubota BX2680. In this article, we will talk about the comparison and features of the two most known sub-compact tractors in the market: the John Deere 1025R and the Kubota BX2680.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of July 2021.)
John Deere 1025R Kubota BX2680
Number of cylinders 1.267L 3 - cylinders 1.0L 3 - cylinders
Torque 53.1 Nm (39.2 lb-ft) 60.2 Nm (44.4 ft·lb)
Power 23.9 hp (24.2 PS) 25.5 hp (19.0 kW)
PTO claimed power 17.2 hp (12.8 kW) 19.5 hp (14.5 kW)
Engines Tier - 4ompliant isolated Yanmar TNV clean
and silent diesel engine
Kubota D1005 diesel 3-cylinder liquid-cooled
Wheel drive 4x4 MFWD 4WD 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering system Power Power
Transmission type Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite (2-range) forward and reverse
High-Low gear shift (2 forward and 2 reverse)
Brakes type Wet disc Wet disc
Hydraulic type Open center Hydraulic capacity 12.3L (3.25 gal) Fuel tank capacity 24L (6.3 gal) 25.0L (6.6 gal)
Wheelbase 57.1 inches (145 cm)
55.1 inches (139 cm)
Length/width/height 87.6 inches (222 cm) / 47.2 inches (119 cm)
(R3 tires) 47.3 (R4 tires) / Hood: 41.5 inches
(105 cm), ROPS: 86.2 inches (218 cm)
95.5 inches (242 cm) / 45.1 inches
(114 cm) / ROPS: 83.1 inches (211 cm)
BE FORWARD PRICE $14,050 - $86,000 $17,800 - $25,690
John Deere 1025R
John Deere 1025R is a four-wheel drive subcompact utility tractor manufactured by John Deere with a powerful 1.267L three cylinders, tier – 4 compliant diesel engine powered by Yanmar diesel. It has an engine gross horsepower of 23.9 hp (24.2 PS) and 17.2 hp (12.8 kW) power take-off (PTO) with a torque of 53.1 Nm (39.2 lb-ft) at 3200 rpm. The John Deere 1025R has many notable features and new functions that it can boast of which offers comfortable and convenient work for the operator. It includes: the iMatch Quick-Hitch Category 1 and iMatch Quick-Hitch bushings provide an easy and quick attachment using three fixed points for several tractor implements; the AutoConnect Deck System which easily connects the mid-mount mower deck without leaving the seat; a Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) and Twin Touch Foot Controls which help to provide more control in speed and smooth change of directions; and a foldable Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) or optional cab to provide comfort, safety, and convenience for the operator. It also comes with Power Steering, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Rear Work Light Kit, Dual Light Forward Lighting Kit, ROPS Lights Brush Guard Kit, Rotating Beacon Light, and Radio System which includes heavy-duty AM/FM, weatherband, auxiliary input, SiriusXM Satellite, and Bluetooth radio.
Kubota BX2680 is a four-wheel drive compact utility tractor produced and manufactured by Kubota in 2017. It is equipped with a 1.0L (61.1 ci) Kubota D1005 diesel 3-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which generates power of 25.5 hp (19.0 kW) at rated rpm 3200 and a power take-off (PTO) horsepower of 19.7 PS (14.5 KW; 19.5 HP) with 60.2 Nm (6.1 kg·m, 44.4 ft·lb) torque. Also mated to Hydrostatic Transmission with High-Low gear shift, 2 forward and 2 reverse gears. The Kubota BX2680 is easier to operate, versatile, fuel-efficient, and has the power to take on the toughest jobs such as landscaping, gardening, and snow plowing. Some of the notable features of the Kubota Bx2680 are the tilt steering wheel, cruise control, Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) with twin operating pedals for easier control of direction and speed, hydraulic power steering, foldable ROPS, reclining seat, full open hood, optional cab, and the Category 1 3-point hitch which allows to easily and quickly attach a wide variety of rear implements.
The John Deere 1025R and the Kubota BX2680 are both outstanding subcompact tractors you’ll find in the market today. They are good for mowing, landscaping, gardening, plowing, tilling, or any large-scale farm work that needs to be done. They are also fuel-efficient, durable, dependable, versatile, comfortable, safe, and at an affordable price. Both tractors are fitted with a powerful engine and equipped with great features which provide convenience and comfort while doing some of the hardest tasks. Purchasing either of the two is not a regrettable choice for they give the best results and outstanding performance. For more information and questions, please visit our store BE FORWARD.
Written by: Esther Abranilla