The John Deere 3E’s Yanmar diesel engine offers a smooth drive while packing plenty of torque. With 24.7, 31.2, and 37.3 horsepower options at 2500 RPM, you’ll be able to take advantage of fuel-efficient operations.
With an RPM of 2700, the Kubota L Series’ engine burns through more fuel, wears faster, and emits more noise. Kubota offers these tractors with horsepower options in 33, 37.5 and 47.3 hp.
John Deere’s hydrostatic transmission uses Twin Touch pedals for easy maneuverability and reliable steering, making it easy to drive around trees and other obstacles. Separate forward and reverse pedals require less effort for operation.
When it comes to Kubota, you’ll find a standard gear transmission on all L Series tractors. For an additional price, operators can upgrade to a hydrostatic transmission. Rather than pressing with your toe, be prepared to reverse by tilting your heel for hours on end.
It’s common for rocks and material to fall from your loader, but it should never result in damage. John Deere’s 3E Series uses a composite hood to resist potential denting and rusting.
Lower quality sheet metal material doesn’t stand up against dents quite like the composite hood does. The Kubota L’s sheet metal hood is much more vulnerable to rusting, denting, and scratching while at work.
John Deere prioritizes comfort without sacrificing performance. The scissor suspension seats keep bumpy rides feeling smooth. Because of the seat’s position, operators have complete visibility of their rear implements during operation.
With a coil suspension seat instead, the Kubota L Tractors are more vulnerable to rocky terrain and uneven ground. With a seat that’s more positioned further up, operators often have a hard time seeing their rear implements.
With the ability to attach rear implements without having to get off your tractor, the John Deere 3E Series makes it easy to switch from job to job.
Without a comparable system, the Kubota L Tractors require operators to manually align and attach implements to the hitch.
Easy maneuverability is a big part of working jobs around the land. With a 6.3-ft turning radius, the John Deere 3E Tractors can maneuver out of tight corners and throughout small barns.
With a 30% wider turning radius, the Kubota L Series isn’t as capable of working comfortably in tighter, more narrow conditions.