Good questions UrbanTractor
re. Kubota's B series. I can definitely see where a novis could get confused w/the B series lineup but when one compares the spec's and price points it starts to make more sense.
I think what Kubota is trying to do is provide as much tractor as they can profitably for a particular price point. For less than $1000 you can move up from the SCUT class (BX) into the CUT class (B2320) and get more power, more capacities and higher ground clearance. For 1K - 2K more you can move up to a bigger frame and more everything else w/the B2620. If you need even more pto hp to power larger rear pto driven implements you can move up for another 1K - 2K more to the B2920.
Now if you want to spend some more money because you need an bigger tractor, but not as big as the small L series, 1K - 2K more w/get you into a B3200.
The B3200 is rated for much bigger and heavier implements than the B2320/B2620/B2920 but it still has a lighter footprint than the L's which makes it easier on finished turf.
If you still want the lighter footprint of the B series but want more bells and whistles like position control, tilt steering, telescoping 3ph arms etc., and 26hp - 30 hp will work for you you can then move up into the premium B2630 or B3030. And finally, if you want all the benefits of the B series in a heated and A/C conditioned cab then the B3030HSDC is available.
My pricing examples aren't exactly accurate but they're in the ballpark.
These machines aren't cheap and most folks balk at dropping the large green on something they won't use everyday so keeping their products competitively priced is my guess as to why they make so many models in the B series.
re. new models. The BX's and standard B's have just recently been upgraded but the premium B's (B2630 & B3030) have been around for quite awhile now and I've been seeing references to a new replacement for the B3030. I don't know what the upgrades will be nor have I seen anything mentioned about the B2630 but I imagine it'll be upgraded but thats a swag on my part.
Sometimes Kubota tries to fill a nitch w/a special run model like the old B7510 Turf Special and the new B3300SU so it can get highly confusing trying to keep up with them
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