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Is one better than the other? I'm thinking about purchasing one of them. Thx, Scott
 

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I know with the BX25 you have to buy the cat 1 3ph seperate. Does anyone know if it's a PITA to attach and if all the other implements can be use?
 

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Attaching the 3ph to the BX25 is the same as the BX24

The BX25 has the same engine as the BX24, same size and at first glance looks exactly the same. Their are a few nice improvements on the BX25, though.

Metal Hood
Better loader performance at idle
smoother transitions on the HST pedal from forward to reverse to neutral
The screen in front of the battery is now more rigid and easier to remove and replace
 

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To elaborate alittle more on the differences, there has been many complaints on the abrupt stop when operating the BX24 in reverse. There is a long thread here in this forum detailing it. The vast majority that participated in it considers it a flaw w/the BX24 where as a few indicated that it didn't bother them enough to be concerned with it. It should be noted that like it's predecessors (the BX22 and BX23), the BX25 doesn't exhibit any abrupt or jerkyness when stopping in reverse.

The BX24 was designed w/a composite rear fender and hood and the 1st production run of the BX24 saw the rear fender area crack where it bolted to the metal floor pan. Kubota released an upgrade for exisitng units and made a production line change to the rear fenders in a redesign and the installation of steel frame bracing under the fender and this corrected the cracking problem. Theres been no reported problems w/the hood.
Many manufacturers went w/composites in their tractors body's but Kubota decided to go back to a metal fender and hood on the BX25, like it's predesessors the BX22 & BX23.

Additional production changes included a new dash/gauge unit, a new tighter fitting screen cowling and tighter fitting rubber pads on the operating levers/handles.

Other than the reported abrupt stop in reverse, Kubota made production changes and corrected all the other issues that arose on the reengineered BX24/BX2350 units.

The only negative I've seen related to the BX25 is Kubota making the 3ph assembly an option. A $150 - $300 option......

Installation of the 3ph is similar between the BX24 and BX25 and once you've done it a couple times it doesn't take much effort at all.

If theres a huge price difference between the BX24 & BX25 and you can live with the reverse stop, the BX24 should work out very well for you but if the prices are close and/or you don't like the stopping of the BX24, the BX25 will make a very nice tool to add to your arsenal :D
 

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How heavy is the backhoe alone. Also, what is the weight of the BX25 with the loader, BH and 60" MMM all attached? Thanks, Scott
 

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Is one better than the other? I'm thinking about purchasing one of them. Thx, Scott
Don't know anything about the backhoes but I've had the 2350 and now the 2360. The reason for changing was the transmission but after 40 hours with the 2360 there are some other things that just make it nicer. Unless someones cutting a great deal on the 24 I would suggest get the 25.
 

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How heavy is the backhoe alone. Also, what is the weight of the BX25 with the loader, BH and 60" MMM all attached? Thanks, Scott
Not exactly sure about the weight, but on my B2320, the backhoe and the subframe weigh almost as much as the tractor itself!!



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How heavy is the backhoe alone. Also, what is the weight of the BX25 with the loader, BH and 60" MMM all attached? Thanks, Scott
I don't have the spec's for the BX25 but the BX23 should be pretty close.
BX23 weights:
Tractor w/ROPS.1520 lbs
FEL................... 430 lbs
FEL bucket.........132 lbs
BH.................... 578 lbs
BH 12" bucket...40 lbs
Total................2700 lbs
 

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Thx for the specs. It looks like I would need a trailer with a GVWR of at least 5000 lbs.
 
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