The first big success for Kubota was in 1999 with the launch of the BX series. It was an excellent product combining characteristics such as diesel power, 3 point hitch, hydraulic systems and hydrostatic transmission. Besides these, it was a fair sized tractor, almost resembling a lawn machine with plenty of implements designed for getting everything done. The BX 2670-1 is only one of the four BX70-1 series.
By developing 19.5 horsepower PTO (power take-off), it gets very close to the machines designed to do real ground work (around 20 PTO). Unlike other transmission systems that are controlled backwards by raising the forward pedal, the hydrostatic transmission of this model is controlled by two pedals, one for each direction (forward and reverse). With a forward speed of up to 13 km/h and reverse speed up to about 10 km/h, this machine allows a good steering control.
Implement power and steering controls are linked through a single pump hydraulic system. This provides the 3-point hitch a lift capacity of around 310 kilos. Position control over this 3-point hitch is absent for this machine category, but Kubota does provide an inching control to allow the lower link arms to be lifted about half of a centimeter, each time the Rockshaft lever is pushed to the middle stop. This is also available in reverse, for lowering the arms with a pull of the Rockshaft lever. This is a small inconvenient, but is covered by the pricing of the machine.
It’s a pleasure for the operator of a BX 2670-1 to use the seat with a high back, which also has the armrests adjustable. The steering wheel falls into a comfortable position for the operator to use. The multiple orientation adjustments the chair bears is similar to the previous machine models. The dashboard is ergonomically set up, having the warning lights in the middle, no matter if for battery, fuel, lamps or flashers, LCD readouts for temperature and fuel to the right and, on the left, a needle 0 to 4000 RPM tachometer.
Interesting however is the fact that Kubota did not include a marking for the power take-off. A few other must-have accessories are the cup-holder, an outlet under the seat for 12 VDC, metal hood and fenders, as well as grab rails for both sides.
Using the LA 243A loader, the Kubota is able to lift about 250 kilos at about 1.8 meters high. This is a quick attach implement having built-in loader stands with an option for a bucket, that allows quick switchovers from one tool to another. Both pickup beds (some types) and a pull cart and can be accessed through the 133 centimeters dump clearance. An inline 4-port valve is the entry point for hydraulic hose connections. Using a 121 cubic centimeters bucket this model can reach a 450 kilo breakout force.
The BX 2670-1 model is a good option to consider for anyone looking for a machine to play the role of a SCUT tractor only with a different power.