Kubota LA534 Front Loader Removal & Operation | Messick’s

[intro music] -Neil from Messick’s here
with the Kubota LA534 Loader. This is the loader that’s used
on the B50 series tractors including the B2650/3350 and 3350SU. Both are open station
and cab variants. We’re going to do a quick walk
around here on this loader to show you some features
and how it’s removed from the tractor. On the front of this loader here
you’ll see we have installed a skid steer quick coupler. This isn’t optional
in these series tractors but it is something that we think
really should be standard equipment for most people. Putting a skid steer quick coupler
on here allows you to lift these two handles
in order to release the bucket from the loader and swap it out
with oversized buckets pallet forks or other attachments. If you look at the front
of most universal skid steers or a lot of other tractors
in the business, you’ll notice
that about three-quarters of the machines
that are out there use this universal coupler on the front. Making it really easy to find
a lot of use and affordable or aftermarket options
to go onto your front loader. Kubota also includes a leveling rod
on this tractor. You notice this arm
that’s right in here gives you a visual indicator back here
at the operator station of exactly where the front lip
of your bucket is located. That way when you go to push
into a bucket to a pile of dirt you can have a visual reference
up here that your front bucket is level
when you push into the pile to keep it from riding up the pile
and not filling up when you go and push into it. You’ll notice
on a lot of economy loaders, features like this aren’t offered
in order to keep the cost down. On Kubota’s machines, here
they are including that. Kubota’s model numbers
do actually mean something. This LA534 Loader means
that this tractor can lift basically 534 kilograms
at the pivot point on the loader. If you multiply that 534 by 2.2
that tells you roughly 1100 pounds that this loader can lift
at the pivot point. Now, we do want to be cautious
to watch that that 1100 pounds, which is a spec
that many manufacturers rely on as a marketing number,isn’t reality for what this loader will lift. Because you don’t lift loads
back at the pivot point, you lift loads out
at the center of the bucket. If you’re looking
for a real true lift capacity for a very specific application,
make sure you’re looking at your lift capacities
at bucket center at full height, not at the marketing numbers
that some companies use at pivot pins
or at carrying heights. Kubota is very conservative
in their loader measurements. Whenever we give a number
on these things, we’ve never really seen
an application where somebody’s
not easily able to meet and exceed those numbers. You’ll notice that the process
of removing a loader from a Kubota tractor
is nearly universal across all the models. The first thing that we’ll do
is start the tractor and lower a parking stand
then pull some release pins and roll the loader away
from the tractor. [engine noise] [engine noise] Right on the bottom side
of the loader, here, on either side or two parking stands,
the first thing that I do is pull this cotter pin out
and lower the stand down, slide it over a can
and put it right back in place. Once that’s down,
we’ll use the loader in order to lift the front tires
of the tractor up in the air. When you do that, you force
the orange part of the loader here and the socket
down here on the bottom into alignment
and these black pins here on the side will be forced
into perfect alignment and slide right out. I did not prep this tractor
ahead of time, this is a random one that I picked out of a parking lot. Now, if you don’t ever do this
and these things sit for months and years without ever coming out
those pins can solidify themselves. Putting a little bit of oil
and grease on them to keep them fresh and clean
does help. Once you’ve pulled those pins out
you simply curl your bucket closed. You’ll see back here
that when I curled it, my loader socket
and my loader itself pulled apart from each other. Once I’m free there
I could take my parking brake off and back up. For the valve,
when the loader tractor right here Kubota is now locating it
over here off your side. If you’ve ever used
a loader foul before they all basically
have the same functions. Kubota has a little chart
right down here in the bottom, that shows
all the different positions and exactly what they do. Essentially, what you want to do
is push the valve forward in order to raise the loader up
and down and go left and right in order to curl the bucket. In addition to that
there’s also corner positions and float functions
in here as well. When I push forward
I can feel a little detent and the loader stick will click
and it will stay forward. Essentially, what that does is
it takes the boom cylinder down here and it locks the valve open,
allowing the boom to ride up and down on its own. If you’re going to push snow off
of your driveway, for instance, you simply push the loader up
into the float position so that the bucket will scrape
and contour with your driveway rather than digging out the low spots
and being too high on the high spots. There’s also a float
in the dump circuit as well and you can feel a small detent
in there that. What that does, is when you go
and dump your bucket down you can throw the whole way
over to the side into a speed dump position
that will simply open the valve up and let the bucket
flop right over and go. While you’re working this stick
you can also pull into the corners and stroke those functions
simultaneously. This is one of the things
that Kubota does best. [engine noise] You’ll notice that a lot of loaders
that are on the market doing functions like,
raising and curling at the same time are really difficult. Kubota uses a type of valve
where all these functions can be operated at the same time,
making functions like lifting and curling really easy to do. You can look at a lot
of other leading loaders on the market and see
that you go up and then over and up and over and up
and over and up and over, which is just not nice to operate. Even though
they have those corner functions like the Kubota loaders do,
they won’t move both functions at the same time. You’ll get one or the other
because the valves aren’t balanced as well. Just because you see a loader
that shows those functions and has those positions,
don’t assume that it works this well without getting in the seat
and actually working the loader around
and seeing how the functions work. That’s a really
significant contributor to being able to work quickly
and efficiently and predictably. Predictability
is one of the biggest things that I like on a tractor
because when I move a stick or a control, I want to know
what’s going to happen. When your valves aren’t balanced well
you’re not always sure when you’re in a corner position
if your loader is going to lift or curl. Rather than getting
that herky-jerky motion the Kubota loaders do a great job
of being very balanced as they go up and down. That’s a Kubota LA534 loader. If you have any questions so we can help you out
with these things, give us a call. We’re available at 800-223-373
or online at messicks.com. To see a video on the tractor
that goes along with this loader, click right up here or to check out our website
click right over here. [music] [music]

34 comments on “Kubota LA534 Front Loader Removal & Operation | Messick’s”

  1. onelonleyfarmer says:

    what a good job on this video…

  2. Ron Standley says:

    Thanks for putting forth the effort to produce this excellent video. You helped me understand – clearly – how the loader is removed & reinstalled.

    I'm a tractor rookie that just completed the 200 hour service on my B3350. Being able to remove the loader made access a bit easier. If we lived closer, you'd certainly get my business.

  3. Jonathan Allen says:

    Neil, you do a great job of presenting your products in these videos. Messicks is lucky to have you as a team member!

  4. kahvac says:

    First rate video ! Excellent presentation, knowledge, and believability. Looking forward to more of your videos. How to videos would be nice. Thank you.

  5. John Morman says:

    Are you sure about the skid steer quick attach? I know the B26 uses one, but I thought the B50 used the same quick attach as the previous B series, which is not a SSQA. I'll note that the Landpride grapple has a separate design for the Kubota B series and one for a SSQA (like the B26)

  6. Mike F says:

    Do you happen to know if an older BF300A Kubota FEL operates the same way, or is the jerky single function type that you described on other manufacturers units?

  7. Timos Chatzinikolaou says:

    How much does it cost?

  8. captmikemm says:

    Great job explaining. I am about to purchase one and this has helped a lot. Thank you

  9. Vicki Poe says:

    you do a great job Neal! Messick needs to pay you well!

  10. Ranger42 says:

    Another out instructional video. You've sold me on Kubota.

  11. Klohorys Pacheco says:


  12. CaptainPetrolburner says:

    Looks awesome. Kubota B2650 is at the top of my short list.

  13. Phillip Saunders says:

    Love your video productions. The bucket needs a tooth – bar installed.

  14. Drew Wilke says:

    I never have to do the jerking loader movements on our John deere's maybe because I'm experienced and it comes second nature to me but I think that when people say they don't like how the have to stop the raising of the loader to level the bucket is because they are not experienced at using a loader. I have used many loader brands and never had problems. Content of the video is still good though.

  15. Daniel Garcia says:

    I want one

  16. Thomas Van Ende says:

    Will this loader fit on a kubota b2530

  17. William Knight says:

    I talked to this guy the other day he was helpful.

  18. Steve Alexander says:

    Great vid, as usual, love Messicks, but there is one big problem. You didn't show how to release pressure and disconnect the hydraulic lines before you backed away. Some noob is going to have a very unhappy event following these instructions.

  19. chris price says:

    Thank you for the details…I'm a newbie to a Kubota..was shown the basics and told to get to work…so tips on the pivots are awesome details that I needed

  20. stacey Roberts says:

    How much for loader please

  21. Demolition Cam says:

    Do the B50 series have a mid mount pto

  22. ENDURO100 says:

    fantastic and great video and very knowledgable ….thanx really helpful as im buying one and collecting from an auction site??

  23. Ty Gorinski says:

    I didn’t know Mac from always sunny in Philadelphia started selling tractors for a living.

  24. msgt1942 says:

    I can see a new person busting his hydraulic lines

  25. Ryan Brooks says:

    I wish I had quick attach bucket and not a pin on and thanks for the tips I just multiplied that and it comes out 912LBS.

  26. Ryan Brooks says:

    Is that on b2320 as well? And does lock in place?

  27. Ryan Brooks says:

    I do that with my father's.

  28. NHN STUDIO says:

    thanks you so much

  29. oregonlt3 says:

    On the arms of some (Most?) kubota loaders there are an extra set of holes behind where the bucket cylinders attach. Any purpose to them? Increased bucket rollback?

  30. Brian Medeiros says:

    Does the b2601 have a speed dump?

  31. H Phillips says:

    I was on the fence between kioti and Kubota till I tried the kioti loader. It's almost impossible to do 2 functions with the kioti loader.

  32. crowel57 says:

    I've rented a Deere 310J and have used my dad's Mahindra Max 26. Both had that "herky-jerky" motion as you pointed out with the front loader and I couldn't stand it. I'm pretty much sold on a B2650 just based on your videos, but haven't had a chance to try one out, yet. Can't wait to operate the loader and see the difference.

  33. Matt White says:

    Thanks, Awesome video.

  34. Mark Pool says:

    Steve Alexander Pretty sure they edited out the scene of the lines being ripped out @ 4:12 😂 Sorry Neil!

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