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Kubota L285 Maintenance

The Kubota L285 is a 2-wheel drive compact utility tractor. This model was manufactured from 1975 to 1981. The Kubota L285 driveline consists of a 90.7 cu.in (1.5 L) Kubota V1501-A vertical 4-cycle four-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine with a rated power of 30 hp (22.4 kW) at 2400 rpm, and sliding gear transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The maximum travel speed (forward and reverse): 14.3 mph (22 km/h) / 9.6 mph (15.5 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a flow of 6.2 gal/min (23.5 l/min). The main relief pressure is 2250 psi (155 bar).

The Kubota L285 is equipped with a manual steering system, wet disc brakes, 5.00x15 front tires, and 11.2x24 rear tires. The wheelbase is 67 in (1700 mm). The tractor is compatible with Kubota L1200 front end loader.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, gal (L) 2.35 (8.9)
Engine coolant capacity, gal (L) 1.85 (7.0)
Hydraulic/transmission fluid capacity, gal (L) 7.1 (27.0)
Steering oil capacity, qts (L) 0.32 (0.30)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type SAE 30, SAE 10W, 10W-30, 10W-40. API Service category CC, CD
Engine coolant type Kubota Antifreeze/Coolant
Hydraulic/transmission fluid type Kubota UDT or Kubota Super UDT
Front axle oil type SAE 80, SAE 80W-90 Gear lube

Service Intervals
Check hydraulic/transmission fluid level Every 50 hours
Lubricate axle hub bearings Every 50 hours
Change engine oil Every 75 hours
Clean engine air filter element Every 100 hours
Clean engine fuel filter Every 100 hours
Check battery and clean terminals Every 100 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 150 hours
Check steering oil level Every 150 hours
Inspect and adjust fan belt Every 200 hours
Adjust parking and service brakes Every 200 hours
Replace hydraulic/transmission oil filter Every 300 hours
Change hydraulic/transmission fluid Every 300 hours
Change steering oil Every 300 hours
Check and adjust engine idling Every 300 hours
Change engine fuel filter element Every 400 hours
Clean radiator fins Every 400 hours
Replace engine air filter element Every 600 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 600 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 1000 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number 15402-32430
Engine fuel filter part number 15221-43170 (Element)
Engine air filter part number 70000-11081
Hydraulic/transmission oil filter part number 37300-37710
Hydraulic/transmission filter gasket part number 04811-50600
Drive belt part number 15401-97010



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