Kubota B6000

Kubota B6000The Kubota B6000 is a utility tractor model from the B series, manufactured from 1973 to 1977 by Kubota in Japan. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) versions.

The Kubota B6000 is equipped with a 0.6 L (35.2 cu·in) two-cylinder diesel engine with 70.0 mm (2.76 in) of the cylinder bore and 75.0 mm (2.95 in) of the piston stroke, and a unsynchronized gear transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The Kubota B6000 utility tractor features:

  • The Kubota ZL600 diesel engine which produces 11 PS (8.1 kW; 10.9 HP) at 2,700 rpm of horsepower.
  • Manual steering
  • Open operator station
  • Category I rear hitch
  • Rear PTO with 565/842/1,346 rpm
  • 9.0 liters (2.4 US gal.; 2 Imp. gal) fuel tank

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelKubota B6000
Tractor typeUtility tractor
Production years1973-1977
Dimensions and weight
Length B6000: 1,820 mm (71.6 in)
B6000E: 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
B6000E-T: 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Width B6000: 920 mm (36.2 in)
B6000E: 920 mm (36.2 in)
B6000E-T: 960 mm (37.8 in)
Height B6000: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
B6000E: 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
B6000E-T: 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase B6000: 1,160 mm (45.7 in)
B6000E: 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
B6000E-T: 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Weight B6000: 390 kg (860 lbs)
B6000E: 350 kg (772 lbs)
B6000E-T: 350 kg (772 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity9.0 liters (2.4 US gal.; 2 Imp. gal)


Engine modelZL600
Engine type4-stroke, vertical, two-cylinders
Displacement577 cm3, (35.21 cu·in)
Cylinder bore:70.0 mm (2.76 in)
Piston stroke:77.0 mm (2.95 in)
Max. horsepower12.6 PS (9.3 KW; 12.5 HP) at 2,700 rpm
Max. torque33.0 N·m (3.3 kg·m, 24.3 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Lubricating systemForced lubrication by pump
Combustion chamberSpherical type
Fuel injection pumpBosch PFR fuel injection pump
Injection typeIndirect injection
Injection nozzleBosch DN12SD12
Fuel usedDiesel fuel No.2-D
Starting systemElectric starter (12V, 0.8 kW)
Starting support deviceGlow plug in combustion chamber
GovernorCentrifugal ball mechanical governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.200-0.250 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.200-0.250 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Forced lubrication by pump
Oil type:API CC or better
Oil capacity:2.0 liters (2.10 US.qts, 1.75 Imp. qts)
Oil filter:Full flow paper filter
Fuel system
Fuel injection pumpBosch PFR pump
Injection nozzleBosch DN12SD12 type
Injection timing:26° B.T.D.C.
Fuel injection pressure13.73 MPa (140 kgf/cm2, 1991 psi)
Cooling system
Type:Pressurized radiator, forced circulation with water pump (not included in the basic engine)
Thermostat’s valve opening temperature:80.5-83.5°C (176.9-182.3°F)
Temperature at which thermostat completely opens:95°C (203°F)
Coolant capacity:3.0 liters (3.2 US.qts, 2.6 Imp. qts)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering typeManual type
BrakesInternal-expanding type
Differential B6000: Bevel gear type (both fron and rear)
B6000E: Bevel gear type (rear only)
B6000E-T: Bevel gear type (rear only)
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear with dry single plate clutch
Gears6 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 11.9 kmh (7.4 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)


Front tires B6000: 6-12
B6000E: 400-9
B6000E-T: 20×800-10
Rear tires B6000: 7-16
B6000E: 7-16
B6000E-T: 27×850-15

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO type
Rear PTO speed565/842/1,346 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging system
Charging amps
Battery12V 65Ah

Hydraulic system

Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeGear pump
Pressure1200 psi (82.7 bar)
Pump flow2.85 gpm (10.8 lpm)
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