Kubota BX1500

Kubota BX1500The Kubota BX1500 is a sub-compact utility tractor model from the BX series, manufactured from 2003 to 2005 by Kubota. It was available in four-wheel drive (4WD) version.

The Kubota BX1500 is equipped with a 599 cc (36.6 cu·in) two-cylinder diesel engine with 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the cylinder bore and 73.6 mm (2.9 in) of the piston stroke, and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite (2-range) forward and reverse gears.

The Kubota BX1500 sub-compact utility tractor features:

  • The Kubota Z602-E diesel engine which produces 15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15 HP) of gross horsepower
  • Hydrostatic power steering
  • Wet disc type brakes
  • Open operator station with two-post ROPS
  • Category I rear hitch with 550 kg (1,213 lbs) of maximum lift capacity
  • Front PTO with 2,500 rpm (optional)
  • Independent mid PTO with 2,500 rpm
  • Independent rear PTO with 540 rpm and hydraulic clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelKubota BX1500
Tractor typeSub-compact utility tractor
Production years2003-2005
Dimensions and weight
Length1,905 mm (75.0 in)
Width1,145 mm (45.1 in)
Height ROPS: 1,765 mm (69.5 in)
Steering wheel: 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Wheelbase1,340 mm (52.8 in)
Ground clearance (min)142 mm (5.6 in)
Weight550 kg (1,213 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKubota Z602-E
Engine type4-stroke, vertical, two-cylinders
Displacement599 cm3, (36.5 cu·in)
Cylinder bore:72.0 mm (2.83 in)
Piston stroke:73.6 mm (2.9 in)
Compression ratio:24.0:1
Max. horsepower (gorss)15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP)
Max. torque
Emission typeEPA/CARB Tier 1 level
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Lubricating systemForced lubrication by pump
Combustion chamberSpherical type (E-TVCS)
Fuel injection pumpBosch MD type mini pump
Injection typeIndirect injection
Injection nozzleBosch throttle type
Fuel usedDiesel fuel No.2-D
Starting systemElectric starter (12V, 1.0 kW)
Starting support deviceGlow plug in combustion chamber
GovernorCentrifugal ball mechanical governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H)385 x 421 x 544 mm (15.16 x 16.57 x 21.42 in)
Dry weight57.0 kg (125.7 lbs)
Cylinder compression
Compression pressure:36.0-41.0 kgf/cm2 (3.53-4.02 MPa, 512-583 psi)
Compression differential limit between cylinders:10% or less
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.145-0.185 mm (0.0057-0.0073 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.145-0.185 mm (0.0057-0.0073 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Forced lubrication by pump
Oil type:API CD or CE
Oil capacity:1.9 liters (2.00 US.qts, 1.67 Imp. qts)
Oil filter:Full flow paper filter (cartridge type)
Oil pressure: At idle spped: 98 kPa (1.0 kgf/cm2, 14 psi)
At rated speed: 196-441 kPa (2.0-4.5 kgf/cm2, 29-64 psi)
Fuel system
Fuel injection pumpBosch MD-type mini pump
Injection nozzleBosch throttle type
Fuel injection pressure13.73-14.71 MPa (140-150 kgf/cm2, 1991-2133 psi)
Cooling system
Type:Pressurized radiator, forced circulation with water pump (not included in the basic engine)
Thermostat’s valve opening temperature:69.5-72.5°C (157.1-162.5°F)
Temperature at which thermostat completely opens:85°C (185°F)
Coolant capacity:2.8 liters (3.0 US.qts, 2.5 Imp. qts)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesWet disc type
Transmission manufacturer or modelHST
Transmission typeHydrostatic type (High-Low shift)
GearsInfinite (2-range) forward and reverse


Front tiresAg/Lawn/turf: 16×7.50-8
Rear tires Ag/Lawn/turf: 24×12-12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Control typeDirectional control, auto-return lever system
Lift capacity (at ends)550 kg (1,210 lbs)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO typeOptional
Front PTO speed2,500 rpm
Middle PTO typeIndependent
Middle PTO speed2,500 rpm
Rear PTO typeIndependent with hydraulic clutch
Rear PTO speed540 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging system
Charging amps
Battery12V, CCA 435A

Hydraulic system

Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center
Total flow5.5 gpm (20.8 lpm)


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Cutting width1,210 mm (48 in)
Weight93 kg (207 lbs)
Overall width1,540 mm (61 in)
Cut height20-100 mm (1-4 in)
Cut positions7
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Cutting width1,370 mm (54 in)
Weight102 kg (227 lbs)
Overall width1,700 mm (67 in)
Cut height20-120 mm (1-5 in)
Cut positions10
Kubota TG2754 front-mount 54″ blade with hydraulic lift and manual-angle
Width1,370 mm (54 in)
Height430 mm (17.0 in)
Lift height190 mm (7.5 in)
Cut depth60 mm (2.75 in)
Weight74 kg (165 lbs)
Lift typeHydraulic
Angle typeManual
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Clearing width1,270 mm (50 in)
Clearing height260 mm (10.5 in)
Weight95 kg (210 lbs)
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Height (to pin)1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Clearance, dumped bucket1,330 mm (52.4 in)
Dump reach740 mm (29.3 in)
Dump angle45°
Rollback angle25°
Breakout force (lift)350 kg (772 lbs)
Lift to full height (at pin)180 kg (398 lbs)
Bucket width1,210 mm (48 in)
Raise time to height2.7 s
Lowering time2.4 s
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