Kubota L1501

Kubota L1501The Kubota L1501 is a sub-compact utility tractor model from the L01-series, manufactured from 1975 to 1978 by Kubota in Japan. This tarctor was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) version.

The Kubota L1501 is equipped with a 743 cc (45.3 cu·in) two-cylinder diesel engine with 76.0 mm (2.99 in) of the cylinder bore and 82.0 mm (3.23 in) of the piston stroke, and a unsynchronized gear transmission with 16 forward and 4 reverse gears.

The Kubota L1501 sub-compact utility tractor features:

  • The Kubota Z751 diesel engine which produces 15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) of PTO output power.
  • Manual steering
  • Independent mechanical brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Category I rear hitch
  • Rear PTO with 540 rpm

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelKubota L1501
Tractor typeSub-compact utility tractor
Production years1975-1978
Dimensions and weight
Length2,300 mm (90.6 in)
Width1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Height1,270 mm (50 in)
Wheel base1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Weight700 kg (1,543 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity19.0 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKubota Z751A
Engine type4-stroke, vertical, two-cylinders
Displacement743 cm3, (45.3 cu·in)
Cylinder bore:76.0 mm (2.99 in)
Piston stroke:82.0 mm (3.23 in)
Compression ratio:21.0:1
Max. horsepower (PTO)15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 2,800 rpm
Max. torque
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Lubricating systemForced lubrication by pump
Combustion chamber
Fuel systemFuel injection pump
Injection typeIndirect injection
Fuel usedDiesel fuel No.2-D
Starting systemElectric starter
GovernorCentrifugal ball mechanical governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.18-0.22 mm (0.0071-0.0087 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.18-0.22 mm (0.0071-0.0087 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Forced lubrication
Oil type:DS or DM
Recommended oil:SAE 80
Oil capacity:3.8 liters (4 US. qt, 3.3 Imp. qt.)
Fuel system
Injection timing:25° B.T.D.C.
Fuel injection pressure13.73-14.71 MPa (140-150 kgf/cm2, 1991-2133 psi)
Cooling system
Type:Pressurized radiator, forced circulation with water pump
Coolant capacity:5.3 liters (5.6 US.qts, 4.7 Imp. qts)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD (L1501) or 4×4 MFWD 4WD (L1501DT)
Steering typeManual
BrakesIndependent mechanical
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse


Front tires Ag:: 4.00×12
Rear tires Ag:: 8.30×22

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Control typeFeedback rod
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO type
Rear PTO speed540 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps10A
Battery12V, 65 Ah

Hydraulic system

Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center with gear pump
Pressure2130 psi (146.9 bar)
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