Kubota L260

Kubota L260The Kubota L260 is a compact utility tractor model from the L-series, manufactured from 1970 to 1976 by Kubota in Japan. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Kubota L260 is equipped with a 1.3 L (77.6 cu·in) two-cylinder diesel engine with 90.0 mm (3.54 in) of the cylinder bore and 100.0 mm (3.94 in) of the piston stroke, and a gear type with dry disc clutch transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The Kubota L260 compact utility tractor features:

  • The Kubota Z1300 diesel engine which produces 26.4 PS (19.4 kW; 26.0 HP) at 2,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Category I rear hitch with 1,202 kg (2,650 lbs) of maximum lift capacity
  • Rear PTO with 540 rpm

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelKubota L260
Tractor typeCompact utility tractor
Production years1970-1976
Dimensions and weight
Length2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Width1,290 mm (50.8 in)
Height Steering wheel: 1,330 mm (52.5 in)
Exhaust: 1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Wheelbase1,600 mm (63 in)
Ground clearance350 mm (13.8 in)
Weight Operating: 1,197 kg (2,639 lbs)
Ballasted: 1,823 kg (4,019 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity30.0 liters (7.9 US gal.; 6.6 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine modelKubota Z1300
Engine type4-stroke, vertical, two-cylinders
Displacement1,272 cm3, (77.6 cu·in)
Compression ratio:21.5:1
Cylinder bore:90.0 mm (3.54 in)
Piston stroke:100.0 mm (3.94 in)
Max. horsepower26.4 PS (19.4 kW; 26.0 HP) at 2,600 rpm
Max. torque79.7 N·m (8.1 kg·m, 58.7 ft·lb) at 1,600 rpm
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 12V, 2.0 kW
GovernorCentrifugal ball mechanical governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Valve tappet gap
Intake valve:0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve:0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Forced lubrication
Oil type:DS or DM
Recommended oil:SAE 80
Oil capacity:4.8 L (5.1 US. qt, 4.2 Imp. qt.)
Fuel system
Injection timing:20° B.T.D.C.
Fuel injection pressure11.73 MPa (120 kgf/cm2, 1700 psi)
Cooling system
Type:Pressurized radiator, forced circulation with water pump
Coolant capacity:6.9 liters (7.3 US.qts, 6.1 Imp. qts)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDifferential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeGear type with dry disc clutch
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 14.1 kmh (8.8 mph)
Reverse: 9.0 kmh (5.6 mph)
Transmission oil capacity17.1 L (4.5 US. gal, 3.8 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Ag:: 5.00-15
Rear tires Ag:: 11.2-24

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Control typePosition and draft control
Lift capacity (at ends)1,202 kg (2,650 lbs)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO type
Rear PTO speed540 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps10A
Battery12V 110Ah

Hydraulic system

Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center with gear pump
Hydraulic capacity6.0 L (1.6 US. gal, 1.3 Imp. gal.)
Pressure1990 psi (137.2 bar)
Total flow4.7 gpm (17.8 lpm)
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