David: I got your email last week, but returning a response to you proved unsuccessful on two attepts.
Anyway, I got a Bush Hog 2246QT for my L275 last year. Handiest thing since buttons on a night shirt! Why I didn't do this before is beyond me!
I went with Bush Hog because I know the local dealer and the Bush Hog is a good product. The real selling point was that Bush Hog had mounting brackets readily available for a 20 year old tractor. This is important--a loader is a loader, but it's got to bolt up easily to the tractor.
I saved some money by doing the install myself--even picked up the loader at the dealer. Bush Hog has a Kubota orange color offering, but it is the newer color code and will not match our older paint color. I got an orange one, and it looks OK on the tractor if that's important to you.
The loader isn't the speediest thing in the world with respect to bucket dumping, but the 6.7 GPM L275 pump has output enough for satisfactory work speeds. Hey, were not loading out twin screw dump trucks with it, you know.
Lifting power is very good almost to the point where it might have too much. The front axle of the L275 is not the most robust thing in the world. I just travel very slowly with heavy loads so as not to put too much dynamic stress on things.
The steering input force is not objectionable even w/o PS. You will definitely need counterweight! I've loaded my tires and have added a weight bracket to the 3 point hitch and have about 600 lbs hung on it. Most of the time I have a drag blade mounted and some suitcase weights strapped to the blade frame. Hey, it works!
The set up isn't the best for digging. The concept of this loader is for handling loose material, and it shines when used this way.
Having a loader at one's beck and call has opened up tons of options on how I get things done now. I do a lot of tree clean up and handling logs is now a pleasure instead of a milk-straining pain. Don't tell anyone, but that loader is great scaffolding. Keep us posted.