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Old 02-26-2018, 07:54 PM   #51
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not sure I've heard or scene a 1600LB bale of hay. it would have to be at the highest density from a Dry Matter per Cubic Foot on a 5x6. We bale hay and our bales are 1200 5x5. Do you have weights? is it an old JD?


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Old 02-26-2018, 08:03 PM   #52
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:06 PM   #53
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Most of the Deere less than 75 hp (e series) are made in India/Yanmar engines or what not. Anything smaller than that, you ought to be looking at Kubota. Don't know much about Mahindra, but you'll likely get any difference in price back at resale on the Kubota. Most (not all) of the Mahindra dealers I see don't have near the service dept of the Deere and Kubota dealers, and getting parts can often be a slog of a wait.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:16 PM   #54
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not sure I've heard or scene a 1600LB bale of hay. it would have to be at the highest density from a Dry Matter per Cubic Foot on a 5x6. We bale hay and our bales are 1200 5x5. Do you have weights? is it an old JD?
5 x 6 alfalfa, I have a box blade on back. That tractor is about 10 yrs old, bought it new.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:17 PM   #55
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Sorry to thread jack...but I have the opportunity to buy an 82 hp 4wd John Deere 2940 that was made in 1982. Has about 2000 easy hours on it mowing a Pecan orchard and I know the fella selling it. Has been sitting up for a few years now tho. Can be bought for 14k. Deal or look for something newer?


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Old 02-26-2018, 08:34 PM   #56
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I own both brands.
90 hp Kubota-great tractor
90 hp JD worst tractor I ever owned
130 hp JD best tractor I ever owned

There’s a true saying. Less than 100 hpKubota, more than 100 JD.
We have almost identical tractors plus a 70 horse kubota, I agree on all points.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:32 PM   #57
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I have a Kubota M7040. Love it. Go as big as you can afford.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:39 PM   #58
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which is the better tractor? It will be a 4WD

looking at getting the Kubota L3301 or the L3901 or the John Deere 3033R or the 3038E.

mostly will be doing shredding, small food plots, and some hauling dirt and rocks. what do y'all prefer?
If you are going to be doing a lot of dirt work, or backing up under trees while mowing, do yourself a favor and get a hydro or powereverser trans.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:01 PM   #59
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I looked at both and got the Kubota 43hp
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:31 PM   #60
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I got a JD 3038e several years ago...local dealer. No issues. Use it mainly for building fence, mowing and putting in food plots. It does all I need. I wouldn't be without the pallet forks...handier than a pocket on a shirt...especially for hauling larger hedge corner posts. A friend of mine had a Kubota for a number of years and recently bought a JD 3032. He thinks it is a lot better machine and is the mechanical type that can take a tractor apart and put it back together. FWIW. There's not a lot of Kubota power in my area.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:32 AM   #61
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I had a choice of the 2. I took Kubota never looked back love it
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:03 AM   #62
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Sorry to thread jack...but I have the opportunity to buy an 82 hp 4wd John Deere 2940 that was made in 1982. Has about 2000 easy hours on it mowing a Pecan orchard and I know the fella selling it. Has been sitting up for a few years now tho. Can be bought for 14k. Deal or look for something newer?



Seems to be in the money if thats what you are looking for. Those were good tractors.


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Old 02-27-2018, 09:04 AM   #63
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I hear comments on pre emissions Kubota? What year model did kubota start putting the emissions on their tractors? Thanks


Depending on size: 2013


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Old 02-27-2018, 09:06 AM   #64
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Don't forget to look at New Holland. I have one and really like it. I'd rate it way better than JD.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:08 AM   #65
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Thank you all for the great information
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:22 AM   #66
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ill probably be getting a larger Kubota the 47 or 50.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:24 AM   #67
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Of the two, I'd go with Kubota.

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...in my opinion, I would strongly consider a Mahindra too. if I was looking, I would look at them real hard, you can usually save some money...and they have 5yr powertrain warranty too...
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yep. definitely give a look at the used market pre DEF. He will also be able to afford a bigger tractor. I will say got a 5085 and haven't had any issues with the emissions stuff. Mahindra and LS are really making some noise and make a nice tractor for the prices. Or just go find you a Deer 4020 0r 4440!!
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I looked at & researched a lot of tractors before I bought my new 5570 (70hp, 4x4) Mahindra. No DEF/DPF, no computer, manual controls, open station, FEL....exactly what I had in mind when I started looking and I REALLY like it. Out the door for >$31K right before the end of the year.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:32 AM   #68
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http://www.tractordata.com/farm-trac...eere-2940.html

I would say that is a good price, and a lot of tractor for the money.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:19 AM   #69
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ill probably be getting a larger Kubota the 47 or 50.
I work at a kubota dealer in service, if you dont mind coming down to temple we can get you taken care of
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:51 AM   #70
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I work at a kubota dealer in service, if you dont mind coming down to temple we can get you taken care of
thats where I plan on getting it at. do you have a number I can contact you?
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:02 PM   #71
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yep. definitely give a look at the used market pre DEF. He will also be able to afford a bigger tractor. I will say got a 5085 and haven't had any issues with the emissions stuff. Mahindra and LS are really making some noise and make a nice tractor for the prices. Or just go find you a Deer 4020 0r 4440!!
I have 40hp LS and haven't had any issues 530 hrs on it. I run 6 ft. implements with no problems. Move heavy round bales, tiller, brush hog, etc.....for as much tractor as I got I couldn't justify going green or orange, Kioti would have been the closest in pricing
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:35 PM   #72
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I have a 95hp Kubota, it is 10 years old and is a workhorse with no problems. Go as big as you can afford, you will be glad you did.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:08 AM   #73
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We went with the kubota L4701
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:59 AM   #74
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Get the Kubota. Go bigger, get something around 45hp, you’ll thank me later.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:40 AM   #75
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I am not going to say anything bad about a Kubota because #1 I can't... and #2 I have never owned one. What I can tell you is this, when looking around and researching last year between the 2 I went with a green one. I bought the 4066 which is a smaller frame tractor with 66hp. It will seriously shred some stuff with that kind of hp. I wanted the medium/heavy duty shredder so that I could mow some rough stuff. The smaller hp tractors will not be rated for the heavy duty 6' cutters. The lift on my tractor lifts that big cutter fine, but you definitely know its there.

Also like someone else pointed out, I went with the HST trans as well, and am very GLAD I did.

Also, if your buying a loader...look at where the joysticks are. I don't like them out on the loader where you have to reach out for it. Also, pay the money for the HD bucket and put a tooth bar on it. It really helps when clearing or trying to dig things as well as keeps your bucket straight.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:47 AM   #76
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What ever you buy, get one with a cab. I just bought a new blue one with a cab. The a/c and heater is awesome. I’ll never own an open station tractor again.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:59 AM   #77
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I know a guy who has a 3901 and it does exactly what you are doing on about 90 acres. I would go 50 or 55 horses. I bought a BX2250 then traded it for a B7800 (30hp). The L frame is the heavier than the B's and BX's obviously but that 47 and 55 from Kubota can't be beat. I know a guy who also owns a Mahindra. I wouldn't own one but lots of folks like them and lots of folks dislike them.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:13 PM   #78
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Glad they got you taken care of come by the shop out back if you pick it up
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:06 PM   #80
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which is the better tractor? It will be a 4WD

looking at getting the Kubota L3301 or the L3901 or the John Deere 3033R or the 3038E.

mostly will be doing shredding, small food plots, and some hauling dirt and rocks. what do y'all prefer?
Used to bale hay with a guy, bought a brand new John Deere and had a 5 year old Kubota. Needless to say he was disappointed in the John Deere and jumped back in the Kubota. From experience Kubota is the way I would go.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:13 PM   #81
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I have both a 50hp and a 21hp 4 wheel drive Kubota.

I got the 50 first and then the 21hp for another small piece of property we used to have in Rockport.

From experience, i strongly suggest that you go with a bigger model. Granted they will not fit into the smaller space, but they will do so much more.

Also get the largest bucket that your tractor will handle. Do not save money and get a smaller bucket. Make them weld the chain hooks onto the bucket for you before you buy it. Simple thing, but that sure does save time when you want to hook a chain to something, instead of wrapping it around the bucket or hooking it on the lip.

Buy the tractor to do everything you might want to do in the future and buy it like it will be the one and only tractor you ever buy.

You will not be sorry if you do.

Also at times you can find deals on them for 0 down and 0% interest. I did so and saved a ton of money on interest.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:35 PM   #82
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I love my kubota m7040.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:09 PM   #83
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I have a Kubota m7040 cab tractor a Kubota mx4700 and a IH 684.
Love the Kubota. I have owned the mx4700 for 4 years not a problem one. Just bought the m7040 but I expect the same reliable service out of it as well.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:02 PM   #84
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I am not going to say anything bad about a Kubota because #1 I can't... and #2 I have never owned one. What I can tell you is this, when looking around and researching last year between the 2 I went with a green one. I bought the 4066 which is a smaller frame tractor with 66hp. It will seriously shred some stuff with that kind of hp. I wanted the medium/heavy duty shredder so that I could mow some rough stuff. The smaller hp tractors will not be rated for the heavy duty 6' cutters. The lift on my tractor lifts that big cutter fine, but you definitely know its there.

Also like someone else pointed out, I went with the HST trans as well, and am very GLAD I did.

Also, if your buying a loader...look at where the joysticks are. I don't like them out on the loader where you have to reach out for it. Also, pay the money for the HD bucket and put a tooth bar on it. It really helps when clearing or trying to dig things as well as keeps your bucket straight.
Great, that is the one I am looking at now.
The largest of the compacts. The biggest one they offered when I bought my last New one was 48hp.
I love my power reverser, but sounds like you like the hydro???
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:24 PM   #85
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I have an older Case 485, early 90's era 54hp 2 wd tractor. While I cant really help on the Orange/Green thing. I have one plot of 250 acres used for ranching and the Case 485 has been well suited for that acreage. I use it the clear brush, you can search my username and Ratchet Rake for pics. It will pull a 7' brush hog with no issues and I mean running over brush, not just cutting grass. One other thing to consider in the bigger is better thought process is getting it repaired. Can you haul it to the shop or is it a field service tractor? While having 4x4 is nice, having a FEL is much better. So if either one is a deal breaker, keep the FEL option
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:35 PM   #86
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We have a 50 horse Kioti. Partners wanted a 37 horse. I balked and they needed my credit line to get it done. Spent a little more but worth it. The shredder handles what we need it to and the bigger front bucket helps as well.

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:00 PM   #88
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After about a half dozen of the greenies, I finally settled on two of the orange ones

The newest one is a MX4800....with some new attachments.... added a brush grapple and a backhoe to this one



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Old 03-14-2018, 10:25 PM   #89
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the kubota we have on the property is a tank. well...... until one of the property helpers put gasoline in it hahaha! Now it sure looks nice sitting out in the field.

They are great tractors, i use their SxS and zero turn too.
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