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Old 01-12-2019, 09:35 AM   #51
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This guy has a very informative You Tube channel about tractors and tractor operating. I bought mu Kubota L3901 3 years ago and his channel has been very helpful. The link below is about which compact tractor he thinks is the best. Hope it helps.

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:46 AM   #52
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We sit right smack in the middle of a dealer of each JD, Mahindra and Kubota. When we purchased our Kubota L3800 in 2014, I shopped all 3 and went with the kubota based on price at sale, quality of service after the sale and references of reliability from friends with like models. Like anything there will be some that have bad eggs. We graduated from a 1952 8N to the L3800 and weve been happy ever since. Good luck in your decision and have fun while working with whatever you go with!!


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:39 AM   #53
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I bought a 50hp no frills Mahindra, only complaint is the transmission is not synchronized. For a working/pulling tractor it's fine. For anything else it sux. But the Idians got I right with the engine/no def.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:33 PM   #54
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Mahindra 4025 4x4 all steel construction(no plastic fenders or hood) with an International designed 4cyl diesel engine.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:00 PM   #55
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New or used. John Deere does have parts and service but it is VERY expensive if not under warranty. I am going to be a bit abrasive in this farm community, BUT I have a good friend that is now selling Yanmar. A group I knew nothing about, but seems to be gaining ground and steam in the market. Just from what I have seen, they are competitively priced and do well on service themselves.
Guess the point I am making is this. Sure Either tractor you asked about will get the job done and with enough pennies can be worthwhile. There are other options, and you owe it to yourself to find out about them.


My John Deere is a Yanmar . Great little tractor.

Id go with the one that offers you the best deal.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:26 AM   #56
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My John Deere is a Yanmar . Great little tractor.

Id go with the one that offers you the best deal.
Basically exactly what I did. Found a good deal on a JD that was used. Had everything I needed and a comparable mahindra or kubota new was around 10k more.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:44 AM   #57
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Kubota !
Need to second the Kubota input. This is a very good option.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:45 AM   #58
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I totally agree with which dealer will provide best service. In the past I was a die hard JD guy. The local dealership is so pathetic I decided to move on. I have dealership of all makes around me. When I was looking for a tractor for the ranch I looked at JD, new Holland, mahindra, massey and kubota
Absolutely nothing wrong with a Mahindra tractor. Just didn't have the features i was looking for in a tractor.

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Old 01-13-2019, 10:47 AM   #59
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I've always heard John Deere replacement parts are very expensive to replace, compared to Mahindra or Kubota.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:48 AM   #60
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I have to 2 buddies that mow and do dirt work on the side, both run Kubotas and love them.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:49 AM   #61
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Another vote for JD from me. Bought a 2005 JD 5303, 64 HP. Don’t know about dealer service issues because it’s never had to go back.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:39 PM   #62
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What's the old saying? John Deere....You can buy better but you can't pay more!

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:23 PM   #63
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I run a 48 HP Yanmar its been a pretty good tractor. All my family has run is Deere and Case.




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Old 01-13-2019, 09:39 PM   #64
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I chatted with the owner of a HUGE tractor dealership not long ago. His opinion was that JD and recently Kubota have slacked on quality and are just selling based on brand recognition alone. His recommendation was to go with a Branson. Cummins engine, better quality as they are still new(ish) in the market and want to build a name for themselves. If I were you, I’d chat with some local service techs as they see the good, bad and the ugly on a daily basis.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:51 PM   #65
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Swarovski or vortex

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Thats hilarious. Bought any Deere products in the last 3-5 years?
More like Nikon or Vortex.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:03 PM   #66
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I have had a Mahindra 4400 for about 11 years and I love it. It is tough. If you buy one be sure to get a front end loader with a quick disconnect.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:08 PM   #67
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Less than 100hp kubota greater than 100hp Deere or Case Ih
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:51 AM   #68
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I chatted with the owner of a HUGE tractor dealership not long ago. His opinion was that JD and recently Kubota have slacked on quality and are just selling based on brand recognition alone. His recommendation was to go with a Branson. Cummins engine, better quality as they are still new(ish) in the market and want to build a name for themselves. If I were you, Id chat with some local service techs as they see the good, bad and the ugly on a daily basis.
Branson was a brand I was extremely interested in as well. Problem was dealers. The closest one to me was over an hour away and just recently opened. The next one was about 3 hours away.

The Cummins engine had me looking. That and theyre heavy like a mahindra.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:24 AM   #69
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Kubota or mahindra not John deere
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:22 AM   #70
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I have been a kubota mechanic for the last 5 years and the quaility of the tractors has only got better, we always tell people is go operate whatever brands your looking at then make a decision.
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