Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere: John Deere Review  -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum and Review Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere: John Deere Review -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 02-14-2006, 21:26 Post: 124518
chipster
2006-02-14 21:26:53
Post: 124518
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Need a new tractor to maintain 1 mile of hilly dirt road in the mountains, lots of snow to deal with in the winter, (Idaho) and grading, smoothing in the Summer. Looking at Kubota, Deere and New Holland. Any advice or concensus on which will perform best, what kind of HP do you suggest? Neighbor uses 26 HP Deere with rear snow blower. Thank you so much for your imput.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-14-2006, 22:02 Post: 124527
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

2
Filter by User
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

They all have their pros and cons. More important to me is the quality of the dealership and support. I bought green because I liked the ergonomics, the orange dealer sucked and the blue machines had weaker loader performance and didn't offer options I wanted. The blue loaders are now up to snuff so that's no longer an issue. If the dealer situation was reversed I might own orange instead.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-14-2006, 22:05 Post: 124528
chipster
2006-02-14 00:00:00
Post: 124528
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

How about the HP, I thought I'd need 35-40 to handle the grade I have on some of my hill, but neighbors 26-27 hp seems to make it ok?

Thanks






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-14-2006, 22:15 Post: 124530
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

2
Filter by User
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

One way to figure this out might be to get an idea of the size of implements you want to use and the pto hp required for them. Then you'll have your hp answer. If the price is too high you can downsize some. Then you can shop for dealers, price and features. If you're happy with the performance and speed at which your friends machine runs then you may already be in the hp ballpark. Much of hill performance depends on ballasting and traction (tires). If the hill is steep and turning around may cause a tipping hazard you may want to look for the widest machines and get tires/rims that can be set to the widest position.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-14-2006, 22:18 Post: 124531
Chipster
2006-02-14 00:00:00
Post: 124531
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Thanks for the help...Gives me more questions to ask my local dealer!

Thanks again!






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-15-2006, 06:57 Post: 124537
Art White



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Waterville New York
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6834
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

One thing I'd be looking into would be a front blower with a mile of roadway to clean. The rest is your desision just like Ken said to do, put a list together as to the jobs you want to do. Make it a list of everyday, weekly, monthly, yearly jobs. What you do everyday, or the most would be what the machine would be the most comfortable at. Buying to small might mean to much seat time to do the work you need done. To large and you might have to buy a smaller mower to finish.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-15-2006, 08:17 Post: 124544
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4278
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Which transmission is your preference, gear or hydrostatic drive? Be sure to verify the model you go with will support a mid pto. If in doubt, it has been my experience that you will wish you had gone larger as you use the tractor more. For that much snow blowing, I would suggest taking a hard look at a cab tractor. You can make do with less hp but I would be leaning toward 35 - 40 hp as you have already mentioned and more towards the 40. Deere, Kubota, and Kioti offer some real nice cab tractors.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-15-2006, 12:58 Post: 124554
Iowafun

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central Iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 955

2
Filter by User
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Where at in Idaho (went to high school there)? Also, what elevation are you operating at? That can rob significant Hp.

As you've been told, you won't regret more Hp. I'd seriously consider a unit that can handle a front mount snowblower so you won't be straining your neck riving backwards like with a rear-mount. Is you snow usually deep? Does it drift bad? Typiclaly powder or typically wet? What about summer duties?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-15-2006, 22:45 Post: 124586
Chipster
2006-02-15 00:00:00
Post: 124586
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Thanks for the info Iowafan. I have weekend property in the ClearCreek area, about 30 miles NE from Boise. Went to High School at Capital in Boise.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 02-17-2006, 12:19 Post: 124713
Iowafun

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central Iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 955

2
Filter by User
 Kubota vs. New Holland vs. Deere

Ok, I went to school up in the northern panhandle. Not close. I don't think people realize how big Idaho is from north to south.

Are you having much luck with getting the information you wanted?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Thread 124518 Filter by Poster:
Art White 1 | bvance 1 | Chief 1 | chipster 4 | earthwrks 1 | Franco 1 | Iowafun 2 | kwschumm 2 | Renob1 1 |




Most Viewed

+ John Deere 2210 Backhoe Review
+ John Deere vs Kubota Compact Tractors
+ John Deere 790 fuel shut-off solenoid failing???
+ John Deere low viscosity HY GARD
+ John Deere JD 4100 Wiring diagram
+ JD 790 or Kubota L3000DT
+ Should I buy a John Deere 4105???
+ John Deere 4300 turns over but won't start
+ John Deere 455 garden tractor
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Most Discussion

+ John Deere 4300 scuffing......
+ Possible Solution To The 4000
+ Dealer out to lunch
+ Just got my new JD 4410 - Prob
+ Hello Green, Goodbye Orange
+ Receiver hitch for iMatch
+ 4300 wheel bolt problems
+ 4000 Ten Series 50 hour break
+ Don't buy JD compact tractors.
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Newest Topics

+ John Deere 4100 gear 3 point not workin
+ 2000 John Deer Gator 4 X2
+ Mini Excavator SY20C - Small Body with Big Power
+ John Deer 1070 starting problem
+ John Deere 990
+ Tractors R Us
+ john deere 4100 with 410 loader hydraulic problem
+ John Deere 2032R Buying advice
+ John Deere 2010 loss of hydraulics
+ L110 John Deer Tractor gas smell







Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines