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 12-18-2002, 07:36 Post: 46247
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

First I have been a big Deere fan all my Life. Owned several models 318, 322, 755 and most recently a 4310.

With the latest purchase in May I had some issue, tilt wheel broke, backhoe would never lift into position to pop l pins in, leak in the rear, seat bracket broke, loader valve sticky, gauges fog up, hoses pop off power beyond kit.

All of the items were addressed by the dealer, however it did take four trips for the backhoe issue.

I ended up selling the unit, thinking the 3 acers I have did not warrent that size machine. I have been searching for a replacement and was considering the 4110 but it appears somewhat smaller than my 755. So, and yes I know they make medication for this type of condition I went out and bought a new 4310 setup exactly like the one I sold. At least that was the plan.

I boycotted the first dealer, did not like the service managers attitute nor his followup with escation with Derre. For that matter, did not like Deer's follow up or concern on my issues-we had a district manager involved.

OK back to the story, so I go Sat to inspect the unit so he could deliver Monday. I get there and the unit is a mess, dirt everywhere. I brushed that asside for a monment and as him to show me how the backhoe comes on and off. SAME ISSUE he could not lift it high enough to get the L pins in and the routing on the power beyond hoses was wrong. After 1/2 he gave up and said he would get it corrected.

Keep in mind, I explained all of the past issues to the salesman and owner of the place, they assurred me I would not have the same issue.

Before leaving the store, I looked over the unit and it was a scratched up on the hood and plastic fenders. He said he would get it all cleaned up. Also the backhoe bucket, an 18" type looked like a cheap aftermarket, very thin compared to the 12" I had on the previous machine.

The question, do I go ahead with the purchase? 27K is a lot of cash just to cut my grass and move stuff around. I consider it like a new car purchase but the mindset of these dealers seems to be its just a tractor its going to get scratched and dirty-they feel its nothing a can of krylon paint wont fix.

The plastic fenders, entire platform also is a concern?

Back to the question, so I purchase?

The new Kubota 3430 is looking better and better for the same amount of cash I could have it.






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 12-18-2002, 08:03 Post: 46252
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

Say good bye to that dealer & machine
You should give someone else a try






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 12-18-2002, 08:33 Post: 46256
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

You are right, that is a lot of money to pay for a bucket full of familiar problems and a cavalier dealer attitude.
I walked away from a dealer and a deal because he repeatedly lied to me about the delivery date, which left me without a tractor I could use. So I would have no problem running, not walking, from this deal.






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 12-18-2002, 08:49 Post: 46258
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

I would consider the 790. You could do everything you mentioned and get good reliability and performance from a gear driven tractor for less loot.






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 12-18-2002, 08:51 Post: 46259
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I'd give Kubota a shot.






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 12-18-2002, 10:13 Post: 46261
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

I own a 990,and would have to agree w/Lou!






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 12-18-2002, 10:42 Post: 46264
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I own a 20 year old Kubota. Kept the filters clean, replaced the belts and hoses, flushed the coolant and replaced the oil. It has never let me down. Kubota Dealers I ve dealt with were very responsive ref to parts and attachment needs. Good Luck






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 12-18-2002, 10:51 Post: 46265
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

The main thing is to find a dealer you are satisfied with. The quality on most of the green/blue/orange tractors seem to be about the same whether they are from Japan or Korea. If you find a good dealer for them you might want to consider some of the other Korean brands too, such as Kioti or Branson. You will save up to 2 or 3 thousand dollars buying one of the other Korean brands.






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 12-18-2002, 14:56 Post: 46266
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

Go Kubota !
I bought a l3010 with backhoe and FEL and just love the machine.(70 acres fild & woods,1/2 mile driveway.)
This thing does a fine job with whatever task I put to it.
Read the Kubota board,no one ever complains.


Good Luck.






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 12-18-2002, 15:25 Post: 46268
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 Should I give Deere one more try of buy Kubota

I just sold a new Branson 3510 4x4 with a loader and hoe for under $20K. Hoe comes off in 2 minutes, and back on in 3. Nice heavy subframe mount. Branson actually builds several John Deere models for the Asian market....so you could still be a JD fan. (I'm on the west coast, so I am not trying to drum up business for myself.)






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