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 10-23-2003, 22:09 Post: 66937
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Hi guys.
Thanks for the input the other day on my question about the 2210 vs the 4110.
I only have 1.5 acres, but a JD dealer brought the 4110 out to my house (without purchasing it yet) to see what it looked/drove like on my yard. I have to say I FELL IN LOVE with it. My wife did too, or at least she said she did. My neighbors 2210 just didn't do too much for me. I am sure it is a nice machine. I guess I just liked the bigger tires etc......
Besides, I have A LOT of use for the 61" bucket, and we may be getting more land in the very near future.
Enough with the story..................... Smile

The 4110 should be here Saturday. YEEHA!!!!
I have a few questions:

1. I know JD says that the 4110 doesn't handle a posthole digger. I was wondering if any of you know if the 4110 can take an aftermarket 3 pt. posthole digger? If so, any suggestions on where to buy? Price?

2. Does JD offer an extended warranty that one should be looking at buying? I don't normally get them, but thought I'd ask.

3. I am going with the weights over the weight box. Any issues/suggestions with this?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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 10-23-2003, 22:53 Post: 66942
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Congratulations on your new addition! I'm sure you'll love it.

The 4110 has 17 pto hp. I've seen post hole diggers that work with as few as 14 pto hp, so one of those may fit. I wouldn't want to recommend one since I have no personal experience with them but some quick web searching should turn something up. Maybe someone else can recommend one.

Deere offers an extended warranty. Tractors are fairly simple to work on and if you maintain it well you probably won't need it. They're more reliable and less complex than a car. Personally, I wouldn't spend the money on one.

Your tractor manual will explain a lot about proper weight ballasting for your tractor. This is VERY important stuff so be sure you understand it. I'm not sure how much weight you bought, but when using the loader you will want to have an equal amount of weight on the rear. Use the weights specified in the owners manual. One trick a lot of people use is to hook up a rear implement for additional ballast. For example, if you have a box blade that might weigh 500 lbs you can hook it up when using the loader for additional ballast. Weight is weight.






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 10-24-2003, 06:52 Post: 66953
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ohnydeere1 ,

Congrad's on the new toy, oh I meant new "Tractor" !!
It can handle a PHD just fine. Their are a few people with the same machine and PHD, and it works well for them. Mark H is the first one that comes in mind. I'm sure he will provide info on that.
As for weight, do yourself a flavor and get the ballast box (it should not be extra $$- should be included) You absolutley need to conterbalance that 61" bucket. I have the same machine and bucket (4100 series w/61) My ballast box is 750 approx ( free weights) and loaded calcium tube tires..It can still lift the back end and then you run into the "pucker" factor..in other words you get scared straight (Smile !!
With the proper ballast it enchances the machines capabilities 10 fold...wheel weights are good as well and should be used w/ additional ballast. The wheel weights can replace the loaded tires if you chose not to load tires. Get a toothbar as well, enhances your digging capability 100X !!
As for extended warranty, they are nice to have but it depends on price. 4100,4110,4115 dont have the electronics controllers like the 4310 series and above. I would say they are very robust tractors and dont need an extendend warranty. But it's good to protect your investment...

happy motoring!,

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 10-24-2003, 08:05 Post: 66957
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johnydeere1, congratulations on the new piece of green and welcome if I haven't already! As already stated, Mark has used a PHD with his 4100 without problems and I am sure he will add his comments. The extended warranty is sometimes a good thing but more times than not a waste of money. Better to save your money for other things or later services and repairs. As far as the weights check you manual as Ken said and make sure you have the appropriate amount of ballast. This is especially and critically important on slopes as too little ballast weight on the rear tires can result in a skid to the bottom of the slope or hill. Ask me how I know. Wink yeah right Enjoy and be safe!






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 10-24-2003, 08:32 Post: 66963
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I think the reason Deere does not recommend a PHD has nothing to do with horsepower but rather the way the top link is mounted on the 4100.

I will refer to the 4100 because I have not looked at that facet of the 4110 yet and it may well be the same.

The top link mount is buried beneath the seat and is at the bottom of an angled bracket. It is this angled bracket that is the problem. My PHD on my 4100 didn't function well because it jammed into the angled bracket when I raised the boom.

I had the boom knuckle cut off and re-welded at a different angle and that solved the problem. I have looked at several makes of PHD's since then and thought most would work on a 4100 without modification.

The test: you don't have to hook up the whole thing, just attach the boom to the top link and raise it with your hands. If part of the knuckle hits the angled seat bracket, look for another make or style. If the first thing that stops the boom's upward movement is any other part of the tractor you should be alright.

My 4115 has a set of spacers between the rear end housing and the bracket in question which in effect raises the whole bracket and seat about an inch and provides the needed clearance to articulate the boom.

Coincidentally, Deere does recommend and sell a PHD for the 4115 so I think I am on the right track.






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 10-24-2003, 08:42 Post: 66964
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Whoops. Forgot to address the ballast question.

I would not operate that tractor with that large bucket without at least 900 pounds of rear ballast. That would be the MINIMUM, more might be better. It can be any combo of wheel weights or fluid or three point weight you choose.

If you think that sounds like a lot of ballast please see my #8 picture.

On the warranty question, let me know what you find. I just tried to buy an extended warranty a couple months ago and was told it was not available on this model.






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 10-24-2003, 09:43 Post: 66975
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Mark, did you get that extended warranty info from the dealer or right from JD? The literature clearly shows the "PowerGard Protection Plan" as an option on the 4010/4110/4115 specification page.






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 10-24-2003, 15:51 Post: 67015
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Mark,

What I want to know is.......................
WHAT IN THE WORLD DID YOU EAT THAT MORNING?
WOW!!!!!!!

I will be getting a box blade. It appears it may be around 500#'s.
I will check into wheel waits as well.

How much did you pay for your forks? I found out JD is coming out with new pallet forks right off the loader instead of the bucket. They will be about $600 vs. the current $970.

Take care,
Tim

P.S. I'll put my pictures up after I get the thing.






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 10-24-2003, 15:55 Post: 67016
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kwschumm

Thanks for your input.
I almost bought the weight package.
It was 6 weights at 70#'s each = 420#'s.
The box blade, I think, is closer to 500.
You are right. I could easily use that.

Thanks again,
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 10-24-2003, 16:00 Post: 67017
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Ducati996

I love your term........."pucker" factor.
I know it well. I just sold bobcat, and I've run into that factor many times.

Where would one get the "tooth" bar?
How easy it is take off, or is it permanent?
How much?
I could definitely see the advantages. That is a good point.

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