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 10-26-2003, 14:17 Post: 67135
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I have been looking at a jd 2210,w/ a 62" mmm,a 47" blower and 210 loader. I'm just not sure if it's enough tractor.
I have about two acres of lawn in and more to go, and about
two acres of woods. I also plan to blow my 200' driveway.
I just today sold my 25hp garen tractor with a 50" deck
and a 44" blower. It is going to snow any day now and I
need help!
My best price so far with tax and rebates is $15,750.00
for the package.
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 10-26-2003, 14:32 Post: 67137
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First off let me extend my welcome!

If your previous garden tractor was 25 hp with a 50" mmm and blower was not satisfying your requirements; I am inclined to think the 2210 may not either. The 2210 should definitely be enough tractor for 4 acres but your uses may deem more tractor. Best advice I can give you would be to demo the 2210 and some of the larger (say 4110, 4210,or perhaps a 790) and see which is to your liking. Then go for it! So much depends on the uses you will put the tractor to. Consider all the uses and size issues carefully before you buy. Good luck!






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 10-26-2003, 16:39 Post: 67141
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What kind of garden tractor did you have? What shortcomings did it have that caused you to want to replace it? Did you just sell it because it's old or something?






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 10-27-2003, 03:18 Post: 67167
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I did my 180' drive + large parking pads with my Craftsman 20hp 42" blower for 7 years....no problem. It has a 50" mower deck and did 1/3 acre of grass in 30 minutes.

My 2210 with the 47" blower and 54" deck almost seems like overkill. But, then, you get the capabilities of a real tractor. The Craftsman just couldn't do much more...the 2210 does. The issue then becomes: how fast do you want to do the job. The larger the tractor the faster the job.

Then there are those other considerations..like..getting the tractor into the garage with a standard 7' overhead door. The 2210 fits with 1" clearance..the 4115 wouldn't make it for me.

I personally think that a 2210 will fill the bill unless you need a backhoe. It will just take a little longer to do the same job as a 4115..etc.






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 10-27-2003, 04:07 Post: 67169
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I had a husqvana gt 250. I guess I need to explain more.
My biggest need is a loader, repair(fill) uneven ground,
firewood, brush cleanup,etc. Would love to have a sm. back hoe. pulling rocks ,drainage, I own a vermeer stump grinder.
so they would not be an issue. But I still need to mow and blow?






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 10-27-2003, 04:13 Post: 67170
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Thanks,
I guess I would like to do more, Don't want to drop 16000.00
an not be able to dig with it, but yet I need to mow and blow snow. I really want a bucket loader to move things around.






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 10-27-2003, 04:37 Post: 67171
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How does the craftsman and 2210 compare blowing snow?






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 10-27-2003, 09:47 Post: 67201
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Wildman, I think the 4110/4115 offer a folding ROPS as an option.

grinder, if you want John Deere and a backhoe I think you'd need to move up to the 790 with the 8B backhoe or the 4115 with the 46 backhoe. The 46 is a new model and they haven't updated their website so I'm not sure what models it fits. I know it fits the 4115 since Mark Hunstiger here has that setup. But you're not gonna get a 4115 with loader, backhoe, snowblower and mmm for $16000. The MSRP on a 4115 is $15999 and that's without any attachments. If you don't mind shifting your own gears the 4WD 790 is about $4k cheaper. The biggest criticism of the 790 seems to be it's dry brakes but it's a pretty solid machine.






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 10-27-2003, 10:18 Post: 67209
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One drawback about the 790 is that it has the transmission hump instead of the Flat operator platform of the Kubota B and BX s, TC Boomers, and Deere 4000 series tractors, for easier on off and backing up.

Not sure it has a Live PTO an important feature for Blowing snow. Hydo trans also allows you infinite ground speed control to help you avoid clogging the blower.

Did your Sears have a two stage blower? The Deere does. That alone makes a big difference.

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Good catch, Dennis, the 790 is transmission driven so it wouldn't be suitable for snow blowing.






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