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 08-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 6960
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 JD 4600 vs. Kabota 4310

Can someone help ?? I am considering trading in my JD 950 for either a JD 4600 or a Kabota 4300 with hydro.I was very dissappointed in the quality of the JD 4000 series. The prices are comparable. I have never had a Kabota but they appear to be better built than the JD. Which of the two is a better all around tractor ???Thanks,JMO'D






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 08-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 6965
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 JD 4600 vs. Kabota 4310

The 4600 has too many advantages over the Kubota to list , capacties,final drive actually making power to the ground ect. Theonly advantage Kubota DOES have is really ....AVAILABILTY.... John Deere CANNOT ......right now,.... match that ! Especiallyon their Hydro'sPhil






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 08-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 6967
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Phil:Please go ahead and list those specific "advantages" JD has over Kubota. I own a Kubota and didn't realize I was missing out.






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 08-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 6968
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 JD 4600 vs. Kabota 4310

I guess the main advantage of the John Deere is that the loader frame is lightweight and does not connect the front, middle and rear of the tractor. This causes the owner/operator much pleasure every time the bolts loosen up or break. It's a funny thing that Kubota is the only company building a decent loader & frame these days. Also, for those of you considering a ford, We see the same bucket loaders on newer 20 series tractors that were put on 1710's and 1910's. Most of which have been broken in half several times by know. Not trying to be a wise ass or a know it all but I am in the tractor buisness ( I do not own a kubota franchise either ) and have experience with all brands. The Kubota is a superior tractor.............PERIOD






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 08-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 6970
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 JD 4600 vs. Kabota 4310

For what the benefit of experience is worth..... I operate a commercial landscaping business in which we use a small fleet of compact's (presently 6 of them), and they operate 12 months a year. I have tried every make out there over the years, and even operate a few customers equipment for them. Without a doubt, there is no beating a Kubota, period. Some features on other machines may seem more convenient, some spec.'s may look more impressive, BUT, after at least 25 machines, over 15 years, and probably 125,000+ hours in total, I wouldn't hesitate to recomend or buy another Kubota. I know I will be flooded with comments over this but, its like trucks, they all work, what works for YOU is whats important. I have only had ONE breakdown in all that time, an injector pump.






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 08-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 7007
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I'm not trying to be spelling critical tractorman, but your first two sentences are either sarcastic or wording improperly. OH, and thanks for your one sided opinions and lack of perspective for what might be important to some of us. I won't disagree with you about a higher loader strengh and other facts and figures you can toss out. But not everyone has a need to push equipment to the breaking point, and require that last few lbs of breaking force on the loader to keep things together. Or use it everyday like a landscaper would. First of all, the ability to change implements easily, probably isn't a landscapers highest priority. The mower gets used every day on one unit, and the loader is probably on another. (Based upon local Landscapers). But what about the guy who mows in the morning and needs the loader in the afternoon? Lets me tell you my experience with Kubota..... Even when you remove the so called "quick Disconnect" Kubota loader, half of it is still mounted on the tractor and in the way of engine access. Not to mention the extra few hundred lbs you are toting around on your lawn. The two seperate, loader mounted hydraulic "lever" design was outdated years ago. Labels for indications and marking things also invented years ago. Based upon my need to ask the dealer what unmarked levers & switches performed. The turning radius of 4WD's significantly reduced years ago. I guess Kubota still rely's on the old multiple K turn method for the guy who wants to mow around a tree. And I have only heard Kubota owners post the CTB how to install/remove a belly mower, something that should be in a manual at a minimum. The Hydro pedals constantly caught my foot. Guys complain about the jerking effect created when driving over rough terrain, due to the vertical pressure hydro pedal. The back-up lights on my truck are more powerful than the B's headlights. And the absolute best!!! Who ever heard of putting the independent brakes on the same side as the hydro controls? And you can have all this for more money than any other make, from a dealer with the "Holier than thou" attitude to boot!! My point in telling you this, is to be careful when shouting your opinions about what is BEST. Different things are important to different people. I do agree that Kubota is ONE of the best tractors made, and maybe other makes/models have things less bulletproof than Kubota. But don't think what I mentioned above is any less important to some. Kubota is far from perfect in some areas, they are also in need of walking a path, already made by others.....PERIOD!






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 08-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 7011
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Oh no, Lee Forsomething, KubotaMan, TractorMan, PlowMan is back!!!! And guess what, he still has orange underwear...






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 08-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 7021
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Kubota is an excellent tractor. However, just hope you dont need parts or service work. Parts prices are extremely high and its hard to obtain service from my local dealer. Deere's are also excellent tractors, but at least I can depend on service after the sale with them (i.e. parts products, service work, etc)






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 08-18-1999, 00:00 Post: 7067
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Let me see if I got this right: You are very disappointed in the quality of the JD 4000 series and consider the Kabota better built. They cost about the same and you are still confused as to which one to buy?? I think you answered your own question. It would have to be one HECK of a post to get me to change my mind and spend my 25K on a product that I was disappointed in. For what it's worth, I looked at both and thought they were fantastic tractors. Went green because of superior dealer, higher resale, great financing, easy parts availability, higher published specifications and that general glow that comes with owning something with an American heritage. I don't think you will be disappointed with either one.






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 08-18-1999, 00:00 Post: 7072
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Where can I look to see which has the higher resale - JD or Kubota?






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