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 07-12-2004, 16:55 Post: 90671
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 Need advice on which JD CUT to buy

I have 2 acres in southern Indiana, it used to be a soybean field and is a bit lumpy in spots. Right now it is waist-high grass and weeds. I also have a 10 foot tall dirt pile leftover from building a pole barn I need to deal with, but I need some of that to fill in the ruts and lumps in the property plus fill in where they dug out the area for the barn too big. In the future I would like to put in a large garden plot, do some landscaping. The lot is flat and clear with no trees, stumps or large rocks.

I was thinking of a JD 790 for its simplicity, it seems to be an old-school type tractor and being a total newbie to the tractor world that's fine with me. I was thinking of going with a FEL, 5-foot bush hog, grader box and a smaller cultivator, maybe a landscape rake too, eventually going to a finish mower after I get the property graded and smoothed out.

Any thoughts would be appreciated...even advice on older John Deere models. I have looked at older Ford 8N/NAA/2000's, Massey 135's, crappy Jinma's, and some really beat-up Cub Cadet lo-boys for sale in the local area.

I am a big guy, 300 pounds, and some of the sub-compact machines I've looked at just seem really uncomfortable, any big people out there like me your input is welcome on the comfort/ease of use of various machines even non-JD's.

Lastly, anyone have any comments on JD dealers in the Louisville,Kentucky area (specifically Ray's Lawn & Garden in Sellersburg,IN which is the closest JD dealer to my property).

Thanks,
Mike in Marysville, Indiana 47141






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 07-12-2004, 18:08 Post: 90684
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Your going to have to test ride some, The 790 will be way to small for a guy your size. they have a cramped cockpit.






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 07-12-2004, 20:46 Post: 90713
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Mike, I'm not quite your size (275), but I'm comfortable on a 43 or 4410 Deere. I'm both over 60 and overweight with some stiff joints. I don't recall the price of them but you can order a rear view mirror kit for either tractor, I've got mirrors on both mine and would'nt be without them. Go try one on for size and see how it fits. Best of luck. Frank.






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 07-12-2004, 23:46 Post: 90735
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I agree with Plots. I am 6-3 and 285 and I can't step on the gas pedal on a 790 without my knee dumping the bucket.






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 07-18-2004, 12:07 Post: 91221
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If you have never driven a tractor with a hydrostatic transmission, try one out. Any dealer will let you demo one at your house. I will never buy a gear drive unless it is so cheap, I know I will be able to sell it and make a few bucks immediatly. Don't let anyone tell you don't need a hydro. I'd take a used hydro over a new gear for the same price anyday.






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