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 01-14-2003, 17:50 Post: 47508
Loren Larkin
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 Buying a B7100HSD Maybe?

Hello,

My husband has had it with our Cub Cadet and has come across what looks like a good deal on a Kubota. I was looking for opinions on this. It's a 1996, B7100HSD, compact 4WD tractor with 350 hours, 60 inch deck, turf tires, hydraulic 3 point hitch and bucket. The guy wants $7800 for it because he is buying a new house and needs the money. It's in new condition. He has the manual, maintenance records etc. This is supposed to be a good price. We would use the tractor for mowing a large area, plowing the 600 foot driveway, pushing small amounts of manure around now and then and various odd jobs for a very small family farm. (the guy selling it will be working for my husband shortly so it's probably all that he says it is :-0

So what do you folks out there think?






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 01-14-2003, 18:42 Post: 47510
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By "large area", how many acres do you mean?

This machine has ~17 HP. It'll pull a 48" rotary cutter, if you're cutting brush (which the mid mount mower won't handle).
That 600' drive could be a hassle plowing (depending on how much snow you normally get. The HP should be able to handle a 48" blower. You'll probably need a 3 point hitch type snow blower, by the way). Otherwise, that's a heck of a drive to push with a blade.

I would find out if the cooling system is a thermo-syphon type.






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 01-14-2003, 20:20 Post: 47516
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No power steering with a loader is taboo for me!






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 01-14-2003, 20:29 Post: 47518
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"I would find out if the cooling system is a thermo-syphon type."

Why please?






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 01-14-2003, 20:31 Post: 47519
Loren Larkin
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I mow about 2 acres and once a year do a few small pastures (an acre or so)






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 01-14-2003, 23:12 Post: 47527
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 Buying a B7100HSD Maybe?

Art is right, I would never consider a tractor for 7800 without power steering. No power steering is the major problem with this tractor. For that kind of money there are many better values for the money. Seek and you will find.






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 01-15-2003, 07:42 Post: 47536
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 Buying a B7100HSD Maybe?

Thermo-siphon is a cooling system without a pump. It may seem odd from a conventional point of view but I've heard that the systems work OK. Even with my conventional system, I avoid such work but mostly because I don't like the heat and because I don't want to change to a 15W-40 oil for a few days a summer.

Maybe a conventional system is a bit better for long periods of heavy work on hot days. However, the systems do save a bit of HP that isn't needed to run a pump and of course there isn't a pump to wear out.






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 01-15-2003, 08:22 Post: 47537
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LL, just for the sake of clarity, where is the bucket you mention? Is it on the front of the tractor (front end loader) or is it a three point scoop on the rear?






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 01-15-2003, 14:47 Post: 47561
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I will be the lone positive poster here, I guess. First off, if the tractor has a front loader it is a good price. No loader, and it is a fair price only, at least by my Upstate NY price standards. I would simply test drive it to determine whether you can live without power steering. I dont mind small loader tractors with manual steering, especially since I wouldnt use the loader more than 30% of the time. Same for thermo-syphon, which the B7100 does have. I find it to be a simple, effective system that is easier to maintain over the long haul with the absense of a pump to worry about. Good luck, test drive it, and dont be afraid to buy - the B7100 was one of the most popular tractors ever for Kubota - just like a VW Beetle.






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 01-15-2003, 16:27 Post: 47564
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I will add a positive reply also. I have a 96 B7100HST with 230 hours, a fel and bh(woods6500). I have used it to plow my driveway, move topsoil, gravel, stone and mulch and dig stumps, walls, shrubs and a foundation for 11'x11' addition.

I've used it all day in 90+ heat and never had a problem with engine overheating. In short, I think it's a great homeowner machine. I agree with $7800 being a good price IF it has a front loader.






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