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 03-31-2004, 13:47 Post: 81719
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I've mostly decided on a Kubota, but found a new twist at the dealership the other day. The tractor I was thinking of buying--the 3430--now has a cab option. This is very enticing to me--a controlled environment is something I would like, and it would make my wife enjoy using the tractor much more, too. The doors and windows can be opened if I want the "fresh air", so I'll still get that aspect. Best of all? Who cares if I hit a yellow jacket's nest (I hit 3 or 4 every year--OUCH!).

Anyway, what are the drawbacks--other than the $4000 price tag--for a cab? Does it limit attachments? Visibility? Resale value? Harder to maintain? Etc.






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 03-31-2004, 15:35 Post: 81726
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Jonathan, I have an L4310 with the cab on it.

As for drawbacks, you couldn't really put a backhoe on it, and any implement which is tall, such as a vertical 3pth woodsplitter requires a little more attention than with an open-station machine.

Other than that it has caused some visibilty problems for my WIFE, she doesn't see me much any more, I'm out in the tractor doing something all the time. Laughing out loud. Maybe that's a good thing.

Well worth the money IMHO.

Best of luck.






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 03-31-2004, 17:27 Post: 81734
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I would also love to have a cab but, since I have to work close to a lot of trees, presume a branch would break a window the first day. I have seen it happen to someone (a big John Deere). So, unless Kubota has glass the strength of steel, I guess I'll have to do without. Any other opinions on this?






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 03-31-2004, 21:16 Post: 81754
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Chainsaw?






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 03-31-2004, 23:14 Post: 81760
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Art, as usual your comment is right to the point. Problem is that this absentee landowner (overseas for 5 and a half years until earlier this year) would need a grounds crew, all armed with chainsaws. In any event, I take it you agree that a cab's glass would be in imminent danger from the branches, i.e., that there have been no dramatic improvements in this regard since I saw that John Deere lose its side window about 15 years ago. I'd love to leave the yellow jackets and the Virginia heat for the comfort of a cab.

Hope this is of some relevance to you, Jonathan. Let's hear what you decide.






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 04-01-2004, 04:50 Post: 81762
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My next tractor WILL have a hard cab!
How much is that AC?






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 04-01-2004, 04:55 Post: 81763
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Jonathan, yes tree branches can break cab windows, but better a cab window than jammed in an eye or aome other nasty personal injury. If the conditions are bad enough perhaps a cab guard for brush like seen on forestry equipment could be fabricated and used till you get the rough stuff done and trimmed up. Just a thought, Frank.






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 04-01-2004, 06:37 Post: 81769
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Hardwood, I hope you didn't take offence to the suggestion of a chainsaw! The glass on tractor cabs is safety plate and of coarse the volume is low so replacement costs are high. The comfort of the Kubota cabs with the standard feature of air conditioning built in and not an add on is why they are so nice for the operator. We have been selling glass for many of the big farm tractors for years as the hedge rows do there damage to any and all tractors. We have found that by using some of our rock picking buckets about three inches into the ground will remove honeysuckle and sumak quickly by the roots and make removal a snap.






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 04-01-2004, 06:56 Post: 81773
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Art; No offense taken here. we're getting real close to having our fencrows, road ditches, etc. cleaned up using chainsaws, backhoe, or whatever it took to get it done so now it's a pleasure to keep things mowed up. Some how my desire to run a chainsaw has diminnished so thank goodness we've finally got things cleaned up. Every spring I make the rounds with the Gator, a branch loper, and a bottle of Tordon. If you catch those little trees while you can still clip them with the loper, put a dab of Tordon on the stump he's a goner. The county doesn't care what you take out of the ditch but gets real fussy about having anything put in the ditch. Have a good one, Frank.






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 04-01-2004, 07:13 Post: 81774
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I'd seen mention made that a backhoe cannot be attached to a tractor with a cab. I did ask the dealer, and he told me you can still add the backhoe (since the seat is actually on the backhoe attachment). Is this correct?

My thoughts are right along the lines of everyone else-safety. We have several small, low branches, and so many times one will slip by my vision and pop me in the face. What a nice change it would be to avoid this! As for the glass, although I'm sure it is breakable, it seems very substantial. Does anyone know if glass on these cabs break easily/relatively easily?

I'm just trying to justify whether-or-not the price is worth the cab. It does add safety (I'm assuming it DOES have a ROPS built in?), comfort, all-weather ability, noise reduction, etc. But again, is it worth $4k? Aso, is there any reason someone would NOT want a cab? I'm looking for someone to say they wouldn't have the cab even if it was free, and *why* they wouldn't have it. Never having owned a tractor, I just can't derive all the potential negatives without help.






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