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 09-18-2004, 10:14 Post: 96767
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I have bought my first "mini" farm and the only tractors I've ever used before have been my dad's. I am trying to decide on the right tractor for MY new place. I have a house (which needs landscaping) and aprox. 9.5 acres that is mostly pasture and partially wooded. I have spent the better part of the last two months looking at tractors and I have about decided on the Kubota. Based on past experiences here and the knowledge that you all have, please share any advice you might have. Here's what it's narrowed down to : KUBOTA L3130 DT (4WD) no bucket since my dad's tractor has a large bucket and he lives next door with indust. tires price quoted as 13,600 new---- KUBOTA MX 5000 50 HP 2WD AG tires quoted at 12,700. My question is the bigger HP is less money without the 4 WD. My land is mostly flat but I might do some BH work on the side and even though I'm not getting the bucket now, I might want to add one later. Any advice?????






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 09-18-2004, 10:42 Post: 96774
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I would not even consider the 2wd. Every time you are stuck you will want to kick yourself in the ass, I do. Resale value is not good for 2wd and the pool of potential buyers is tiny compared to 4wd. A loader without 4wd is for the 1970's, leave it there. Have the dealer bring the one you want out to demo. Have him bring the closest thing in a hydrostatic transmission to try also. You may really like it






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 09-21-2004, 06:58 Post: 96943
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To get into backhoe work I do prefer the four wheel drive and the loader or some ballast would need to added to the front. The BH90 which goes on the 3130 is an awesome hoe to work with as well as the solid way it mounts to the tractor. Are you just looking for something to brush-hog with or to do the mowing too? It sounds like you have an industrial machine to use at your leasure.






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 09-22-2004, 21:03 Post: 97062
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Purchased a new L3130 4wd with a Woods 1012 loader. Total
price w/o tax $16,900. 4wd is essential, the loader is
more useful than I have ever imagined. Get one if you
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 09-23-2004, 06:52 Post: 97073
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I second the loader recommendations. I've got a L3130 with the LA513 loader and it is absolutely amazing how many things I find myself using it for. It's like a big wheelbarrow/toolbox for jobs around the property. Moving rocks, sticks, logs, clippings, or other junk we pick up. Carrying fence posts, wire, tools, cement, and other stuff. Materials I used to pull a wagon or push a wheelbarrow around for tasks now all go in the loader. Not to mention lifting heavy items out of the truck, pulling bushes and fence posts out. Plus the front ballast for various rear implements is 'free'.

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 09-23-2004, 07:19 Post: 97074
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My question is the bigger HP is less money without the 4 WD.
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And my question is what good is all that HP on a tractor if it just sets there and spins the wheels.




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 09-23-2004, 07:20 Post: 97075
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For the nine acres a BX could deal with it and a BX23 could give you everything you need to work on your property including the hoe. You would have to up to the B-7800 to get to a 72" mower to increase your free time. I've often found that most people go into sticker shock later when trying to buy attachments and often don't buy later but sometimes trade units in for what they want later regreating they did not do it sooner.






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 09-23-2004, 20:56 Post: 97121
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I've about decided to go with the 3130 4wd. I don't need the bucket right now because my dad lives next door and his JD has one on it. I've got a bush hog already so I don't have to buy one. I think I'm going to go ahead and invest in a tiller. I already have a Kubota ZD28 mower that I purchased new about 6 months ago and I love the performance. Kubota is great!






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 09-24-2004, 21:30 Post: 97177
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I have a L3130 with 2wd. Would not consider purchasing a 4wd
cause, you really don't need one. Mine came with those larger front tires than what is advertised.
I love on 365+ acres of timberland in south mississippi and
there is plenty of places to get stuck....but common sense
tells me where NOT to go.
Got this little gem this March 31st and now have 95 hrs.
The price was 11 grand and 5 year no interest, delivered.






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 09-24-2004, 23:04 Post: 97181
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Hanging a big brush hog off the back of a compact tractor might not work so well unless you have some front counter-weight.

You will have to decide if spending money on suitcase weights or an FEL is the best way to go...






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