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 06-01-2004, 05:07 Post: 87403
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I'm looking for advice. Looking at buying my first tractor and considering JD, New Holland and Kuboto. I have 6 acres, more than half wooded. I need a mowing deck so it won't take half my life to mow. Except for the sand mound most of the grass area is level. I have very rocky soil which is making it next to impossible to dig in. Planting a shrub or tree seems to take forever by hand, so I'm looking for something that will take a backhoe attachment. I also plan to put in a fence and could use the post hole digger. The driveway is about 200' long -gravel - and I'm figuring I could use the FEL to double-duty for a snow plow. I'll listen to any good advice here! Thanks.






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 06-01-2004, 06:26 Post: 87405
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My situation seems very similar to yours and I have a TC33D with a 7308 loader, 757 hoe, PHD, ect. It has worked flawlessly for the past two years. It worked great for all the task you mentioned. Good luck.






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 06-01-2004, 09:02 Post: 87421
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If your soil is really rocky, the PHD might not work so well. The backhoe with a smallish bucket will dig your post holes.






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 06-01-2004, 12:31 Post: 87433
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You can get an auger that is called a "rock crusher", it will bore anything short of solid rock. Ive been useing a 14" one in my creek bottom while building a retaining wall.They are a little pricey though, a 14" one was $300






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 06-01-2004, 16:57 Post: 87449
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Since you specified a backhoe; I would strongly recommend the John Deere 4115. Mark I am sure can cover all the details of this machine as compared to others of this size with a hoe on the back.






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 06-02-2004, 06:26 Post: 87490
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I'd say to look at the BX, it's a lot of tractor for it's size and the hoe is and the way it's mounted is the best in the industry in it's size and then some. The price won't leave you with empty pockets for long and the enjoyment of it will last for years. They are capable of mowing about 2-3 acres an hour with no trouble and altough small they are very capable. I watched as a customer of mine was moving a stone for me in a flower bed that must have weighed about a ton.






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 06-02-2004, 17:53 Post: 87551
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As far as hoes go Kubota is In my opinion the easiest to take on and off and are pretty sturdy. New Holland hoes are very tricky to get on but they are a good solid hoe and there are 4 sizes available 756,757,758,759 all dig as deep as there respective last digit. I am not familiar with JD so I will let the others explain those.






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 06-03-2004, 05:53 Post: 87597
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Oneace once you get the hang of putting the hoe on and off it is easy. I can take it off in under 5 min and put it on in about 8 min.






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 06-03-2004, 13:21 Post: 87646
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Thank you all so much. I went and looked at the 4115 and the BX23. The local New Holland dealer (1) didn't have one on site to look at and (2) Failed to show up for an appointment to look at the property so he could "advise" me on the purchase. So... I think I'm leaning hard toward the Kubota. I just posted a price question at the Kubota price category, but I'll repeat myself here. Is $16,370 for the BX23 a decent price? They're offering the 60" MMM for $1,765; the tiller at $1,400 and the PHD for $675. Thanks again. Really appreciate the advice from people who know what they're talking about.






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 06-03-2004, 17:18 Post: 87664
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I put allot of hoes on NH tractors, from the Tc 24 the whole way up to the tc55. None of them even come close to the ease of kubota. And most people in here know I bleed blue.






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