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 07-23-2005, 23:35 Post: 113823
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 Kubota or Simplicity

I am trying to decide between a Kubota BX2230 and the Simplicity Legacy XL. Any advice would be greatly appreciated...






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 07-24-2005, 07:23 Post: 113833
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 Kubota or Simplicity

If you want to buy a sub compact diesel tractor you might as well go with the Kubota as compared to the Simplicity. As you can see TractorPoint has almost no posts on Simplicity Sub Compacts. That should tell you something about how lonely you will be with a Simplicity purchase.

The Kubota has a Kubota engine and has years and years of experience in tractor design. It really isn't fun to own something that may not be around in a couple of years.






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 07-24-2005, 09:09 Post: 113835
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 Kubota or Simplicity

Between these two I'd go with Kubota, if for no other reason than long term parts availability, service, and resale value.






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 07-24-2005, 18:23 Post: 113855
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 Kubota or Simplicity

If you look at the two machines closely, you will notice that the Kubota is a miniature farm tractor. The Legacy XL is an enlarged lawn tractor. This is fine if that's all you want to use it for, but most sub-compact owners want more than that.

Things like hydraulics, 3pt and general layout make the Kubota much more usable. (Examples: The construction of the FEL on the Kubota is far superior in weight of construction; the Legacy uses the FEL control for the 3pt, making their combined use impossible.)






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 07-24-2005, 21:26 Post: 113863
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 Kubota or Simplicity

Now you can here it from a former Legacy owner.

Simplicity makes a very fine (excellent) machine. The quality in their equipemnt is second to none, including ALL the brands that are popular for compact owners. The Legacy I had some years ago was before the XL came out. The XL was put into production in an attempt to get some of the sub-compact market that was exploding with the BX and the 2200 series tractors. Simplicity added the 4wd and upgraded the hydraulics, along with improvements to the 3pt and a few more engine choices. They are available with a Briggs diesel or Kawasaki liquid cooled gas.

With all that said, If you want a Sub-compact tractor, don't buy a Legacy. They are the finest garden tractors on the market, but just don't have the "tractor" build to them. The sub-compacts are designed, and sometimes produced, by tractor people. Drive the Legacy and then a few of the sub-compacts and decide for yourself which will do what you need more efficiently. You'll notice a difference.

I have nothing negative to say about Simplicity. The people were friendly, helpful, and always professional. I spoke to the people in Port Washington regularly. A great company that produces a great product, in the USA. But......I traded mine for a tractor.






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 07-30-2005, 22:15 Post: 114137
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 Kubota or Simplicity

Have you decided which one yet?






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 07-31-2005, 08:48 Post: 114142
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 Kubota or Simplicity

I, too, strongly considered the Legacy XL last year when I was buying "up". I had good luck with smaller (23 hp)Simplicity lawn tractors and the Dealer was/is very good.

I chose to to move to a sub-compact (JD2210) and have never been sorry. In fact, to my surprise, I bought mine for less than the Simplicity would have cost me equiped the same! And, I got a better trade offer on my old machine (though I sold it outright). My JD dealer has been great and the unit has performed well.

I looked at Kubota and NH as well. All were fine machines with good dealers in my area. If I were you I'd continue to look at Kubota (or JD, NH). I think you'll be more pleased rubbing elbows with the guys who run the really big stuff than having your unit sitting amongst other lawn mowers for waiting for service.

When I was looking I used this site to clear my head. The advice I got here was excellent. Beagle, AV8R, Hardwood, and others offer sound advice I've found.

B. Meyer






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