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Considering a 2305 Purchase Right Machine

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nzc5b4
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1 Michigan
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2007-01-14          138801


About 6 years ago I owned a 4100 that was used to do extensive home landscape projest, boulder walls, which it did flawlessly. However the tractor was then too large to use as a mower since we only cut 1/2 acre of grass.

Similar situation is upon me again and although the heavy lifting will not be as extensive this time a tractor would be a great help. I am looking at a 2305 model but still concerned that in the end it will be more tractor than I realy need. This time there is about an acre of grass that will be cut.

Will it be too big for my needs?

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Join Date: Dec 2002
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2007-01-14          138802


The 2305 is about as small as compact's get and still have the front and rear PTO, a limited Cat, 1 three point hitch and the ability to handle a loader of enough size to make it more useable. There likely are other brands of CUT's out there that are maybe a bit smaller, I'm not sure. The Deere specs. show a weight of 1450 lbs. Some of the bigger lawn tractors probably come within a couple hundred pounds of the 2305, plus then you're limited to a really tiny loader that likely costs nearly as much as one for the 2305. A large lawn tractor likely would'nt cost enough less to be a real issue. If you get one with R-4 or turf tires you won't be able to see a track in the lawn unless it has rained a bunch. I often use my 4310 with R-4's on the lawn, it weighs twice as much as the 2305 and in normal cnditions you'd have a hard timee finding a track I demoed a 4100 when they first came out, they were pretty similar to the 2305 several years ago, and I don't think you would want a CUT with much less horsepower. Come trade in time or wanting to sell it someday I think a small CUT would sell easier than a large lawn tractor. Just my thoughts Frank. ....

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