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Kubota B7800 vs B2630

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davitk
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3 Southern Wisconsin
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2007-10-04          146539


I am nearly ready to buy my tractor, have been looking and wishing now for three years, but still need a little advice (nobody had better give me that 'green, blue, orange are all equal bs; I've looked AND touched, and orange is the best ;-) ). My area is blessed with an abundance of Kubota dealerships, and finding a good one has not been a problem.

The B7800 has 30hp, the B2630 26hp. Both tractors are very similarly sized with identical loader capacitiy, and the prices are within 150.00 of each other. My quandry is this, and since this is my first tractor, I'm asking you guys: what will be more important, the four extra horses of the B7800 , or the niceties (cruise control, tilt steering, telescoping three-point arms, nicer seat, simpler loader frame, position control three-point, etc.) of the B2630? I am settled on one or the other, I won't go bigger, and certainly not smaller.

I will be using the tractor with FEL to maintain 7 acres of hobby farm, mostly level, and dealing with rocks, trees, etc., and will also do some rotary mowing and snow clean up (blacktop driveway; I'm so lucky!).

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Dave



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candoarms
Join Date: Mar 2007
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2007-10-04          146540


Dave,

You can't go wrong with either one. Both tractors are very well equipped to handle the chores you have in mind, and I believe you've made a very good choice not to go with something smaller, just to save a few dollars.

You're far more patient than I am. There is no way on earth that I could wait 3 years before getting a tractor. You've obviously been studying the issue during this time, as you've picked out a couple of good ones.

No matter which tractor you decide to go with, I'm sure you'll enjoy it a whole lot.


Joel ....

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kwschumm
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2007-10-04          146541


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DennisCTB
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2007-10-05          146543


The compelling feature of the B2630 is the Position Control on the 3PH. If you plan on using a grader blade for example it makes it a lot easier.

I have found cruise control almost impossible to set to a speed that I want the tractor to go, so for me it is useless. I guess if you were going to go really long distances between reseting cruise it might be worth fiddling with.

I obsessed over telescopic link arms when I bought my B7610 and I don't have them and I don't see any reason why I need them.

Do both tractors have 3 range hydos? I have a 2 range either way it is no biggie, with the 3 range you can go faster for transporting on pavement, big whoop unless you have miles to go.
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davitk
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2007-10-05          146549


Hi, and thanks for the response, guys.

Yes, both tractors have the three range hydro.

I spoke with a local Kubota owner this morning, and he felt the position control was a BIG deal for him, as well as the cruise conrol. After evaluating all of the more mordern features on the 2630, I am inclined to go that direction, leaving me shy four horses. Big deal or not? Seems to me, going back a few years, these tractors were putting out between 21 and 24 horses and still getting the job done....... ....

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candoarms
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2007-10-05          146560


Dave,

With either tractor, you'll find that you will be able to use most any Cat 1 implement you want.

Bigger tractors usually bring a better resale value.......but this may not be the case in your area.

I look at a tractor as being a tool.....not unlike a Sawzall, or a shovel. The extra nice features......otherwise known as bells and whistles....do not impress me in the least. My goal is to get the work done. Even the comfort of the seat isn't important to me. If I want a comfortable seat, I'll buy a new recliner.

If it were up to me, my decision between the two would hinge on the output flow of the hydraulic pump.

If the B7800 doesn't put out at least 11 gallons per minute, then it wouldn't matter which tractor I picked. However, when using a log splitter, it would be great if you could install a remote outlet on the rear of the tractor to power the thing. I believe you could do this with the larger B7800, but I'm not entirely sure.

Check the pump outlet flow (gallons per minute) difference between the two tractors. If you can get close to 11 gallons per minute from the B7800, the 150 dollar difference in price will be well worth it, because a PTO mounted pump, needed to run a log splitter, will cost you about 500 bucks....and that doesn't include the cost of the fluid reservoir that you'd have to build and attach to the log splitter.

For what it's worth........

Joel ....

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kthompson
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2007-10-05          146567


The telescoping lift arms are nice depending on what you are hooking up to. Did not know they used them on this size tractor, are you sure it is not the stablizers? Either way each is nice especially if you hook and unhook by your self to implements you can not easy move by hand. The cruise control I agree with Dennis on, you have to have long rows to use it. It is the only way you will use the brakes to turn with though. The 3pt position lift is by far the most important difference to me. Would not want a tractor that did not have it. kt

Not sure now which tractor has this options but if the 4 hp less then just take an ince narrower bit and go on. kt ....

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Art White
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2007-10-08          146628



My preference would be the 2630. You already made the issue of just a few models ago they were running 72" decks with only the 21 and 24 horsepower units and they were fine. I look at future items you may want that the 2630 would give you some additional benifits from. If you made the choice of a after market cab for snow removeal the 2630 is enclosed better under the seat to help retain heat better then the open area under the 7800 seat. There are other things that are standard on the 2630 as previously mentioned that make it a top line tractor rather then a base model that you will find when you need them they are a great asset to have. ....

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