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 12-20-2003, 17:39 Post: 71788
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I am still going through my buy decision analysis between the JD and Kubota compacts. Have looked at both tractors and like both. The Kubota provids more features for the money than JD, telescoping draft links and engine HP. Standard tire sizes on the Kubota Grand Ls are larger than JD. Someone tell me why I should pay more for the same size JD than a Kubota.






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 12-20-2003, 17:51 Post: 71789
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 JD quality vs Kubota quality

Because you like green paint rather than orange paint and the nice Deere logo!!
As a Deere owner I bought as the slightly used price was low not high. I have never found a used NH or Kubota for the prices I got on my Deere. I think that Deere had an egonomics advantage up until the Grand L. It also had a better dealer network but Kubota has spent a lot of time and money on them lately. Now? I am afraid I would have to go with what meets your needs and price.






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 12-20-2003, 20:05 Post: 71800
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I admit I'm biased as I do get to play with these tractors for a living, but it should be the other way around!






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 12-21-2003, 00:12 Post: 71809
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I think the JD has far better ergonomics than the Kubota, Grand L included. But hey, that's me. Pricewise, are you comparing dealer quotes or list prices? It's the out the door dealer price that matters. Some dealers don't dicker until they know you are serious.

WRT tires, JD has lots of tire options and if your dealer has bigger tires on the lot he may throw them in. It's funny, but some people have to pay more for R4s and others pay more for R1s. JD has several sizes of R1s, at least on the mid-frame tractors.






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 12-21-2003, 06:40 Post: 71817
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I have to agree w/ Kwschumm as far as the dealer price's. In My search I found that I was qouted list price on the Deere and the Kubota Dealer gave me the sale price w/ Multi attachment discount. The JD Dealer did not do that until I asked him if there was a discount for buying attachments with tractor vs. purchasing them later. It was the same thing with NH, Except the difference was in the NH Dealer's. One acted like I was inconveniencing him by asking questions and for a price qoute ( He gave me the list price of Both the NH and Kubota's. Even after I told him I was going to purchase a tractor as soon as I had weight the options and price, he didn't budge. Needless to say I went back to the other dealer and even after he provided me with his " best Sale price " I had the wife come with me and told the dealer I was sold on the tractor, now he just had to convince the wife. He came down another couple hundred bucks. Just some of the experience I had.
I think they are all good tractors and sometimes you are going to pay for some creature comforts. It was discussed in another thread somewhere about the importance of some of those creature comforts. If you have to hold your arm way out to use the FEL and you are going to be doing alot of FEL work. This could get tiresome quick. I paid a little more for my TC33 over the Kubota just for that reason. I just felt a little more comfortable in the drivers seat.
Good luck and which ever you choose I am sure you will be happy and have fun






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 12-21-2003, 06:57 Post: 71820
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AS far as for operator comfort on tractors I find the Kubota controls comfortable. I have been driving farm tractors for nearly 40 years and Kubota is the most like what I'm used to. Being in the buisness and talking these tractors day in and out I know that the Kubota is the best long term value of the compacts. In comfort for the operator Kubota has lead the industry with the first factory installed cab for a compact tractor as well as the first hydraulic shuttle. Kubota offers simple basic controls that in 20 years will still be operating.






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 12-21-2003, 11:36 Post: 71853
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wildbill, I am not sure I would agree with your premise that the JD cost more and offers less options. While that may be the case sometimes, when you look a little closer sometimes it ain't so. What tractors did you have in mind that you are making this comparison?






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 12-21-2003, 11:42 Post: 71855
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I hate salesmen, but yet I have to work with them from a different side from you. They are normally on commision, often untrained, or have little or only second hand experience to talk about. They do all price across the board!






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 12-21-2003, 16:23 Post: 71872
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Chief, I am comparing the Kubota 3430 with Hydro and loader with a JD4410 eHydro with loader. One thing that I noticed is that the JD is quoted with 11.2 x 24 ag tires and no telescoping draft links while tha Kubota has 12.4 x 24 ags and telescoping draft links. The loaders are about equal except that the Kubota comes with a 5.5 foot bucket and the JD 430 comes standard with a 5 foot bucket which I prefer.






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Bill: Without going into splitting hairs between Green and Orange, or Blue for that matter, I bought my Kubota BX2230 because Kubota makes their own chassis, motor, transmission, etc. The entire machine is one manufacturer. The others do not. This is what put it over the top for me. BTW My job is building Blue (C-NH)components, so I am familiar with them.






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