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 07-17-2007, 10:54 Post: 143767
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 Which Tractor JD 3320 MF 1540 Kubota L4400 NH TC40A

Did lots of researh in one month, Test drive JD3320(no 990 onsite), MF 1540, KB L4400, NH TC40A, best feeling is MF 1540 with 12x12 trans with FEL. But all the local deals want to charge $2000 more than the South States. I am in NY. And all of them did not intend to change the numbersSo Sad
Now the time is up to make decision, finally a dealer from 60miles away give a reasonable quota on Kioti DK40SE 12x12 trans with FEL and grill guard, $18900, free shipping.
it is 4000 less than the local MF dealer quota on MF 1540.
Plus Kioti has one year more warranty on powertran and 10% down payment less. I am not familiar with the brand but look the reviews here seems quality is not bad at all. The only thing I don't like is the weight 4200lb, 1000lb more than above 4 models, if pull a two bottom plow or a 6' tiller even worse. I am not not 100% it is OK on my 16 arces well drain muck land or not, have to make decision in couple days, need help!!! Thanks first.






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 07-17-2007, 11:04 Post: 143768
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Sounds like the dealers are sensing you're in a crunch to make a decision--sort of like buying a new boat on a nice summer day.

IMHO you will grow tired of the gear models so stick to a hydro.

Bottom line no one can honestly "help" you make your decision. You know your situation best. Go with your gut and pick the one that screams "buy me". Smile

Otherwise it wil be: "Coulda, woulda, shoulda".






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 07-17-2007, 11:10 Post: 143769
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That is ture. But I still want people with muck land experience can give me some 'final' hints. Smile






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 07-17-2007, 11:16 Post: 143770
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I live next to one of the biggest areas of drained muck land there is, the Holland Marsh in Ontario Canada.

Unfortunately there seems to be 2 schools on thought here, either tiny stuff on big tall wheels, as tall & skinny as they can get, or monster 4X4's on duals at all 4 corners for primary field work, as a utility machine most have a Kubota or Kioti with standard R1's on it.

Best of luck.






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 07-17-2007, 11:30 Post: 143771
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R1 sounds a must to me too, couple wet spots on the trail. thank you very much.Can not afford a monster now. Plus it is only 16 acres Smile






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 07-17-2007, 11:59 Post: 143772
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 Which Tractor JD 3320 MF 1540 Kubota L4400 NH TC40A

I agree with Murf, you want tall and skinny R1's. Get the model with the tallest front tires you can. Hydro's are more convenient for loader work, but in my opinion, a gear unit will out pull a hydro. This statement may bring arguements from others and that is why I said "in my opinion". I have a hydro on my compact tractor and wouldn't go any other way. In a farm style application I'd go gear.






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 07-17-2007, 12:39 Post: 143773
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Kangaroo31,

The extra weight you get with the Kioti isn't all bad. You'll have some trouble with it when it comes to mowing a finished lawn, due to the tire tracks and compaction of the soil, but if your tractor won't be used for mowing around the house, you've got nothing to worry about here.

Extra weight is always good when working with a loader, or when pulling a plow. You'll have better stability with a full load in the bucket, and better traction when pulling.

If you are purchasing this tractor primarily for loader work, I'm sure you'd enjoy the hydro drive a whole lot more, but this decision entirely yours to make.

The Kioti tractor sounds as though it could be a real workhorse. Personally, I like the weight you get with it, especially if you're planning on doing a lot of tillage work. Pulling a plow, or a cultivator, requires two things.....traction....(weight and good tires).......and plenty of horsepower. All the power in the world is useless without some way to put it to the ground. Should you decide to go with a lighter tractor, you may find it necessary to add additional weight.

There's always a compromise involved. No one tractor is perfectly suited to every purpose. You'll have to weigh out the situation and determine how you plan to use your tractor the most often. Find a tractor that best suits your primary goals, and then see if you can't compromise slightly from there.

My only suggestion would be that you don't compromise when it comes to the features you'd enjoy having the most......such as hydro transmission, power steering, or 4-wheel drive.

Good luck, have fun, and be safe.

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 07-17-2007, 13:10 Post: 143774
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The big limiting factor here is Kangaroo's soil conditions.

Muckland.

For those not familiar with the term, picture working on a 25' deep pile of very well rotted manure. Traction is NOT related to weight as much as it is on putting deep cleats well into the soil and making it easier for the tractor to move forward, than it is to spin the tires.

In most muckland situations, you will smell Chinese food before you get deep enough to hit soil ground.

The only caution I would offer with the 12X12 tranny is that you might not be able to shift fast enough to save your bacon if you hit a soft spot.

Best of luck.







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 07-17-2007, 14:03 Post: 143775
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Thanks,candoarms. Right now in 2-3 years, the major work is field. vege growing and start a nursery stocks. I have another 20 acres woods. Weight is good for soild ground, but the land I want to work with is Muckland. Here is another 'but', the muck land looks not that soft. I thought it is like other huge field with 15' topsoil, but neibors told me it is kind of shallow, only 3-4'.






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Murf:
I thought it is like other huge field with 15' topsoil, but neibhors told me it is kind of shallow, only 3-4' max. It looks sit on the bank of the accient lake. In this situation, what is your suggestion?
And you think the hydro could response much quick than 12 gears if something happen unexpect, or 8 gears? Hydro version is only 1K more, but I think gear verion may last longer generally. Am I right?
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