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 02-20-2005, 19:33 Post: 106506
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I was sure I was going to buy a b7800. Then my dealer started to introduce me to the l2800. Both will have loaders.
He said (on a message) that they were about the same in price.

WHATS THE DIFFERENCES IN THESE TRACTORS?

I see that the L2800 is a little heavier. What else. I'll be using this around my 3 acre property and to landscape. Which means I'll be trailering and using it in peoples yards. Is the L2800 too big for this? I'll be speaking with the dealer tomorrow.
I really was convinced the b7800 was the machine for me, and had heard nothing but good about them.
Please advise.
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 02-21-2005, 10:12 Post: 106541
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Oh boy. My dealer has angered me. I want the 60" bucket on the b7800 and I understand that for that option it will cost more. BUT he want to charge me the freight to get it there also, which will be about $100 more. Is it just me or is this bs???

By the way, the price dif on the l2800 quoted by him was $400. Same options ie hst, 4x4, loader, etc.
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 02-21-2005, 12:11 Post: 106544
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matt, I have the 7800 and really like it. I have about the same size property as you, just under 3 acres, and have found that it does everything I want it to. I also trailer it to the vacation home, so find the size of the B-series very convenient.

I think for general landscaping, mowing, and loader work, the 7800 is a great tractor. You may want to look at the 3-pt controls. The 7800 does not have position control for the 3-pt.

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 02-21-2005, 12:15 Post: 106545
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Beagle,
Yeah, I've followed your posts. You have a great looking tractor LOVE THE REMOTE HYDROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, so am I out of line on the $100 shipping deal. I'm going to be paying 15500 for this tractor and they want 100 to ship an optional loader. To me, they can eat that.
Other questions, with filled tires and a box blade, do you find the b7800 to be fairly stead doing loader work. I'll be digging and moving more than anything else with the loader. I'm ordering a toothbar.
Also, how tall are you and is it comfortable. I'm 6feet 3 inches tall and need some leg room (thats one reason I liked the flat deck on the b7800.
Please provide any info, as I love research and want to make the RIGHT choice for ME. This aint chump change (i'm only 26 years old and run my own bus.)
By the way, I had a beagle named molly for 16 of my 26 years and what a dog!
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 02-21-2005, 13:43 Post: 106550
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matt, I have filled r-4's, and do a lot of loader work without putting the box blade on. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone, but the tractor handles pretty well even without the box blade. I run it that way because I have a hydraulic dump wagon that I fill with the loader, and haul and dump. Wouldn't be able to do that with the box blade on.

If you've seen my pictures, I added a position indicator to the three point to overcome the lack of position control. Pretty happy with the way it compensates for the 1/4" valve.

I'm only 5'-7", the wife is 4'-10", so we wouldn't be the best people to comment on legroom. All I could tell you for sure is that we have plenty. I keep the seat about half-way back. I would suggest you ride them both and determine which feels better for you.






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 02-21-2005, 13:48 Post: 106551
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I could'nt make out your 3ph indicator. Could you elaborate on this?
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 02-21-2005, 14:04 Post: 106553
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Look at pics 2 and 4. It is the box mounted behind the loader tower. It reads the elevation of the 3-point arms in 1/4" increments so I can repeatedly set a rear implement at the same level.






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 02-21-2005, 16:18 Post: 106560
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Would'nt it work just to write the increments with a permanent marker or a paint marker on the fender beside the controls? That is if you don't add hydraulics I mean?

Anyone have any comment on the l2800?
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Marking the fender would not work. The 3-pt control lever does not position the arms, it only moves them up or down, in 1/4" increments, or full flow. Positioning the lever would move the hitch until it stops in either direction, full up, or full down.

Believe me, I would not have gone through the trouble of building the indicator system if all that was needed was markings. The hydraulic controls are completely different, with a hydraulic feedback system, on position controls. The feedback system controls the position of the 3-pt depending on were the control lever is placed.






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The L-series machines are built on a larger platform than the B-series. I would tend to think an L2800 is too much tractor for 3 acres. You'd probably be happier with the addtional manuverability of the B7800. If I were buying, I wouldn't even consider an L-series tractor below 10 acres unless there was a very specific requirement that a B-series tractor couldn't meet.






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