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 06-24-2005, 13:14 Post: 112718
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Comparing JD and Kabota trying to get pros and cons of both.
We have 50 acres mostly wooded, raising mini cattle and
dorper sheep. I need to make pasture, as my flock is growing quickly.
We are looking at the largest L series I think 50 or 57 hp
with loader glide shift and hoe comming in at the 33,000
yikes.... will this L series be heavy enough as eventually
we would like to bale 10 to 15 acres of lg round bale hay.
Also we have a 7ft howard tiller we are currently using
with our 57 international, but she is very old 70s I think
and dosen't start well in the winter. Another top priority
comparing pros and cons to Jd or bota which starts best at
0 or below. Hmmmm we are also contemplating the lrg L or the
smaller M series but the price jumps considerably as the M
hoe is heavier. Any suggestions?..Hubby sent me on this
mission, thanks in advance.






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 06-25-2005, 07:10 Post: 112744
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You sure did ask a lot of questions and I know it's not right to answer a question with a question but I'm not perfect! How big of round bales are you looking to do? Best cold weather starter of the big three compacts is the Kubota. Not knowing your soil I'd say the tiller might need down scaling in width. What model IH tractor do you have that you run it with now?






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 06-25-2005, 08:30 Post: 112748
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Right now we are getting 4x6 from the neighbor, but smaller
would be fine. Are soil is very sandy and I am not sure of
the model its rather big and has a huge loader on the front,
nothing it won't pick up, just hard to start when its 10 or below.
She will be for sale if we get new most likely.






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 06-26-2005, 10:43 Post: 112779
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I am just a home owner with a few arces. I have both owned both a JD and a Kubota. Both bought used, but not abused.

I have a Kubota L2850D with a loader and I have been very satisfied with it. However, if I was to buy new, considering, the tractors were the same in abilities/price. I would go with the tractor that had the best dealer available.

As I said I love the Kubota, yet the dealership in this area leaves a lot to be desired. The JD dealer is hands up over the Kubota dealer. This could mean a lot on the purchase of the new tractor.

Buy the tractor from the best area dealer for service and parts.

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 06-27-2005, 06:52 Post: 112817
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Your tractor not to defend it but a block heater might help it's cold weather performance and is far less money to spend and if it was a good model would help keep the new tractor's sales tax in check. There were many models of tractor's built by IH in the seventies and it would help me to better help you with the model number so I could know what you and your husband are used to so I could better advise you for your replacement. At this point there are small round balers that work fine behing the L-series of the Kubota line but your best value might be the MX or M version to give you a little extra horsepower. Often during haying it is nice to have a couple of tractors to make the task of hooking and hooking less and they all don't need to be the largest or equal size or features. To handle a 5x6 bale of dried hay off a bucket spear you would need a lift capacity in excess of a ton while bringing it back to the lift arms or pivot area would mean a couple hundred lbs less and all of this is important to giving a good recommendation to you.






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I think the basic answer to your question is: a large L-series will do the job, but you'd probably be happier with an M-series. The MX5000 is an excellent value assuming you can do without some of the bells and whistles. An open station M4900 or M5700 can also be had for a reasonable price.






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