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 02-26-2007, 23:21 Post: 140042
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Hi all. I've been reading lots of your posts and believe I've found a place to answer some questions before I decide what size Kubota I would like.

Here's what I would like to do: I would like a front mounted snow blower, possibly a box blade, brush hog, maybe a FEL.

I have 40 acres of mostly wooded land. I currently own a Case 580K backhoe and a case 450 dozer. I use a IHC loadstar 1700 4wd dump truck to plow with but that last storm up here in New England left some pretty big banks.

What I'm looking for is something small enough to go through the woods, possibly either dragging out logs for firewood or pulling a small trailer with wood in it. The backhoe is way too big and the dozer is just too hard on the ground. I have a 1/2+ acre cleared lot that a brush hog would be nice for and my driveway is dirt. Currently I use the dozer but it's almost a mile long (including the ROW) but it takes a long time to go from one end to the other. I would like a backup for the plow truck, hense the snowblower, as well as an easy way to cut down on the banks when they get too high. My driveway is a little steep and kind of narrow in spots. The backhoe works but it's just too big for some places.

Really I feel the need to buy a toy to play with. My thoughts were possibly something like a B7500 to B7610. I want a little more clearance than the BX have but would like a mid PTO. I'm not stuck on Kubota but I've always liked them. Any opinion as to horse power ranges I should be looking in or just your thoughts on what you have and how you like it is very welcome.

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 02-27-2007, 07:18 Post: 140045
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Alex; I don't own a Kubota, but I think some of the basic recommendations apply to most any brand. I have a 4310 Deere, about 32 hp., I'm not sure what model kubota corresponds in size to the 4310, but that size range is small enough to get around pretty well in tight quarters but big enough to do an amazing amount of work. I'm a fan of stsying with the majors, (Ford NH, Kubota, Deere) just for the security of always having a dealer network capable of supplying parts and service. Another one of my belief's is that of the big 3 all are pretty equal in comfort, reliability and resale value, so choosing a dealership can be more important than the brand. if you don't like the dealer, you won't like the tractor. Best of luck. Frank.






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 02-27-2007, 07:57 Post: 140047
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I'd actually look up a frame size for your tractor with the larger B-series chassis. With the addition of a third range it opens up a lot of choices of speeds during different jobs. The mid range actually can be the most used range for most jobs and the size is not that much larger.






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 02-27-2007, 19:50 Post: 140061
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I recently ordered a Grand L3940 cab for a similar size property with a snowblower. I also own a B7500 with FEL and a BX1850 with mower and snowblower from my previous home.






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 02-27-2007, 21:23 Post: 140062
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How did the BX do at blowing snow? Seams a little small to me. Since this will be more of a toy to play with I would rather get something that's not too big. I'm sure it use would be very limited. So far I could see myself grading the driveway twice a year, maybe two or three times snow blowing and I burn about 3 cords of wood so maybe a weeks worth or moving fire wood. I'm sure I would invent things to use it for.






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 02-28-2007, 07:09 Post: 140064
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The BX does a great job on snow in general. My new place has areas which have drifted up to 4' so I am opting for a larger machine to replace my old Case 430 and to clear the main drives next winter.






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 02-28-2007, 15:43 Post: 140081
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Frank, the big three are no more alike then Ford and Toyota! They may be able to do the same tasks but that is where it ends. Remember I sell two of them as well as another brand. With some brands it is more important to like your dealer more as you will see him more!






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 02-28-2007, 19:25 Post: 140091
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Back to the basics........

If the brush hog is important to this equation, then that will determine the size of the tractor to a large extent.

The smaller Kubota's will only handle a 48 inch hog and if you have a lot of land to cut that will take extra time as compared to a 60 inch cutter.

One other glaring item: I love those BX's..... even owned one for a while.... but they are NOT what you want in your woodlot.

Those small tires and the exposed HST cooling fan are best used on already graded land.






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 02-28-2007, 20:19 Post: 140093
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Art; So that's why everyone at the Deere dealership knows me on a first name basis. Then someone who buys a Cadet or a Kubota from you never sees you again? Seriously, I like to treat everyone the same whether they like White,GRRRREEEENNN, or what color is that other brand you sell, Orange? We were part of the big midwest power outage, so I could'nt have seen the color difference for a few days anyway unless it was daylight. Most all of eastern Iowa went dark on Saturday evening, we got ours back now, but the evening news said there are still about 80,000 homes that will get power by Saturday. keep smiling. Frank.






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 03-01-2007, 10:04 Post: 140107
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Frank, believe me when you look at the warrantee reports and see what's in the shops and for what reasons, for me it's a daily thing not just for play or occasional use.
I had a local businessman come in one day who was trying to enhance his business with wholesale products. He told me his reasons that I should be selling his parts and chainsaw chain. I responded to him about our success with our chain (our customers prefered) we were selling and his response was that I'm wrong and I'd be able to make more money selling inferior brands and be able to see my customers in the store more often and be able to increase my bottom line.
Although I'm not in any of one of our stores all the time I often get to see customers in off hours, to have them be expressing there thanks for giving them a machine that out performs with out extra maintence needed is the best advertising I can have.
Yes there are differences, one of the most interesting is the fact that they are the only ones that I'm currently aware of that actually builds on the assembly line like Henry Ford did with the start of the modern assembly line!






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