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 02-13-2001, 22:04 Post: 24219
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Has anyone had any experiences (good or bad) with the B7500HSD? I am considering a purchase and would like to know how well it compares with the other B series tractors. I plan to use the tractor for mowing and occasional landscaping.Thanks,TS






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 02-14-2001, 15:48 Post: 24233
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Todd, I just bought a B7500 Hydro last september. It was by far the best purchase I have ever made. I got the 54" mower deck, industrial treads, and the 272 loader also. I mow roughly 3.5 acres with a few trees on it... takes about 2 hours or so... less than half the time it took me to mow it with my 18.5 horse garden tractor. It uses less fuel per hour than the garden tractor too! I have used a rototiller, 6' York rake, and a 6' box scraper on the tractor, and it never missed a beat... the thing really has some lugging power for all the bigger it is. As far as a comparison between the other "B" tractors, I cannot help you. I don't have much experience with the other models other than a quick test drive. I do know that there is a big price difference between the 2410 and the 7500, but not a whole lot of difference between the tractors... but that is just my opinion. The extra creature comforts of the 2410 were not worth the extra money in my case... I found the 7500 to be quite comfortable. The extra 3 hp of the 2410 did not seem necessary either. Just rolled 50 hours this week, and no major problems as of yet. There was a glitch in the tranny, but the inconvenience was solved in a matter of minutes after we figured out what the problem was. If I could describe the tractor in one word, it would be "AWESOME." Let me know if you have any questions.






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 02-16-2001, 17:17 Post: 24286
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Duane, Thanks for the recommendation. I just stopped by the dealer and got price on the B7500HSD with LA 302 loader and 60" mid mount mower. The total came to $14,210. Not too bad a price from what I have seen so far. A similarly equipped 2410 was almost $2200 more. Aside from the creature comforts and additional 3 HP, the position control on the 3pt hitch appears to be the only other major difference between the tractors. Does the lack of position control pose any problems? I don't know too much about the feature, but from what I've read, it allows you to set the implement at a specific height above the ground. Without it the implement is either all of the way up or down. The dealer says that position control is useful for grading with a back blade but that you can get by without it. Did you have any difficulty operating you tiller or box blade?

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 02-16-2001, 18:32 Post: 24288
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Todd, even without position control, the implement is not necessarily all the way up or all the way down. It's just that the control lever is centered and when you push it forward, the implement starts down and will continue down until you move the lever back to the center, and vice versa to raise it. So you can stop it wherever you want to; it's just that it's a little hard to fine tune because it may move up or down faster than you want, whereas with position control, you move the lever to the level you want and it stays there while the implement rises or falls to that level and stops.






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 02-16-2001, 20:13 Post: 24295
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Todd, I have not had any difficulty what-so-ever using any implements on my tractor with regard to the lack of position control on the 3 pt hitch. Like Bird said, it's not that the implement is all the way up or all the way down, it's just that there is no corresponding lever position for each position of the lift arms... there is one lever position for picking them up, one for putting them down, and one position between the two that holds the arms at whatever height you desire. And to deal with the implement moving up or down to quickly when trying to set your height, remember that there is a knob under the seat which opens and closes a valve so that you can control the speed of descent. You can slow the fall of the heaviest of implements to a point where you could be waiting all day for it to get to the bottom... or you can drop your implement like a bad habit and send it crashing into the ground. Personally, regarding position control, I can take it or leave it. I have used tractors with it, and without it, and it's pretty much just a matter of getting used to whatever your using. And just for your information, I got the 272 loader, 54" mid mount mower deck, industrial treads, and calcium in the rear tires (which I think was free), for $13,000 even... plus tax of course. From what I have been told I got one heck of a deal... I think it was because at the time I had a John Deere ordered, and the Kubota people wanted my business... THEY GOT IT!! Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.






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 02-17-2001, 20:21 Post: 24324
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I purchased a B7500 last May.
I use it to mow a finished lawn, approx. 1 acre; rotary mow a couple of fields to keep the junipers down, about 6 acres; maintain snow on a private road and 7 residences with a 5 foot snow blower, about one mile of roadway; and maintain a maple grove for maple syrup production, about 15 acres. It has done everything I ask of it and the only thing that I could want is a heated cab but I would lose it in the woods.
The four wheel drive allows use of all the power and the tractor has been excellent starting in cold weather, eastern Ontario, just north of Kingston.






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 02-18-2001, 09:46 Post: 24337
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I guess you could get used to the lack of position control. For mowing with the bush hog it wouldn't matter, but I would want it for blading. I'm sure I could do about the same work without it, although it would be less convenient. It must be some sort of a trade off....though I cannot figure out what they are trading it for?
I wonder why that a tractor would be offered without position control? Draft control I can understand....draft control adds some parts and complexity. But position control? Where is the advantage in leaving it off? Was the designer not smart enough to figure one out? That can't be it; they have it on other models. Did he/she forget to add that feature? Oddly enough, I find this to be more likely - that it was just overlooked during design by engineers who don't drive tractors. Like telescoping 3pt arms, we aren't talking rocket science or major expense here. Or maybe position contol is going to be an "value added" option on this tractor? The determining components between position control and the "center-off" control are all external and live in the 3pt valve housing, so adding position control as an option is not impossible. Those interested might want to ask Kubota if they would offer this.
Pardon my rant; but I don't think position control has ever been a bad thing - and it has been standard on tractors of all sizes for over half a century. Sheesh! Sometimes the workings of the world just amaze me.
But be that as it may, the Kubota is known to be a fine tractor. I'm not going to slam them for experimenting with features. But if we don't speak up about what we want on our tractors we are going to end up driving 3 speed, 2wd, draw bar tricycles.....again.






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