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 02-11-2002, 20:57 Post: 35506
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I've been looking into purchasing a tractor for about 2 years now (phew), and finally got the ok from the boss. I pretty much narrowed it down to the models listed in the subject. I would start with a fel and either a brush cutter or a tow-behind finish mower. My experience with lawn tractors and the mmm clogging would definitly steer me away from a mmm. Plus I'd probably have to remove it every time I go to use the loader on non-level ground (we have a septic mound that I would like to build up.) Opinions? Thoughts?






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 02-12-2002, 09:07 Post: 35516
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 B2910 L3010 or NH TC29D

The mid-mount mower clogging would be the mower design of what you were using not the fact that it is a mid mower. The Kubota mid mowers are one of the finest that I've seen as far as the quality of cut and discharge. The three point is far easier to attach and remove compared to the belly mowers.






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 02-12-2002, 09:58 Post: 35520
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I was also looking at those models this past fall. They are all nice tractors. I did like the size and operation of the B2910. I liked the hand operated cruise control lever. For me the price was too close to the bigger tractors.
My primary use was going to be mowing. I mow about 6 acres. The NH with Super Steer was really going to help me turn around at the ends of the rows I mow.
After many trips to the dealers to look at and drive the tractors, I bought a TC33D with a belly mower, FEL, and rear blade. I've had a 20hp cub cadet with a 60" deck for 7 years and have never had the deck clog up. I think it's a problem of deck design if it clogs up.
After the tractor was delivered, I took the deck off. It took about 5 min. to do. I think I'll be able to install it in about 15min.
Before buying, Drive all of them until you are comfortable on your decision.






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 02-12-2002, 11:24 Post: 35525
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Frank,

I have owned both models you are looking at. The S/S is good for turning in a field, but you can not utilize it fully on a nice lawn if it is at all damp, in my experience it tends to tear it up. The TC29d rides a bit better and has the best ergonomics. The B2910 has a 4 cyl engine and a strong reputation for reliability, something I haven't noticed in the Boomer line yet. It also gives you the manual cruise control that allows use of the turning brakes. The belly decks on both machines give and excellent cut, and I will spend the extra time mounting them any day due to the time saved while mowing as opposed to the three point system. Haven't had a deck clog since I gave up the riding mowers. The Kubota deck is easier to re-mount than the N/H, particularly if you are not on a smooth cement floor.






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 02-12-2002, 15:22 Post: 35534
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Hello, Frank:

I own a B2910 with the 72" mid mount mower.

It doesn't take me much longer to attach/detach the mid-mount deck than it does to install most 3 point attachments, although there is crawling around involved in attaching the mid mount mower. I mount/dismount my mid-mount mower on gravel driveways or grass (unimproved and not level) and have minimal difficulty, although certainly a flat concrete floor is ideal. I think once you figure out the tricks for taking off and putting on most implements none of them are that difficult.

If you're mowing close under and around a lot of evergreens and/or mid-sized trees, the rear 3 point mower might be easier to employ, as the tractor doesn't need to drive through and under the branches, as with the mid-mount. The RPS is pretty tall on these compacts and will hit the lower branches on mid-sized trees.

But the mid-mount makes for a more compact unit overall and will give you better manuverability, as well as (debatably of course) a better finish cut. The 3 point finish mowers are also cheaper, as you don't have to get one designed specifically for your model of tractor.

When I bought I looked at both the Boomers and the B2910. One of the reasons I selected Kubota was because of their reputation for reliability and customer service. Both have been borne out so far to my great satisfaction. I could easily recommend a Kubota alone based on those two factors.

However if you read this board (a great help that I used when I researched MY purchase) you will see that each tractor might have some strengths and weaknesses (as well as ardent fans). The only repeated glaring engineering/design problem I've read of doesn't concern any of the models you're looking at. The compacts are all designed for the same tasks, so they're not much that different overall.

Test drive the models you're interested in, find a good dealer (key to your tractor happiness IMO) close to where you live, negotiate your price, and take the plunge. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those models, especially if you get a good dealer who will support his product.

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 02-13-2002, 11:33 Post: 35566
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Thanks all for you input.

We have 9 acres of cleared, virtually flat land that I need to mow. I would say about %60 of it I never got around to mowing last year (since it took forever on the lawn tractor), and is now currenlty about 4 foot high weeds/grass/hay. Do you think the mmm would do a good job cutting this? I know that it would basically(hopefully) be a one time shot since I would hopefully be able to keep up with it better. I'll try to post some images tonight.

Another potential problem I face is what dealer to purchase from. Living in central jersey doesn't give me as many options as living further south or west it seems. There is a New Holland dealer in Trenton not too far, but I don't think they have much on the lot. They deal more with construction equipment. There is also a Kubota dealer in Washington on the Delaware about 30 miles from me. I've stopped there on weekends when they were closed and they seemed to have at least one of every model of Kubota compacts. I know I could get a good deal(maybe) over the internet, but I'd rather buy locally just to start a good relationship with a dealer.






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 03-01-2002, 07:32 Post: 35964
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I can't speak to the 2910 or NH, but I've owned an L3010 for about 2 years. Not an expert in any of this (my first tractor actually), but I LOVE it. It is ultra reliable, quiet,fun to drive (even my kids drive it) and plenty powerful. I got the HST with FEL, R4 tires, 5' bushhog (which is what I'd want to tackle 4' high weeds/ grass), and a post hole digger. If I had it to do again, I'd buy this same pkg all over.






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 03-02-2002, 21:27 Post: 36015
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Frank- If the 4 foot weeds were in a field that you could have mowed with your lawn tractor (before they got so tall), then you should be able to handle it with a MMM on any of the compacts you are considering. If the field is smooth and obstacle-free enough to mow with a finish mower, and that is what you'd like to use in the long run, then that is what I'd get. You don't need a brush hog for a one-time deal. Just takes small bites, mow as high as you can the first time, and go slow. Then go back in a couple days and mow it down lower (preferrably in a different pattern from how you mowed the first time). It will probably be a bit messy from the chopped up weeds, but if you are not looking for a finished lawn right away, it will get better with time and further mowing.

If it's a rough field with lots of hidden rocks or stumps, then that's where a rotary mower (brush hog) shines. This is what I use for almost all of my mowing, but then I don't mond my field being a bit "rough around the edges". I'm not into golf course type lawns.






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