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 03-09-2002, 21:15 Post: 36222
C THOMPSON, from south east missouri
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 BX2200D 4WD new at the Dealer

I have a small, slightly hilly place, on four acres. It all has to be mowed. There is some minor landscaping work due to our horses over grazing in their favorite spots, and some small chores that go along with livestock. I would like to get a compact with a loader. I don't know how much I could use one, I've never had one. My friends say they will never have another tractor without a loader. I would like to use a post hole digger, and a box blade. The dealer is recommending the BX2200D. I don't want to end up with too small of a tractor and be dissatisfied after the fact. This BX2200D comes with 60" mid mount mower for$10,499 and with a loader for $12,899. This set up is about $2000.00 less than the L2600, with 5'bushog brand finish mower, and a Kobota loader, and the BX2200D is more maneuverable. Do you agree with the dealer.






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 03-10-2002, 06:55 Post: 36233
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Generally small vs. large is a question of how much time a person wants to spend on a tractor. Big is faster for heavy work where little maneuvering is required while small is faster at maneuvering. Within limits, big and small can do the same jobs and the issue really is how much time can be spent.

I wouldn't count on moving large round hay bales with the loader of 3ph on a small compact. A wagon or sled should do the job however. If the postholes and horses go together then the postholes probably should be pretty deep ones. I'd check with the dealer to make sure that an auger that will go deep enough is available for the BX. Low ground clearance tractors have difficulties with some augers.






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 03-10-2002, 07:58 Post: 36235
C THOMPSON
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TomG, Thanks for your input. Does anyone else have additional information on this subject, I'm open to learning of your experiences.






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 03-11-2002, 11:54 Post: 36259
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I think you are underestimating your need for a compact tractor.
With horses you have lots of needs. When you get the tractor and start using it you'll find your need grows.
I have a BX2200 and mow 2+ acres. It's the best mower (shy of one of those zero turn units) you can buy.
Very stable and steers easily on a dime. I have the loader and it is a great tool, I use it often and it has alot more power than I expected. I dug 4 feet of a hard pan bank out with it. It took some time with the little tractor, but it did do it. It also does a great job with gravel etc, I lifted around 800 pounds of gravel with one scoop
I also have the hydralic balde and that works very well at clearing snow.
I personally think you should go larger than the BX. It will mow your 4 acres quickly with little effort.
Where I thnik the BX will be too small is in towing capacity and 3 pt hitch capacity.
It can only tow 1700 pounds, with manure I would think you will be towing lots more.
The BX can run a post hole digger but can only go down about 3 feet, tractor just isn't tall enough to run a long digger. The BX can pull only a small box blade, no more than 4 feet wide, and has limited lift capacity.
Overall it's an awesome machine for mowing and moving snow. The front end loader far exceeded my expectations, the 3 pt meet but certainly did not exceed my expectations






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 03-11-2002, 13:04 Post: 36263
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I had the same choice to make when comparing New Holland TC21 vs TC25/29. The size choice was irrelevant after I checked out the tractors first hand. I simply like the larger tractors' ergonomics and quality better. Now I'm really happy that I chose the larger tractor, TC29 in my case. I'm using it for many chores that I didn't forsee when I bought it a year and a half ago, chores that the smaller tractor simply wouldn't handle. The smaller tractor would be better for mowing, but that's about it. Just my opinion!

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 03-11-2002, 17:34 Post: 36265
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My rule of thumb is to buy at least the next size bigger than they call for because you work the engine a lot less than buying the mimumm what they require. I did the same for the loader because you never know when you will need it. And for $500 more when you spend that much 500 more isn't that much.
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 03-11-2002, 19:03 Post: 36266
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Three years ago I was trying to decide between a larger riding mower and a small tractor. I wound up deciding on a new Kubota B7300 with a 54" deck and loader. (cost $12k) It did not take long to realize that I had made a mistake. The tractor was too heavy to cut the lawn without leaving imprints, did not turn tight enough to mow well around the house and trees. It was lacking power steering, weight and traction needed to do much loader work and struggled to pull a 4ft loaded box blade. I had bar/turf tires, again trying to kill two birds with one stone.


I personally believe that if you get the BX you will soon want more "tractor" and will realize you just spent a lot of money for something mainly intended to cut grass and do very light duty chores. Taking the mower deck off and reinstalling it was a pain on the "B7300" and you had to remove it to get any ground clearance to utilize the tractor abilities. I damaged my deck several times by trying to do things with it mounted.....Then learned my lesson..I don't know about the "bx" but have the dealer demonstate the procedure, remembering that you will need a concrete road or drive to do this and will need to store the deck while it is off.

The "L" series is not even in the same league as the "bx" series. The "L" will cost you a time going back behind it mowing with a push mower to hit the spots it cannot reach, unless of course you have nothing to mow around. You have not mentioned the "B" series. Have you seen these?

Personally looking back at my decision, I would suggest that YOU look at the "b7500" for a compact tractor with a loader. This should cost you around 12,500 maximum. Then get an adequate riding mower to do the mowing. You will be able to purchase a nice riding mower for the price of the Kubota mower deck, around $2k. You could also consider the "L" but I believe that it would be too much to mow lawn. It would be great to brushhog and do dirt work. Compare the "L" with the "B". (omitting the "BX"Wink yeah right It is like comparing a basic automobile to a luxury one. Decide if you want to shift and clutch or use hydrostat. The hydrostat is very nice. The "B7500" is the lowest price "b" with power steering. I would not consider the "7400" if you intend to use a loader.


Again personally, I have rectified my situation by purchasing a decent riding mower and trading my "B7300" for a new "B2910". So far I have no regrets, only a little more maintenace, and I now have a nice piece of equipment to mow with and an extremely nice and powerful compact tractor to "play" with. I just need more garage space Smile

Hope you find something useful in this book I wrote,
Larry----






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