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 01-25-2003, 21:13 Post: 48153
dugg
2003-01-25 21:13:19
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I've been shopping around for a good used 30hp low hrs machine for weeks now and what I'm finding is that I can get a new L2600DT w/ags for 10300 or bump up to a L3000DT w/R4s for 11300. This being my very first tractor EVER, I want to be sure to make the right choice. With anything else (cars, trucks, etc), I buy used and upgrade as I go. I'm sold on the L3kdt for price and rubber. However, I just can't swing all of the goodies (fel & implements) and I'm having a hard time justifing to myself "NEW Kubota" right now.
So do I get "just a tractor" and pick up the attachments over time? My thoughts on the fel is to buy new in a year or two. Any thoughts or conviencing words to a distressed wannabe brand new Kubota owner (I think)?






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 01-26-2003, 04:02 Post: 48162
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The L3000 is an economy model that lacks a lot of features you might find desirable. If you don't even get a FEL what are you going to do with it? Is that a machine that fits your work requirements or just budget? If your budget is limited to around $10K or so, I would buy used.
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 01-26-2003, 09:06 Post: 48174
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My initial thought was to buy used with a budget limit of 10k. However, once I started looking, a new basic kubota was very close to what I wanted to pay and a finance rate that no credit union can touch. Work reqs... Initally, I've about 200 fence posts to dig, and about 2 acres of mowing. I also have a riding arena that needs fluffing occasionally, gravel drive, and a vegetable garden. The folks that I purchased this property from had a tractor with FEL and did a lot of the clearing/landscaping already. I can see where having a FEL would be nice but I do not think that it is necessary in the interim. Thanks for the great input!






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 01-26-2003, 23:33 Post: 48226
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I bought my L3000dt in sept. i have 45hrs on it and love it. i paid around $10700 for just the tractor ancd i thin 2700 for the FEL. the fel has got to be the most useful thing. i am glad i got it when i bought the tractor.
I went with the 3000 over the 2600 for a couple of reasons. the dual clutch and added horsepower.
i would spend a little extra now and be happier later.
It may be an economy but once you start using it you won't know!






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 01-27-2003, 08:46 Post: 48247
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 new L3000DT

There is not much to say after reading the comments already posted here. Check Kubota's options for payments to bring them to you needs. I tell people it is always cheaper to install a loader while assembling the tractor.






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 01-27-2003, 10:16 Post: 48249
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I have wanted a CUT for some years now and FINALLY got one. I have several varied tasks for it including snow removal (1/2 mile driveway), but one of the main reasons I wanted one was to have the convenience of a FEL. Just simple little things like loading a burn barrel on the pickup, loading extra (traction) weight to the pickup for winter driving, etc. I also have a slide-in pickup cap unit that weighs about 1,600# which I had made with rectangular steel tubing in the bottom that will accept pallet forks. With the forks attached, I can handle the cap unit myself and don't need to round up 4 or 5 neighbors whenever I need to install/remove it. In short, unless you have a specific task in mind where the FEL would be an obstacle (I don't even know what that could be), by all means, GET IT WITH THE TRACTOR! It will become the best friend you ever had. (And prevent a lot of back strain, etc. trying to lug things yourself.) Just my thoughts...






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 01-27-2003, 12:18 Post: 48253
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Dugg, I'm kind of in the same situation, I currently have a JD 855 w/fel, backhoe and 72" belly mower to do my chores at the present time but almost upgraded to a NH TC 40D this past november but couldn't afford all the attachments I wanted. I decided to save up 'till next fall and purchase most everything I wanted at one shot to drive the total costs down. Just my situation. Good Luck,
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 01-27-2003, 13:05 Post: 48256
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This still makes no sense to me. Why make payments on a tractor for a year or two and not be able to afford the implements to use it?? I've been looking for five months and literally changed my mind a hundred times. I joke that I'm on the 1327th revision of my final decision. There is soooo much to learn about these things. Differences in types of tires, types of PTO's, types of transmissions, FEL and 3-pt lift capacities. PTO horsepower for types of implements. That's without getting into the Japanese vs Korean vs Chinese discussion. Really, $11K isn't THAT great a deal. Here in the expensive Northeast L3000DT's are available for $14K with FEL. They don't sell that well because most people who buy that size tractor want hydro transmissions. Which by the way also has a negative effect on resale. In the entire B/BX series ONE tractor is available with a gear transmission, the B7500 DT. ALL the others are hydro from the BX1800 to the B2910!
Just More Of My Humble Opinion






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 01-27-2003, 13:54 Post: 48257
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Wow, what great feedback! Perhaps waiting a bit is the prudent thing to do here. I definitly have been convienced (here and by others) that I should have the FEL and live PTO. Time would afford more capital as well as more education on making the right decision. I just didn't want to miss out on that Kubota finance 2.99APR. Does Kubota usually have this level of sales incentives throughout the year? When is the best time of year for buyers?
Thanks, Dugg TN






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 01-27-2003, 14:06 Post: 48259
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Good post pacesetter, I understand where you are. But you forgot to mention the India,Pakistan,Italy,and and eastern European CUT's ( I am sure I have forgotten a few too)Smile
Lots of fun huh ?






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