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 07-18-2006, 20:51 Post: 132345
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Hi;

I am looking at three subcompacts, the Kubota BX2350, The NH TZ25DA, and the Massey GC2300.

I will be cutting about 2 acres, blowing snow, and some occasional FEL work.

I am wondering what others think of these tractors. I also wonder if people think that the reverse air flow in the Kubota and Massy is as big of a deal as it seems to be (good idea, but not a deal killer?)

I like the Massy so far, they haven't gone to plastic, but hey, plastic doesn't rust...opinion?

There are other reasons, it seems to be the strongest hydraulic system, and it is designed to operate at a lower RPM than the Kubota (2800 vs 3200), not sure about the NH. Also, it looks like the turn radius is tightest with Kubota and Massy, not sure about NH (can't find spec).

So, the Massy is the most expensive of the three. I would welcome anyone's opinon on any of these three machines

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 07-18-2006, 21:41 Post: 132351
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I've got a CASE DX25E (aka NH TZ25DA) w/110 Loader & 60" MMM and I'm very satisfied. Bag's o'torque and easy to operate. Lack of reverse airflow hasn't been a noticable bother this summer. All of these tractors are built to a high Japanese standard, so you won't be disappointed by any make or model you choose. It's all about price/financing, availability, dealer satisfaction and personal taste (colour).






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 07-18-2006, 21:42 Post: 132352
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This is just an Idea but it is a good one. You maybe better off checking with the closest and best dealer willing to work with you with the gear and parts you will need. Check the area to see who is the best in town. Service is very important what ever unit you decide on. They also will direct you toward what unit would be best suited for your area.

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 07-18-2006, 22:08 Post: 132353
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Plastic vs. metal? For the longest time I thought metal was best but after crashing through trees with my plastic green machine and looking at dented, scratched and rusting metal panels of the neighbors machines I'm leaning toward plastic being best now. There are opinions on both sides and it probably won't make much difference to the average owner.






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 07-20-2006, 18:27 Post: 132440
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You might want to look at something bigger like a NH TC34DA. I've got a TC33D and wouldn't consider anything smaller for FEL work (but there are some capable smaller machines out there but they're not for me). Plenty of power and creature comforts. Gotta get a hydro especially if doing FEL work. Makes any job twice as fast and more fun. NH has SuperSteer which gives you I believe an 18" turning radius, and when using a cutting brake it's zero.






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 07-21-2006, 11:11 Post: 132459
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I would search the posts for one on Simplicity tractors. One is also branded MF.






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 07-21-2006, 19:51 Post: 132488
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The dealer angle is a good point and one not to ignore. You don't want to get stuck with a crappy dealer that won't take care of you if the chips are down.

You can sometimes get better deals by going far away. But why would your local guy take care of you if you went 5 hours away to save $500?






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 07-22-2006, 23:10 Post: 132533
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why simplicity? It looks like they don't even have ROP...






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 07-23-2006, 02:01 Post: 132536
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With 1.5 acres stay with a sub-CUT tactor (max 25HP) for your size of acrerage, it will meet all of your requirements without being too much tractor. Nothing looks worse than a guy/gal on a postage stamp lot with a 5 min. mow and a 400 HP combine!






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 07-23-2006, 07:56 Post: 132542
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We really like our JD. I say we as the wife gets almost as much seat time as I do, I travel for my job. All preferences aside all major brands produce a good tractor. Consider your needs and what dealer you feel comfortable with, after all you are going to be working with them for years. Find that tractor you like, try to get a loaner from them for a few days. Drive around look for someone using what youíre interested in, talk to them. After all you probably didnít by your last car or truck with out doing some research. Plastic verse metal, cracked my hood major, took it to a body shop friend who not only fixed it but flamed it. Darned near gave me a heart attack. He did it for practice for a hotrod job he was doing. Itís green now, but does have pin stripe job on it, looks good as new. Itís a tractor, it works hard, it get dirty and scratched, but it also gets good maintenance to keep it going.. The last thing I can say is we didnít do it soon enough, best investment ever!






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