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 02-22-2005, 12:07 Post: 106613
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I have a L3010 2wd Kobota that I was going to put a loader on for general yard work. I have 5 acres that will need to be maintained with landscaping and brush hog. Is 2wd good enough or should I save my money and just get a new tractor w/ loader?






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 02-22-2005, 13:06 Post: 106617
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 2wd with loader

I would say for what you are talking about doing it should be fine with only 2WD.

Most farm tractors until recently were predominantly 2WD and were (are?) capable of a lot of work. Mind you, they also had, in most cases, loaded rear tires also. With sufficient counter-balance on the 3PTH you should be fine.

You will be limited in how much heavy lifting or digging you will be capable of doing, but for general chore work I'm sure it will do the job. The big stuff may just take 5 or 6 scoops instead of say 2 or 3 with 4wd, if you don't mind spending the time to save the money you're all set.

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 02-22-2005, 20:01 Post: 106626
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You may be fine for putting around 5 acres with light chores, but I consider putting a loader on a 2WD, throwing good money after bad. Personally I would unload the 2WD to the first taker (Caveat emptor) and make a better choice. There will be better resale with 4wd and you will be happier. Todays small light tractors just don't do well with a loader and 2WD






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 02-23-2005, 07:58 Post: 106655
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 2wd with loader

I traded my 2wd for the 7800. I just kept spending time and money trying to make the 2wd work right for us. Trading it in was the best decision for us, both $'s and usefulness. Using the loader with the 2wd just didn't work well, especially if the ground was wet or muddy. I would only be able to take less than a half bucket at a time, even with rear weight. Trying to load more than a half bucket was almost impossible. There just wasn't enough traction to get into the pile, curl and lift.

Everyone's needs are a little different. We found the 4wd to be the answer for us.






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 02-23-2005, 08:32 Post: 106660
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A new tractor with 4wd is definately the way to go. However, if you will have to wait several years whaile you save up money for the new tractor, then get a loader for your 2wd. While it will not be the perfect set up, you will still be able to get a lot of work done with it.






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 02-23-2005, 10:44 Post: 106667
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 2wd with loader

If money is object, a loader for your 2 wheel drive wins hands down.I think you would be much happier with 4x4 as it's been stated by some. I use 2 wheel drive on my 5205 Large Frame with loaded tires sometimes if I only have one bucket to scoop up and it's hard to get a full bucket without making big ruts from spinning with the extra weight it has. I always use 4x4 when I'm going to work a pile for a bit as it leaves a smaller mess to clean up when your done.






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 02-23-2005, 12:26 Post: 106676
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 2wd with loader

If you are going the 4wd direction in the future, and you don't need to lift the loads very high, I saw an interesting 3pt accessory that could save you money for now. It's a large scoop that you can run either forward or backward. It would handle scraping up top soil, gravel... transporting it and dumping it.

Just a thought. I don't have one, but it looked like a decent makeshift bucket for a lot less money. Obviously you couldn't load a truck or wagon with it though. Just scoop, haul & dump.

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 02-24-2005, 13:23 Post: 106743
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Thanks for the replies. I know 4X4 is a better machine but it may be a couple of years down the road. I think the 2wd will suffice my needs for now. Thanks again.






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 02-24-2005, 13:23 Post: 106744
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Thanks for the replies. I know 4X4 is a better machine but it may be a couple of years down the road. I think the 2wd will suffice my needs for now. Thanks again.






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 02-25-2005, 18:51 Post: 106811
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Good choice. Us members that have 4wd also have 2wd with it. Often times I use my tractor without engaging 4wd. In fact most of the time I run it in 2wd only shifting if I am bogging down or if I know the loader work will beifit from 4wd. If finances prohibit a new (excuse) for a 4wd than you have made the right choice. Nothing worse than fightin with the bride over something as small as that.






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