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 03-19-2003, 19:09 Post: 51480
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I've just entered the market for a compact. I'm going to do mostly yard landscaping. I'm looking for the best bang for the buck. Any suggestions? How are the Northern Hydraulic tractors(Nortrac)? Thanks in advance.






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 03-19-2003, 19:21 Post: 51482
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The JD790 or the TC30 Nh give a big bang for the buck, those are both in the 30 hp range.






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 03-19-2003, 19:33 Post: 51483
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There are some Korean tractors that are good value with out dated engineering. Koiti DK and CK models and the Malhindra 4XXX series are the newer Korean offerings. Century/Branson are also Korean but I am not sure as to the engineering as I have never tested or looked at one.
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 03-20-2003, 06:13 Post: 51494
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Craig, I'd be a little leery of getting too far away from the majors, Case-IH, Deere, Boomer, Kobota, for fear of having a parts orphan on my hands down the road. There are lots of new names showing up in the compact world, and I'm sure some of them offer good quality for the dollar, but someday the market will become saturated and just like all business firms only the strongest will survive.






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 03-20-2003, 06:35 Post: 51496
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hey craig
when you look around look at the land trac ,
i can say how happy i am with my 360 it is a great tractor with a great price it is well worth looking at !
good luck .
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 03-20-2003, 07:44 Post: 51503
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There's parts orphans in all brands!!
Try buying parts for a 210-4 Massey, 1020 JD, older gear sets etc for Kubota's,etc,etc. Alot of the "Big Names" are using the "little names" to make their tractors. Kubota and Kioti are the only ones making and selling there own tractors. The JD 5210, 5310 series are Made by Kukje(Branson and Century tractor manufacturer out of South Korea) some of the others are built by Zetor(not sure which ones on that one). The new Cub Cadet 40 and 45 is built by KIOTI. Massey's are built in Turkey and Japan. Longs in Romania, South Korea and India(I believe). Years ago there were alot of brands too.
Go with whatever brand you feel best on. Try them all then make a decision. Stay away from Chinese though!!






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 03-20-2003, 08:11 Post: 51504
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Thanks for the reply's. It seems the tractor selection can be a little overwelming. If you have some web site links, that would help also. Thanks






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 03-20-2003, 08:12 Post: 51505
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By the way the Nortrac is Chinese, as is the Jinma, Farm boss, the list goes on and on. If you are mechanically inclined they really aren't too bad. Seals leak, fuel pumps go out etc. They are still a long way from the quality of the others.






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 03-20-2003, 08:19 Post: 51507
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www.bransontractors.com www.kiotitractor.com www.longagri.com www.deere.com www.kubota.com

All have dealer locators or a list of dealers on the site.






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 03-20-2003, 18:24 Post: 51525
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Anon,

You failed to point out a few things and painted a broad brush stroke with others. Zetor no longer has a part in JD. JD divested itself 3 years ago maybe a little more. The Kukje JD's are sold only in Asia, and Cub Cadet is Mitsubishi. As for the Chinese, they have their place, but any one ordering a tractor out of a catalog in these days ought to seriously have his head checked. HELLO!? Any one heard of Warranty, Parts? SERVICE? Northern has been up to this for years, first one tractor then another. Although Jimnas have made a large splash, the major handlers of these tractors are getting out of this brand. Wonder why? hmmm.....






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