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Well I'm tractor shopping to help maintain the new homestead.  Go figure a 36" pushmower just isn't enough for 16 acres.  Plus the wife wants a substantial garden.

Anybody have any experience with any of the compact utility tractors?  Kubota, Mahindra, LS, or even the Deere, Case/New Holland, Massey Fergusons?

Looking at you @bbqit even though you probably don't have use for anything that small, maybe you know someone who's used one....

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My high school had an ancient Kubota that worked just fine when I was there.
It was old then and this was 10 years ago (wow.....). They are still using the same one.

I think I've heard that John Deere has the best financing if you want to go that route.

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View PostJoeGator, on 12 May 2014 - 10:12 AM, said:

I think I've heard that John Deere has the best financing if you want to go that route.

Whatever is the best deal.  I'll probably finance at whatever is the most advantageous rate/term for flexibility sake but it will get paid of early.  Financing longer means I can always pay more if I want but they get mad when you pay less :P

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I once had a Gravely and it was great.
Go ahead and get a Bobcat and you'll be able to do everything.

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Combo of 1) price and 2) dealer proximity

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View PostGoldenRebel, on 12 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Combo of 1) price and 2) dealer proximity

But mostly dealer proximity.

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View PostKneesInTheBreeze, on 12 May 2014 - 10:21 AM, said:

I once had a Gravely and it was great.
Go ahead and get a Bobcat and you'll be able to do everything.

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Already have one of these

http://www.machinery...px?OHID=9710903

Thus I'm not getting a front end loader on whatever tractor I get...

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View PostGoldenRebel, on 12 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Combo of 1) price and 2) dealer proximity

Within 30 minutes drive of the new place I have Mahindra, Kubota, Deere, Case IH, New Holland, LS, Massey Ferguson, McCormick, and even Kioti.

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Kubota. Been told by case and Deere executives they pray they don't start making big tractors
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They make tractors with names I've never even heard of in that size now. I know some places do combo dealson equipment you may want to check on that. I have a 35hp john deere I can't complain about I'm the second owner and I got a bushhog and disk with it. I've since bought a landscaping box for the roads where we hunt.
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View PostRammaJamma, on 12 May 2014 - 10:56 AM, said:

They make tractors with names I've never even heard of in that size now. I know some places do combo dealson equipment you may want to check on that. I have a 35hp john deere I can't complain about I'm the second owner and I got a bushhog and disk with it. I've since bought a landscaping box for the roads where we hunt.

I've got access to a bushhog, box blade and disc. Probably get a finish mower and tiller with it.  Maybe a fertilizer spreader.  Got a trailer for the skid steer so I don't need one of those.

You're pretty much local to me.  Have you heard anything good or bad about any of the area dealers?

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View Postnova, on 12 May 2014 - 10:58 AM, said:



I've got access to a bushhog, box blade and disc. Probably get a finish mower and tiller with it.  Maybe a fertilizer spreader.  Got a trailer for the skid steer so I don't need one of those.

You're pretty much local to me.  Have you heard anything good or bad about any of the area dealers?

Can't say that I have but my cousins husband is a salesman at the john deere dealer in Leighton I do pretty much everything through them.
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View Postbbqit, on 12 May 2014 - 10:51 AM, said:

Kubota. Been told by case and Deere executives they pray they don't start making big tractors

That seems to be the popular response.  Seems like dollar for dollar you get less with kubota than some of the others, even those Japanese built.

Like the mahindra 3616 I was looking at this weekend. It's got more standard and it's built by mitsubishi for mahindra.

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View PostRammaJamma, on 12 May 2014 - 11:19 AM, said:


Can't say that I have but my cousins husband is a salesman at the john deere dealer in Leighton I do pretty much everything through them.

Is that a trigreen location?

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We use a kubota back hoe, it's great. Plenty of power and good price.




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