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  1. #11
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    184
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2200, '55 Farmall Cub, '57 Ford 640

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    I was wondering the same thing when I bought my BX 2200. I checked with many dealers in a three state area and the MOST i was going to save was a wopping $75.00. And only one dealer was willing to do that. So check it out! I thought it may have just been the dealer I was going to buy from, but when you get the same answer from about eight or nine different dealership... So since I do not need it now, nor do I have room I am waiting until I know I will use it.- Guy

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
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    194
    Location
    Huntington, WV
    Tractor
    Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    I spoke with the dealer Im most likely to buy from this evening. They said there was no difference in the price if I buy it now or buy it later [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I think Ive found a great dealer.

    Jon

  3. #13

    Join Date
    May 2002
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    Location
    N E Indiana
    Tractor
    B2910

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    Jon,
    How much later? If you wait too long, the model will change and the loader for the new model might not fit you older model.

    It seems (to me anyway) that models are usually good for 5 to 7 years at most.

    If you are getting something else like a MMM then attachment points will also change and could add to more expense/problems if you buy later.

    Rover

  4. #14
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    424
    Location
    Bucks County, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota B2400

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    <font color=blue>It seems (to me anyway) that models are usually good for 5 to 7 years at most.</font color=blue>

    What wears out first?

    How many hours roughly?

    I guess it depends on what you're carrying around, but I would hope it would last longer than 5-7 years.

  5. #15

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    Location
    Huntington, WV
    Tractor
    Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    I think what he means is that the model is only sold for 5-7 years. After its not sold as new, it becomes increasingly more difficult/expensive to add things like the FEL and MMM becuase they are unique to that tractor model.

    Jon

  6. #16
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    Location
    Bucks County, PA
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    Kubota B2400

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    d'oh![img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img]

    Now that I've looked at it again, I see my misinterpretation. I should know better than replying to these things before the second cup of coffee sinks in.

  7. #17

    Join Date
    May 2002
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    Location
    N E Indiana
    Tractor
    B2910

    Default Re: Cost of adding FEL later

    Yeah, my post wasn't very clear but Jon has it correct. Its seems the manufactures are trying to out do one another now (kubota, JD, etc) and the models change frequently. IMHO the Japanese are bad at this and can change things year to year.

    My MMM has locking pins on the FEL frame, so these are unique to each other, who knows what they will look like in 3 or 4 years. A new model FEL may fit an older model tractor but will it also mate up the MMM that you got 3 or 4 years ago?

    It is just something else to consider in the equation.

    Rover

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