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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    707
    Location
    Monroe, Va
    Tractor
    Kubota 1997 L3600DT 4WD with FEL

    Default Re: Can\'t make up my mind

    <font color=blue>With 30 acres you will have plenty of future projects to tackle.</font color=blue>

    I have 30 acres as well Bill and I agree with the above statement. That's a decent chunk of land and if you expect to keep things reasonable you will find a lot of other chores to do, Bush hogging being one of them. I would definitely go bigger if you have the funds. I have an L3600 which is about 38 HP at the PTO. I'll tell you I would not want to have anything any smaller than that. I put every inch of it to good use. You might consider getting a used tractor. It takes some patience to find the right one but it might be worth it. Mine is a 1997 which I got last year for $13,000. I couldn't be happier with my choice.

  2. #12
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    718
    Location
    Maine
    Tractor
    Cub Cadet 7360SS & Craftsman GT3000 23 HP w/50

    Default Re: Can\'t make up my mind

    Tony, I think you meant to say that the L3600 had 28 PTO HP? The 3600 only had 33 engine HP.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    10
    Location
    Central PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010 HST

    Default Re: Can\'t make up my mind

    I surely appreciate all the feedback. The 30 acres will not all be mowed at least by me. Currently a local farmer cuts it and sends the bales to the mushroom growers in SE Pa to make mulch. Once we have horses either I will either cut some myself or have someone cut and bale some of it into hay for the animals. I still am leaning toward the TC29D, but for only a couple hundred more I can get a TC33D. I have plently of time. Maybe a good used one will show up.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    707
    Location
    Monroe, Va
    Tractor
    Kubota 1997 L3600DT 4WD with FEL

    Default Re: Can\'t make up my mind

    Hmmm...turns out we're both off[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]. The engine is 39 HP with 31 at the PTO. With the manual shift you don't lose as much HP as with HST. Attached are specs.
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