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    Default Re: Advice on tractor for farm/construction use

    I think your asking a lot, for a "one-size-fits-all" machine, but if moneys no object, and you'll post your bank account#, PIN #, favorite pet's name, Mother maiden name, I'm sure the Guys on the board can get ya' geared up in short order!!! Welcome to TBN, and have a great Christmas! ~Scotty
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    Default Re: Advice on tractor for farm/construction use

    CurlyDave- thanks for details, but wondering 'why' the 110 won't be so good at mowing, spraying, etc? Also, the 4-n-1 bucket must be pretty substantial, then, eh? I've not been able to 'see' one at dealers, yet.
    Budlite- Dad's JD is a 5301& does work great but it's being sold soon & 2 other kids have 1st dibs. Soooo, I hoping to find the One great peice of equipment that will do Great on small construction side & acceptable on small farm side.

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    Elite Member CurlyDave's Avatar
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    JD TLB 110

    Default Re: Advice on tractor for farm/construction use

    wondering 'why' the 110 won't be so good at mowing, spraying, etc?

    The requirement for an implement that weighs at least 1250 lbs on the back of the tractor leaves out a lot of mowers. I don't know what your sprayer looks like, or weighs, but there again, I think you run into issues of not enough weight.

    Now a guy might be able to drop the front bucket and balance the tractor a bit that way if he wanted to run a lighter implement, on level ground.

    The 4-n-1 is quite substantial. I added a replaceable cutting edge to mine almost first thing both to prevent the bucket from bending and to be sure that the cutting edge would bend with the bucket if anything bad ever did happen. If I bend the bucket without the edge in place, getting one on after the fact could be a nightmare.

    Even though the 4-n-1 has holes for the cutting edge, my dealer did not know that the same edge that fits the standard bucket also fits the 4-n-1.

    If you get a 110, JD says that you must order the hydraulics for the 4-n-1 and for a backhoe thumb from the factory--there is no adding them later. I highly recommend this.

    I am not trying to be discouraging, I really like mine and would love to welcome a new member to the 110 club.
    40 Acres on a hill - fantastic view. JD 110 TLB, 4-n-1, 12" bucket, 18" bucket, Addington thumb, rock bucket (doubles as root grapple)

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    Elite Member CurlyDave's Avatar
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    Default Re: Advice on tractor for farm/construction use

    wondering 'why' the 110 won't be so good at mowing, spraying, etc?

    The requirement for an implement that weighs at least 1250 lbs on the back of the tractor leaves out a lot of mowers. I don't know what your sprayer looks like, or weighs, but there again, I think you run into issues of not enough weight.

    Now a guy might be able to drop the front bucket and balance the tractor a bit that way if he wanted to run a lighter implement, on level ground.

    The 4-n-1 is quite substantial. I added a replaceable cutting edge to mine almost first thing both to prevent the bucket from bending and to be sure that the cutting edge would bend with the bucket if anything bad ever did happen. If I bend the bucket without the edge in place, getting one on after the fact could be a nightmare.

    Even though the 4-n-1 has holes for the cutting edge, my dealer did not know that the same edge that fits the standard bucket also fits the 4-n-1.

    If you get a 110, JD says that you must order the hydraulics for the 4-n-1 and for a backhoe thumb from the factory--there is no adding them later. I highly recommend this.

    I am not trying to be discouraging, I really like mine and would love to welcome a new member to the 110 club.
    40 Acres on a hill - fantastic view. JD 110 TLB, 4-n-1, 12" bucket, 18" bucket, Addington thumb, rock bucket (doubles as root grapple)

    Not only do we not understand the universe, if someone explained it to us, we would not know what he was talking about.

    Isaac Asimov

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