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    Bronze Member marxman's Avatar
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    Hi once again everyone,

    Thanks to you guys that have answered my questions before. I got some great advice and thought I was ready to go on buying the tractor I wanted. HOWEVER I made the "mistake" of visiting the dealer this weekend and now I'm faced with a new problem.

    Because of dealer location and reputation I have decided on a kubota.

    I thought a B3300SU would be good, quoted at $16800 with FEL.

    Then I thought a B3200HSD due to the mid-PTO, quoted $17700 with FEL.

    So I mosey on down to the dealership and see the B3000CAB and B3030HSDC. I sit in it, I'm immediately in love with comfort level, I start thinking "do i need a cab?".

    B3000CAB quoted at $24500 with FEL, and B3030HSDC at $24100 with FEL. not sure if these are good prices or not..$7k difference from a 3200??

    I live in MA and we get a fair amount of snow. I plan on installing a snow blower on the tractor as it will take over from my walk-behind. I also plan on brush cutting and clearing land, grading driveways, and keeping animals (goats, horses).

    My dilemma would be whether to buy a B3200, and add an after market cab... or just pony up for the factory cabs on the B3000/B3030.

    I guess the questions that I have are in an effort to convince me that this tractor is NOT a toy, but a workhorse that I will use for years to come. if I can convince myself of that... I dont have any problem spending the money

    1) Are prices in the $24k range for the 3000/3030 tractors good?
    2) Are after market cabs Curtis, Sims, comparable? when spec'd out don't they hit the $4000 range?
    3) Those of you that bought open tractors and live in the colder climates, do you regret the lack of a cab?

    Look forward to your opinions

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    Kubota B7800

    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    Cab!

    Traded a B7800 for a B3030HDSC. I was tired of freezing when moving snow..
    Bill Hoffman
    B3030HSDC with loader, quick hitch, rear blade, rear rake, boom pole, clamp-on forks. Kubota Zero turn mower, Cadet 1811 w/MMM and a bunch of other stuff.

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    Bronze Member rilesdav's Avatar
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    Branson 6530c and Kubota BX25D

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    X2 on cab, love mine cool and shady in summer, warm in winter

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    Veteran Member JerryK's Avatar
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    Mahindra 5035, JD 2240, 420

    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    There are a handfull of times during the winter when I wish I had a cab...then the other 95% of the year when I am out in the woods.....and wanting to be 'outside'. I've seen a few farmers disking in the spring and getting in corn in the fall....and I bet they really enjoy their cab whist the dust cloud surrounds their A/C'd Fm'd comfort.... That's the trouble with looking at tractors...you really need a whole stable of them.... When you figure out how to 'splain it to the wife....let me know how you did it.....

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    Kubota L35, Kioti DK50SE

    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    Cab!
    I just bought the Kioti DK50SE HST w/CAB and absolutely love it. My place in in SC and last weekend we had temps in the high 90s. I stayed in it all day, doing bush cutting with the radio on and had a blast. Wife had to call me on my cell when it got dark cause I just wanted to keep playing.

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    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    cab or no cab is up to you an only you.because your the 1 that will be running it in the cold an heat.but id get the factory cab insted of an a aftermarket cab.

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    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    There are several threads with hours of reading by using the "search" function. Like bigbull338 says, only you can answer that question, as for me, I will never buy another open station tractor and would go for the OEM.

    I have spent thousands of hours on open station tractors in the last fifty plus years and if I get to feeling nostalgic will tie a bee hive to my head, have my wife throw dirt in my face and drag me behind my pickup.
    Thread on helpful tractor abbreviations: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...-acronyms.html

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    Fullsized JCB Loader/Backhoe

    Default Re: Cab or No Cab

    If you can swing it, I vote cab too.

    It's nice being out of the rain
    It's nice having air conditioning
    It's nice to have something between you when some pissed off hornets are chasing you
    It's nice to cut the fields without being totally covered in chaff

    Of course, it happens that when they (father in law) sold a tractor, they sold the cab and kept the open one

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    CAB......CAB.... i love my cab tractor..rain, shine, sun, cold
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

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    Kub - 2K6, B7800

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    Quote Originally Posted by marxman View Post
    Hi once again everyone,

    Thanks to you guys that have answered my questions before. I got some great advice and thought I was ready to go on buying the tractor I wanted. HOWEVER I made the "mistake" of visiting the dealer this weekend and now I'm faced with a new problem.

    Because of dealer location and reputation I have decided on a kubota.

    I thought a B3300SU would be good, quoted at $16800 with FEL.

    Then I thought a B3200HSD due to the mid-PTO, quoted $17700 with FEL.

    So I mosey on down to the dealership and see the B3000CAB and B3030HSDC. I sit in it, I'm immediately in love with comfort level, I start thinking "do i need a cab?".

    B3000CAB quoted at $24500 with FEL, and B3030HSDC at $24100 with FEL. not sure if these are good prices or not..$7k difference from a 3200??

    I live in MA and we get a fair amount of snow. I plan on installing a snow blower on the tractor as it will take over from my walk-behind. I also plan on brush cutting and clearing land, grading driveways, and keeping animals (goats, horses).

    My dilemma would be whether to buy a B3200, and add an after market cab... or just pony up for the factory cabs on the B3000/B3030.

    I guess the questions that I have are in an effort to convince me that this tractor is NOT a toy, but a workhorse that I will use for years to come. if I can convince myself of that... I dont have any problem spending the money

    1) Are prices in the $24k range for the 3000/3030 tractors good?
    2) Are after market cabs Curtis, Sims, comparable? when spec'd out don't they hit the $4000 range?
    3) Those of you that bought open tractors and live in the colder climates, do you regret the lack of a cab?

    Look forward to your opinions
    Cab......
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