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    Default BX1860 owners

    I've been looking at both the 1860 and 2360. Are you 1860 owners happy with it's capability. Is there anytime you said I wish I had or needed more power.

    I've got 1.25 acres to mow and would use the fel for mulch and landscaping.
    Snow removal in the winter...My cub 1046 can hardly pull my 48 inch plugger.

    Thanks for your input....

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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    I'm assuming that Cub was a B&S gas engine, and if so, you're in for a tremendous surprise. The power of a diesel engine.

    I had an 1860 for almost 2 years and pushed HUGE snow, plowed my gardens with a middle buster, dragged a field cultivator, dug potatoes, hoisted snow banks, gravel, sand, etc. Pulled a rear finishing mower. I LOVED it.

    It was a brute and I never wanted for anything more. The difference comes down to this, imho. If you want a chipper from your rear PTO or want to run a PTO heavy duty roto-till, or wish to have the 60" mowing deck, you'll have to go with the 2360. It's just that simple. Each model of kubota tractors have their very specific niche slot for a reason.

    If not, if you're talking mowing a couple of acres of lawn, mulching, snow, dirt, and other duties, get the 1860, pocket the $1700 difference and use that money to buy implements and smile, smile, smile. The 1860 deck choices are 48" and 54".

    You couldn't go wrong with either choice.
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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    Thanks for the input BP. I'm looking at replacing my large garden tractor too, and though they are expensive, I've been looking, and thinking about another BX. I had a very early BX22, but I never mowed with it, and used the backhoe mostly. I like my B a lot for 3pt work, and woods stuff, but i'm not sure about mowing with it. Do you like yours for that, and do you have the 54" mower, or the 60"?

    Edit: Oops, I see you have an RFM. I have many trees, rocks, etc. to mow around so I have thought that wouldn't work so well for me...... never tried one though.
    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    I haven't heard from missourithunder in a while, but he has an 1860 with which he is very happy.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...ipped-off.html
    Thread on helpful tractor abbreviations: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...-acronyms.html

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    An 1860 used as a general, all purpose, utility tractor in place of an old time GT? Awesome!!! I liked the old GTs of the 60's and 70's, but the BX is a killer of a lawn mower, but sooooooo much more. The fuel savings of diesel alone is worthy of note these days. CHDinCT had an BX1860 for a long time, is very knowledgeable and is helpful as well. There's a lot of guys here with them.

    For work requiring ground clearance? No, but for what the OP discussed, he couldn't go wrong with either the 2360 or 1860. If a guy is going to mow, mulch, etc, the 1860 is tailor made. If a guy is going to operate higher horsepower PTO devices? Go with the higher horsepower BXs. The "step up" dollars are nothing to sneeze at, so choose wisely Grasshopper. Sorry, flashed back to Kung Fu there. Loved that show.
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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    I dont have the 1860 but a BX24 (2350) and I use it for mowing with the 60 MMM and I will never go back to "just a lawn mower" again. I am reallyt impressed with kubota's bagger for it. Heavy as all heck to move and a bit of a PITA to install but works wonders. My old husquvarna I emptied 6-8 times while mowing with the Bx I empty only 1-2 times. If I didn't need the BH I probably would have gone with the 1860
    08 BX24 FEL, BH, 6l0" MMM, Kubota PTO Bagger, BX2750D snow blower with quick hitch

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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    Yes, I had a BX1860 for 2.5 years before trading up to a BX25 to get the backhoe, not because I needed more hp. Moved plenty of stone, dirt and snow with the FEL, and built some stone walls with it.

    BP basically nailed it on the deciding factor being heavy PTO demanding implements like a chipper, generator or brush hog, though I ran a DR PTO chipper on mine with good results. I had the 54" mower and it ran it fine. I would bet the 1860 could run the 60" mower too, but for marketing reasons and perhaps it not fitting between the slightly smaller wheel base of the 1860, kubota doesn't offer it. So, basically, if you don't have plans for rear PTO implements that require a given hp beyond what the BX1860 puts out, it will work fine for you and be miles ahead of your cub 1046. Mind you the BX1860 will run a rototiller or brush hog, just a little smaller size. Kubota does offers Landpride versions of each for the BX1860, just a little smaller.
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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    Quote Originally Posted by b737boss View Post
    Is there anytime you said I wish I had or needed more power. I've got 1.25 acres to mow and would use the fel for mulch and landscaping.
    So far you have not described anything a BX1860 is not perfectly suited for.

    See also my writeup here,
    Kubota BX1860 Review by wrooster - TractorByNet.com

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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    Hi guys, thanks for the all the info. 1860 it is....wrooster I especially like your platform on back of your tractor.

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    Default Re: BX1860 owners

    Quote Originally Posted by b737boss View Post
    Hi guys, thanks for the all the info. 1860 it is....wrooster I especially like your platform on back of your tractor.
    That "platform" is known generically as a "carry-all". A carry-all starts out life as a welded-up steel assembly, which you can buy at Tractor Supply or similar for about US$75 to $120 or so. From there you bolt on wood decking to suit your needs.

    See this thread for some more pics of my carry-all, and how it's built up:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...ber-872-a.html

    Also see
    CountyLine Carry All - 2128210 | Tractor Supply Company
    and
    Carryall for your carryall ... - TractorByNet.com

    If you do a search on "carryall" or "carry-all" you will find many different carry-all implementations with unique features.

    Wrooster

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