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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Kubota 3800 and JD3038E

    Thank you for your thoughtful posts.

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    Super Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
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    Default Re: Kubota 3800 and JD3038E

    As for cutting 15 acres and size tractor / mower needed. My retired brother in law cut our combined ownership of 42 acres of heavily overgrown pasture and at the time, weeds and small saplings with a 750 John Deere (19 PTO HP)and a 4 foot bush hog. I think it took him about a week but he didnt have anything else to do and besides, it was too rough to go fast anyway so a more powerful tractor would not have helped in speed but of course more width is always good for time reduction. It is really easy now to go way overboard (this from one person who has been there) with needed HP when you look at tractors and capacity. Myself, I have way more tractor than I need for mowing, grading roads etc but I have to say that sometimes even 70HP is not enough like when I was trying to pull out a stuck dump truck loading with gravel but I did eventually get him out.
    My Dad farmed 40 acres with a then new 8N Ford which was 1000% better than a mule team so it can be done. Man how far have we come in one generation.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

  3. #13
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    2010 Kubota L2800 HST, Ji Case 400b

    Default Re: Kubota 3800 and JD3038E

    I spent weeks comparing these 2 tractors. For me I ended up with a left over L2800 that the dealer had on the lot still but I got the new LA524 loader that comes on the new L3800. Some things about the John Deere was that it was all plastic, for me I'd rather have dents in the body panels than cracked plastic. The rear casing on the JD was cast aluminum which i'm sure is probably strong but not as heavy as the L3800 cast iron's. The big thing was the loader specs and weight of the machine. For one the loader on the bota is a quick attach the JD isn't and the bota loader had more balls and lift height if I remember correctly. Think the lift height was like a foot higher maybe more and maybe like 200 more lbs of lift. Wasn't to impressed with the fit and finish on the JD. Just my 2 cents.
    -Matt

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    Default Re: Kubota 3800 and JD3038E

    In ideal conditions, I can cut about 1.5 acres/hr with my 6ft MX6. If you have all day to cut 15 acres, more power to you. However, I would certainly love to have a 10ft cutter if I had the cash!

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