Wow, I have HST, now all you guys got me wishing I could get it "+" sized!!!!! I can see how it would be super handy for so much of what I do.
Same here, Is HST+ a class leading useful suite of features? You bet it is. Do I own one? Sadly no. I just could not justify about $6000 extra money for a comparable equipped GL over my DK. My HST works very well, it just does not have some of those unique features. It all boils down to each individual deciding which features they want in a tractor and implements and choosing accordingly.
Those of us with HST+ are not knocking other transmissions or saying it is a "must have", just answering the OP's questions:
The HST+ on the GrandL 40 series seems like a really nice feature and pretty unique to Kubota.
"BUT... is it actually useful or is it just good ideas and hype?
Dual speed - use it or just leave it at one speed?
HST Response Control - do you use different settings for different tasks or just set it and forget it?
Three modes (regular/stall-guard/auto HDS) - switch between them for different tasks or not?"
Exactly. In my case I exchanged HST+ and 5hp for a set of forks, boxblade, AND a backhoe. It was a very good trade. As great as it is, it will not keep you from doing ANYTHING you can do with a standard HST.Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyIan