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    Default John Deere 1026R versus 2320

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    I live just outside Perth in Western Australia on a 5 acre block. Mostly old pasture but big trees round the edges and with a bit of a slope. I need to keep the weeds on the block down until I can eventually get a lawn going. We also need to plant some trees as well as maintain my gravel driveway and a fire break around the perimeter. Might want to push some dirt around here and there but nothing heavy. Will want to be able to mow a lawn around the house once I get that established.

    Although my blood is already green being a Springbok rugby supporter, I have no particular tractor brand that I favour. I have considered the following tractors so far - Branson 2800H, Kioti CS2610, Yanmar EA2400, John Deere 2320 & 1026R, kubota BX2360 & BX2660 - Mahindra didn't respond to my e-mails / phone calls & the New Holland salesman is still on leave.

    Still need to physically drive the Branson & Kioti next week but have already done a walk around and sat in them. While I love the quality of the Kubotas they are unfortunately in my opinion not worth the additional cost over their competitors.

    I have been given excellent pricing on the two John Deere models from one of the local dealers that I approached. (Amazing how pricing between dealers can vary!!!). I have studied the specifications of the two models and test driven them both. Is the additional weight and size of the 2320 over the 1026R really worth an additional AUD1000? Anybody out there that has experience on both models? Any advice much appreciated.

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    Murph

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R versus 2320

    The greatest difference in these tractors will be the greater ground clearance with the larger tires on the 2320. That will also probably give you a greater lift range with some implements. Personally, I like big tires but that will be your choice.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R versus 2320

    It's the difference between a mower and a small tractor.

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    Welcome to the forum. I would say it is worth it to go to the 2320, it is a little larger machine. It will also lift more on the 3 point hitch and loader. You would be going from a subcompact to a small compact.

    I also recommend that you drive all the different brands of tractors and find the tractor feels the best to you and one that will meet your needs then go price shopping at least 3 dealers. Like you said it is amazing how the pricing can vary between the dealers.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R versus 2320

    For light jobs and mowing an acre or so around the house I would recommend the 2320 with it's better ground clearance and heavier build. The only edge I can think of for the 1026R might be a lower center of gravity on slopes.

    It was unclear to me about the mowing though, if you plan to eventually mow the entire block approximately four acres out of five I would go to a higher pto hp tractor such as the 2720. This tractor could mow faster in high range and decrease the mowing time considerably on 4 acres. The 2720 would be my choice for a machine to do everything on five acres.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R versus 2320

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    Took delivery of my ex-demo 1026R yesterday afternoon. Can't wait to start "work"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdebeer1967 View Post
    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=302004"/>

    Took delivery of my ex-demo 1026R yesterday afternoon. Can't wait to start "work"!
    Congrats on the tractor. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R versus 2320

    Congrats on your purchase...........now have fun.............er I mean get to work
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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    Congrats on your purchase...........now have fun.............er, I mean get to work
    Don

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