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    Default Still trying to decide imput please

    Hey guys talked about this a little before, really need to get a tractor for some earth and stone moving chores; also would like to use the tractor for mowing to use it a little more, when i was in pa I had a l3600 which was a great tractor but never really used it every week ,thats why i would like to get one thats a little smaller so it would get used every week at least during mowing season. so heres the problem trying to get something large enough to do some work but small enough if wont crush irigation lines ect. I have kinda narrowed it down to kubota 2620or 2920 and massey 1526 and 1529 both seem about the same size and dealers are both within 20 min. Kubota is all i ever owned so i am a little partial to them, but i like some things about the massey better like the position control on the 3pt, also like the backhoe offerings better. Then i get to thinking would it be better to just get a zero turn for the grass and try to find a used tractor for the other jobs but then the tractor would not get used all the time. Also mabye this would be a good question for John Thomas or any one else who got a 26 [either kubpta or massey] is there a reason other than money to chose a 26 because they seem to be the same size as thier 29 counterpart just with more power,I am sure someone has been here before so i would love some suggestions,btw if kubota made a tractor in the range i am looking for with position control this wouldnt be as hard of a descion. Also a little concerned about the mowing decks on the Masseys they looked stamped rather than fabricated not sure if that matters in cut quality. thanks alot in advance sorry for the long post.

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    Hi Chub380

    So you have 1 acre correct? It would seem a BX25 with deck would work or the B2620 too. I would tend to agree a ZTR plus a tractor would be nice and more flexible.

    A used tractor $10K and $6K ZTR would work or get the "all in one" but moving rocks and navigating with a deck on is not the easiest if you have tight spots or obstacles to go over.
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    I went in and updated that, not sure why it said that back in pa we had a bout 2.5 ac out here a little more i fixed that ,the rocks are mostly for making gravel driveways to out buildings and a road across th back of the property, I just remember how our 3600 sat so much and that kind of disturbed me, our grass is prob about 2.5 ac and flat with not many obstacles

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    Default Re: Still trying to decide imput please

    Well, montana gets snow, so a tractor with a FEL makes sense, and if your grass areas are open a RFM would work too unless you are planning a Box Blade.

    I think the 2620 or the BX25 with a MMM would be a good choice. You will spend about 2 hours a week cutting with a 54-60" MMM deck and with a ZTR maybe 1.5 hours.

    So one machine will work well and get used more often so utilization (which is one concern of yours) would be higher than having separate machines.
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    Talked to the massey dealer today i like everything but the stamped mower deck, quess thats not a big deal do like 3 range hydro, position control and backhoe offerings; the massey 26 is smaller quite a bit smaller from the 1529 I think the kubota the 2620 and 2920 are the same size anyone know for sure? I also like the pedels on the massey.

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    kubota 2620 and 2920 are identical except for HP. Since I have a new B2920 scheduled for delivery in 2 days and I had not checked out the Massey I just checked the specs. The Kubota backhoe out specs the Massey 1529 so I'm curious why you like the Massey better? The loaders are mixed, Massey L100 lifts more at the pins, Kubota has higher breakout force at the pins but I'd say advantage Massey on the loaders. Obviously advantage Massey for the position control and the Massey 3 point lifts more. Advantage Massey for the independent PTO and optional SSQA. Except for the weaker backhoe the Massey has its pluses, I can see why you are still undecided.

    Here's where I'm at, there are at least 5 Kubota dealers in my area, my dealer is only 10 minutes away, has been in business 50 years, and must have 40+ tractors in stock plus a couple acres of implements. There is only 1 Massey dealer within 100 mile radius of me, there were 2 of them but one dumped Massey and now sells Kubota's. The one dealer does have 2-3 location but the closest is a 40 mile trek through heavy traffic. So I'd have to give some weight to this. I had the same problem when I was considering the Mahindra Max28, nearest dealer was 70 miles away. One thing I would check is the cost of financing if you are planning to finance. Mahindra was charging a premium of $1,500 for 0% for 72 months, Kubota is only charging $550 for the same.

    I'm sticking with the Kubota B2920, would love to have the position control and higher specs on the loader and 3 point but the most important implement to me is the backhoe due to all the stumps I need to dig out. I got the 16 inch bucket and mechanical thumb it looks a beast. Good luck with your choice, it took me weeks to decide.

    Massey B10 backhoe - bucket/dipper 2,400/1,450 lbs
    Kubota BH65 backhoe - bucket/dipper 2,585/1,686 lbs

    Massey L100 loader - lift at pins/breakout force at pins 1,282/1,968 lbs
    Kubota LA364 loader - lift at pins/breakout force at pins 952/2,154 lbs

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    kubota and Massey were both on my short list last year, but I found a much better deal on a Kioti. Like 20% better. If you have a Kioti dealer in your area, I think they would be worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtoblackberries View Post
    kubota 2620 and 2920 are identical except for HP. Since I have a new B2920 scheduled for delivery in 2 days and I had not checked out the Massey I just checked the specs. The Kubota backhoe out specs the Massey 1529 so I'm curious why you like the Massey better? The loaders are mixed, Massey L100 lifts more at the pins, Kubota has higher breakout force at the pins but I'd say advantage Massey on the loaders. Obviously advantage Massey for the position control and the Massey 3 point lifts more. Advantage Massey for the independent PTO and optional SSQA. Except for the weaker backhoe the Massey has its pluses, I can see why you are still undecided.

    Here's where I'm at, there are at least 5 Kubota dealers in my area, my dealer is only 10 minutes away, has been in business 50 years, and must have 40+ tractors in stock plus a couple acres of implements. There is only 1 Massey dealer within 100 mile radius of me, there were 2 of them but one dumped Massey and now sells Kubota's. The one dealer does have 2-3 location but the closest is a 40 mile trek through heavy traffic. So I'd have to give some weight to this. I had the same problem when I was considering the Mahindra Max28, nearest dealer was 70 miles away. One thing I would check is the cost of financing if you are planning to finance. Mahindra was charging a premium of $1,500 for 0% for 72 months, Kubota is only charging $550 for the same.

    I'm sticking with the Kubota B2920, would love to have the position control and higher specs on the loader and 3 point but the most important implement to me is the backhoe due to all the stumps I need to dig out. I got the 16 inch bucket and mechanical thumb it looks a beast. Good luck with your choice, it took me weeks to decide.

    Massey B10 backhoe - bucket/dipper 2,400/1,450 lbs
    Kubota BH65 backhoe - bucket/dipper 2,585/1,686 lbs

    Massey L100 loader - lift at pins/breakout force at pins 1,282/1,968 lbs
    Kubota LA364 loader - lift at pins/breakout force at pins 952/2,154 lbs
    I see you ordered a 16" bucket for your backhoe. That is going to be way to large a bucket for digging out stumps. It may be good for digging in sand but I doubt you will have the power to do much with it in hard dirt. I have on my B 26 a 7" (cut down from and 18" by previous owner who bought a 12 and 18" bucket)and a 12" and the 12 is slow going digging stumps due to the larger area. I use the 7" for stump digging but an 8 or 9" would work fine. Check the specs on the B26 compared to your 2920 and you will see a large difference in power and weight. Talk to your dealer about swapping size of buckets after trying it out or better still, demo one of his on the lot if he has a dirt pile to play in. Remember a loose dirt pile is not the same as digging hard soil or trying to tear out roots.
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    Default Re: Still trying to decide imput please

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    I see you ordered a 16" bucket for your backhoe. That is going to be way to large a bucket for digging out stumps. It may be good for digging in sand but I doubt you will have the power to do much with it in hard dirt. I have on my B 26 a 7" (cut down from and 18" by previous owner who bought a 12 and 18" bucket)and a 12" and the 12 is slow going digging stumps due to the larger area. I use the 7" for stump digging but an 8 or 9" would work fine. Check the specs on the B26 compared to your 2920 and you will see a large difference in power and weight. Talk to your dealer about swapping size of buckets after trying it out or better still, demo one of his on the lot if he has a dirt pile to play in. Remember a loose dirt pile is not the same as digging hard soil or trying to tear out roots.
    I'm going with the 16" on the advice of my dealer, we have easy digging here but sticky soil and they say the problem with the 12" is the dirt sticks in the bucket and won't fall out. Another owner here on the forum in my area confirmed, he had the 12" and had to switch to the 16" for that very reason and says it works great for digging stumps. I need to do some excavation so I figure worse case I'll try the 16" if it doesn't work I can always use it for the excavation and pick up a 10" or 12" for the stumps. The B2620 and B2920 are identical in weight according to kubota's specs, the only difference is 26hp vs 29hp.

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    Default Re: Still trying to decide imput please

    I only ever had kubota and loved it, had to sell when i moved,to answer the question i like the platform better the pedal configuration, and just eaiser to service under the hood,i like the position control 3pt,not so crazy about the mowing deck i think if it was more heavy duty the massey would be my choice.I may wait to see if the new 2650 comes without a cab that might be an option; were you specing the cb10 backhoe to the kubotas counterpart on those specs?

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