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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    You're 71 years old. You don't need to be out in the elements on the tractor. Get the one with the cab!!

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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Boy you sure came to the right place to get talked out of a new tractor ! Enjoy !
    'Master of a thousand indispensable skills destined to keep him at the poverty level'

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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    well, I've discovered that a cab is actually a safety device
    keeps wasps/bees away
    cooler in summer, warmer in winter, dryer in rain, dust from mowing is reduced as is sound
    great hand holds on doors for uneven ground, helps balance and back
    keeps limbs out of eyes, no welts on face/arms from dodging brush.
    entry and egress to seat is safer because of door hand holds.
    exhaustion factor reduced when running for hours...when tired mistakes are more common.

    I'll be 70 this year...I say that if you enjoy tractoring for yourself/others, then best take care of your body with equipment designed to protect it from brutal Texas conditions. Only downside is it is hard to hear the rattle snakes...heard one yesterday but it got away from me
    Mind if I use this story? May work on her.
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    I think you'll find the trade-in value of your BX25 is so good that it won't be all that much out of pocket anyway. Go for it!

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    Veteran Member kiotiken's Avatar
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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Quote Originally Posted by check 6 View Post
    Thanks guys, you are tickling my adult male "troy" emotions. Since my yard is but an acre it is hard to justify. However I seem to always be helping a neighbor do something that involves my tractor. Second the eat and seating position in the B2650 is more comfortable than on the BX25. That said the eat on the newer BX 25D is the same as on the "B" series but the dealer does not know if it will fit on my 2 year old BX25 so points for the seating on the "B". Additionally better ground clearance ( removing the exposure of fragile parts under the BX to damage), more power (always good) and lastly I'm finding that I am not using the back hoe very much, in fact only when a neighbor wants me to do something. Sounds like I have convinced myself to buy a new "Toy" Ops tool. Maybe but then the Scotch/ German in me keeps saying what you have is really more than you need. I hate the practical side when it comes to mechanical things or tools. So keep the tread going. The dealer has not given me a price yet so all is just discussion at this point. By the way with a very unusual, for South Texas, 42 degrees and 28 MPH winds outside this late in April the cab concept does sound good.
    No way, an L5740 might be a touch on the overkill side for 1 acre, but you're good to go on the B2650!

    I was in the same boat, I traded my tractor with backhoe for a larger cabbed tractor. I don't regret it for a second, and I haven't really missed the backhoe either, I'd done most of everything I needed to do with it and I'll simply rent a mini ex if a big project ever comes up. Go for it, factory cabs are realllllllllllly nice.

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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Will you be trading in or (like me) keeping the older?

    You have not mentioned what the dollar difference will be if you are trading in.

    I've read several threads here that their dealers have given very good trade-in prices.

    I would expect going from a BX25 w/ Backhoe to a B2650 w/cab might not be that big a difference in price with a good dealer.

    And (depending on your relationship with your wife) ask SWMBO - Would you rather have me sitting inside all day getting in your way or outside in my air-conditioned cab?
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, 2 Piranha's, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller, 5' Big Bee cutter, with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    Elite Member newbury's Avatar
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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Quote Originally Posted by kiotiken View Post
    No way, an L5740 might be a touch on the overkill side for 1 acre, but you're good to go on the B2650! <snip>
    Hey - I resemble that remark!
    I've got a B7610 on my 1/4 acre lot in Northern Virginia, and an M4700 on my 1/2 acre lot in Northern Virginia.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, 2 Piranha's, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller, 5' Big Bee cutter, with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    JD 790, JD4100,JD318,JD216 Grasshopper 322D,Wright 52 Stander

    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    I love E-bay. Was looking at a bigger JD one day, JUST LOOKING. I have a JD 790 with FEL and BH, and blower. (no cab) A week later I was on my way to Minn. in a snow storm to pick up a JD 3520 with heated cab/AC, FEL, Brush Hog, and snowblower and back blade. I looked lile Sanford and Son coming across the Wisc. and the U.P. of Michigan with all this on an 18"dove tail trailer. Two days after getting home I sold the JD 790. The wife wonders about me at times but I too likes toys. As some one else said if I need a back hoe I rent a mine excavator, or wait could there be another road trip?

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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post
    Hey - I resemble that remark!
    I've got a B7610 on my 1/4 acre lot in Northern Virginia, and an M4700 on my 1/2 acre lot in Northern Virginia.
    I never said there was anything wrong with overkill

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    Default Re: Went to my Kubota dealer... a mistake that may cost me

    I am not quite as old as you or John, but dangerously close and I'm really high mileage and sure can't beat his logic. I too went to my kubota dealer to buy some supplies and bought an L5740 HSTC a few months ago and I already had a perfectly good L5030 HSTC.

    You are going to be hard pressed to find anyone to talk you out of a new tractor, well maybe JOHNTHOMAS.

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