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  1. #11
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    I have a 10 acre horse and donkey farm. About a year ago I was finally able to buy the tractor I have been wanting forever. Same situation, we were tired of moving round bales by rolling them across the ground. I had been considering a kubota MX5100 or a Kioti DK40SE, but I found a good deal on a used Kubota M6040, and that's what I bought. We fed a lot of round bales last winter, and I'm glad we have the full size utility tractor. It will safely handle the big round bales with just loaded rear tires. No counterweight is needed on the three point. I just think the MX is a bit on the light side for moving round bales with the loader. It could be done, but you would need a lot if weight on the 3 point to counterbalance.

    The Deere 5e series would handle the round bales just as well as the M6040 - it is a heavy full size tractor, and more comparable to my M6040 than the MX4700/5100. The M6040 is a bit nicer than the Deere, with a fully synchronized transmission and hydraulic shuttle shift, telescoping draft links, and quick attach loader.

  2. #12
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    John Deere 5045E

    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    Thanks for the input. Gonna look a lot closer at the 5045 after reading yalls input. I appreciate it guys. Now let me see if I can get Deere to put together some kind of package deal for me.

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    Kubota RTV 900, JD 740,Kioti DK 40 with KL401 loader .

    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    Quote Originally Posted by B Hoofed View Post
    I have a 10 acre horse and donkey farm. About a year ago I was finally able to buy the tractor I have been wanting forever. Same situation, we were tired of moving round bales by rolling them across the ground. I had been considering a kubota MX5100 or a Kioti DK40SE, but I found a good deal on a used Kubota M6040, and that's what I bought. We fed a lot of round bales last winter, and I'm glad we have the full size utility tractor. It will safely handle the big round bales with just loaded rear tires. No counterweight is needed on the three point. I just think the MX is a bit on the light side for moving round bales with the loader. It could be done, but you would need a lot if weight on the 3 point to counterbalance.

    The Deere 5e series would handle the round bales just as well as the M6040 - it is a heavy full size tractor, and more comparable to my M6040 than the MX4700/5100. The M6040 is a bit nicer than the Deere, with a fully synchronized transmission and hydraulic shuttle shift, telescoping draft links, and quick attach loader.
    I would also look at the Kioti tractors.The models RX6010(60hp)and DK50se(HST)50 hp.They have a free loader program until august 31st.2013.I just bought my second Kioti tractor,heres a pic on my DK40 HST.coobie
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    Kioti DK40se hst cab with KL401 loader,Kubota RTV 900,John deere X740,Kioti 73 inch tiller.Ingersoll 4020 3pt,troy bilt tiller,Billy goat brush cutter.

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    Elite Member vtsnowedin's Avatar
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    John Deere 5045E

    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    While I really like my JD 5045E for your sized operation both would serve. The big difference is the lift capacities of the 3PH and the loaders. The kubota loader will lift 2443 lbs and the JD 553 will lift 4008.
    As to the price difference I think they are both worth the price asked as they are not an apples to apples comparison. Mine bought last year with loader and 72 inch cutter was under 30K and at zero percent.
    If you can sit on both and pick up a round bale with the loader. That should tell you a lot.

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    JD 5055E

    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    Something to consider if you decide on JD. The 553 loader on the JD is quick attach. There is also QA on the bucket. You can choose JD style, Global carrier, or SSQA. I went with SSQA because I already owned forks and several buckets that were of that style.

    Another thing, is that the very same tractor is available with a 45, 55, 65, or 75HP engine. Think about any future PTO driven attachments that you will need, and what the required PTO HP will be to run them.
    My tractor came with loaded 16.9-28; R1 tires I rarely need to use a counterweight or 4wd.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoore1197 View Post
    Thanks for the input. Gonna look a lot closer at the 5045 after reading yalls input. I appreciate it guys. Now let me see if I can get Deere to put together some kind of package deal for me.
    Another vote for the JD. I first went route of a 2WD 5105 and then later added a JD 512 loader. In the end it was a workable unit, but I wanted a 4WD. Started looking and found a excellent deal on a 4WD JD 5303 with a JD 522 loader. I have been very pleased with it. I highly recommend the 16.9-28 tires for rear if buying new or if possible on a used unit. The extra width and weight when filled help a lot with traction. The 2.9 engine in these units have been around for a very long time and seem to be very reliable. Good luck.

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    Did you look at a kubota M5140?

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    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    I've a M4700.

    As you noticed the MX4700 is a little light in the shorts. Even my M4700 is lighter than the Deere. However lift capacity of my M is greater than the JD, perhaps due to emissions etc.

    It reads like the Deere is the better fit for you, even if it costs a bit more.
    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
    My saws - JD CS 62, efco 3500, Stihls - 021, 660 w/woods mod, 660 w/ DP muffler, 088, Woodmizer LT10

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    I will say I looked at the 5e deeres when shopping last year. I like every thing about them except the trans which hate but that's totally personal preference. If I would have bought an ag utility size machine it would have been a kubota m7040suhd with hydraulic shuttle. With loader ssqa and loaded rears it was at $32k which is about the same as a 5045 Deere optioned the same in my area. However, both of these tractors were out of my price range so I settled on an mx5100 and I am very happy with it. If I ever need a bigger tractor ill wait until I can afford somethin about 85hp and keep the MX because its such a do it all machine

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    Default Re: JD 5045 E vs Kubota MX4700E

    Just call me a satisfied customer.

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