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    I'm thinking of buying a B2920 or B3200. I have 240 acres of hunting land that has 15 acre of field to plant 5acres of corn and 5acres of soybeans and about 2acres of food plots. There is about 2 to 3 miles of logging roads to up keep with brush cutting and fix some of the down hills do to ruts from the rain.I've driven the B2920 but not the B3200. The B2920 feels good and the price is what I'm looking to spend. But not sure it will do for what I want and need to do.
    Attachments that I will be purchasing is has follows.

    Front end loader with the tractor
    60 inch brush hog
    60 inch box blade
    60 inch tiller or disk harrow
    I have the use of a two row corn planter also

    I like the bigger foot print on the 3200 length and width for pulling power , but the 2920 for the lower center of gravity. I'm leaning towards the 2920, but not sure if it will do all the work I want it to do. I know the 3200 would work but would I really need the extra power? I like the maneuverability of the 2920.

    Any experience or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
    Don't want to spend the extra cost, but want to buy the correct one the first time.
    My dealer says I would be happy with the 2920.

    Thanks
    Chad

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    Default Re: which tractor to buy?

    Both seem awfully small for that much land, and those tasks. I'd be in a world of hurt, and I have a fraction of what you're talking about.

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    1st Welcome to TBN. I agree with Gman That is way too small for what your doing. You need something to work with 6 ft implements. 40 or so hp.and heavy
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    Default Re: which tractor to buy?

    I'm going to go against the grain here. It sounds like you are only maintaining 15 of the 240 acres, and you have listed 5' implements, not 6' implements. With that said, of the two you mentioned, I would probably go with the larger B3200 to have a little bit extra in reserve. I don't think you would need a 40+HP tractor for what you are doing.

    I'm no expert, though.

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    Default Re: which tractor to buy?

    Neither would be my choice as I hate quarter inching 3PH, but that's not what you asked. Of the two I would go with the 3200 and put some wheel spacers on it.

    I shopped for these tractors several years ago and decided against them, but lots of people like them. Some report vibration in the 3200, so I would check it out at 540 PTO power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    Neither would be my choice as I hate quarter inching 3PH,
    I would agree with that. That is one thing I didn't like about the kubota when I was comparing the B2920 to my JD 2720.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad26 View Post
    I'm thinking of buying a B2920 or B3200. I have 240 acres of hunting land that has 15 acre of field to plant 5acres of corn and 5acres of soybeans and about 2acres of food plots. There is about 2 to 3 miles of logging roads to up keep with brush cutting and fix some of the down hills do to ruts from the rain.I've driven the B2920 but not the B3200. But not sure it will do for what I want and need to do.
    Attachments that I will be purchasing is has follows.

    Front end loader with the tractor

    I like the bigger foot print on the 3200 length and width for pulling power , but the 2920 for the lower center of gravity. I know the 3200 would work but would I really need the extra power? I like the maneuverability of the 2920.

    Don't want to spend the extra cost, but want to buy the correct one the first time.
    My dealer says I would be happy with the 2920.
    Look at the kubota B3300SU tractor/loader PACKAGE. The tractor is either the same or VERY SIMILAR to B3200, however Kubota packages B3300SU with FEL, HST, 4-WD and everything else you need in a PACKAGE at an "all-in" price.

    Personally, I think you do need additional power of the larger tractor, which is still not very big. Everyone has a budget but it is worth streaching a little more not to be underpowered. When you get out to your food plots you will be very glad to have 14" ground clearance on B3300SU.

    Test drive the B3300SU before you order.

    LINK KUBOTA B3300SU:

    Kubota Tractor Corporation - Tractors | B Series | B3300SU

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    Kubota B3300SU; no longer with me but still pulling in the community.

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    Chad, I think either of those would be fine for everything except the 10-15 acres of tillage work you describe. Breaking ground traditionally required something a bit heavier to pull a plow and disc. Substituting a tiller would work, but that is a lot of acreage to till even if you had a bigger tractor with a 6 ft. tiller. If you've never used a 3pt tiller before, it requires you to travel at a slow crawl while it churns the ground. I once did 2 acres of pasture with a 6 ft. tiller and it took me the best part of a day as I recall. Did a great job, but you have to go slow enough for the tiller to do its work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandad4 View Post
    Chad, I think either of those would be fine for everything except the 10-15 acres of tillage work you describe. Breaking ground traditionally required something a bit heavier to pull a plow and disc. Substituting a tiller would work, but that is a lot of acreage to till even if you had a bigger tractor with a 6 ft. tiller. If you've never used a 3pt tiller before, it requires you to travel at a slow crawl while it churns the ground. I once did 2 acres of pasture with a 6 ft. tiller and it took me the best part of a day as I recall. Did a great job, but you have to go slow enough for the tiller to do its work.
    Grandad4 all the fields have been plowed and disked every year for the last 5 years, so I would not be break new ground. I was thinking of the L3200 but looking at the specs its shorter wheel base and the gpm for the hydraulics are lower by quite abite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad26 View Post
    Grandad4 all the fields have been plowed and disked every year for the last 5 years, so I would not be break new ground.
    I have been pleased with my high value Howse 66" Disc Harrow in Florida sandy-loam.

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