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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Three range transmissions the only way to go! Non-quick attach loader went away in the 70's on ag tractors!

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Waiting on a price from Barlow's, but delivery charge went up to $1.50 a mile, so it would cost $500. I'll see what the price is and determine if that makes sense. Dubberly's price is better than what I have, but not by a land slide.

    Maybe I should not worry about resale, but that is my concern with Kioti and Mahindra. We only have one dealer anywhere near, so that is cause for concern, at least for me.

    I did figure out the $1000 rebate from JD goes to the dealer, at the prices quoted, so the difference is $1300 more for the kubota L3200. So assuming I am not going to drive a long ways (or pay shipping), which would you buy?

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    It's more than just horsepower you're getting with Deere. It has a direct injection engine. If you do some research on that you'll understand DI is a more fuel efficient combustion process than the indirect injection on the kubota. Displacement is about the same, but Deere's Yanmar bore/stroke ratio is more square so it'll can run at higher rpms getting you more power strokes per minute. To get 540RPM at the PTO, the Kubota's engine is near red line. The Deere's Yanmar engine is capable of several hundred more RPM when the PTO is spinning at full speed.

    That said, I'd feel you'd be missing out if you didn't at least check out a 100% Yanmar tractor while you're out shopping. You might get a better deal and warranty then either of the John Deere and Kubota offerings.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Quote Originally Posted by Katahdin View Post
    It's more than just horsepower you're getting with Deere. It has a direct injection engine. If you do some research on that you'll understand DI is a more fuel efficient combustion process than the indirect injection on the kubota. Displacement is about the same, but Deere's Yanmar bore/stroke ratio is more square so it'll can run at higher rpms getting you more power strokes per minute. To get 540RPM at the PTO, the Kubota's engine is near red line. The Deere's Yanmar engine is capable of several hundred more RPM when the PTO is spinning at full speed.

    On my L3200, PTO RPM is about 400 RPM below redline.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Quote Originally Posted by DFisher63 View Post
    Waiting on a price from Barlow's, but delivery charge went up to $1.50 a mile, so it would cost $500. I'll see what the price is and determine if that makes sense. Dubberly's price is better than what I have, but not by a land slide.

    Maybe I should not worry about resale, but that is my concern with Kioti and Mahindra. We only have one dealer anywhere near, so that is cause for concern, at least for me.

    I did figure out the $1000 rebate from JD goes to the dealer, at the prices quoted, so the difference is $1300 more for the kubota L3200. So assuming I am not going to drive a long ways (or pay shipping), which would you buy?
    You really need to test drive both tractors to make this decision. I was all set on a Deere based on specs many years ago, but driving it I found I did not like the operator station or plastic hood/fenders. You can't get a feel for stuff like that based on specs and costs.

    Here's a walk around spec sheet I found online:

    http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/im...Walkaround.pdf

    It's from Kubota, so I suspect they are being over-liberal in their own favor. Still, it makes some true comparisons.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    New price on the JD 3038E is $18,353. One kubota dealer stayed the same, the other went up $1000 (?). Looking like I will be wearing a green hat.

    Got a price from Barlow, waiting on a call from them to define what they are pricing, and whether the price including the delivery.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Green is good, I think you will be happy.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    Quote Originally Posted by DFisher63 View Post
    New price on the JD 3038E is $18,353. One kubota dealer stayed the same, the other went up $1000 (?). Looking like I will be wearing a green hat.

    Got a price from Barlow, waiting on a call from them to define what they are pricing, and whether the price including the delivery.
    Man, choose carefully... IMHO the 'bota is just a better machine. Of course you know what they say about opinions
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    I was in the same boat, looked at both, went orange.

    Turning brakes, folding ROPS, 3 speed & generally not feeling as cheap pushed me that way. The JD just gave me the impression they stripped to many features to make a cheap price point compared to the competition.

    I'm happy with my L3200.

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    Default Re: JD 3038E vs Kubota L3200

    At 25 acres I would be looking for a 40 to 45HP machine. DK-40 would work nicely.2745lbs of lift off!
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