Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4
    Location
    Ladysmith
    Tractor
    n/a

    Default Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    I have a couple of tractors in mind and would like to get a sense of their values. The kubota has more hp (35 vs 28), but is a little smaller. Specs are mostly similar. I'm mostly doing gravel driveway maintenance.

    The used Kubota L3400 is a 2009 with 1000 hrs for $14,500 Canadian dollars. Specs: TractorData.com Kubota L3400 tractor information

    The new Mahindra 3016 is $19,500 Canadian dollars. Specs: TractorData.com Mahindra 3016 tractor information

    Any opinions?

    Thanks,
    Rick

  2. #2
    Elite Member bullbreaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,883
    Location
    SW FLA 34120 ZIP
    Tractor
    NONE RITE NOW SOLD MY BOTA 04/28/15

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    I'am not trying to sway your decision one way or the other . I don't know the $ exchange rate from US to Canadian but can tell you , my 2007 L3400 when bought new cost me $15,300 OTD . Its a DT gear model and came with FEL . Which dealer is closer ? If the Bota seller did not come down any , I'd be leaning towards buying new . This is comeing from a person that bleeds kubota orange .
    If you check out the L3400 have em try the 3 point hitch with a heavy attachment on it. Some came with shaky 3 points well documented all over web. Just my
    2 CHRONICLES 7 : 14 (KJV)

  3. #3
    Elite Member teg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    4,242
    Location
    Raleigh, NC Hillsville, VA
    Tractor
    L2800 - HST

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    I would normally go with the cheaper one... but you need to check out the 3 point hitch of the L3400. Especially if you are grading gravel driveways. They *might* be hard to make minor adjustments, the 3ph will jerk the tractor around. Some units maybe not so bad and it depends... try it out by SLOWLY raising the 3 point hitch with something heavy, like a box blade, on it. Tons of reading, Google... "jerky 3 point hitch" site:tractorbynet.com

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4
    Location
    Ladysmith
    Tractor
    n/a

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    Thanks for the heads up regarding the jerky hitch. There's only 10 minutes difference between dealers. Both tractors have a loader.

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Advertiser
    MtnViewRanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    8,054
    Location
    4000\' mountains of Southern California
    Tractor
    Mahindra 7520, Mahindra 3215HST, Case 580 extendahoe, Case 310 dozer, Parsons trencher, Cat D6,

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjolly View Post
    I have a couple of tractors in mind and would like to get a sense of their values. The kubota has more hp (35 vs 28), but is a little smaller. Specs are mostly similar. I'm mostly doing gravel driveway maintenance.

    The used Kubota L3400 is a 2009 with 1000 hrs for $14,500 Canadian dollars. Specs: TractorData.com Kubota L3400 tractor information

    The new Mahindra 3016 is $19,500 Canadian dollars. Specs: TractorData.com Mahindra 3016 tractor information

    Any opinions?

    Thanks,
    Rick
    Pluses and minuses to both tractors for sure. But I would go with the 3016, just because of the hitch on the L3400. With you grading a lot, you don't even want to have to fool with that hitch.
    Brian
    Top and Tilt Kits by Fit Rite Hydraulics

  6. #6
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    17,485
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    "Former" 2010 L3400HST owner here. I traded it and got 14,500 for it. It had as I remember 228 hours on it. and it was "cherry". The 3pt was "jerky" as a piece of Jack Links finest. I had "sasquatches" following me around. If you are not interested in box blade grading, then the jerky hitch does not matter. It you want to feather out the load in a box blade, well, it might.
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  7. #7
    Veteran Member gsganzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,270
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Tractor
    L3800 w/FEL and BH77, BX 2200 w/FEL and MMM

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    "Former" 2010 L3400HST owner here. I traded it and got 14,500 for it. It had as I remember 228 hours on it. and it was "cherry". The 3pt was "jerky" as a piece of Jack Links finest. I had "sasquatches" following me around. If you are not interested in box blade grading, then the jerky hitch does not matter. It you want to feather out the load in a box blade, well, it might.
    Agree, if box blading is your primary duty, the kubota with the jerky hitch may not be the right fit. I just bought a new 2014 L3800 HST and I have the dealer coming out tomorrow to try to fix my jerky hitch. There's no possible way you could feather out a box blade when grading. It'll be interesting to see what the dealers says tomorrow and if he's able to fix it.
    I plan to screech to a sideways stop at heavens gate, jump out with a cigar in one hand, a scotch in the other, yelling "WOOHOO!! WHAT A RIDE!!!"

  8. #8
    Elite Member teg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    4,242
    Location
    Raleigh, NC Hillsville, VA
    Tractor
    L2800 - HST

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsganzer View Post
    ...It'll be interesting to see what the dealers says tomorrow and if he's able to fix it.
    True, would be great to see if he fixes it... but be prepared for "you bought an economy tractor, this is the valve you get" and "I've never see or heard of one like this". Ask if the valve from an L3301 could be installed to fix the problem. PS. NEVER, I mean NEVER!!!, say you heard it here or on the internet!!!!
    Last edited by teg; 03-20-2015 at 06:20 AM.

  9. #9
    Veteran Member oldpilgrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,191
    Location
    SE Ma
    Tractor
    2014 Mahindra 3016HST

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    My tractor info under my avatar will tell you how I vote

    I'm glad I don't have a final Tier 4 Tractor !

  10. #10
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,091
    Location
    Central NH (God's Country)
    Tractor
    1984 Kubota B7200D (Sold 2015,) L39(2005) Kubota RTV 900 (2005), Komatsu PC75UU2E(1997), Mahindra Max28XL Shuttle (2013)

    Default Re: Buy used Kubota L3400 or new Mahindra 3016?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldpilgrim View Post
    My tractor info under my avatar will tell you how I vote
    Seen this:
    http://www.cabelas.com/assets/AreasO...15_package.jpg

    Ditto on the kubota 3 Pt, L3400 has Whiny HST, overall too light weight for size. Good for mowing.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Buying Advice Mahindra 3016 vs. Mahindra eMax vs something else? Vineyards and large lawn
    By orionbbs in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-17-2015, 10:34 AM
  2. Comparison Used Kubota 2620 TLB or new Mahindra 3016 similarly equipped
    By TheIglu in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-17-2014, 11:51 AM
  3. Looking to buy a Mahindra 3016 - Good Price?
    By johnw02 in forum Mahindra Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-25-2014, 08:01 AM
  4. Looking to buy a Mahindra 3016 - Good Price?
    By johnw02 in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-28-2014, 10:35 AM
  5. Buying Advice Kubota 3200 vs Mahindra 3016
    By jkempcai in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 10:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.