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    Default From Orange to Green

    After much agonizing and a considerable amount of seat time in both, I chose the John Deere 4044R with cab over the kubota L4060HSTC. The tractors were equals in most ways, and at first I was pretty certain I would be getting my fifth Kubota because the dual speed lever was just so darned useful when going up hills with my current L3240HST. But the extra HP (43 vs 30) really made it a moot point.

    In the end, as is often the case, it came down to the dealer. The Kubota salesman was utterly unfamiliar with his product. He didn't know the controls, how to change the display settings, or even where the various filters were located. He also watched me like a hawk during the test drives. The Deere salesman was totally familiar with his product, and walked me thru it in a way that had me comfortable with the differences between it and what I had used in the past. He also directed me up a steep hill and gave directions to a logging road so I could test drive it in conditions like those I have at home.

    In a couple of weeks I'll take delivery of my first green machine. I'm sure I'll enjoy that cab this winter!
    John Deere 4044R cab, H180 loader, Farmi 531 winch, Woods 72" Brush Bull, 84" rear blade with hydraulic angle
    Kubota KX121-3S, angle blade w/ float, hydraulic thumb
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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Congratulations, I'm sure it will serve you well.
    "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is." - Yogi Berra

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Nice!
    My wife told me to grow up. I told her to get out of my fort!

    -There's NO POINT trying to educate someone who already knows everything.
    -Many people don't know the difference between their opinion and fact.

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    Egon
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    Worn out skin bag filled with rattlin bones

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Congratulations, Mate.

    The right dealership makes all the difference when it comes to your investment.

    Enjoy.

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Congratulations and we want pics when you get it.

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Boondox View Post
    After much agonizing and a considerable amount of seat time in both, I chose the John Deere 4044R with cab over the kubota L4060HSTC. The tractors were equals in most ways, and at first I was pretty certain I would be getting my fifth Kubota because the dual speed lever was just so darned useful when going up hills with my current L3240HST. But the extra HP (43 vs 30) really made it a moot point.

    In the end, as is often the case, it came down to the dealer. The Kubota salesman was utterly unfamiliar with his product. He didn't know the controls, how to change the display settings, or even where the various filters were located. He also watched me like a hawk during the test drives. The Deere salesman was totally familiar with his product, and walked me thru it in a way that had me comfortable with the differences between it and what I had used in the past. He also directed me up a steep hill and gave directions to a logging road so I could test drive it in conditions like those I have at home.

    In a couple of weeks I'll take delivery of my first green machine. I'm sure I'll enjoy that cab this winter!
    Congrats, I think you will like the extra power , enjoy the new machine

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    Congratulations on a nice upgrade! You'll savor that cab as well as the step up in power. Looking forward to a photo or two.

    Having a good dealer experience indeed means a lot for most people.

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    Good for that dealer and good for Deere having them onboard. Congratulations on a nice machine.

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    Default Re: From Orange to Green

    traitor!





    j/k ... enjoy your shiny new green toy

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