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  1. #21
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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    A couple questions for you folks,
    Do any of you have concerns on purchasing a new released model and/or any need to wait a few months for kubota to get the kinks out with these new B20s?

    Any of you consider a 2630 over a 2620/2920? Personally I'm leaning towards the 2920, as I find there is a lot for the size. But I'm always wondering if the 2630 would be better. I'm going to purchase a BH, not sure which, Woods BH70X or Kubota's BH65. Mostly using it for 'toying' around the yard, never know what jobs I'll be getting into, have about 2acres to mow, 2 acres of woods, may consider a MMM at some point, snow removal for 150' driveway either via the FEL or rear snow-blower, doing odd jobs for the neighbors, ???

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    My .02 The Woods BH70x seems a little heavy for the existing B7xxx series to me though it seems to work fine. The installation requires quite a bit of weight mounted on the front, and that looks like a pain to take off to use front mounted attachments, etc. Though the new series is a bit longer, I expect that I might feel the same way. It is a combination of weight, and overhang that makes it a bit much in my eyes. The kubota BH65 looks like a very good match. My experience with my BX22 makes me view the 150 degree boom swing as less than optimum though I'm sure it will work well.
    The B2630, on the other hand seems very well suited to be a light TLB, and looks very balanced with either the Woods Bh70x or the Kubota Bh75. If I were looking primarily for a TLB in the smaller Kubota models, I would choose the B2630. The loader is stronger, handles a larger bucket with QC options, and lifts higher, and the extra wheelbase, and weight are very beneficial in that application. It gives up nothing to the B3030 for that use, and is smoother, quieter, and cheaper. More mowing use, or PTO implement use, the B2920 would win.
    I am an hour + from any Kubota dealer, and I'm not totally sure I want to be the first one in the country to own one of these new B's....... but I'm tempted.
    Now add a dollar to the value of that advice, and you can buy a cup of cheap coffee.
    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    if you subscribe to the emerich version of this message board you can see first had photos of the new units on the threads

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    Quote Originally Posted by msiewert96
    if you subscribe to the emerich version of this message board you can see first had photos of the new units on the threads
    OK, what does that mean?
    2012 Kubota B3000, block heater, filled rears, rear wheel spacers, fender extensions, LA403 w/60" bucket, BH77 w/12" bucket & mechanical thumb, Kubota pin-type QA, Kubota forks, Caroni TM1600 flail, Buhler Allied YC6010 3pt blower, Meyer 72" FEL mounted plow, Midwest LR2072 rake



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    (B2620, had BX22) Simplicity Legacy w/48" mmm

    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    "In Emerich’s version, the process of change is compressed into a matter of days"

    Perhaps?
    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    Well, I've talked to 4 dealers in-state and 2 out of state, and among them, there is one B2620 w/FEL in a crate. So it's still going to be a while before I get to see one in person.

    SnowRidge,

    Yes, I have some concerns about a new model. I know there will be some issues/bugs that need to be worked out, but it typically takes 6-12 months for any of those potential issues to get completely ironed out. I can't wait that long, so if I decide to go with the new B2920, I will have to deal with the issues if/when they come up.

    I've done it before with a brand new model, and a good dealer can be very beneficial. My last dealer was an hour away, and out of 6 trips to the dealer (12 total runs), I only had to make 2 of them, but that was because I didn't want to wait for the driver to get to me. A good dealer will also mail parts to you so that you can make simple repairs yourself.

    The 2630 is a bigger, more deluxe machine than the B2620, with higher capacities, but the motor appears to be pretty much the same. I'd expect the B2630 to be a bit more expensive, too. At your elevation, the B2620 and B2630 would both have plenty of hp. If the 2630 is not that much more than the 2920, then I'd say you have some thinking to do. Both have their good points. You get a bigger backhoe, whether you get the BH75 or Woods BH70X on the B2630. But the new B's are TLB setups, and after logging quite a few hours over a couple of years on a BX22, a TLB machine definitely has some serious benefits, even if it's smaller and slightly less powerful.

    I'm not sure I could justify the extra $3-4k for the B3030 over the B2920. If the difference turns out to be only $2k, I am going to have to do a lot of thinking to do. I'm not sure I'd want the B2630 because of resale here, and some hp shortcomings at 8500' above sea level. I think I'd rather have the extra 3hp and extra torque from the bigger engine, the integrated FEL joystick, the closer-set backhoe with factory thumb, and the single reversible seat.

    You're finding out about the difficulty in making a decision when a company like kubota has so many offerings in the 26-30 hp range. 6 models (including the L2800) makes the decision making process tough, doesn't it?
    2012 Kubota B3000, block heater, filled rears, rear wheel spacers, fender extensions, LA403 w/60" bucket, BH77 w/12" bucket & mechanical thumb, Kubota pin-type QA, Kubota forks, Caroni TM1600 flail, Buhler Allied YC6010 3pt blower, Meyer 72" FEL mounted plow, Midwest LR2072 rake



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    2008 Kubota B3030 (Open Station), LA403, BH75, 4 - 55w halogen front & rear ROPS mounted worklights with L39 dash switches
    2004 Case NH DX24E Subcompact

    Kubotas from Barlow's

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    I cant see buying a 2920 instead of a 3030? Granted im prejudice as i own a 3030, but they must be close in price?

  9. #29
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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    well you tell us about price, previous post in this thread said
    "The specs for the 2620 and 2920 are the same except for the engine. I'm quite sure both would use the new loader, LA364. The three local dealers in Maine have stock, I was quoted $15,200 for the 2620 and $15,800 for the 2920. Thought you'd like to know..."

    Where does that sit vs 3030 or 2630?

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    Default Re: B2320, B2620, and B2920

    Lawnking, the prices I have heard quoted here are from the high 14k's to the high15k's for the 2920.
    Here are some pics I found...
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    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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