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    Default B7100 with 300 hours

    my better half thinks we need a 4 wheeler..seein as i have only driven one twice in my life, an can't say as i was thrilled either time, i don't really see a need for one of those things, but the local kubota dealer has a B7100, with 300 hours, hydrostat transmission, and a big belly mower, 4wd; turf tires, that i would much rather have, but they want $8000 for it...i think he said it was a 97 model?? not sure about that..but he said a new one is $12500; of course the new one isn't a B7100, but whatever replaced the 7100..does that 8k seem like a rather high price????
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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    I thought the last year the B7100 were made were 1995,and the replacement was the B1750..??

    8k..seems like a good deal if well taken care of,but don't forget the B7100 doesn't have power sterring [img]/w3tcompact/icons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    Might be a dollar or two high on the price side, but if it's in good condition and has been well maintained, it's probably not out of line. It could be a '97 model. I know they made them at least a year, maybe two, after the one I have. Mine is a '95 model that I paid a bit under $8,000 for in 1998, with about the same hours as the one you're looking at. Sounds like a comparable rig with the turf tires and a 60" deck.

    Personally, I'd have no hesitation about buying the B7100 all over again. True, no power steering, but if you're not planning on adding a front loader it shouldn't be an issue. Great little workhorse. Mine mostly mows 5-6 acres, bush hogs a few acres, maintains a long driveway, and pushes snow in the winter.

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    When I was shopping for Kubotas in the summer of 1997 they had the last of the new B7100s and the "new" B7300, the B7100s replacement, on the lot. The B7300 was later replaced by the current B7400. All have...

    16hp 3 cylinder engine
    Manual Steering
    No Position control

    The B7100 had the thermo-siphon cooling system while the B7300/B7400 used conventional water cooling systems (with water pump and thermostats).

    The B7100 was produced from the mid-1970s until around 1997. The B1750 (which was more like the current B7500) was in the B1550/B1750/B2150 lineup which was introduced in the late 1980s. The B2150 was produced until the late 1990s; I have no idea when the B1550/B1750 production stopped.

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    The 16 hp B7100 is an excellent tractor that was produced over a long time span (see my other reply to this thread). However, I think that $8000 is a high price when you can get a 22hp BX2200 with 60" mid mower brand new for as low as $10,200. The BX has power steering and a mower that is easier to get on and off. I am thinking about upgrading my older gear drive B7100 to a BX or B7500.

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    <font color=red>The 16 hp B7100 is an excellent tractor that was produced over a long time span (see my other reply to this thread). However, I think that $8000 is a high price when you can get a 22hp BX2200 with 60" mid mower brand new for as low as $10,200. The BX has power steering and a mower that is easier to get on and off. I am thinking about upgrading my older gear drive B7100 to a BX or B7500.</font color=red>

    You got a good piont. I was looking at an old B7100 also. It was weathered bad, but did not look that bad. Also had a FEL. Wanted $7500 for it. Seemed like a lot of money for that tractor.I walked. For that much, I would spring a little more, and buy new.

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours

    that's been my thinking too..i haven't seen the BX models, but i assume they have 3pt hook ups etc too??
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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours vs BX

    heehaw,

    I'm out of town right now so I don't have access to my kubota informational brochures, so I recalling this information from memory (I'm getting older so the memory isn't as good as it used to be...).

    3-Point Hitch:
    The BX does have a 3 point hitch and live-PTO; the only problem with it is that the lift arms are shorter than what most implements are built for. Therefore, on some items, you have to buy equipment designed for smaller compact tractors. I have similiar problems with my B7100. I believe that most any type of implement is available for the BX (mid &amp; rear finish mowers, rotary mowers, box blades, rotary mowers, backhoes [BX22 only], front-end loaders, etc).

    Brakes:
    As I remember it, the BX has only a single pedal for the brakes, thus it is not capable of diffential braking. I have two Kubotas and very rarely use differential braking, so I'm not sure how much of a problem that is. One time I hooked up a 6' (72") rear mower to my smaller B7100 (so I could move it from one location to another) and it kept the front wheels extrememly light, thus requiring differential braking for effective steering. Note that even here is wasn't required; I could've waited until I got my larger tractor (which normally uses the mower) back to the same location to move the mower.

    Clutch:
    The other significant difference between the BX and other tractors is that the BX doesn't have a clutch pedal. Apparently you (1) shift the mid-rear PTO in-and-out and (2) shift the hydrostat transmission from high range to Neutral to Low range without having to depress any clutch pedal. As I understan it, both the PTO and HST have to be in Disengage/Neutral in order for the tractor to start.

    Hope this helps in the search,
    Kelvin


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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours vs BX

    helps a lot, thanks
    heehaw

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    Default Re: B7100 with 300 hours vs BX

    How about a B7100 with about 330 hours, FEL for $7,.300. Is that a good price?

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