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    Default the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    From responses to my previous posts, it's pretty much unanimous that I probably need something bigger than a sub-compact. I had two good deals swirling in my head. A new 1526 and a used 2012 1526 for probably $500 less. The used one would save me 1600+ in tax etc.. Now the used one has dropped $700. That probably would have made my mind up alone, but now I've found a 2012 1529 with 75 hours and the price I was going to pay for a new 1526.

    The 1529 has slightly more pto hp, and I figure it should handle 5ft rotary, especially as I have 4 or 5 acres to do. Different joystick position, and some other options.

    I might have to trailer my imaginary tractor a lot (not sure). And the 1529 probably is double the weight of the average sub-compact.

    Going back to the 1026, the JD dealer thinks it's up to the task if I can keep it all in a more maintained state.

    Like most have said on this board, you usually don't regret going bigger.

    We have so much snow, that I don't have to rush, but I'm getting on my own nerves.

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Plus, more overall hp on the 1529. I forgot that.

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    More Power! I like that.
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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    More Power! I like that.
    And I'm sure that exta power is all for the better :-)

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Hi, I vote to buy as much tractor as you can for the $$$. Also about used , check out the warranty new vs. used, it may make a huge difference with just that !

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Quote Originally Posted by BobsMassey View Post
    Hi, I vote to buy as much tractor as you can for the $$$. Also about used , check out the warranty new vs. used, it may make a huge difference with just that !
    Looks like the 1529 is the leader in this race. I'll see if I can find the fine details on the Massey warrant, as both these used machines should have 2+ years on them. Thanks

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    I just got the 1529 with FEL & a backhoe !!! So I'm kind of in the 1529 corner !!!!! Good luck !!

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    One more aspect of buying a tractor... Sit on it for 20 minutes or more, consider sitting there for hours as you mow. Get on & off it a few times. Especially, with the smaller tractors, you might find the controls, seat, operating position a big deal over another tractor.

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Quote Originally Posted by hosspuller View Post
    One more aspect of buying a tractor... Sit on it for 20 minutes or more, consider sitting there for hours as you mow. Get on & off it a few times. Especially, with the smaller tractors, you might find the controls, seat, operating position a big deal over another tractor.
    And that's something I haven't really done. I drove the JD 1026r around in a few circles. I did sit on the Massey 1526, and it seemed pretty good for my size.

    The sub-compacts do feel a little cramped. I'm not too tiny of a guy.

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    Default Re: the tractor keeps on growing...1529

    Quote Originally Posted by BobsMassey View Post
    I just got the 1529 with FEL & a backhoe !!! So I'm kind of in the 1529 corner !!!!! Good luck !!
    Bob, how much more for a 1532 HST. Just curious.
    Massey 1423, 1462 loader, wallenstein Ranch ho gx620, with subframe mount.

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