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  1. #11
    Silver Member
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    Apr 2011
    southwestern pa
    john deere 5115M MFD w/ FEL

    Default Re: Batwing for JD 5083e?

    Your Welcome.

    As far as how do I like the 5093e? I like it for what it is, by that I mean it will do the work I do . I was wanting something in this size machine when I bought it , I listened to several people ,and the dealer etc...... But I found out this tractor is good but has some faults IMO. Ive stated on here before (different posts) the hydraulics seem slow and weak to me. The tractor as a whole is lighter then I thought ,even after fluid all 4 tires, and 4rear weights. Im packing a 553 FEL which is ok , the bucket is a little overkill also. Maybe I think that because of the Hydraulics I dont know. I do know that Ive run several tractors and I run heavy equipment, based on that IMO as Ive stated before this series of John Deere tractors IMO is overrated. I would have to think long and hard before I bought another , I would go to the M series Im almost sure . The M is more $$$$$$ but after working this machine ,IMO its worth it. I guess Im at fault also I didnt do enough HOMEWORk ! LOL kinda like when I was in school! LOL. I was always told YOU COULD DO BETTER......... LOL.O well for the time being it will have to do. Have a Good 1

  2. #12
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    Oct 2001
    2001 New Holland TN70,2003 John Deere 250 Series II skidsteer,1987 John Deere 2155,2013 John Deere 5055E MFWD,2007 Duramax 4x4 truck, 1973 MF 165,Artic Cat 550 Cougar sled

    Default Re: Batwing for JD 5083e?

    Quote Originally Posted by gabby View Post
    Bat wings are overrated unless you are mowing LOTS of acreage. You need at least 100 pto hp to pull one. Get a Deere HX-10 for less than half the money. That's what I use. I used to have a bat wing but I'm glad it's gone.
    Around here years ago several counties around here pulled 15' batwings with John Deere 5400 tractors and you have more power than they do. Granted they was not in material much over three feet tall but they did okay. If your mowing tall heavy material it's nice to have at least 80 pto horsepower minimum. I use to pull a 15' years ago with a John Deere 4650 fwa and it was overkill.

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