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    Elite Member wmonroe's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    Southwestern, PA
    1958 Ford 961 Powermaster


    kubota L5240 and Ford 961. When I was shopping I preferred Kubota because my parents have had a B8200 for at least 25 years now that has been about perfect but I looked at most of the brands when I was shopping. It came down to John Deere and Kubota and the Kubota had more seat/steering wheel adjustments that made her comfortable so the Kubota won.
    Kubota L5240 with loader and backhoe

    1958 Ford 961 Powermaster LP

  2. #32
    Epic Contributor murphy1244's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Kioti DK-40, MF-135, Ventrac 4500Y

    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    I'm looking for something green right now..

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    Platinum Member nspec's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Southern Rhode Island
    Kubota B2630, '53 Farmall Super H, '47 Farmall AI, '44 Farmall A

    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    Currently kubota and Farmall. Have had Ford 7700 and 5000, Deere 4020 and several 401 loaders, Allis Chalmers 7045 and 6080, several Massey Ferguson 40's, a Same Tiger Six 105, Trojan loader, Fiat FR15 loader, and a Cat D8 dozer. There's been others, but those are the memorable ones. I believe to this day that most manufacturers have models both with merit and others that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. I'm pretty non-denominational. I tend to look at the machine and not the color.

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    Nov 2005
    1949 farmall, 1961 Fordson Dexta, 1986 Duetz Allis, 2001 Kubota.

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    I should be in politices... many color tractors, after all, I don't want to offend anyone. Favorite color plaid.

    red tractor
    blue tractor
    green tractor
    orange tractor
    too many impliments to list

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    Veteran Member D7E's Avatar
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    May 2006

    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    On this farm .
    Versatile 895
    Versatile 876
    Steiger bearcat
    Ford TW20
    Ford 8210
    Ford 7600
    MF 3505
    MF 390
    JD 2030
    MF 165
    Fordson power major
    Fordson gas major
    CAT D7e
    Case 580 ck
    DROTT 40 excavator
    Hesston 8110 swather
    Case IH 1480 and 1688 combines
    Ford and GMC grain trucks

    Other tractors we rent / seasonal / custom ..others etc

    Valtra 8550
    Fiat 180/90
    JD 8120
    Case IH STX 375
    MB trac 1000
    JCB fastrac 1135....(Possibly the best thing on wheels )

    in the UK .

    NH T7040
    Ford 7840 SL turbo
    Ford 7840 SL
    Ford 7810
    Ford 5610
    Ford 2600
    JD 2020
    JCB 3cII
    Bobcat 5ton rubber track excavator
    NH 8080 combine
    NH 8080 combine
    Last edited by D7E; 03-20-2013 at 03:42 AM.

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    Nov 2005
    Colebrook, N.H.
    Kubota L3830HST

    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    All else being equal, and since most brands have pretty similar models, it's pretty handy to be able to go to just one dealer for parts.

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    Silver Member rayclar's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    prince township , ontario, canada
    kubota 4310hstc

    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    I only have one now but before the kubota L4310 i had a 69 david brown 880 and before that an old 8n ford.

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    Platinum Member tessiers's Avatar
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    Central Maine
    05' JD 790 - 53' Ford NAA - 70' Massey Fergusen 135 diesel - 67' John Deere 3020 deisel - 77' John Deere 2130 - 1950 John Deere MC

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    JD, Ford, Farmall, Massey Fergusen. Skid steer has kubota diesel. Whatever gets the job done.
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    Gold Member Mike_Kanzer's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Chester county, PA
    Kubota L3830 HST, JD Gator 855D


    I have a kubota L3830 and a JD 855XUV Gator. I have a Exmark ZTR for the lawns.

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    Veteran Member D7E's Avatar
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    Default Re: How many people own more than one brand of tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTRAC View Post
    Across the farms we run the "rainbow" of brands, following are our current ag tractors (& excluding earthmoving gear):-

    McCormick TMax 110HP
    Landini 2x Powerfarm 110 FEL
    Daedong (Kioti) DK1002 100hp FEL 4/1
    Phillips 3x Acremasters 330hp
    Phoenix Acremaster 330hp
    Steiger CP1400 400hp
    Steiger 425hp
    JD6030 212hp
    Versatile 835 230hp
    MF1805 x2 200hp
    Mercedes MB1500 FEL & Blade 150hp
    Mercedes MB1500 FEL 150hp
    Mercedes MB1300 FEL $ Blade 130hp
    Mercedes MB1300 Blade 130hp
    Mercedes MB800x2 80hp
    Austrak RT45 x2 4x4 Fel/BH— 65hp
    Case Agriking 1370 165hp
    Deutz DX230FWA 230hp
    Deutz DX140FWA 140hp
    JD 8440 215hp
    New Holland T8050 325hp
    New Holland TJ450HD 450hp
    IH1486FWA 150hp
    White 2-135 150hp
    White 2-155 160hp
    White 4-150 150hp
    White 4-225 230hp
    Allis 7580 4WD 220hp
    Allis 7045 2WD 170hp
    Belarus 1770 165hp
    Belarus 1500 150hp
    Fiat 780DT FEL 75hp
    JD415 CUT 200hrs 15hp
    JD LT155 1070hrs 15hp
    Iseki TX2160 2600hrs 18hp
    kubota B7100HST FEL/BH 18hp
    Kubota B7100HST FEL/BH 18hp
    Case 4890 300hp
    Case STX535 535hp
    Case STX530AC 530hp

    Hard to pick a "favourite", though I'll settle for all above 150hp that have done 10,000hrs or more without incidental breakdowns/cost.
    So my favourites by hp range:
    less the 50hp = Iseki TX2160
    50-110hp = the Daedong DK1002 (we'll be buying more ) or the Fiat780DT
    110 -180hp = any/all the White's
    180 - 250hp = the old Allis 7580 or Deutz DX230FWA or for a 2WD the JD6030
    250hp &up = the Acremasters hands down
    If I could only have 1xTractor it'd be close between the Mercedes MBTrac1300 4x4, the Fiat780DT or in hill country the Austrak
    And my least favourite brand = A toss of the coin betwwen New Holland & Case (try finding a mechanic who is capable on recent models..), least favourite tractor is my JD8440.. (too costly to buy/run & maintain from new)
    A lot of good tractors there MB and very refreshing to see a list that proves you dont need all brand new paint to farm large acres . Normally we bale our own straw but occasionally if we are pushed and weather is bad i have a guy who comes with another 3x3x8 baler and uses a MB 1000 on the picker , They do seem a very simple and "fixable" tractor , Never owned one but i see your passion. I also agree on your dislike of the 8440 ...We ran 12 deeres in the 70's weaning down to the last few being 7520, 4630,4430 in turn getting changed to steigers then versatiles etc as you said too expensive to run even at a younger age than we run most of our tractors now .I also share the passion for your fiat 780 ..or at least for the several 90/90's we've had and a 110/90 turbo and a f100 turbo , i personally love fiat engines .I am surprised that you rate the whites so highly ?

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