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  1. #1
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    Deere 790

    Default Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    We have a Deere 790, 4WD purchased in 2005 with about 450 hours on it with a 300 Sx loader. It has serviced us well for the years that we've had it for cutting the yard and pasture, tilling, moving logs, cleaning the run in shed and brush cutting to name just a few of it's uses.
    We started feeding round bales this winter and I have several suppliers that provide small round bales, probably around 500-600#, but our best value is from a fellow that sometimes gets them a bit too heavy for us. I've built quick attach forks and added the shims (1-1/2 of the kits worth) to increase the lifting capacity to where I can maintain the height coming off the trailer, but don't have enough lift to get it into the feeder. My wife helps guide it in and lends a hand when I'm about 20# shy in lifting capacity. When we got into the house Saturday night she says "We need a bigger tractor. What is the next size up?"
    So that is my question to you guys. I don't have to stay green, but they have the best dealer density in the area. There is a kubota dealer nearby as well.
    What do you guys think? Other than I've got a pretty terrific wife.
    Andrew Abrams
    Marcellus MI
    JD 790 with JD 300 loader
    60" Frontier tiller
    72" Frontier rear mower
    60" IMCO brush cutter(35 yrs old)
    72" disc (maybe as old as the IMCO)
    Ford PHD (the only blue stuff around)
    Frontier landscape rake
    MMC fork attachment

    "You can't love until you've been loved; and then only to the extent that you have been loved." Steve Brown

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    Charlevoix Mi
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    JD 790, JD4100,JD318,JD216 Grasshopper 322D,Wright 52 Stander

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    Had a JD 790 and up graded to a JD 3520 Just a lot nicer machine especially with a 5 foot blower and heated cab. Use a 5 foot brush hog and 5foot tiller with no problem. Oh you must have a great wife.

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    Platinum Member cartod's Avatar
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    Northern, West Virginia
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    JD 3320, 820,400,255

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    I love your wife.

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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Ohio
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    Kioti DK 40-Massey ferguson 135-Ventrac 4500 Diesel

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    Do you have a Kioti dealer near you ?
    Murph ------------

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    Platinum Member Red Horse's Avatar
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    Bolton, MA
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    Deere 655ZTrak, Deere 4720 Cab, 400 X

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    Go on Tractorhouse.com and look for a low hour 3000 series deere. 3520 is lowest HP rating and is naturally aspirated Yanmar. Bullet proof tractor. If you have the extra bucks, look at the 4000's. Just that much more capable. But I'm sure you willfind the 3000 a huge gain over your 790.

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    2013 JD 3005 1974 MF135

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    JD 5045E, -55, -65, mfwd w/loader would handle round bales ok... keep the 790 if you can... that's my plan. Good little mechines, same as my 3005. How did the shim kit work for ya? I have one ordered.

    I will be looking for some thing like a 5065e... 5410... big enough to handle a 9' disk mower. Also thinking about kubota M6800 series...
    Greg AKA DieselCrawler
    2013 JD 3005 4x4 w/loader
    1974 MF135 diesel (dad's)
    Trucks:
    1999 F250 4x4 7.3L diesel 6sp daily driver
    2000 F350 4x4, 7.3L diesel, auto, work truck
    2000 Excursion 4x4 7.3L diesel, wife's ride
    84 Chevy K-30 turbo diesel farm truck, play truck, one ton running gear, locked up, on 39.5" boggers,
    Redheaded wife, 6 kids, 7 rabbits, 4 horses/ponies, 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 pigs

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    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    no Kioti dealer
    Andrew Abrams
    Marcellus MI
    JD 790 with JD 300 loader
    60" Frontier tiller
    72" Frontier rear mower
    60" IMCO brush cutter(35 yrs old)
    72" disc (maybe as old as the IMCO)
    Ford PHD (the only blue stuff around)
    Frontier landscape rake
    MMC fork attachment

    "You can't love until you've been loved; and then only to the extent that you have been loved." Steve Brown

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    Veteran Member gwdixon's Avatar
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    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    Keep the wife, give up the tractor.

    The kubota M7040 is worth a look. It is tall for doing your jobs and has 2535 lbs. of lift at the top with the LA1153 loader (OEM).
    2009 Kubota M7040, R1s, LA1153 FEL, fork lift, 3 rear remotes, T&T
    2002 Kubota L48 TLB, 12", 18", 24" HD buckets
    2001 Kubota BX2200, Turf, LA211 FEL
    7.5' Howse 3PT disc, 88" Gearmore 4G4 box scraper, 4' box scraper, Gearmore GB85 blade, LandPride RCR2596 cutter, 6', 4' flail mowers, 6', 4' rototiller, 4' Bush Hog cutter, HD subsoiler, Bearcat 70554 chipper, Bush Hog PHD w/ 12", 6" augers, Ford 101 3-bottom plow, 8' land leveler, 6' rake, lots of misc.

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    Kubota R510, JD 6200, JD 770, Cushman 6150, Steiner 430 Diesel Max, Steiner 430 Max w Kubota Gas, Kawasaki Diesel Mule

    Default Re: Wife tells me that we need a bigger tractor!

    I had a 45 PTO tractor but it was only 2WD, traded it for a JD 6200 4WD, then realized I still needed something smaller, so got a JD 770 as well. Good tractor, except should have gotten a hydro, but still liked the wheel size (like that of a real tractor) on the 770.

    My opinion that I tell people with some amount of acreage, a forty something PTO hp tractor is the ideal compromise. You might still need a lawn tractor, but in my mind a compact doesn't cut grass very nicely for a lawn anyway. And a compact FEL is quite useless IMO! Get into a forty something HP machine and you can start to do some serious digging, lifting, snow removeal.

    Not really sure what to make of the various off-brands. You always hear, they're made in the same factory as such and such, but who really knows whats what anymore.

    I suggested to a customer who wanted a new tractor with front mount snow blower, to go with a kubota, which they did. Something again in the forty something HP class. Nice cab tractor, but they don't like it, claiming it's "weak" particularly in loader lift capacity, compared to a Universal cab tractor they had. Plus they have had some costly repairs, that don't seem in keeping with a new supposedly high quality tractor.

    It seems to me, that tractors are becoming ever fancier but less robust all the time.

    IF I had to buy only one tractor, I would probably look at something like a 5000 series (maybe old series number) John Deere. Larger wheels, heavy frame. Something built to stand up to Ag use! In other words, not a toy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartod View Post
    I love your wife.
    X2...don't let that one out of your sight...she'll have suitors lined up around the block;-) My wife would never utter such a statement...

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