"Hydro-static drive and no clutch, a short step to the padded seat and enough oomph to get most woodland things done. Got it to clear dead fall and cut..."
"I have used this tractor to bush hog, move dirts, and grade gravel drive. Works great---very comfortable and super easy to operate.
"I have owned older model Ford tractors. They were great machines. I just got my JD 3038E w/loader/back blade/box blade/forks today. Wow. Lots of..."
"Generally a very good machine.The only design faults so far concern the external hydraulic lines on the 305 loader. A flex line between the oil cooler..."
"This was my first & probably last tractor purchase. I chose this tractor because of its lack of complexity. Kinda like I like my trucks. Rubber floor..."
"I purchased a new 3038e after looking for a used John Deere tractor with a similar hp and loader and got discouraged after finding used tractors were..."
"Awesome little tractor. Very utility in nature. Hard working.
Sips diesel too. :)..."
"I purchased this tractor from Fries Lawn & Leisure, that was a good experience. I would purchase another 3038E. Keep in mind that I have a John Deere..."
"I bought the 3038E/305 loader to replace a near 50 year old Ford 3000 Super Dexta, although I have kept the Ford as I find it more suitable for some..."
"I traded in a 2305 for this and bought a new lawn tractor for just the mowing since switching the mower on and off every weekend was a hassle. ..."
"This is a great little tractor. Just put 10hr on it bushhogging and cleaning up our 8acre farm. Plenty of power, easy to handle and control. Switched..."
"I moved from a larger, older John Deere 2030 to get accessibility and 4WD. I was having problems climbing on and off my old tractor. The 3038e is a..."
"The 3038e is a great homeowner tractor for people with over 10 acres who aren't running a big farm. It is more than capable for driveway maintenance,..."
"After many hours of research, dealership visits, and assessing and reassessing my projected needs, I decided to purchase a rental returned John Deere..."
"I have recently purchased this tractor to help in a variety of needs on my place. I have used it to pull and push a 5 ft box blade on 1/2 drive. I..."
"I bought this tractor with a 305 loader and a 6ft brushmower. The tractor is great. No complaints handles the mower and snowblower with ease. I've put..."
"Good tractor overhaul some problems with the Speedo fogging the dealer replaced it, but the problem came back. If your are looking for a strong loader..."
"We were considering the new John Deere 1 Series for our property, but the dealer suggested we'd appreciate having the size and power of the 3038E. He..."
"Just used to demolish a burned guest house. Worked well, particularly with bucket extenders to lift large sections of wall...."
"Good value if you don't want any hydraulic attachments and you only need 2 ranges. If you need extras you don't want this tractor. Lots of power and..."