B1700 TLB to a BX2200

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therrien

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I bought a B1700 TLB with the intention of landscaping my yard and then selling it. Well I like having a tractor much too much to be without one ever again. I only have one acre and after a little more work with the BH, I will mainly need it for mowing and snow removal. I have a couple of questions I could use some help with.

Thank You in advance and after the fact because this site has helped more than any other source in the purchase of my present toy/tool.

Would selling the B1700 and buying a BX disapoint me in snow removal and loader work?

Is the hight of the BX steering wheel or seat taller than 47 inches? If not I can store it under a concrete porch without taking up garage space. My B1700 has never spent the night outside.

What would be a good price to ask for my B1700TLB?
96-97 B1700 HST 2nd owner, bought @ 90 hours,now has 347 hours, oil changed between 20 to 30 Hrs, All fluids changed @ 50hrs 95hrs 250hrs w/superUDT, added Heavy alternator and double air cleaner, 4672 BH fluid changed @ 50hrs 95hrs not BH working hours, loader bucket with heavier cutting edges added on bottom and the sides. BH comes with custom dolley for compact storage and ease of installation , and all Manuals and records. Thank you again and sorry for the length.

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If you are satisfied with the B1700 for your uses but don't have a need for a backhoe anymore, why not just sell the backhoe? There's a good market for used backhoes in good condition, and the 4672 fits the B7400, B7500, B2410, B2710, B2910, as well as the B7300, B1700, B2100 and B2400...

Look at the numbers. Is the sale of the backhoe going to result in more $ in your pocket than selling the rig and buying a BX2200, and if not, is the B1700 going to provide any performance advantages, and are they worth the $ to you? For starters, the LA301 (loader) on the B1700 is more capable than the LA211 on the BX2200, and the B1700 has a larger fuel tank, higher 3PH lift capacity, larger size with higher ground clearance, larger tires, etc. The two share the same basic 3-cylinder engine, although the BX2200 runs at a higher RPM allowing it to generate an additional 5 gross HP.

You might get $3.5-$4k for your backhoe, or $15-$16k for your TLB ... BX2200 w/loader will run you $11-$12k... so it could be a wash or close to an even trade after the backhoe. There's also the chance that you could get $17.5k for your TLB... the used compact market is very strong.

For loader work, I'll take the B1700. /w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif

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Just curious, I have not heard of the B1700 before. What does that relate to in Kubota's current numbering system?

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Sure would love a backhoe!!!!
 
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Ok... I'll go back 3 generations. Relatives, oldest to newest...

B7200 => B1550 => B1700 => B7500
B8200 => B1750 => B2100/B2400 => B7500/B2410
B9200 => B2150 => B2710/B2910

Photo of B1700 attached for reference...

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There was a B1700 and a B2100 and a B2400. When the 7500 was upgraded to include things like power steering and the BX was introduced which has the same engine as the B1700 I guess Kubota figured they had to much overlap so the B1700 and the B2100 went away into the sunset. The B1700/2100/2400 all shared the same basic frame/wheelbase etc and their proper descendent is the 2410. A year before I got the BX I tried a 1700 out and a 2100 and would have gotten it except for deciding to wait for the Spring. When Spring came my choices were 7500 or BX or 2410. J
 
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The B1700 has power steering and position control. The loader does have more lift than the BX, but after doing most of my landscaping, my loader work will be minor, mulch etc. I have done alot of work with this tractor, 360 Yards of loam, 75 yards of stone, 400+ feet of drainage, and am amazed at what these machines can do as long as you go a little bite at a time.
My main interest in going to the BX would be to fit it under my porch and free up some garage space and still be able to have a loader and 3 pt accessaries. I do only have one acre.


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I think from what I read I would sell the hoe, build a shed and pocket the rest. It sounds like you have a really nice tractor there and for the slight difference between it and the BX I'm not sure swapping would be worth it. That is unless you just have the bug to get something new...which I can definately relate to./w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif When I bought mine I did it with it in mind that with what I am using it for (2.5 acres mowing with some fel work) it should last forever with good maintenance.

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Jeff
I don't really have the need for somthing new but freeing up garage space without adding a shed would be nice. I also am considering the mowing quality that I here about the BX. Your machine is so close to mine, are you happy with the cut on yours?
My B1700 (Baby) will last a lifetime. I also figured I could sell it and get enough to buy a BX mower loader and grass collecter.(I hate leaves) Right now I'm using a scag 48" mower that could also be eliminated. (emtying the basket is a pain)

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It's hard for me to comment on the mowing quality. I just moved into a new house, bought the tractor and am mowing a lot of dirt. From what I see in the heavier grassed areas, I'm happy though but my standards on a lawn never were really all that high...just something to keep the dirt from going away. Besides, I always seem to live next to the guy who has the nicest lawn in the area and mine by comparison never looks that great. I love the grass catcher but it needs more capacity. I spend a lot of time driving to where I dump the clippings and back. I'm looking into modifying the bags to add more capacity by lengthening each bag and putting a zipper in in the shape of an "L" for dumping. That would be easier than lifting them out all the time. My bags sit a long way off the ground, but I wonder if that's true of the BX. The only reason I can come up with as to why the bags are shorter than they could be is that they are the same ones used for the BX and have to be shorter for its shorter stance. Anyway, currently I don't look at it as mowing the lawn but rather vacuuming the lawn/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif.

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Jeff
Before I bought this house I never cared about a lawn, when I was a kid we mowed the field, when it was the same lenth we called it a lawn.At the beginning of the summer I planted 29,000 sq ft of grass, now I'm concerned about the cut.
You might be able to adapt your grass collecter so it takes 2- 44 gallon barrels similar to Trac- Vacs system.

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