BX24/25 or B2920 with backhoe?

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Was going to buy a B2920 but had not finalized the deal yet, but now I am buying 2 1/2 acres of ground to build another house. Already have 4 1/2 acres and will be taking care of another house we own for mowing. Question is with building a new house there would be a need to install a culvert, trenching for gas line, 2 ft. deep and water line 4 ft. deep both at least 200 ft long, hard soil, maybe 18 inches top soil and the rest shale. Would it be beter to get a BX24/25 or get the backhoe attachment for the B2920?
 
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A BX with a BH is better than a B with out a BH.
But a B with a BH could be a winner too.
L . B .
Was going to buy a B2920 but had not finalized the deal yet, but now I am buying 2 1/2 acres of ground to build another house. Already have 4 1/2 acres and will be taking care of another house we own for mowing. Question is with building a new house there would be a need to install a culvert, trenching for gas line, 2 ft. deep and water line 4 ft. deep both at least 200 ft long, hard soil, maybe 18 inches top soil and the rest shale. Would it be beter to get a BX24/25 or get the backhoe attachment for the B2920?
 
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Between the two the B2920 is much more machine and the new BH65 backhoe mounts in a similar fashion to the BX24/25 backhoe. The three speed hydro, higher ground clearance and more powerful engine are all pluses. It is also more $$$.

What is the intended use AFTER the ditches are dug? The BX is probably a better mower with its suspended deck. If you are just purchasing to dig a couple of ditches and then primarily using it for mowing, the BX may be a better and less costly choice. If your property is wooded and you have plans to run the tractor in the woods, the "B" would be the better choice.

For my property I was looking at both BX's and B's and I went with the B3030 for the better ground clearance, more powerful loader, 3 speed hydro, etc. I don't use mine for mowing though.
 
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Isen't the new B a suspeneded deck also? I know the old ones weren't.
 
   / BX24/25 or B2920 with backhoe?
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the long term value of the backhoe is the issue, after the trenches I will be building the house, planting probably a hundred or more pine trees as wind breaks. also will be getting a tiller and tilling about 2 acres a year for gardens, which is why the B2920 looked good, not to mention about 800 feet of snow removal. but, do the backhoes get used enough to justify purchase?
and the B2920 does have a suspended deck, but now what about the new B3200 the size of the B3030 but less expensive, and do the "deluxe" features of the B3030 actually get used? My previous B1750 and L3010, never used the cruise control.
 
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I had the same questions when I purchased my BX24. The salesman told me that most people that bought a BH used it once or twice, then it sat aside for years at a time. I went ahead and bought it, and have used it more than any other attachment. Of course, I have 6+ acres of cabin property in the mountains, so it helps greatly flattening out areas for building.
 
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The BH on my BX23 has been a very valuable tool...Everything from its design for digging/trenching to reaching out and ripping away overgrown black berry vines and numerous other chores...I'm very happy with the BH and some day for what ever reason if and when I need a different tractor the BH will be more of a sales feature to boot.

Don
 
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Was going to buy a B2920 but had not finalized the deal yet, but now I am buying 2 1/2 acres of ground to build another house. Already have 4 1/2 acres and will be taking care of another house we own for mowing. Question is with building a new house there would be a need to install a culvert, trenching for gas line, 2 ft. deep and water line 4 ft. deep both at least 200 ft long, hard soil, maybe 18 inches top soil and the rest shale. Would it be beter to get a BX24/25 or get the backhoe attachment for the B2920?

The backhoe would be an asset for you anyway as it costs 90 plus dollars an hour plus set up and travel time for a back hoe here in new york anyway and you will use it for a lot of things that will come up like ripping weeds and woody brush out of places along with removing woody poison ivy brush too.;)
 
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I have customers with BX's that do all of what you have to do! I also have some that bought larger with less! There are some different models in the B line-up that take the same backhoe and loader that offer a little smaller engine and will still work fine for you!
 
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the long term value of the backhoe is the issue, after the trenches I will be building the house, planting probably a hundred or more pine trees as wind breaks. also will be getting a tiller and tilling about 2 acres a year for gardens, which is why the B2920 looked good, not to mention about 800 feet of snow removal. but, do the backhoes get used enough to justify purchase?
and the B2920 does have a suspended deck, but now what about the new B3200 the size of the B3030 but less expensive, and do the "deluxe" features of the B3030 actually get used? My previous B1750 and L3010, never used the cruise control.

Whoa! Not to hijack your thread but can you tell me where you heard about a new B3200?

Secondly, I think 2 of the deluxe features that often get used on a B3030 are position control and the telescoping lower links w/ ratchet adjustment.
 
 
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