/ Features best included at time of purchase #41
- Apr 11, 2012
- The Blue Ridge Mountains
- Kubota MX5400, 1140 RTV
Bluetooth is always good and HDMI portHeading into my final phase before ordering a tractor...I have a list of features I think I want installed at or before purchase.
In no particular order:
3 sets of rear remote, 1 w/detent.
3rd function valve in front for grapple.
Telescoping lower links.
Pin-style stabilizer arms.
Position controlled 3pt
Top and Tilt hydraulic 3pt links
3pt adjustment lever near the hitch
Suspension seat with arm rests
3rd function integrated on FEL joystick
If HST, throttle linked and cruise
What am I missing? Only Tractor features, not implements. Will be doing about 5 acres of rotary cutting and 14 of tree work (pine plantation) about an acre of food plot. Will need to maintain driveway of 200 ft or so and paths across acreage.
I was at a couple of LS dealers this morning. On had about 10 MT2 series, but nothing bigger. The other guy had 3x the inventory, but other than 1 MT357 with a cab, they were either 2 series or few MT3 E-series. The worst part at that store is no one came out to check on me and the door had a do not enter sign. My biggest problem with LS is simply not having an opportunity to actually drive one in the models I want. I am a biggish guy...6'1" 230. I don't want to get in and out more than necessary... that adds to the negative of a cab.Check your LS dealer, they are in stock at my local dealer (with cabs).
You will have to divert a 3rd rear remote for your grapple. They will do that at your dealer or you can do it cheaper prolly.
I bought my 2021 LS-MT352 @ 28.5K no taxes but paid delivery with 20hrs on the clock Love my shuttle shift, diff lock and 4x4. The cool thing about LS is pretty much everything on your list is standard on the MT-3 series. Mine has filled tires and 3rd remote + front and rear float to go with.
If yer a bigger fella - go see the tractors in person and see how you like getting in and out of them because with tractors getting in and out is a thing. With my LS I'm glad I'm only 175#s and 5'10" tall. Took me a while to get used to getting in and out easily and I ain't that big.
I saw a tractor come into the dealership today, the 'roof' had lost a battle with tree. Looked like the operator drove into a low hanging branch.My short list would be:
- FEL SSL QA - I'm not hunting down brand specific attachments.
- Bucket Hooks (4) - buckets w No hooks are just plain wrong.
- Lights Front & Rear, then more lights on each side. Ha, you don't think you need them until you neeeeeeed them.
- 2 Power Ports - 1 cell - 1 sprayer/other attachment
- 3pt QA in addition to the hydraulics & tilt
- Roof/Sun Shade
My long list would add:
- Cab w/heat & air
- Taxi driver rear view mirror
- Shotgun/Carbine Rack up on Cab Headliner