John Deere 3D Series Compact Utility Tractors

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TheMadOne

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Not sure if the gear drive is going to attract many hobby guys. Might wind up an orphan sooner rather than later.

Agree. The thing is, you can get the smaller standard Ls in gear drive already, and I think cheaper than the 3D line. Almost nobody buys them. I get that they're targeting small orchards, and trying to be the "second tractor", but you'd almost have to bleed green to buy one of these for a job an old gasser can still do just fine.
 
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Industrial Toys

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Is the 790 (Yanmar) still made or is this the current offering?

I had a new 770 and basically got rid of it because it wasn't a hydro, but it was nice for travelling any distance.
 
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kcflhrc

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I would hate to do much FEL work with a gear tractor. The Hydro on my 3032E is so easy to use.
 
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tlj87

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Gear drives aren’t terrible when they’re synchronized. I’ve operated a 770 which was not synchronized and an 870 that was and man what a difference in efficiency for loader use. Shuttle would be even better...
 
 
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