Knowing What U Know Now!

MossRoad

Old Timer
Joined
Aug 31, 2001
Messages
51,954
Location
South Bend, Indiana (near)
Tractor
Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
Knowing what u know now would u still buy the tractor you purchased? If not why and what would you buy in stead? How does that tractor better suit your needs?

Git-R-Done
Yes. I'd buy the same machine. It suits our needs just right. (y)
 

Thomas

Epic Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2000
Messages
26,404
Location
Lebanon,NH.
Tractor
Kubota B2650HSD w/Frontloader & CC LTX1046 & Craftman T2200 lawn mower.
We down size so Mrs. would feel more comfortable mostly also no need for larger tractor...Mrs. choosen well.
 

kenmbz

Elite Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
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3,629
Location
S.E. PA
Tractor
Massey Ferguson GC1720/Simplicity Regents/Echo CS-490/CS-620
I have strict size limitations to access certain parts of my property. My SCUT has been so useful and I would not change what I bought. I am glad I went with the Backhoe and the 25 HP.
Wish I had a ZT instead of my lawn tractor though, but $$
 

MooseOnTheLoose

New member
Joined
Oct 9, 2018
Messages
14
Location
Colorado
Tractor
2018 Kubota MX5800
I'm tracking LD1 - I had an L3800 and it was great. But mowing tall grass it was struggling between overheating and bogging down way to often with a 5' mower deck. And the lift capacity drive me nuts. I stepped up to an MX5800 and love it. It is an animal. Started baling last year and it runs great with that - I'm sure the l3800 would have choked there.

I do miss the smaller size moving stuff in the barn, but that is the only place. Someday I'd love to own a skid steer (probably an orange one too from everything I've read), but hard to justify.

For the record, we have 35 acres. You have to size the machine for your property. If I had 5 acres, my L3800 would have been a great size (except the occasional heavy lifting... for which I'd still prefer a skid steer)

xfaxman - that telehandler looks sweet - I love the picture of it running away with a tree.
 

Jstpssng

Super Star Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
18,460
Location
Maine
Tractor
Kubota L3301
If I hadn't had the Kubota blinders on I may have ended up with a geared 2610 Kioti, because it is very comparable to my old L275 Kubota which was a great tractor. It also would have been too small for my needs, although I still don't care for the HST. I've only put about 550 hours on it though, so maybe I will get used to it.
 

RidgeHiker

Gold Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2011
Messages
349
Location
Upper California
Tractor
Kioti DK5010 with KL5510 Loader & 72" Bucket.
Am happy with my Kioti DK5010. Part of what motivated my purchase at the time was a great sale promotion Kioti had. If I were to buy another I would get one that enabled a lower bottom gear ratio. Sometimes with snow blower would be helpful to go slower and keep the RPMs up, etc. Would have a size quandary if buying a new one. Would prefer a smaller tractor for maneuverability but would not want to have less weight or horsepower.
Bottom line is I have no complaints and am grateful for what I have.
 

coobie

Super Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2004
Messages
6,310
Location
S.Michigan
Tractor
Kubota RTV 1100c, JD 740,Kioti DK 40 with KL401 loader .
Knowing what u know now would u still buy the tractor you purchased? If not why and what would you buy in stead? How does that tractor better suit your needs?

Git-R-Done
FISHING ?? I am pretty sure you will get the same reply folks would buy the same tractor..
 

KubotaToy

Gold Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2011
Messages
445
Location
SE Tennessee
Tractor
Kubota LX331HSDC (hers) and L45 (mine), RTV1100 (hers)
If I would have known back then what I know now, I would not have wasted my time with 6 different tractors (25hp to 100hp) over the past 15 years. I have it balanced now and I would have all with cabs if possible, so much nicer in the heat and cold with a cab. Right now, I have LX3310 cab, L45 TLB (wish it had a cab), Bobcat CTL T770 with cab and Yanmar Vio 80 excavator with cab. If I had my D4 back it would round out the team.
 
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Xfaxman

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Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
12,182
Location
Guthrie, OK
Tractor
Toolcat 5610 G Bobcat V417 TORO+Loader
It is a Bobcat V417 Versahandler, the most amazing machine that I have ever had and I have had more tractors than I can remember. For my needs it is better and safer than any tractor.

Read about it here: Compact telehandler

With the tree puller and a 24' tall cedar:

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With the Monster Grapple and a grab of brush:

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