M4D-071 Maximum Operating Weight

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Lots of farmers here are going to the JD tracked machines just for the compaction issue. Been told they ride like crap on hard packed dirt roads however. Having never ran one, I can only tell you what I was told.
 
  
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Lots of farmers here are going to the JD tracked machines just for the compaction issue. Been told they ride like crap on hard packed dirt roads however. Having never ran one, I can only tell you what I was told.

I've never driven a tracked tractor either, but I can see the reasons behind them. New Holland has a small tracked tractor, but its got a weird steering system and I don't think it would be right for me, but if I were a richer man I bet it would be fun to own one. :)
 
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I think you are gonna find the tractor a bit light for that much weight out back.

3307# lift capacity.....it wont get close to that witout getting VERY light up front. So unless you plan on stacking a bunch of suitcase weights or leaving a loader on....it wont be fun every time you have to raise the drill.

But I gotta wonder if the specs are a little off? Because landprides website shows them using it behind a GLxx40 series tractor, which is a bit smaller than the M4

Have you considered a tow-behind model?

Also with regards to pressure and compaction....think about a bicycle with 30psi tires and a pickup with 30psi tires and a ATV with 30psi tires. Think all 3 result in the same field compaction?
 
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Does anyone know the maximum operating weight for a Kubota M4D-071? I'm guessing its in the operators manual, but unfortunately I can't find a free download for it. :(

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I would also be looking for a tow behind, not 3pt. Same principle for me with bush hogs. I prefer a pull behind 90% of the time. Much less wear and tear due to stresses on the tractor connections in my opinion.
 

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I don't own an M4D-071. I'm trying to compare it to other tractors to decide which one best fits my needs to decide which one to purchase. I've been able to get free downloads of the manuals for two others, which I have read, but not for the M4D-071. I'd rather not purchase the owners manual without owning the tractor especially when I might buy a model from a different manufacturer.
1) You will never regret buying the pull behind version of this drill. Fast turning with a 3 point drill simply tears up the disks on the drill and this drill is heavy when fully loaded especially when using weights on the drill for hard soil conditions.
2) Look at the Nebraska test site and they have the Kubota manuals for any tractor that they have tested. I was looking for the M5 & M6, but the M4 is very similar to the M5.
 

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2) Look at the Nebraska test site and they have the Kubota manuals for any tractor that they have tested. I was looking for the M5 & M6, but the M4 is very similar to the M5.
They probably have something on the M7060. The M4 is the M7060 besides some updated components. It should almost be a 1 to 1 comparison. The M5 is a the next size up in weight and everything else.
 

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I'm on some pretty serious slopes, so I really want the ballast for extra stability. As long as the tire's psi is the same shouldn't compaction be the same ballasted or not?
Here is an illustration from testing different tractor sizes, tires all inflated to 12 psi, small tractor to large tractor, tire size changing with tractor size to match load capacity. In the past, I had the opportunity to visit a facility where they tested soil compaction profiles like this, primarily for evaluating materials and methods for road construction but also for agricultural purposes. Concrete channel 2 meters deep and 5 meters wide so compaction would not be affected by the base. Soil type to be tested trucked in (massive amounts) controlling soil moisture, other parameters. Drive across, then measure compaction profile using nuclear reflection. Quite impressive if you want to construct a road or building but overkill for ag, except easily identifying advantage of large track tractors over wheeled versions when it comes to compaction. Also why we are seeing farmers spend big $$$ for track type grain carts so as to not destroy next year's yield by compacting it like concrete toting out this year's harvest.
 

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