- May 13, 2005
- SE Indiana
- Multiple Fords and Kubotas
Last year I acquired 20 acres (10 acres wooded, 10 acres native pasture) and bought a used B2910. The 2910 came with a loader, box blade (with 200 lbs of added weight), and a MMM. Total weight of the setup is around 3300 lbs. I've mostly been using the little tractor to mow the 10 acres of native pasture, and it's doing a decent job. I also use it to move rocks, downed trees, brush, etc. My only complaint so far, is the stability of the 2910. Every time I get on the slightest, side slope, it feels like it's about to tip over. This usually happens while mowing. I'll be cruising along in a straight line, and I'll hit a little hill in the pasture. The tractor will get to leaning, and it feels like i'm about to tip over. As well, when I'm mowing, if one of the rear tires hits an unexpected armadillo hole or erosion channel, that also gives an unexpected, uncomfortable lean. It usually results in me backing up, and going around the little hill or hole. I'm thinking that the narrowness of the B2910, along with the small front tires is what's creating this. Also, i'm keeping the FEL as low as possible, and the box blade low as well.
For those of you that stepped up from a B series to an L series, did you notice a huge difference in stability? I'm now thinking an L2501 would better suit my needs. Or should I go bigger?
There is no answer to your question.
Any tractor will tip over in certain circumstances but most (I did not say all....) will slide downhill before doing so. Driving over a stump or rock with the uphill wheel, or rolling an underinflated tubeless tire off of the rim on the downhill side are the most serious caveats.
I've been mowing in areas where many cannot walk for nearly 50 years without incident but I have learned how to do so.
If you are seriously concerned about tipping over, buy a late model Ford 8N (51 or 52). You cannot do much better in this regard, and they are cheap.