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#3405895 - 10/16/13 10:07 PM Tractor Question
Stick'n'String
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Alright guys need opinions and help.

Have a coworker that has a Kubota L3600 - 1999 model 4WD that he is wanting to sell. Says it's in good shape but used with approx 800 hours. Comes with auger, finish mower and box blade and heavy duty dual wheel trailer to Cary behind my truck. He also just changed out all hydro lines and belts.

I'm completely uninformed when it comes to tractors and don't know what I don't know. I have 56 acres with approx 10 acres that need mowing or are/will be food plots with some good hills.

So based on my research he is way undercharging for the setup but he is happy with the deal as he is still making some coin.

Anything I should know about Kubotas, this model, anything in particular that makes this sound like a not good option for my needs?

I'm thinking with what I'm saving I will add a front end loader and some other implements. (It's that good of a deal)

Fire away....thanks!!
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#3405934 - 10/16/13 10:36 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Stick'n'String]
redblood
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kubotas are generally good tractors for what they are. they are very light and do not generate the power of some of the other brands- new holland, massey, deere etc. they are great on fuel. the rule of thumb on kubotas (from farmers) is buy a kubota a size or two bigger than you might need to compensate. they seem to be pretty tough. i am assuming that the tractor you reference is 36 hp. that may do anything you want to do, but it will not be able to pull more than a 5 or 6 ft bush hog (probably just a 5). you may consider more tractor.
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#3405937 - 10/16/13 10:39 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: redblood]
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adding a front end loader will cost about 6 to 7 k
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#3406121 - 10/17/13 07:29 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: redblood]
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My buddy has a L3600. It pulls a 6 foot disc and tiller no problem.
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#3406138 - 10/17/13 07:43 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
...they are very light and do not generate the power of some of the other brands- new holland, massey, deere etc. they are great on fuel. the rule of thumb on kubotas (from farmers) is buy a kubota a size or two bigger than you might need to compensate....


What?! ^That's a first for me^.

I won't get into the tractor branding war because I don't want to turn your question into a Ford vs Chevy thread. However, I have a Kubota 5640 4x4 w/front end loader, a Massey 240, a Massey 245, and I used to have a Massey 135. I'm in love with my Kubota. A 30HP+ tractor would pull about anything 5 or 6ft long (bush hog, tiller, disc, etc) without any problems. For a 56 acre farm, assuming your whole farm is not one big grass field that will be a good sized tractor for you and do you well. Like any tractor, or any piece of equipment it has it's limitations and here and there you'll find jobs that are too big for it I'm sure. I have a 56HP Kubota and I find jobs around the farm that are too much for it, but that's just occassional.

The only thing I personally do not like about the L3600 is the hydrostatic transmission. Would it keep me from buying one? No, not if the price is RIGHT. However, you do sacrifice some power with any hydrostatic transmission, and to me, it's just one more thing to tear up. 800 hours is nothing by the way. I don't know what the price is but you make it sound like a steal. I don't think you will be disappointed.


Edited by BlountArrow (10/17/13 07:44 AM)
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#3406155 - 10/17/13 07:58 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: BlountArrow]
muddyboots
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I wish I could find one way under priced. Ha Ha.
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#3406214 - 10/17/13 08:42 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: muddyboots]
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One of the guys in club has had one now for 2 years and is very satisfied. He also has 2 other tractors at his 400 acre farm, but the L3600 is what he always brings to camp for mowing & disking.
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#3406237 - 10/17/13 08:53 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: tellico4x4]
Stick'n'String
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Thanks for all of the input guys.

Based on the research I've done I actually had to request owner records to make sure it wasn't stolen. 😄 When I say a good deal from what I've seen its $7-10k under going rate.

Every once in a while I luck into a good deal to make up for all the bad ones. 😉
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#3406360 - 10/17/13 09:41 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Stick'n'String]
drrxnupe
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800 hours on a '99 model...that thing is still new! I have 90 hours on a tractor I bought new 9 months ago.
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#3406867 - 10/17/13 02:42 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: drrxnupe]
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I have a L3130 that is 32-HP and I run 6' finish mower, 5' bush hog, 5' disk, and 6' box blade. I used a 6' bush hog one time and it ran it fine. Only problem was the lift points were so high on it when my lift arms were at their highest peak it barely raised it off the ground which makes it easy to get stuck. I bought it new in 2005 and just now have a little over 500 hours on it. Think you'll be pleased.
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#3406877 - 10/17/13 02:47 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Gravey]
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sure beats a 1954 ford 8N
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#3406894 - 10/17/13 03:03 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: ]
darn2ten
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 Originally Posted By: Bricktop
sure beats a 1954 ford 8N
Ha, exactly what I was thinking. Used a '48 8n to bush hog about 30 acres on my farm for awhile before I got something else. A 8n is like 21 hp., so for 10 acres a 36 hp. 4WD will have no problem at all.

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#3406896 - 10/17/13 03:04 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: darn2ten]
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I could be wrong, but I think 8N's were rated for 27hp

either way, technology and comfort have come a long way

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#3407530 - 10/17/13 10:06 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: ]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Bricktop
I could be wrong, but I think 8N's were rated for 27hp

either way, technology and comfort have come a long way




26 hp. dang good little tractors for their times
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#3407534 - 10/17/13 10:09 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: BlountArrow]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: redblood
...they are very light and do not generate the power of some of the other brands- new holland, massey, deere etc. they are great on fuel. the rule of thumb on kubotas (from farmers) is buy a kubota a size or two bigger than you might need to compensate....


What?! ^That's a first for me^.

I won't get into the tractor branding war because I don't want to turn your question into a Ford vs Chevy thread. However, I have a Kubota 5640 4x4 w/front end loader, a Massey 240, a Massey 245, and I used to have a Massey 135. I'm in love with my Kubota. A 30HP+ tractor would pull about anything 5 or 6ft long (bush hog, tiller, disc, etc) without any problems. For a 56 acre farm, assuming your whole farm is not one big grass field that will be a good sized tractor for you and do you well. Like any tractor, or any piece of equipment it has it's limitations and here and there you'll find jobs that are too big for it I'm sure. I have a 56HP Kubota and I find jobs around the farm that are too much for it, but that's just occassional.

The only thing I personally do not like about the L3600 is the hydrostatic transmission. Would it keep me from buying one? No, not if the price is RIGHT. However, you do sacrifice some power with any hydrostatic transmission, and to me, it's just one more thing to tear up. 800 hours is nothing by the way. I don't know what the price is but you make it sound like a steal. I don't think you will be disappointed.



my next tractor may be a kubota or a new holland. but if you compare weight, you generally have to go to a bigger engine in kubota (not that is a bad thing), especially since they don't burn fuel
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#3407592 - 10/17/13 11:42 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: ]
darn2ten
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 Originally Posted By: Bricktop
I could be wrong, but I think 8N's were rated for 27hp

either way, technology and comfort have come a long way
Yeah, I think your right. Maybe I was thinking of pto hp.

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#3408112 - 10/18/13 10:04 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: darn2ten]
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I have a 2003 68 horse Kubota, and really like it. Does great with anything we need done, cutting hay, discing, plowing, tiller. The only thing that is not great compared to a deere or some others is that the control for the front end loader is in the way of getting off the tractor on the right side, where you can get off either side of a newer deere easy. But other than that love the Kubota.
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#3408200 - 10/18/13 11:14 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: chadperr]
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I'm a tractor novice as well but one thing I wanted to make sure of is that I had a tractor with plenty of power to do whatever i needed it to do. I decided to get a Mahindra 6530 with 65hp (57hp PTO). I bought a 10ft 3-pt bush hog along with it. Whatever brand you decide, just make sure it has enough ponies to pull, dig, scoop, cut or whatever else. So far my Mahinny hasn't failed me. I got a good deal on an IH 480 14 ft pull-type disk. Initially I was worried that the Mahinny couldn't handle it but it pulls the disk like it weighs 5 pounds. The only drawback to having a tractor that big is that I don't own a truck big enough to pull it if I needed to.

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#3424478 - 10/28/13 06:28 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: drrxnupe]
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Probably too small to move todays large bales of hay, if you don't need that, sounds like a good deal.
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#3425895 - 10/29/13 12:51 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
Thanks for all of the input guys.

Based on the research I've done I actually had to request owner records to make sure it wasn't stolen. 😄 When I say a good deal from what I've seen its $7-10k under going rate.

Every once in a while I luck into a good deal to make up for all the bad ones. 😉


So asking price is between $4-7k? Let me know if you do not buy it as I might be interested for that price. This is the best deal I can find on a similar size http://www.sneadtractor.com/tractor-packages-kubota/details.php?id=329). They have actually went up on price in the last month, I should have bit the bullet sooner...

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#3426284 - 10/29/13 05:06 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: hitek7]
Stick'n'String
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 Originally Posted By: hitek7
 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
Thanks for all of the input guys.

Based on the research I've done I actually had to request owner records to make sure it wasn't stolen. 😄 When I say a good deal from what I've seen its $7-10k under going rate.

Every once in a while I luck into a good deal to make up for all the bad ones. 😉


So asking price is between $4-7k? Let me know if you do not buy it as I might be interested for that price. This is the best deal I can find on a similar size http://www.sneadtractor.com/tractor-packages-kubota/details.php?id=329). They have actually went up on price in the last month, I should have bit the bullet sooner...


You're still high.... 😉

Don't worry I've bought it and will be delivered Friday.
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#3426303 - 10/29/13 05:15 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Stick'n'String]
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nice buy. i may get a kubota as well. maybe a 7040. they are light but very durable
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#3427337 - 10/30/13 08:54 AM Re: Tractor Question [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
Thanks for all of the input guys.

You're still high.... 😉

Don't worry I've bought it and will be delivered Friday.


I don't know how you can sleep at night then... LOL!! That sounds like a steal!

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#3516039 - 12/25/13 07:06 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: hitek7]
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I may put my 4120 Deere up for sale...
2009 43.0-hp John Deere PowerTech™ Engine
12 Forward /12 Reverse PowrReverser gear transmission
Standard folding ROPS,
4-wheel drive &
load matchLoader lift capacity 2,194 lbs.

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