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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]
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]
muddyboots
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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]
BlountArrow
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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.


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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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