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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]
chadperr
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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]
drrxnupe
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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.

Edited by drrxnupe (10/18/13 11:16 AM)

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#3424478 - 10/28/13 06:28 PM Re: Tractor Question [Re: drrxnupe]
fishboy1
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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]
hitek7
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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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