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#426512 - 10/02/07 10:03 AM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: BigAl]
Stoner
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I have a New Holland TC30 in 4-wheel drive. I purchased it new for a little under $10,000. No sales tax in Florida because it used in agriculture. I also purchased a 5-foot KingKutter tiller. A lot of fun to used; very good tractor to use for food plots. I also purchased a Covington single row planter mounted on a cultivator.




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#426743 - 10/02/07 11:44 AM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: BigAl]
RidgeRunner
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 Originally Posted By: BigAl
Anything anyone can recommend in different price range? 20K is way outside of my budget.


The accessories is what run the price up (backhoe attachment is close to 6k). The tractor alone would be alot cheaper than 20k.

northern tool has a 20 hp nortrac with a bushhog and free shiping for $6500.00 and a 30 hp for under 10k...I don't know anything about these tractors but the price seems right.

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#426878 - 10/02/07 01:37 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: RidgeRunner]
woodchuckc
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Sometimes you can luck up on a good deal, especially if you are patient. I got the Kubota B7800 I purchased a couple of weeks ago with a Bushhog brand loader, 5' mid-mount finish mower, 5' medium duty rotary cutter, 5' box blade, 6' tandem disk, and a brand new 5' King Kutter tiller. The tractor had 204 hours on it and is a 2004 model, and I paid 10,000 for it and all the attachments. It had just been completely serviced, too.

The Chinese tractors (Nortrac, Jinma, etc.) can be a good value up front, but be aware that the "fit and finish" are not going to be the same as a Kubota, John Deere, New Holland, Case, Kioti, etc. You might also make sure that when something breaks (and something will break on any tractor at some point in time) you will be able to find parts. There are probably getting to be enough of the Chinese tractors around that parts availability may not be too big of an issue anymore, but also realize that you have to find someone willing to work on it too unless you do all of your mechanic work yourself.

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#426891 - 10/02/07 01:52 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: woodchuckc]
RidgeRunner
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
I paid 10,000 for it and all the attachments.


I'll give you $10,001.00 for it cash.

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#426910 - 10/02/07 02:06 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: RidgeRunner]
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We use Kubota's as well!
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#427126 - 10/02/07 04:20 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: RidgeRunner]
woodchuckc
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 Originally Posted By: RidgeRunner
 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
I paid 10,000 for it and all the attachments.


I'll give you $10,001.00 for it cash.


Sorry, I've already been offered $14,000 for it and declined. \:\)

Just wanted to point out that once in a while even a blind pig finds an acorn (except for maybe this year!).

Hmmm, I guess I just called myself a blind pig

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#427283 - 10/02/07 06:33 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: woodchuckc]
BigAl
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Thanks for the info, guys. Right now I'm just trying to find something on the used market. I'd prefer a 4wd, 20-30 hp, with front end loader. The rest of the attachments I can pick up as I go along. I'd prefer JD, Kubota, or new holland, but if the right tractor comes along at the right price, ain't no telling.
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#428969 - 10/03/07 05:12 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: BigAl]
RidgeRunner
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Well I'm now the proud owner of a kubota L3400 with front loader and backhoe. Thanks to all you fellas for the good info.

Edited by RidgeRunner (10/03/07 05:13 PM)

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#429201 - 10/03/07 07:36 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: RidgeRunner]
Foggy54
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 Originally Posted By: RidgeRunner
Well I'm now the proud owner of a kubota L3400 with front loader and backhoe. Thanks to all you fellas for the good info.


I bought the L3400 two years ago 4x4 w/loader, should have got the b,Hoe attachment but got the baltic tiller from coop instead.

I use it almost everyday, wish I could have afforded it 10 years ago.

You'll notice your life around the house just got easier. enjoy!
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#429383 - 10/03/07 09:03 PM Re: opinion on compact tractor needed .... [Re: Foggy54]
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Congratulations!!! Your wife will understand, once you start using the bucket and backhoe to do things she wants done!! \:D You will be surprised at the projects that come up that are much easier done!
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