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Trapper John

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Due to personal experience, I'd pick either the JD or Kubota. Flip a coin, decide which color you like better...either way. They're both good.
 

Gravey

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I bought a Kubota grand L3130 new in 2005 and love it. I use a 6' mower every week and also run a 5' disk and 5' bushhog. It came down to it or the John Deere but a comparable JD model was more expensive. Both are good machines.

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AndyW

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Kubota, without question. I've had one for 3 years now and they are bulletproof...PLUS you have an excellent dealer right there in Crossville.
 

Rob R.

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I purchased a used Deere 4 years ago. I run it around 400 hours per year bush-hogging. It has been very reliable. I've looked at the 3038's and like what I see. I've run a Kubota a little bit but I am not a authority on them by any means. The only negative about Kubota's to me is that horrible orange color. :grin:
 

BlountArrow

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I've used several tractors over the years and "the family" has owned everything from Massey Ferguson's, David Brown, Mitsubishis, Fords, and I recently purchased a 2009 Kubota 5640. I'll admit it here first, I was a Massey Man all my life, but I'm in love with my Kubota. It is hands down the smoothest and best operating machine I have ever had; I can't say enough good things about it. However, I will say I never had an issue with the Massey's either, but for the price of a new tractor I would not buy a Massey over a Kubota. I still have (2) Masseys but they are both 80s models, and while they're great too, they're no Kubota.
 

cecil30-30

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My dad bought the New Holland TC30 from mountain farm international tractor over in crossville 7 years ago,and he's used it alot and never had the first problem with it.Couldn't ask for more from it.My uncle has a small Kubota tractor that is just about the same size as my dad's new holland and imo it doesn't do anything that the new holland won't.I hate a John Deere,they are way over priced,your just buying the name when buy them.
 

dr

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I bought a new Kubota L3800, 4wd. with loader last year at Plateau. Really like it, you might want to look at the 3800 too, it's about the same size as the 3200, but has more hp. I went with the manual trans. instead of hydro, because some of my hunting property is steep.
 

BlountArrow

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of the hydrostatic transmission either. I guess if a man was just mainly mowing or bush hogging open or flat ground or mowing where he had a lot of obstacles to get around it might be okay, but you sacrifice HP with a hydro and it just seems sloppy to me....and just one more thing to tear up IMO.
 

brmaster

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any of you can bring your Green, Orange, Red Yellow tractors over to my place and bush hog my field, or all of you can and everyone else can come out and see how they all do in comparison
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Oh yeah, while your here you can do some scraping and breaking up to, I wouldnt want everyone to just see how they mow,,,
LOL
 

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