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RumPunch

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@wildbill23c did you get a Deere?
I was originally looking at a Deere X758, but after getting a price I inquired about the 1025R....the salesman says why, you cannot afford one...so you can imagine how that went from there...never been back to a green dealer. I ended up with a Kubota BX2680, does everything I need a tractor for. Just needed something a bit bigger that I could get a loader on, and some PTO implements. The BX fits in my shop, does what I need it to do, works for me.
 

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That’s the reason the guy gave for selling the Honda, said he couldn’t find a tiller for less then 4K, and it was too small for what he wanted.

For about the amount he would have paid for just the tiller he bought a brand new Kubota with a loader and tiller.
That's the issue I ran into when trying to find a used tractor. For what a used tractor costs, I could spend very little more and get a new machine with zero hours, and the attachments and implements I need...as well as know how the machine has been treated and used, unlike a used machine.
 

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So many deals are deadened by sales personnel. My girlfriend left Deere and went to kubota/case over company issues. And took all of her customers $4M a year in small ag and turf. People have personality problems and it ruins deals. I’ve been at a Deere dealer 10 years and am not prejudiced at all to any.
 

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I ended up with the Kubota Sub-Compact BX2680 with loader, tiller, box blade, pallet forks, and recently picked up a 5 foot grading blade, and a sub-soiler that I modified to make it into a ditcher.
 

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I took this picture kind of as a joke for a comparison...honestly the lawn tractor is just about the same length as the BX, the BX is slightly wider...but quite a bit longer when you add a rear implement and the loader.
 

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Hey as long as it gets the job done!!! Nice set up man
 

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Just for fun, here's my Kubota, sure it's old and beat to heck but I've done a lot with it... It's an old L260, 26hp 2 cylinder diesel with 4 speed PTO and 4 speed high/low trans and a garden tractor loader (if you google Kwik Way loader, they're all on riding mowers...). It's taken some work to keep it going but nothing too bad, it only has one working glow plug now so I need to get on that (they're hard to find...).

The first pic is one of the many times I've had to pull the thing out, it doesn't have an overrunning clutch on the PTO so it got stuck easy, I put an external one on and get stuck way less... mowing a swamp doesn't help...

Second pic is pulling around one of the trees I cut down to put my shop up, third pic is pulling one of the stumps to dig out for the shop, there was also a high lift jack involved, I was switching between driving the Explorer and F350 while the wife lifted on the loader valve... the rest of the stumps were pulled out with a mini excevator I had rented for another digging issue with the shop...

Fourth pic is the 3pt forklift I have about $25 into, super handy... next is my pallet of 2.3L parts being forklifted toward the shop...

Sixth is one of the pics from the craigslist ad, about 7 years ago I picked it up for $3500 with the brush hog.

Last is the disc I worked up the back part of my property with several years ago, was for sale next door, used it a bunch and got I think $40 more for it than I paid a couple years ago when I sold it... that 8' pull type disc was a lot of drag... on the short list is fixing the Massey Furguson 3pt fully adjustable 5 or 6' disc I picked up a couple years ago, needs a day of welding and tinkering...
 

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Just for fun, here's my Kubota, sure it's old and beat to heck but I've done a lot with it... It's an old L260, 26hp 2 cylinder diesel with 4 speed PTO and 4 speed high/low trans and a garden tractor loader (if you google Kwik Way loader, they're all on riding mowers...). It's taken some work to keep it going but nothing too bad, it only has one working glow plug now so I need to get on that (they're hard to find...).

The first pic is one of the many times I've had to pull the thing out, it doesn't have an overrunning clutch on the PTO so it got stuck easy, I put an external one on and get stuck way less... mowing a swamp doesn't help...

Second pic is pulling around one of the trees I cut down to put my shop up, third pic is pulling one of the stumps to dig out for the shop, there was also a high lift jack involved, I was switching between driving the Explorer and F350 while the wife lifted on the loader valve... the rest of the stumps were pulled out with a mini excevator I had rented for another digging issue with the shop...

Fourth pic is the 3pt forklift I have about $25 into, super handy... next is my pallet of 2.3L parts being forklifted toward the shop...

Sixth is one of the pics from the craigslist ad, about 7 years ago I picked it up for $3500 with the brush hog.

Last is the disc I worked up the back part of my property with several years ago, was for sale next door, used it a bunch and got I think $40 more for it than I paid a couple years ago when I sold it... that 8' pull type disc was a lot of drag... on the short list is fixing the Massey Furguson 3pt fully adjustable 5 or 6' disc I picked up a couple years ago, needs a day of welding and tinkering...
Nothing wrong with those old Kubotas, lots of them still around doing work. The only reason I went new was the used ones I was finding cost just as much as a new one, figured for the price I may as well go with new and know exactly what's been done to it, and have the 7 year warranty as well.
 

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Oh I know, used tractors are a mixed bag, many cost a boat load and have issues... My brother is farming and trying not to do it without financing the moon so he's gone old used tractors and stumbled on the older Ford's, there's no local dealer support anymore so no one wants to deal with them but they're good old reliable beasts... he has two 4000's (one currently down, bearing between input and output shaft in transmission went out...), one 4600, a 7000, 8600 (not currently being used but should work, was like $700 so couldn't pass it up) and a 9000. Also has some older Farmall's and such, couple A's, a 130, M and a taller one that's basically an updated A that's way taller...

On my radar is finding a Ford 3000 diesel for a decent price, I currently have an Allied loader with boom, bucket and cylinders but no frame that I got for super cheap at auction to update the Kubota but a 3000 would be better at some things... those old 3 cylinder Ford's are durable workhorses. The 3 cylinder's don't sound near as clanky as the Kubota's 2 cylinder...
 

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Can you get any legacy support from New Holland for the old Ford tractors?

I guess that makes sense why they seem to go for cheap compared to other brands.
 

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The 3930 I sold was a 98 and I couldn't get original harnesses for it. Discontinued. You should have bought that @scotts90ranger ran and drove 545 hours nice tractor! Lol
 

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You can get hard parts all day, but things like harnesses are hard, they made those 3 cylinder engines for almost 50 years so there's parts out there... dealers will work on them just fine, just depends on what the issue is and like with vehicles how much money you want to dump into something old? The 9000 of my brothers needs a clutch and I think just parts are around $1000 and we'll have to do our first tractor splitting, doesn't look too bad...

I'm not "that" committed to the 3000 idea yet, plus I would be in for what a 3000 went for at auction in pre-rona situations :), that and wrong side of the country and my play money is going to finishing the shop this year...
 

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Splitting isn’t bad. Just role straight!!! Haha
 

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Just scored this Woods 5' 3 point aerator on a work trip (free mileage 😉) for $300!!!!!! Guy held it a week for me so I tipped him but a STEAL!!!! Squatted the Ranger, it's stout!
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