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If you had to buy a new garden tractor today, what would it be?


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#1 brzezinski01 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 06:03 AM

I just wanna hear what everyone would buy if you had to buy a brand new garden tractor today and why. I'm not sure what I would want. Either a JD x749 or the Simplicity Legacy XL.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 07:43 AM

Well,I just bought a brand one two years ago,a Kubota diesel and I am very happy with it.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 07:46 AM

I think to get something similar to my old garden tractors I would have to look at the x700 series from Deere, or probably the Kubota BX series (I know those are considered SUB-Compact tractors, but in my eyes they are just slightly larger than a big Garden tractor)

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:08 AM

I think to get something similar to my old garden tractors I would have to look at the x700 series from Deere, or probably the Kubota BX series (I know those are considered SUB-Compact tractors, but in my eyes they are just slightly larger than a big Garden tractor)


I agree, it's not too easy to find the "big" garden tractors ("big" meaning like the old ones), everything has been scaled down.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:13 AM

Well,I just bought a brand one two years ago,a Kubota diesel and I am very happy with it.


I know alot of people that are really happy with their Kubota tractors. My wife wants one of the older auto throttle ones, she says they look "cute" :bigrofl: The dealer that we have around here is a really good dealer, but unfortunatly they come at a premium price. what model do you have? the GR2110?

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:23 AM

I know alot of people that are really happy with their Kubota tractors. My wife wants one of the older auto throttle ones, she says they look "cute" :bigrofl: The dealer that we have around here is a really good dealer, but unfortunatly they come at a premium price. what model do you have? the GR2110?


Yes,the GR2110,and for mowing it is just right.I mow probably around 10 acres so the 54" deck saves time.I wanted a 60" deck but it wasn't available on that model.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 09:14 AM

If i had to buy a new one i guess i would just get a old one and and do a complete restore of it because i don't like a plastic gt.I know the deeres make a nice gt but for $6-7000 i don't want a plastic one.Wish they had a metal hood at least for that price.Just my 2 cents.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 09:16 AM

If i had to buy a new one i guess i would just get a old one and and do a complete restore of it because i don't like a plastic gt.I know the deeres make a nice gt but for $6-7000 i don't want a plastic one.Wish they had a metal hood at least for that price.Just my 2 cents.


:ditto:

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 09:18 AM

If i had to buy a new one i guess i would just get a old one and and do a complete restore of it because i don't like a plastic gt.I know the deeres make a nice gt but for $6-7000 i don't want a plastic one.Wish they had a metal hood at least for that price.Just my 2 cents.


I have an '83 (I think) JD 212 and those didnt even have metal hoods. nothing comes with metal hoods anymore. I dont even think that big tractors do.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 10:56 AM

I have an '83 (I think) JD 212 and those didnt even have metal hoods. nothing comes with metal hoods anymore. I dont even think that big tractors do.


Big difference between fiberglass hoods & plastic ones though. I have nothing on the place, farm size or GT with plastic hoods.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 10:58 AM

If I were to ever buy a new garden tractor it wouldn't be a garden tractor. I would be buying a CUT. I had that JD 3120 with front end loader and backhoe attachment and miss it so much.

The JD 110's had fiberglass hoods way back when even on the 63 models. I think the most important part of the older gt's is the frame strengths and ease of working on most of them. Not to mention the looks.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 11:04 AM

I think you guys are missing the original point of this. it wasn't about new versus old. I think it was just a discussion about newer garden tractors. That’s how I took the original question.

I am not going to be buying a new garden tractor either. I am planning on getting a CUT in the next few years, just because I have limited time and my 7 acres is more than a garden tractor can handle in my time frame.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 11:35 AM

I think you guys are missing the original point of this. it wasn't about new versus old. I think it was just a discussion about newer garden tractors. That’s how I took the original question.


lol your right, that is kinda what I meant, I just wanted to see what people would have to say. this is a forum dedicated to older gt's. like I had said, It's hard to bank on anything because everything has been so scaled down, unless you want to spend $14k but if you are going to do that, you might as well spend another $2k and just get a sub compact. Technology sucks. everything is more intricate, fails more and you can't work on them unless you have a computer to plug into the gt and a crap load of time to dig out whatever part is buried. I just thought it would be cool to see if anyone had their eye on a brand new gt or not.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 12:46 PM

If i had to buy a new one i guess i would just get a old one and and do a complete restore of it because i don't like a plastic gt.I know the deeres make a nice gt but for $6-7000 i don't want a plastic one.Wish they had a metal hood at least for that price.Just my 2 cents.



I agree with that sentiment but if plastic is the issue that keeps you away from "NEW" , then you need to look at Ingersoll. No plastic hoods - ever.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 05:38 PM

I have an '83 (I think) JD 212 and those didnt even have metal hoods. nothing comes with metal hoods anymore. I dont even think that big tractors do.


I know many in here don't consider my Dixon D26KH54 a "garden Tractor" because it's new, but it does have a steel hood.




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