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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:45 AM

I've been looking for a compact tractor for 2-3 months now.  A friend had one that he let me try on for size... it's got plenty of horsepower (40) from the 4 cylinder Kubota engine. Hydraulic powertrain, and large, interchangeable bucket...

 

Somehow, though I don't think it is quite what I need...

 

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Just thought I'd tease you all a little.  :smilewink:

 

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Did you have fun with it?


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:07 AM

Kool!! I would love to have one like that on my acreage for about 20 hrs.



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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Did you have fun with it?

Actually I serviced it for him... helps bring in a little Extra cash for me and saves him hauling it 30 miles to the dealer.

I AM still looking for a compact tractor, but not able to save money very fast-- I decided to put my Bolens HT 23 and 1886 up for sale. Will do the same with my Dayton once I get the garden in.

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Kool!! I would love to have one like that on my acreage for about 20 hrs.


Yeah, I agree. He has a narrow bucket for it--we'll probably put in a sprinkler system at the house with it this year.

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Nothing wrong with make a some extra cash and having some fun as well. :thumbs:


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:46 AM

I too could use something like that for a weekend...A few stumps,,,,,a trench ,,,  a water-line to the garden,,, ETC...


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:54 AM

Actually I serviced it for him... helps bring in a little Extra cash for me and saves him hauling it 30 miles to the dealer.

I AM still looking for a compact tractor, but not able to save money very fast-- I decided to put my Bolens HT 23 and 1886 up for sale. Will do the same with my Dayton once I get the garden in.

Smitty

That hauling is a serious consideration, even if you have the equipment (Truck & Trailer) it kills a few hours out of your day.

Dad and I were talking and we are needing to fix the electric brakes on his 16 ft flatbed. Towing his Bobcat 610 or mt Ford 1500, W/o brakes is illegal and dangerous.  Be paitent the right fit for you is out there and will come in time.



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Posted April 21, 2014 - 11:20 AM

I too could use something like that for a weekend...A few stumps,,,,,a trench ,,,  a water-line to the garden,,, ETC...

 

When you have an excavator - jobs will come alone!


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Nice piece, even if it isn't the one you want.
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Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Nothing wrong with make a some extra cash and having some fun as well. :thumbs:

Indeed...

 

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:35 PM

When you have an excavator - jobs will come alone!

Yeah, that's true... like the title of an old movie about a guy that built a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in the American Midwest... "If you build it, they will come..."

 

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Well, with all that's been said, I just came across a couple Kubota CUTs--one is a B2100HSD 4wd with HST, FEL and rear blade.A tad north of 800 hours.  Asking $9.5k.

 

The other is a B2400HSD 4x4 HST with a FEL w/grapple, and a soft cab. A tad south of 1200 hours. Asking $9.9k 

 

Any opinions on these machines?  Or, do I need to post this in another forum????

 

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Smitty, I'm not that up on the Kubotas to know the difference between the 2. I assume you are getting more HP with the 2400 which could be a consideration if you are doing any PTO work. Is the transmission built stronger on one over the other?  I would look at overall condition and service history as a first consideration. Although Kubotas are great tractors and should last many thousands of hours if properly maintained and not abused I have seen them with low hours and engine problems due to no oil changes being done for many years. 


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 01:09 PM

Smitty, I'm not that up on the Kubotas to know the difference between the 2. I assume you are getting more HP with the 2400 which could be a consideration if you are doing any PTO work. Is the transmission built stronger on one over the other?  I would look at overall condition and service history as a first consideration. Although Kubotas are great tractors and should last many thousands of hours if properly maintained and not abused I have seen them with low hours and engine problems due to no oil changes being done for many years. 

Good advice, Brian.

 

The only difference between the two is the hp. Same WB, same transmission--hydrostatic in this case though the B2100 also had a gear tranny available.  They are at a Kubota dealer--the 2400 was owned by an elderly man with some property and trees, etc. apparently--he used the grapple to clear around his house, etc. It was maintained at the dealership, so I'm assuming it is in good condition.

 

Reading the info. on Tractordata.com, it doesn't say if the hydro has two ranges or not, so that may be a concern.  My use of it would primarily be the front end loader and a rear scraper.  The cab on the B2400 is heated, which would be nice for our winters here. 

 

Still researching them--trying to find out if there are any systemic problems the series had--weaknesses in steering, engines, transmission, etc.  Also want to know if the hydraulics and tranny are electronically-controlled.  that can add up to big $$$$ if something goes wrong.

 

Regards,

 

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