OK, I am still looking into a new small farm tractor, somewhere around 50hp . I was wanting 2WD because I know they are cheaper. Does anyone know how much cheaper a 2WD is compared to a 4WD? I was talking to my local LS dealer and he said he can't get a 2 wheel drive although the main LS website says they sell 2WD?. I contacted another LS dealer (long ways a way) and he said he can get 2WD, so I don't know what's wrong with the local dealer?.
Everyone tells me to get a 4WD, but I don't see the point, I figure if I get rim guard in the rear wheels along with wheel weights, I should be just fine, they have been using 2WD tractors since the beginning of well.............. tractors.
I was told that a 30hp 4wd can pull the same as a 60hp 2wd and I just don't believe it.
I am planing on doing small scale farm work and some loader work. I can even get some duels put on if needed for field work.
The loader work will be light digging and mainly scooping dirt/manure/compost out of piles.
I already have a Kubota L2000(20hp) that is 2wd, I have good rice/cane tires on it that are fluid filled with 2 sets of wheel weights. The old thing is unstoppable, it can dig, push, plow, disk, mow and do anything else that I throw at it.
When running my Kubota, I have never thought " I wish I had a 4wd ".
Maybe I'm totally wrong, maybe a 4wd would be the best, but I know I can't afford one
What is your experience? how do you think a low hp 4wd pulls compared to a higher hp 2wd?