JD400 vs JD420
Posted May 06, 2011 - 10:08 AM
Wanted your objective opinions...
Looking to get a new tractor on the NOW program - I have 5 acres to mow and it is getting taller by the second.
Found a couple tractors locally. A JD400 with 1227 hours for $1995. Condition looks to be on the good end of the scale but seller states "may need a tune up." The other is a JD420 with 1963 hours for $2395. This one also looks to be in good shape but you can definitely tell it has 700 more hours on it.
Which would you choose? I realize the 420 has an extra hydraulic port, plus the Onan engine and full power steering, but is it worth the extra $400?
Here's a link to the 400:
Here's the 420:
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Posted May 06, 2011 - 11:55 AM
The biggest feature not yet mentioned on the 420 is the traction lock differential. And a feature that would move me in that direction.
I've seen him move some awesome piles of snow with lugged tires and no chains.
Posted May 06, 2011 - 01:08 PM
I wouldnt buy either for that price.
Maintenance goes a LONG way but at the most that 420 has another 500-1000 hours
I would wait, I have seen the 420s with low hours for less than $2500 on craigslist
Posted May 06, 2011 - 02:07 PM
Is it wrong of me to find extreme comfort in the fact that both of these are at reputable JD dealerships? Having seen what people do to their tractors, the thought that a dealer has gone through them is a warm fuzzy for me.
Posted May 06, 2011 - 04:39 PM
But in that price range diesel may be a option for ya...
Edited by Meangreen, May 06, 2011 - 04:51 PM.
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