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#31 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2017 - 07:35 PM

It won't pay for the new ride, but diesel will mow almost twice the grass per gallon of fuel.  I like the water cooling too.  No mouse nests issues.


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Posted November 27, 2017 - 08:33 PM

IMO, if your going a “new” route, I would probably be looking at the sub compact level and nothing less. That way there’s nothing that machine can’t do. I’d think after dropping 5 to 8k on a machine, you’ll have buyers remorse for not getting the 4x4, cat. 1, etc. At your 10k price point, your not far from stepping up to one.


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 06:33 AM

IMO, if your going a “new” route, I would probably be looking at the sub compact level and nothing less. That way there’s nothing that machine can’t do. I’d think after dropping 5 to 8k on a machine, you’ll have buyers remorse for not getting the 4x4, cat. 1, etc. At your 10k price point, your not far from stepping up to one.


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I've looked at these as well. I almost feel like this is too much tractor for what I need but then I think. I've cut with a bx kubota a few times and it cut great and had the loader on it. But I don't think I'd use that stuff enough to justify it.

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 06:37 AM

I thought the same thing when I invested in my loader for the 1655. I use that thing all the time. I don't know how i went without it all this time. Enough so, I've since invested into it to make it stronger and more reliable.

You have the same outlook I do it seems. Only spend what I need to please at the moment. In this situation, I think overboard will be what's needed to satisfy. Plus, you'll find a good deal on one to where you'd easily sell it if your convinced it's not what you need.

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 08:38 AM

Seriously? I'd take that 70s truck. No way I could see paying $40k+ for a truck... My daily drivers are all 90s vintage. Do the job just fine. I don't like all of today's plastic, nor do I like today's suspension systems, this coming from a former alignment guy.

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Posted December 01, 2017 - 07:41 AM

Seriously? I'd take that 70s truck. No way I could see paying $40k+ for a truck... My daily drivers are all 90s vintage. Do the job just fine. I don't like all of today's plastic, nor do I like today's suspension systems, this coming from a former alignment guy.


I hear this same rhetoric from you every time someone mentions a new truck, new tractor, ECT. Most people don't share this opinion. I understand you wont/cant spend 10k on a tractor or 40k on a truck. It adds nothing to the discussion on new tractors.
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Posted December 01, 2017 - 08:38 AM

Whatever"rhetoric" means....

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Posted December 02, 2017 - 10:54 AM

So Toomanytoys84, what`cha got them narrowed down to?

 

Sticking to GT's ....Cub XT3, JDX500 or JDX700, Simplicity Prestige or Legacy, or a Kubota GR?  (Having said that, the JDX700 and Simplicity Legacy are really Super-Duper GT's

 

Or are you going with SCUT?  Kubota BX, JD1020, Kioti, Massey?

 

Which direction are you headed?  Enquiring minds want to know!!!!


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Posted December 02, 2017 - 12:20 PM

    Since I'm spending your money.   :D  My choice would be a Simplicity Prestige or Legacy. 

If you were wanting a ZTR mower I'd get a Ferris.

   My budget and actual "needs"  for a G.T. limits me to less expensive options.     Rick


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 07:42 PM

I've looked at these as well. I almost feel like this is too much tractor for what I need but then I think. I've cut with a bx kubota a few times and it cut great and had the loader on it. But I don't think I'd use that stuff enough to justify it.

If you end up going this route the list of potential options is much longer.  I gotta admit as a LONG time Cub guy I wouldn't look at a new one.  It'd be a JD or a larger Simplicity.  Good luck in your research and decision.



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Posted December 03, 2017 - 07:57 PM

I've narrowed it down to cheaper option the cub xt3 gsx and the more expensive option of simplicity prestige.

I stopped at the kubota dealer yesterday and they had a used prestige that was a year old. Guy traded it in on a bx. It wasn't cleaned up yet. He didn't have a price. The dealership owner was off.

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Posted December 03, 2017 - 11:32 PM

If I was going to buy new this would be it. My neighbor has one of these, and he has 17 acres, and he abuses it and this thing takes it.

http://www.steinertu...rs/450-tractor/

 

Yeah all right, I'd take one of those!



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Posted December 03, 2017 - 11:34 PM

I would stay far far far far far far far far FAR away from Cub Cadet, I had a newer Cub Cadet and it was JUNK! biggest waist of money ever, didn't even make a half season :(



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Posted December 03, 2017 - 11:54 PM

I've narrowed it down to cheaper option the cub xt3 gsx and the more expensive option of simplicity prestige.

I stopped at the kubota dealer yesterday and they had a used prestige that was a year old. Guy traded it in on a bx. It wasn't cleaned up yet. He didn't have a price. The dealership owner was off.

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Could either one of those pull a plow? they look more fancy then tough



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Posted December 04, 2017 - 06:06 AM

Could either one of those pull a plow? they look more fancy then tough


Don't need a plow. Need to cut grass, blow snow and pull a wagon.




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