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How often do you use your sub compact loader?

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#31 coxhaus ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 01:44 PM

5 minutes, that would probably work.

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 02:15 PM

The older H model loader on the JD.


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Posted February 14, 2018 - 02:25 PM

Regardless of what you decide I strongly suggest you shop around a little more and look an an Orange unit.  If I was buying new or used, the last color I would get would be green.  $$$$$$  from start to finish  ,purchase and any parts needed down the rode.   I learned that the hard way.

Kubota has a metal hood too!  

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 03:33 PM

The big problem is the payments!  You are betting on having a good paying job for atleast 5 more years. I hope that is so, but I don't believe in betting on the economic future. The "correction" in the stock market is just a glimpse of possible things to come. I saw alot of guys buy equipment in 1986. Business was so good that the local JD dealer expanded to three stores. Then the stock market crash in 1987 and the housing bust of 1988 put most construction guys out of work. Most of them lost their equipment (and their homes) to repossesion. Even 3 banks closed. I survived until 1995 but then I was laid off and took 5 years to find a full time job. I had no debts and some savings so we survived but alot of friends slowly went down. The JD dealer eventually closed.


I believe in saving for something or making do with a lesser thing. It usually pays off in the long run. I'm now retired and on a fixed income. I get by because I have no debts and my income covers my expenses. Once the kid finishes school, I'll have alittle extra to upgrade my car. Even then it will be used. You were looking at switching jobs but I don't remember if you did. Either way you have to forecast where you will be in 5 years. I hope that it works out for you. Good Luck, Rick

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#35 tater195 ONLINE  


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Posted February 14, 2018 - 03:44 PM

I sold most of the worn out crap that the new tractor would replace or that I didnt need anyway. I still have plans to sell the lgt195, ff18 and the ztr this spring. 1 year of $275/mo payments was all I had to do. If I would have sold the other stuff back then, I would have only had to make 2 or 3 payments and had some left over. Looking at new ZTRs this year. Tired of working on old unreliable junk. the one I have now is 20 years old and dont use the GTs enough to keep the batteries charged and the carbs clean.

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 06:41 PM

Aaron, go with the loader, I bought this Kubota 2670 the day after Christmas and I will say it is going to get a heck of a work out as the loader is why I bought it in the first place.

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 07:54 PM

You’ll use it plenty enough to justify it. I just wouldn’t pay for the deck myself, I have a Kubota ZTR.