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« Reply #100 on: November 15, 2017, 06:12:19 PM »
1600 hours??  :o  I have no idea what year that is,but not many hours. I put more than half that on my tractor a year.
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« Reply #101 on: November 16, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
I went and looked at the 545, but passed.  Its really a lot bigger than what I want.  Great deal for somebody though.
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« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
i have never regretted my 51 hp mahindra 4x4
but i have regretted the 22 hp mahindra
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« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2018, 04:32:54 PM »
Hi guys.  Getting by with the L245 for now, but saving for a new to me Kubota.  Im planning to get one of theGrand Ls once I have the cash.  I WILL sell the 245 once I have its replacement.  With sidework and selling lumber from the mill, I hope to have the money for a tractor in about a year.
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« Reply #104 on: April 30, 2018, 08:09:20 AM »
I would think the M platform would be a better option? That is at least what I have been looking at if I upgrade my L2800
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« Reply #105 on: April 30, 2018, 09:18:19 AM »
I would think the M platform would be a better option? That is at least what I have been looking at if I upgrade my L2800
If you are looking used, M series kubotas can frequently be had for about the same price as an L. Much better machine for sawmill support..I have an M4700 with fel with forks and a hydraulic winch on the back. Serves me well
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« Reply #106 on: April 30, 2018, 07:21:01 PM »
Youre right Crusarius.  I started this thread a while back asking what HP, but people pointed out that HP wasnt the issue.  Im leaning to the Grand L tractors because they have heavier frames compared to similar tractors of the same HP.

For instance the L3800 has 38 HP and a 523 loader, where the L3830 is 38 HP and a 723 loader.  The 3830 weighs 700 pounds more, because it has a bigger frame.  
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« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2018, 08:04:15 PM »
The M series Kubota tractors are more heavy duty for the same HP.  They are more farm/work tractors versus utility tractors. 
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« Reply #108 on: May 01, 2018, 10:08:45 PM »
I like my M series Kubota. It is nimble and can move pretty good sized logs. With wheel weights, and loaded ag tires, it gets around pretty well in the sloppy stuff.  With a mill you will likely appreciate the extra capacity and ruggedness of an M series.  Don't overlook the older industrial Fords (among others) if you are considering used tractors.  They are pretty comfortable to operate and their lifting capacity is good for their size/horsepower rating.
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« Reply #109 on: May 02, 2018, 08:48:17 AM »
I havent seen any M series in my intended price range of 15,000.  Maybe since these tractors seem to hold their value like a Subaru, I will get something and upgrade later.
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« Reply #110 on: May 02, 2018, 10:28:11 AM »
If you are sort of poor like me, you could use an Allis D-17 like I have. It will lift the log you mentioned with no problem. About 60 hp.
I just found a D17 in extremely nice condition, the guy got it when he bought his house, didnt know how to start it, wants to get rid of it and wants me to make an offer,I want him to give me a price, there are also dozens of implements to go with it! no bucket loader but  rakes hay ,york, bale spears a few sickle bar mowers, manure spreaders, many harrows, forks,roto tillers,back blades,box blade and much more, it has new tires and a set of chains. I jumped up and started it right off , he was surprised , I'm trying to come up with a fair offer , he said just take it and give me what its worth!, its worth alot more to me than him, aand I do need to skid a buncch of logs. So whats a fair price?

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« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2018, 10:46:56 AM »
i have never regretted my 51 hp mahindra 4x4
but i have regretted the 22 hp mahindra
Just pulled the trigger on a Mahindra 1538, thats 38hp, with loader and backhoe not too big to get in the woods, a lil to pertty, I think these tractors are gonna push JD and kubota aside when folks find out they are made in America and are better tractors.

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« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2018, 10:59:57 AM »
the biggest complaint I hear about mahindra is the plastic fenders. Funny how may ppl hate that. really sad how many ppl refuse to buy it because of that.
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« Reply #113 on: May 02, 2018, 12:51:10 PM »
the first tractor i have used is a Kubota gray market B7001 4x4
the next was Mahindra 5520 4x4

the mahindra max 22 was purchased for my dad. it is MUCH easier for him to use compared to the B7001
the only things i regret about the 22 hp mahindra 4x4 are:
should have gone up on HP  not down
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« Reply #114 on: May 21, 2018, 04:45:05 PM »
Im excited!  I have found the tractor Im going to buy.  It is a 1997 Kubota L4200 with 1500 hours.  This is one of their Grand Ls which are heavier than the standard L for the same horsepower.  It has a glideshift trans and 680 loader which should pick up 1500 lbs.  Im going to trade my L245 for it and some cash of course, but I believe the deal to be very good.  I pick it up next Wednesday.


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« Reply #115 on: May 21, 2018, 04:47:15 PM »
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« Reply #116 on: May 21, 2018, 06:03:32 PM »
I wish kubota would push that front axle further out. the short wheel base makes it turn real nice but the swing from the bucket is deadly and it limits lift capacity. If the tires are not loaded get them loaded.
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« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2018, 09:38:59 PM »
see if you can add some crates for storage



 

 
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« Reply #118 on: May 21, 2018, 10:11:55 PM »
Crusarius, I still want to be able to use the brush hog in the woods. Definitely concerned about hitting things with bucket.  Id like to have a skid steer type quick connect to be able to remove bucket easily.

DDW, those are great ideas.  My dad has a similar setup on his 4 wheeler to carry chainsaw and other tools.  That would be nice on the Kubota.
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