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post #91 of 102 Old 08-28-2019, 08:11 PM
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that's funny, just before I read your post I deleted all my links in my computer on Husqvarna, as I decided to go with Deere or Kubota.
For sure, in my case, sometimes a deal comes along on a machine that has all the functionality and features you want. It did for me, and thats why I pulled the trigger on this old jacobsen. It certainly wasn't on my shopping list, but at $2500, it was a no brainer, and ticked all boxes I was looking for. You sound like a deal hunter too, just keep your eyes open.

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For mowing my 1-1/2 acre field, the Husqvarna TS348D was a good deal and suits my needs fine. If I want to move dirt or push gravel, I'll use my JD750 with 4WD for those tasks.
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I will need to buy a garden tractor to cultivate a couple of acres, 2 at first, then maybe clear some land and work on more. I really like the specs of Husqvarna GT52XLSi, (dif lock, strong enough tuff torqe transaxle) but I don't like their frame twisting and buckling. I want to use my tractor with a moldboard plow, cultivator, harrow etc. and maybe even with the front plow/loader. So I am really leaning towards JD x570, it's more expensive but in the long run what good is Husqvarna if the frame buckles. Also my terrain is uneven and we got a little bit of a slope. What would you guys choose? Someone said not to discount Cub Cadet, but I also have to look at dealerships, and around Fredericton New Brunswick there are not that many choices, I need to look at the future service, parts etc. Would JD X570 be a good choice?
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Talk with oldpaddy. He bought a new Husqvarna last year and tears the tare out of it and can't seem to hurt it. Has a FEL he uses with it.

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what do you mean 'brutal"? You're just sitting on a tractor, driving it. Is it the bumps, or did you have to constantly back up because the tractor couldn't pull it? So is it the size of the tractor that makes is difficult, or is it the single plow? because it forces you to make multiple passes?


Breaking ground is tough. I’m sure this fall will be easier. Yes I had to back up multiple times. I really needed front weights. You have to be going at a decent pace for the plow to turn the soil over properly and it gets bumpy. If I haven’t found a CUT by spring I’m probably going to put a 3 point on the 430 and see how it does plowing.


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I want to thank everybody for chipping in. I haven't decided yet, I got time till spring. But I have to tell you all that this forum changed my thinking about tractors already.
No more HuskandSharawma for me, it's a nice lawn mower but it's become clear I need more. I won't buy a big tractor, that's too much for me but I'm thinking of moving up from John Deere X500 series to a SCUT.
I'm also going for a John Deere exclusively. I saw this video about Kubota BX25, at 2:22 min. Eric explains a design flaw with the fuel line. the vid. is here
So I would find it hard to trust a company that makes such bad designs. Although many Kubotas may serve people well I don't have time to take chances, since I'm not a mechanic.

As for the idea that buying an older tractor is buying a reliable machine, because "in the good old days things were made solid" I have this video, which some may have seen. Listen to the guy at 16:44 min.

So now I believe I need to go Green, and I need to go a little bigger. As much as I can afford to strike a balance between size, price and year/hours.
I will post my choice at the latest in May 2020.
And I hope I can still ask you guys some questions as time goes by.
thank you very much
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I saw this video about Kubota BX25, at 2:22 min. Eric explains a design flaw with the fuel line.
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So I would find it hard to trust a company that makes such bad designs.
I have the same model Kubota, the BX25D. I've had mine for a little over 5 years now and I have never had the problem that he described, which was that something foreign got inside the fuel tank that was blocking the outlet line. That is not a design flaw, that is operator error. If you allow junk to get in the fuel tank then the outlet line can get clogged on any brand or model of tractor. He claimed that the elbow in the outlet line was the cause of the issue, but he never said exactly what it was that was in there causing the clog. If it was too big for the diameter of the outlet pipe then it wouldn't matter if the pipe had the elbow or if it was straight.

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I want to thank everybody for chipping in. I haven't decided yet, I got time till spring. But I have to tell you all that this forum changed my thinking about tractors already.
No more HuskandSharawma for me, it's a nice lawn mower but it's become clear I need more. I won't buy a big tractor, that's too much for me but I'm thinking of moving up from John Deere X500 series to a SCUT.
I'm also going for a John Deere exclusively. I saw this video about Kubota BX25, at 2:22 min. Eric explains a design flaw with the fuel line. the vid. is here
So I would find it hard to trust a company that makes such bad designs. Although many Kubotas may serve people well I don't have time to take chances, since I'm not a mechanic.

As for the idea that buying an older tractor is buying a reliable machine, because "in the good old days things were made solid" I have this video, which some may have seen. Listen to the guy at 16:44 min.

So now I believe I need to go Green, and I need to go a little bigger. As much as I can afford to strike a balance between size, price and year/hours.
I will post my choice at the latest in May 2020.
And I hope I can still ask you guys some questions as time goes by.
thank you very much
I think a SCUT is a wise move and remember that they hold their value very well.

In your case you could buy and use a SCUT with a FEL to get your property the way you want it then sell it.

Especially if you buy a used SCUT with loader and mower you probably won't even lose money when/if you sell it.

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Re: JD or Husqvarna

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I have the same model Kubota, the BX25D. I've had mine for a little over 5 years now and I have never had the problem that he described, which was that something foreign got inside the fuel tank that was blocking the outlet line. That is not a design flaw, that is operator error. If you allow junk to get in the fuel tank then the outlet line can get clogged on any brand or model of tractor. He claimed that the elbow in the outlet line was the cause of the issue, but he never said exactly what it was that was in there causing the clog. If it was too big for the diameter of the outlet pipe then it wouldn't matter if the pipe had the elbow or if it was straight.
I agree. Stuff in the fuel blocking the line/L fitting is not a “design flaw.” My friend is finishing his second summer of mowing with his BX2380 and loves it. The only wrenching he has done on it is oil changes and adding grease. Other than that he adds diesel fuel. He has a new snowblower on order for this winter, so I would say to cross off Kubota as an alternative would mean you are missing out on a great tractor! Keep reading and test driving all you can to find the right fit for you.

The comment of the ROPS and hitting tree branches is true, but is the same for all SCUTs. One of the reasons Deere made the X7xx lighter so it didn’t have to have a ROPS.

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Well my neighbor just had this same issue with their Kubota BX25D. Fuel starvation caused by junk getting into the tank and blocking the fuel line. The fix was pretty easy, blew air into the blocked line so I could empty the tank then took a small shop vac ran the hose into the tank and sucked out the crud. Took a whole 30 minutes tops. Further investigation of the fuel cans used to supply the machine yielded the cause,,, dirty cans!
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In response to Redneck, RT3360.
Ok, maybe it's not a clear cut design flaw, but does it happen to JDs too? I mean John Deere owners may use dirty cans too. So maybe Kubota fuel lines are too narrow? I don't know. Has anybody have this problem with John Deere tractors?
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All brands and all models have some sort of design flaw/quirk. There is no perfect brand or model. Pick what brand/model you think is best, and someone else will tell you what’s wrong with it the manufacturer should have done different. It could be a fluke, maintenance issue, bad design, or chronic problem.
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Ok, maybe it's not a clear cut design flaw, but does it happen to JDs too? I mean John Deere owners may use dirty cans too. So maybe Kubota fuel lines are too narrow? I don't know. Has anybody have this problem with John Deere tractors?
It's really not a design flaw, if one does as they are suppose to and only put in clean fresh fuel it won't happen. If you don't it won't matter what color the machine is. Fuel storage systems need maintenance to! Usually an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure when it comes to fuel and their storage systems. I give my storage cans, gas and diesel a visual inspection a few times a year. I'm fussy about where I buy fuel. I don't store my cans out in the weather. I repair or replace any can that has compromised sealing properties.

The green or orange thing,,,,, both are good machines. I bought a new sub compact last year drove both and put a BX23S in the shed next to my JD, I just liked the Kubota better, I liked the dealer better, I liked the fact that the Kubota dealer is 10 miles away and the JD dealer is over 40 miles away. 260 hours later I'm still happy with the Kubota.
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