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Joe, the GR2010 / GR2110 list the X500 series in their competitive comparison.
http://kubota.com/f/products/GR2010/index.cfm
Sounds like you're tractor trading, if so, make sure you test each one out and not go just by the spec's.Your seat in the seat will be the best judge :D
Enjoy the process.
 

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In my opinion, the avantage for Kubota , is in the shaft !
I had a cub cadet with belt and I had all kinds of trouble, since I have a Kubota (Gr 2100 diesel ) I did not have any trouble , yet !
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I should of put what I was going to be doing with the tractor. I have about 1 acre of grass to cut it is mostly flat. I want to put a snowblower on the front. The driveway is about 80' long and opens up to about 4 cars wide near the house.
 

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The answer would be how close are the dealers.And how bad they want to make a sell. I have both A B2160 kubota and a LT160 JD. Different sizes but both mow great .Went through a cub and dont like the new ones.
 

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I tested both the Deere X540 and the Kubota GR2110. Although my needs are different. Very large hill so I definely wanted the 4 wd and liked the diesel engine for that as well. I ended up going with the Kubota and havent regretted it.
 

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I am going through the same process. I have a Cub Cadet 1042 that I am trading in because the transmission is starting to act funny. I have looked at the Cub Cadet 2500 series, the John Deere X500, Kubota 2010,2110, and Bx 1860. The only difference is I have 4 acres to mow and some very steep hills. I loved the GR 2110 and kept coming back to it in my mind. This post really helped me. I am amazed at what locknut was able to do with his, but I am not mechanically inclinded and with the 5 yr 0% interest I am getting a BX 1860 delivered. It is a huge step up from the 1042 I have I hope I made the correct descission.
 

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II loved the GR 2110 and kept coming back to it in my mind. This post really helped me. I am amazed at what locknut was able to do with his, but I am not mechanically inclinded and with the 5 yr 0% interest I am getting a BX 1860 delivered. It is a huge step up from the 1042 I have I hope I made the correct descission.
Welcome aboard Big Les.
I doubt you'll think it the wrong decision once you've run it up and down your hills for the 1st time :D
The dual range HST coupled w/the 4wd should work out very well for you.

Did you get an FEL also?
 

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I am going through the same process. I have a Cub Cadet 1042 that I am trading in because the transmission is starting to act funny. I have looked at the Cub Cadet 2500 series, the John Deere X500, Kubota 2010,2110, and Bx 1860. The only difference is I have 4 acres to mow and some very steep hills. I loved the GR 2110 and kept coming back to it in my mind. This post really helped me. I am amazed at what locknut was able to do with his, but I am not mechanically inclinded and with the 5 yr 0% interest I am getting a BX 1860 delivered. It is a huge step up from the 1042 I have I hope I made the correct descission.
The BX will go up or down hills just like the GR series.The only difference will be the turning radius and tight quarters factor.Don't mow across the hills if over 20deg,and don't mow up or down past 30deg.And make absolutely sure the ground is firm and dry,and "read your situation",ie be very careful going dowwnhill at 30deg with the lay of the land running at 10deg at an angle perpendicular to the main slope.These compound angles are very unstable and dangerous.You'll know right away if you experience this effect.You'll have that queasy feeling as though you have no control of the machine.

Be careful and enjoy your new tractor!

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Thanks for the welcome. I used the BX 1860 quite a bit this weekend and what a huge difference between my 1042 that I was using! Volfandt - the dual range HST and 4WD were great on some of my hills. No, I did not get the FEL; my tractor does have the connections for it but I already felt like I was putting out a lot of cash spending a little over 10K. Also I work on a duck farm which is connected to my property where we have skid-loaders, backhoes, and tractors with FEL if I get into a bind I can borrow on of these machines. I appreciate your reply locknut on some of my hills I got to experience some of the things you talked about. I think the nice thing is with sitting so much higher on the machine you can feel much quicker when you may be getting into trouble. It was so nice though, not having to worry about power on the hills. And, yes you are exactly right about the turning radius - that was the feature of the GR's that almost made me swing with them. The Bx 1860's power steering does do better than what I thought it would. Also I would like to get a small tiller and possibly a snow blower in the future so I felt the 1860 would be better for this. I still say the things you designed for your GR are amazing locknut, but I am not sure I have the skills or the time to do retro's that you have done. I will try to get pictures soon. Thanks again for the replies it is good to hear from people with experience.
 
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