John Deere 4100 Tractor

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by ToroLandscaper, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was lookind through some ads in the paper today a came across a tractor for sale and it was a JD 4100 diesel 130 hours thats about all it said and it showed a picture would this a ideal tractor for landscaping etc.....I know they only have like 20-25Hp witch seems a little low. But the thing i like about them is they are compact. Do you think that one of these would be big enough to put a loader and backhoe atachment hoe on and scoop mulch and that kind of thing? ANY comments appreciated. BTW the tractor was 2 wheel drive i think and was $7,500

    ANY COMMENTS APPRECIATED THANKS
     
  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Help ANYONE?? PLEASE HELP
     
  3. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
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    a 2wd tractor especially of that size is going to disappoint you. If you buy it to move loose mulch I would be sure you would try and move dirt (not digging basements for sure, but building bed and such) with 2wd you will get into predicaments that will force you to drop your load and make a mess. When you load a loader to its operation cap. you remove a significant amount of weight from your rear wheels. Front wheel assist or MFWD or 4wd however you like to call it is the only way to go if you are using a loader. $7500.00 sounds a little high as well. JD is now in the "30" series 4630,4430,4130 etc.. that tractor is probably 5 years old or so. I would shop around, ebay,heavy equipment trader, local dealers, newspapers, and also auctions before I bought this. If you are in dire need for a tractor right away then rent one for the job and invest a little time shopping time. Feel free to PM me and I may be able to locate one in NC if you are interested. I am not a dealer, but have many local guys that buy and sell regularly. :)
     
  4. Smalltimer1

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    The 4100 were never available in 2 wheel drive. They are all 4x4's, you must go up to the 4300 to get a 4x2. The 4100 I believe was introduced in '99 or '00 and was made until the end of '02. It was replaced by the 4110. A 4100 @ $7500 is a real good price, especially with that low of hours. I looked at one with 800 hours a few months back and it had a 60" deck and it was in rough cosmetic shape and they still were asking $9500 for it.
     
  5. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats good to know about the 4 wheel drive the ad didnt say 4 wheel drive so i really didnt know and also it has no attachments so how much do you think a loader would be for one. Becouse thats about all i would really need maybe a back hoe later but not really that soon. Also where could i look into gettin a good cheap used loader attachment
     
  6. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also can you even get a backhoe for one becouse i have been looking online at them and none of them seem to have a back hoe attachment and do you think i could move mulch since its 4 wheel and would be a good all around tractor for landscaping etc....??
     
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a Kubota B7500 the JD 4100 equivent. Let me say this. That little machine has done more than I ever thought it could. Its the best thing since a 10 cu ft wheel barrow when it comes to mulch. We did a 50 yard mulch job with a ton of bed work in 10 hours with 3 guys. The bota did all the hard work.

    The 4100 can't accept a back hoe. Deere didn't make one. Since it will crack in half if you did. But a loader can be fitted. It would be worth it. $7500 it better have a mower deck or snow plow on it. A loader will run you $2500. :D
     
  8. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So there isnt anyway that i could get a backhoe put on one......thats kinda a bummer

    I was looking on deeres site at 20Hp tractors and you can put a backhoe on them do you think you could get one of those to fit on the 4100
    And also does it have a hook up on the back of it to put a bush hog on

    How many HPs are the 4100s i was thinking 20Hp
     
  9. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also the 4100 was replaced by a 4110 and you can get a backhoe on them so i would think you might be able to on a 4100
     
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    nope the frame can't handle it. I saw a home built backhoe split a 4100 in half. The 4110 has a newer stronger frame.

    All JD compacts have 3pt hitch and a 540 rear PTO. So you can run a 4' wide brush hog. I would recommend a woods brush hog. My landpride is really beat up.
     

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