new grandL 3430 needs backhoe

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by amobcp, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. amobcp

    amobcp LawnSite Member
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    I just traded for my new Kubota and am really thinking of getting a backhoe for it.. I would like any input on brand to go with and just how busy i could keep it with other tractor services
     
  2. bnrhuffman

    bnrhuffman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Ive got a L3130 that I bought a Kubota BL4690 backhoe for last year. I chose the Kubota backhoe because of its dealer and after sales support. This has been a good backhoe for me but if I was buying one again, I would spend a little extra and get the Kubota BH90 subframe mounted backhoe for the L series. The main reason I didnt go with it was because I like the fact that the BL4690 has its own pump and its own hydraulic system as opposed to using the tractor hydraulics.
    I cant really comment on how busy you can keep it except to say that $6000 to $7000 is a big investment if you dont already know how you will be using it.
    Knowing what I know now, I would have spent a little more and bought a used mini trackhoe or mini excavator instead of the CUT mounted backhoe. The same power and reach in a smaller package. Thats what its about when doing the jobs that the big boys with full sized backhoes cant get in to do.
     

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