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need your advice on this

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by bad_chad48, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. bad_chad48

    bad_chad48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I may be purchasing a new tractor in the near future (2 weeks) somthing in the 40 horse range. I will be getting either an Ford "boomer" or an John deere. I am hoping that some of you may have used both of them and might give me some feedback on which you liked.
    I need 4wd, an loader, hydro trans, diesel.
    I have fell in love with the looks of the ford but I know about the pro with the name deere.
    I would appreciate any feedback. except... get a deere. please tell me why.
  2. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have a JD 4710. Maybe not what you are looking to get but it is great. It handles attachments better than The TC45. Of course the 4710 has 3 more horse which will make a differenct but this is dramatic at times. To give you more help, another guy I know has a TC45 and after using the 4710. He wishes he had gotten the JD instead.
  3. rbeca

    rbeca LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 21

    I have a Ford 1700 26 hp 4 wheel drive ag tires with a loader.
    It's a small tractor but it is a good work horse. I am using on my 9 hole golf course. I mow with a 5' brush hog, use the loader to move small amounts of dirt, pull my reel mowers with it, have used it to disc and plant. The little thing works great. I bought it last year and it only had 600 hours on it ( 1982 Model ) and was like new. So far no problems except I wish I had gotten one a little bigger but then I have a backhoe for the real heavy stuff.
    Look hard at the Ford's - they are cheaper and just as reliable as the Deere's
  4. idugaholez

    idugaholez LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I bought the Kubota 3130 grand series, an love the tractor. Its a little bit bigger than most compact tractors, but you can still get into most places. It also has a higher lift capacity on the bucket, due to the size of the machine. I looked at ford and john deere also, and this was a better tractor, at least as far as im concerned. The hardest part was, telling my fiance's dad. He is a farmer, and has 7 john deere tractors..
  5. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    I have owned a 1530 boomer and now a JD 4210. The JD has smoother control for the loader and the 3 point hitch. The JD has fewer grease points than the Ford. I do think the Ford loader was easier to take off and on. The JD is easier to switch between ranges on the tranny. (both are hydro) I thought the supersteer on the Ford would come in more handy than it did, the JD turns tight enough.

    If you have a good JD dealer I would go with the JD

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