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Should I buy a JD 2305 or a Kubota B7510

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by rblantonjr, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I am trying to decide between a John Deere 2305 or a Kubota B7510. I will be installing a frontend loader and doing so light grading work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    My username says everything. Deere all the way no matter what. Sorry, I am just one sided!
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I am a fan of John Deere. Kubota is good as well. Depends on the dealer, and their support.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,408

    Cant comment on the deere, i owned a 7500 for 6 seasons before jumping up to a larger machine. The 7510 is a proven machine for kubota, work the thing like a mule and it will ask for more, light,powerful,reliable,good on fuel,easy to service, the list goes on & on. The 7510 is a fine machine.
  5. 021462

    021462 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I also was in your situation..............I think I made the right choice:)

  6. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    How do you like your new 2305 so far?

    Were looking to buy the 2305 or the new JD 2320.
  7. 021462

    021462 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I'm very satisfied with the 2305. Everyone thinks bigger is better, and in some cases that is true, however in my lawn maintenance business the 2305 is perfect. When moving mulch I can drive down the side walk and not touch grass on either side. It will do more than you think! I can drive on grass with minimual effects and get in tight spaces I couldn't with a bigger tractor. I recently purchased a bushhog for it and it works great. Good luck and if I can answer anymore questions just let me know.
  8. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    All right 021462... I appreciate the response and you got yourself a nice looking rig.

    Stay safe.
  9. Let-it-mow!

    Let-it-mow! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    JD makes a good tractor. I like Kubota better. In my experience, Kubota's just need fewer repairs.

    I'm sure you already know this but if you're going to be doing grading work, get a box blade, not a loader.
  10. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    We'll be using it primary for mowing hillsides, but planning on some grading work. Hopefully a loader and grader box will be in the budget.

    Nothing like a budget on grounds managment.

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