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What is the best compact tractor?

dmc456

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Anderson, IN
I'm looking for a compact tractor for next year. I would like it to use it for the following:

3-point hitched power seeder
3-point hitched aerator
box grader
harley rake
front end loader
bush hog
etc...

I don't want something huge, but something I can use on small to medium jobs.

Any suggests on what to look at?
 

lawn king

LawnSite Silver Member
Kubota b series is what you want, keeping in mind you need some HP @ the pto to run a slice seeder/power seeder.
 

Travis Followell

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
KY
There are a lot of good ones out there like John Deere, New Holland, Kubota, Massey Ferguson/Agco/Challenger, and a couple lower priced one's that are also good are Kioti and Branson.
 

Planet Landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Oxford ct.
Kubota L 3830, Final answer. :waving:
 

lawn king

LawnSite Silver Member
Dstosh said:
Kubota L-Series. Dont waste your time with the B Series.
Travis followell, straighten this guy out about kubota b series would you. Thankx, Scott.
 

Travis Followell

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
KY
I wouldn't say your wasting your time with the B series. With the larger models having 4 cylinder engines I would think a B series would be just fine for what he's planning on doing with it.
 

LawnScenes

LawnSite Member
Location
Virginia
I'd recommend a John Deere 3120 with the 300CX loader...

I purchased a JD 3120 in April of this year with the EHydro, 300CX loader, and 47 backhoe and have been completely satisfied with the tractor. From pulling a box blade, 60" core aerator, 5' bush hog, over seeder, 6' power rake, to anything else. The tractor has more than handled the task. The only thing it hardly touches is my 6' landscape rake, roller, and 4 'tiller that I use on my Kubota B7500. It's exceeded my expectation in most case regarding power. In fact, I plan on purchasing a larger 4120 with a 400CX loader in the spring of 2006 just to add a larger compact powerhouse to my lineup.
 
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