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    Quote Originally Posted by henson59 View Post
    Around 30k. Our price was alittle different then the standard package because we also purchased a slightly used 290 series bush hog instead of the landpride model that came with the package. A farmer returned it for a bigger model so the dealer made us a pretty good deal on it. It still had all the decals on it and everything I think the farmer only used it a couple times.

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    Seems to be just fine. I really haven't pulled the tractor anywhere with it yet but I have used to to haul some other things and it pulls nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher Tony View Post
    Dean, as you know I went green.. But I seriously could have went blue, orange, red, whatever, and I believe I would have been just as happy.... If...

    Look at Greg's list... That is what matters... Not the color (brand).

    What I find funny is I use my tractor almost as much in the winter as in spring- summer....


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    Another question. The dealer is trying to push me to a Manual Transmission ves a Hydrostatic. Says the Hydrostatic wont be worth the extra charge ( about 3K) and I will loose power with it. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treehopper View Post
    Another question. The dealer is trying to push me to a Manual Transmission ves a Hydrostatic. Says the Hydrostatic wont be worth the extra charge ( about 3K) and I will loose power with it. Any thoughts?
    Hydrostatic is the way to go. You can get into and out of some very tight spaces without hitting things with your tractor or implements. The power loss is not that much in the grand scheme of things. I had dealerships try and talk me out of certain things also, including hydro. I'm very glad I got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treehopper View Post
    Another question. The dealer is trying to push me to a Manual Transmission ves a Hydrostatic. Says the Hydrostatic wont be worth the extra charge ( about 3K) and I will loose power with it. Any thoughts?
    You do loose some PTO hp with the hydrostatic, but operating the tractor becomes way more user friendly. I almost never have to stop and change gears. Now, I've hear the shuttle shift systems are very nice, but I have not had any experience with them.
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    Hydrostatic x 3

    And I'd be eyeballing your salesman suspiciously
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    Here's the main reason I could see a salesman pushing a geared tractor over Hydrostatic. Cost of repairs, if that hydrostatic has problems, it's a very expensive fix. That's why the shuttle shift is a nice balance between the two. Not as smooth to operate, but still better than a traditional geared tractor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treehopper View Post
    Another question. The dealer is trying to push me to a Manual Transmission ves a Hydrostatic. Says the Hydrostatic wont be worth the extra charge ( about 3K) and I will loose power with it. Any thoughts?
    Quote Originally Posted by GregH View Post
    Hydrostatic is the way to go. You can get into and out of some very tight spaces without hitting things with your tractor or implements. The power loss is not that much in the grand scheme of things. I had dealerships try and talk me out of certain things also, including hydro. I'm very glad I got it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    You do loose some PTO hp with the hydrostatic, but operating the tractor becomes way more user friendly. I almost never have to stop and change gears. Now, I've hear the shuttle shift systems are very nice, but I have not had any experience with them.
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    Hydrostatic x 3

    And I'd be eyeballing your salesman suspiciously
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    Dean.... Everything these guys and girl said is dead on! For what you want to do, get a new salesman and go hydrostatic!
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    We went Geared instead of hydro

    Really hasn't bothered me to much since every tractor I have ever had excluding riding lawn mower has been geared.
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    I personally would go Green. I may be a little biased though as I work for Deere. What ever brand anyone chooses the biggest things to consider are aftermarket supports(service and parts). I don't care what brand one chooses but the brand doesn't mean a thing if they don't look after you after you sign on the dotted line. We have red/orange, blue an green within a stones throw of each other. Both the Case/Kub dealer and ourselves routinely are picking up hard core New Holland customers based on our after market care of customers. Who can get you parts the fastest and get the correct ones? Who can drop everything at a moments notice and come out and fix your equipment as fast as they would the farmer down the road who spend $2.1 million?

    Talk to the local farmers and see how they feel about their treatment at specific dealers. This is where is start. From there start looking at models, accessory packages and warranties. In my opinion price should be last. Just cause brand x is cheaper than brand y doesn't make it a better deal at the end of the day. Extremely reliable and exemplary customer support makes up for the increase in price(unfortunately this is not the rule more of the exception).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior Treehopper View Post
    Thanks gang. It's the 3 k for hydrostatic. I think the salesman knows if I go hydrostatic it means waiting another year.
    What make and model did you end up deciding on?
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    Still going back n forth. Will look at other dealers the one that has the Kioti has a really good reputation. I think the salesman knows if I go hydrostatic that is a 3000 add on and I will have to wait a year.

    The advice is great and appreciated. I won't go less than 45 hp.

    X46461. If you r in Illinois I'd travel to pick it up. Can you shoot me a PM with a quote. Needs to have a bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treehopper View Post
    Still going back n forth. Will look at other dealers the one that has the Kioti has a really good reputation. I think the salesman knows if I go hydrostatic that is a 3000 add on and I will have to wait a year.

    The advice is great and appreciated. I won't go less than 45 hp.

    X46461. If you r in Illinois I'd travel to pick it up. Can you shoot me a PM with a quote. Needs to have a bucket.
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