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Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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First off, Hello, I micro log about 90 acres, mostly for firewood, some lumber. I've been using a 29 hp Jinma open station with sunshade tractor for the last 7 years. It's a good unit, but the loader is alittle weak, and I'd like to get a grapple. Since the loader is already marginal, I've decided I need (WANT) a new tractor. Looking hard at a Kioti Dk40se HST with a cab, for $27k. I keep asking myself if having the cab for snow removal and cold weather wood moving is worth the problems of broken glass, mirrors , etc., harder maintanance , lack of vision in the woods, not being able to go certain places, is worth it. Then there's the expense..... Do you guys with cabs love them ?
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Welcome to the forum!

As one who doesn't have a cab on anything but my truck, I'd say go for it! Oh, I have a fetish about spending other people's money.

That said, how often have you ripped the sunshade off your tractor? If you stick to trails and keep a pair of loppers with you to cut back anything that grows in your way, a cab should be fine. Your concern for not being able to get places can easily be fixed with a Farmi winch.
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Never ripped it off, have tweeked it a couple times (LOL). Love to have a winch, got one you want to sell for $30 bucks ?
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No on that winch but I have a come-a-long I could probably do for that price.
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After buying the tractor and the grapple, I'll be using come a longs, and long chains for a while. Buy the time I come up with the coin for the winch, I'll be too old for this stuff........
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Go ahead and just buy the new tractor & cab. And add a new RTV with cab & chainsaw to the deal so you can get in & pull out the logs out you can't get to with the real tractor.

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Everyone I've talked to that has a cab wishes they had got one with a cab sooner. Much like no one ever says I bought 'to big' of a tractor. You buy all the tractor you can afford for the job at hand. If you can swing it I'd go for the cab when you buy. You'll get the best fit possible that way, and you'll be happy from day one.

Good luck. Sit in as many seats as possible before you put your money down. Ergonomics make a difference when you'll be spending quite a few hours in that seat.

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we have cab and non cab tractors in our operation and i have to say you will go to the cab tractor almost every time you have a job to do and i have to agree with doc set in as many seats as possible but i would like to add try to buy from a dealer close to home i have a ford and the dealer is 10 miles away i also have a case ih and the dealer is 75 miles away so when it comes time to do repaires you know which one i like best as far as the cab if you are in it for long periods of time you will love it if you are in and out alot you wont like it as good as a open station its a hard choice to make just give it alot of thought because its like getting married its a long term commitment
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I had both cab and open station tractors. My problem with cab tractors is leaving the cab in hot and cold weather. It's harder to get out and run a chainsaw if your sitting in comfort, and then have to get out and sweat, or work fast to make your own heat! Also, some maintenance and repairs can be a nightmare with a cab tractor. We had one in the 70s that took a full day to change out the battery because the cab was in the way. And checking and adding hydraulic oil made me into a contortionist. On the other hand, if you don't have to get out very often, A/C, heat and a radio is hard to beat.
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Hi, we offer a lot of aftermarket rigid cab with ROPS certification. also for Jinma. for more info you can visit our website http://www.tractorcabs.us

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cab yes. Have you looked into the LS line of tractors?
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unfortunately now we don't have nothing for LS. bye
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Being an official old fart, when I was buying my first and only tractor last year, I decided it had to have a cab and hst. The majority of my use will be brush hogging 12 acres in southern middle Tennessee, and I decided aviodance of heat, yellow jackets, and dust was well worth the difference. If I was going in the woods or lived in a more temperate climate, my choices might have been different (qualified maybe on that!). But for me, the cab on the DK45SE is definitely worth it.

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Well, I did it, took delivery of a brand new Kioti ds4110, no cab, but a hell of a tractor
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Congrats, that's a nice looking tractor. Shuttle shift and all.
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Congrats on your new tractor. Now how about a pic or two or three?
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I'm with Doc. It didn't happen unless you post some pics.
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