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Old 05-09-2014, 07:05 PM
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I grew up on a farm, driving JD B, IH H, Super H and a Ford 8n. OK I'm over 60 now. Looking to buy a new or newer compact tractor. Will not buy JD, but have prices on Kubota and Mahindra. Have price coming on Kiota. I've driven shuttle shift and Hydrostatic. Like hydostratic, but loss of power happens on hills and pulling I know. I live in hilly areas, will use for moving snow on 350 foot driveway here in Wisconsin. yes, we get plenty of snow, FEL for landscaping at home, moving dirt, have small small orchard, hauling some wood for woodstove, etc. I'll be buying a disk and plow down the road, once I sell my present older tractor. I've been driving diesel cars and trucks for 30 years, do my own

So what may be bet buy here: I just do not know on new equipment, as never bought new. Prices are all Cash prices, I'll do private financing at Credit Union.

New 2011 Mahindra 3616
, Shuttle shift with Cab, no hours $21,500 plus tax, includes FEL. 36 horse, 5 year warranty

NEW 2014 Kubota L3301
, 33 horse, Hydrostatic drive, with FEL no cab. 2 year warranty $19600

NEW 2013 Mahindra 3016
HST tranny, with FEL 5 year warranty, $18948 no cab

NEW 2013 Mahindra 3616
HST tranny, with FEL, 5 year warranty, no cab. $21328


I am leaning towards 2011 Mahindra with Cab, but unsure if i really want shuttle shift. Is buying a NEW but 2011 tractor a good deal or not?

repairs and maintenance, so no issues there.

I appreciate your thoughts. I realize the Kubota is not an exact L series to the larger Mahindras, but it's between the 3016 and 3616. Kioti I expect to be in same arena.

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Have you sat in the seats of all the tractors listed? If not be sure you do that.

I hate to buy last years model car after the new ones are out as they never discount them enough for my liking. A 2011 that has been sitting 3 years I would be leary of. If the dealer is a good one and can take care of you that might not be an issue, I'm just saying my druthers.
I have an 02 Kubota Grand L3010 and it has been fantastic. For that reason alone I will suggest giving the Kubota a very close look. That is probably the tractor I would go with if I were in your shoes.
I do not know of issues or problems with the other brands, I'm simply a happy Kubota owner and if buying again and it was in my price range that is what I would buy.

Welcome to Net Tractor Talk. Have fun shopping around.

Check out the dealer closely. Whoever you buy from is someone / a business you will be dealing with for many years to come. Do your best to buy from a reputable trustworthy dealer.
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Agree with doc 100% seat time and having a great dealer...however, there is some thought that can go into the 2011. I'm not sure which year Mahindra switched to the new emissions motors, but I'd much rather have a tractor without the exhaust after treatment. DPF's have no place on my machines. Just a thought. My neighbor has a '13 New Holland that's been back 3 times for emmisions problems. Clogged DPF, engine shutdown, and no power. They're bad enough taking fuel economy down in the trucks with this stuff, now the EPA is cutting down on little equipment emissions too! Good luck in your search, they're all good tractors! Find what fits and go with it.

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This would be an easy one for me... go for the 2011... there is no emissions difference between it and the other two Mahindras. PLUS, you get the cab. It's a solid unit.
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Damn. I was hoodwinked into thinking this was a current thread! lol
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