I was also impressed with the Boomer and if we buy a tractor for camp thats 
probably what we'll get.
As near as I can tell Mahindra are more expensive than JD...
-Curt
 

    On Monday, April 16, 2018, 6:38:32 PM EDT, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:  
 
 So a few weeks ago I sold my John Deere 3032e compact tractor I bought 
new. It was 32hp with 25 at the pto.  I only put 40 hours on it during 
the 3.5 years I had it so I figured I would just sell it.  As soon as I 
did, I regretted it so I started searching for a replacement.  I was not 
sure if I wanted an older full size more powerful tractor, or another 
compact like I had.  I looked at a bunch, and bent Curleys ear on the 
subject and finally decided while I would like to have a big tractor, I 
really would probably prefer another compact.  I decided I wanted a more 
modern unit rather than something from the 70's or 80's .  I wanted a 
compact that was about the same size as the JD, but wanted more power 
and capabilities.  I ended up buying a 05 New Holland boomer something 
or other.  It is 31hp with 25 or 26 at the PTO so engine wise it is 
about the same.  The JD as it turns out was pretty basic.  It had a 2 
range where as the NH has 3 range.  The NH has a quick detach front end 
loader than can be removed from the tractor in about 5 minutes or less.  
The JD is not removable.  The NH has 2 PTO's, one on the bank and a mid 
PTO so it will take a belly mower.  The JD just had 1 PTO.  The NH has 
adjustable 3pt arms on the back so you dont have to be lined up exactly 
with whatever you are mounting.  The JD did not so it was a pain to hook 
anything up.  The NW has the universal skid steer type quick attach 
bucket so will take a wide variety of attachments that can be obtained 
anywhere.  The JD had its own unique system that would only take JD 
attachments.  The loader and bucket on the NH is WAY more heavy duty 
than the JD.  in fact, the whole tractor just seems way more heavy duty 
than the JD.  The true test came when I tried lifting a car.  The NH 
lifted the ass end of a 126 with EASE just off engine idle.  Lifted it 
like it was nothing. The JD would sometimes under just the right 
conditions lift the back of a 124 or 201 very slowly with the engine 
fully revved up.  Just for grins I tried lifting the front end of a 
240D, and it lifted that also just fine.  No way the JD would be able to 
do that since its the heavy end of the car.

So, bottom line with JD you are paying for the name.  Their compacts 
seem much more light weight to me. I am betting even brands such as 
Mahindra, Branson, Kioti, LS, and others would beat a JD.  I am not sure 
about Kubota. I know they are supposed to be good but I think they are 
price about as high as JD.


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