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Bluegill 08-26-2013 06:49 AM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
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Originally Posted by UnionMan (Post 74987)
Well gonna stop by the dealer again today and give the new tractors a once over again. I saw also a couple hours away Dubberly Tractors has L3800HST packaged deals with a rotary cutter, box blade and trailer for $22,800 with R1 tires.

Bluegill - You got me thinking twice on tires. Might end up with a New L3800HST with R1s. All depends on what the kind of prices I get back from local dealers. Might have to make a 2 hour trip south to take advantage of those "Package" deals.

R-4 tires are fine if you don't 'need' the extra traction Ag's offer. My brother-n-law prefers R'4s and has them on a L4600. I just need the extra traction here.

Ask you local dealer about a package deal. Mine didn't advertise one, but would match deals that a larger dealer father away was offering.

UnionMan 08-26-2013 11:17 AM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
Well been on the phone most of the day calling around talking to Kubota dealers. Almost all are out of the L40 series with ROPs. Only a couple have cab models left. Was just wondering for price comparison new.

Long story short my local guy has the best price. A L3800HST With R4, FEL with QA 66inch Bucket and Cruise Control is $19,800 plus tax. I asked about the couple hour away package deals but he said he cant make a package that cheap due to them using Howse brand attachments and he only sells Woods and Land Pride. Even with that though his Tractor a FEL price is cheaper then the package dealer by $500. He said the price would drop about $500 if I went with R1 instead of the R4 tires. Still not sure on the whole tire situation. But I think Ive narrowed it down to the L3800HST. I would even consider the GST model if I was the only one In my family that would be using the machine but I think the HST would be the better choice since my Wife, Daughter or Father might be the ones operating the tractor. I even had one dealer offer a L4600 for $25600 since he had one coming in soon. But i think the L3800 is enough tractor for me. The L3540HSTC he had on the lot was a nice looking tractor too but not for $27,300. To rich for my blood.


Bluegill thanks for all the insight


UnionMan

Bluegill 08-26-2013 11:34 AM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
UnionMan, that L3800 your local guy has is a very good deal!

Also the Woods and Land Pride attachments are the best and will serve you longer. So a little more $ upfront will pay off down the road.

I personally would rather buy local and it looks like you will be better off there too.

BAP 08-26-2013 06:19 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
Unionman, Bluegill has it right about keeping your business local. You won't regret it the first time you have to have some work done on your tractor, or have to go buy parts. Two hours is long way to drive, not to mention expensive these days at the price of fuel. Local guys tend to treat you better than somebody a long ways away.

Tn1977 08-26-2013 07:36 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
You might want to look at adjustable 3 point links also. They are pretty handy. That price looks good. I paid 20400.

Eric McCarthy 08-26-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
I am happy to hear you didnt come down to my neck of the woods and buy from Dubberly Tractor. I had a bad second experience with those idiots and they have lost my respect and business and got in a heap of trouble from a manufacture with a bullshit story they made up as to why they stopped selling a brand.

That have only been in the Kubota game for a short time period. They used to sell Kioti tractors and got away from them after a short time, also they started out as a used tractor dealer years ago.

UnionMan 08-27-2013 12:24 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
Well I pulled the trigger today. Ended up with a L3800HST with the LA524 QA bucket, R4 tires with rears Filled, cruise control, and a Land Pride RCR1260 for $21,000. Should be delivered in the next couple days. I'm happy the best price ended up being the Local dealer who also seemed to be the most personable. Didn't realize it to after the deal was done but the salesman i was dealing with is also the owner.

I wasn't sure which way to go tire route but ended up with the R4's. If i went with a bigger tractor like the L4600 I might have gone with the R1's because of the bigger tire size. I guess only time will tell how I like the R4's.

Thanks to everyone on the board for their insight and help.


UnionMan

TripleR 08-27-2013 12:39 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
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Originally Posted by UnionMan (Post 75131)

I wasn't sure which way to go tire route but ended up with the R4's. If i went with a bigger tractor like the L4600 I might have gone with the R1's because of the bigger tire size. I guess only time will tell how I like the R4's.

Thanks to everyone on the board for their insight and help.


UnionMan

You should be fine with the R4's, I've had two tractors with them nd our renter runs them on his John Deere 4610 and likes them. He runs R1's on his field tractors.

Bluegill 08-27-2013 12:48 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
You did good! Congrats!

BAP 08-27-2013 04:59 PM

Re: Buy New L3800 HST or Used L3240 ???
 
Have fun and enjoy your new tractor.


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