B3150 v L3200 What Difference

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Hi,
I am considering a new tractor and have been offered a B3150 by one dealer, and an L3200 by another dealer. Specs are similar. Is one a newer model than the other?
they are two different classifications of tractors, engine size might be close, but the L series should be a little more "heavy duty" - the L might not have MMM pto, just guessing WITHOUT looking at specs. They are different depending on what they are used for, what are you looking to do specifically?
 

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Look at the rear end, The B will be lighter and smaller the L will be larger!
 

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As far as I can tell the B3150 is not offered in the US. I saw the B3150 listed and then realized it was on a British website. We can choose between a B2650 and a B3350 in the new tractors in the 50 series. The 3350 has enough horsepower to require a dpf filter and some other smog emission devices, but the 2650 does not have the dpf filter. I would look closely at the emissions equipment on a 3150 and the engine type, and ask around before buying. The B3350 over here has had a lot of problems. The L's and the B2650 seem to be doing ok.
 

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The EPA doesnt have authority in Australia. Thats why you still have L3200s and a bastard B3150 that is a B3350 without the Smog hardware.

An L is larger framed, and heavier with more robust hydraulics. A B is smaller but typically has more nice features. A Grand L is typically bigger yet than a standard L, with stronger hydraulics than the standard L. An M is even bigger...

What are your intentions for the machine? Moving hay bales? Forget the B, doing mostly mowing, B would fit nice...
 

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Welcome to the OTT forum Jim. Glad you joined with us.

When I went to the dealer I was looking for a "B" series tractor. When I told my dealer what I was going to use it for, he said I wouldn't be happy with the "B" and recommended an "L" series. More than once I have thanked him for his recommendation. In fact, I wish I had gone with an even bigger "L" like a L4600.

It ALL depends on what you are using it for.
 

Jim Orman

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Hi All,
Thanks for the replies. Of course excellent question...what am I going to use it for?

1. Excavating for the slab for the new garage (12m x 7M)

2 Earthworks to address drainage issues on our 7 acre block

3. Grading and spreading gravel on the 300+ metre driveway.

No mowing...I have bought a GR212048-AU for that.

Regards (PS out for 6 days while moving to the block)

Jim
 

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Ditto on what Ryansweatt2004 said. You will be kicking yourself later if you don't.
 

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I am on the horns of the exact same dilemma. Dealer seems keener to sell the L3800 rather than B3150.
As far as I can tell, availability may be an issue. There are readily available L3800’s but a 3-4 month wait for B3150.

From my research, the L is a larger, heavier tractor with a little more capability whereas the B3150 has more niceties on it.

For me, the most attractive feature of the L is the Quick Coupler on the loader bucket making change of front implements much simpler. The B has a pinned bucket.

Good luck,