What to look for with a used L4310HST

Jonny4523

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L4310 HST
Nov 10, 2022
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Lafayette, IN
I'm new to the tractor world, but not new to diesels. I'm about to go look at a used L4310HST. I've been trying to search around and it doesn't appear that these tractors have any big known design issues. Is there anything specific I should be looking at when I go look at this tractor? Or just simply drive it around, operate the loader, and feel out the overall condition?
 

Vlach7

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L47 305DT JD500C
Dec 16, 2021
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Frazier Park Ca
I am not familiar with that tractor, but I am very experienced buying used vehicles including my tractor,
do your homework, take your time, talk to the seller and be comfortable when buying, I walk from flippers. These tractors are very expensive to fix, just for parts, any extras are a big plus. With this economy going south have cash and wait for the deals.
 

Jonny4523

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L4310 HST
Nov 10, 2022
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Lafayette, IN
How many hrs, have they documented the maintenance, look close at the fluids, look for abuse.
1800 hours and they did not have documented maintenance records. I assume checking for cylinder blow-by is common on tractors just like on diesel trucks?
 

Vlach7

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L47 305DT JD500C
Dec 16, 2021
100
38
28
Frazier Park Ca
It would be best to have someone with you that has run a Kubota. HST is different but better then manual, if it appears ridden hard, make sure the price reflects that, I shopped for over a year before finding mine, and saw some ridden hard asking top dollar. You have to have experience with cash in hand because the good ones go fast.
 
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