Being a rookie and only ever using a front bucket and fork tines on my neighbors 4120 I have to ask what are JD implements so much more than others?
I have a 4044R on order and ended up also ordering 48" Frontier fork tines ($800), a RC2072 rotary cutter ($1500) and a PH200 post-hole digger with 12" auger for $1200.
In looking around I found at TSC and my local farm store (D&B Supply) sell Behlen Country Implements (TSC looks identical) for much, much less. The Behlen Country PHD is $750 with 12" auger ,and the 72" rotary cutter was $1100.
Looking at a box blade, the Frontier BB2072 is $1100, the Behlen is $750.
A 72" tiller from JD (RT11173) is $3300 and the Behlen is $2100.
So is there that much difference between them? I am just using these on my 5 acres...nothing extreme, just kind of futzing around, although the PHD will get a workout as I have about 2000ft of fence to put up with posts every 8'.
Just wondering if I should cancel my implement order and buy non-JD stuff since I would save some serious $$$ - or maybe not in the long run?!?
Any info would be appreciated!