It's always a puzzle getting large/heavy items to Hawaii. In the best of situations it is still a major part of the total cost if it is not already sold here - or if only sold by one dealer. I managed to save almost $6000 on my 1025 TLB buying it in Calif. and shipping it here. But my local dealer is less than happy trying to fix a persistent problem with my backhoe - but that's another story.
Now I'm looking for a 48" PTO tiller for my 1025. Nobody stocks them here, and the very few outlets that say they can get them have only "house brand names" - and they aren't really excited about ordering any of them for me.
My JD dealer will sell me a new 647 for $3600 plus tax and a 6 week wait.
And I can get a 48" King Kutter for around $1200-1300 online - but it's $400 to get it to the West Coast, dropped at a shipping company's dock, and then another $500+ to get it to my island. So $2500 if I'm lucky. None of the "big" farm suppliers seem to ship freight items direct to Hawaii.
I thought I would ask if anyone here is from Hawaii and found a better way of buying tractor accessories/attachments.