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    3046R order- Did I make a bad choice?

    I did some research before ordering, talked to 2 dealers and placed an order for a 3046R about a month ago. Since then, I've been reading and trying to learn as much as possible. The number of threads about the 3 series being tippy, having under built frames, and being slammed as glorified lawn tractors have me doubting my choice.

    Don't get me wrong: I was very happy with the size until my judgement was clouded by the Internet. I went with what (I think) is the biggest tractor that will go through an 8' garage door with a cab that would handle a 59" front snowblower and a loader (72" 4 in 1 bucket)


    Did I make a mistake? Should I cancel the order and get something bigger?
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    Guess we need more info as to use and property type and size
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    I've not read any complaints about the frames or them being glorified lawn tractors. That's just silly. Everyone knows they are glorified GARDEN tractors. :-) Seriously... I wouldn't give much credence to either of those complaints. Most complaints of that nature usually originate from folks who didn't do their homework and bought the wrong sized machine.

    As for being tippy, pretty much ALL compact tractors are tippy these days due to the narrow wheel spacing. This is especially true with the cab models. The good news is this can be easily rectified by either mounting the tires in the "wide" position if applicable - OR - installing a set of wheel spacers. Wheel spacers are available in a variety of widths.
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    I've never heard any of those claims about the 3 series - and this is the busiest forum on the internet for 1 series through 3 series.

    Why oh why are you doing this? You did your research, made an informed decision, and placed your order. Don't go looking for trouble now. Move on to something else while you wait for your tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Why oh why are you doing this? You did your research, made an informed decision, and placed your order. Don't go looking for trouble now. Move on to something else while you wait for your tractor.
    That's probably the best answer. I should leave it alone and enjoy my tractor when it comes. Of course, if I roll it and kill myself on the first day, I'll be back to haunt all of you on GTT.
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    I love my 3 series. It's actually much more capable of a machine than I expected. That said it all depends on what you ate going to use it for. Obviously a wider wheel base will be less 'tippy', but by no means do I feel mine is unsafe unless I'm stupid with. It all comes down to how you are going to use the machine is to if it's big enough. The way I use mine, anything bigger would be more trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MN3046 View Post
    I did some research before ordering, talked to 2 dealers and placed an order for a 3046R about a month ago. Since then, I've been reading and trying to learn as much as possible. The number of threads about the 3 series being tippy, having under built frames, and being slammed as glorified lawn tractors have me doubting my choice.

    Don't get me wrong: I was very happy with the size until my judgement was clouded by the Internet. I went with what (I think) is the biggest tractor that will go through an 8' garage door with a cab that would handle a 59" front snowblower and a loader (72" 4 in 1 bucket)


    Did I make a mistake? Should I cancel the order and get something bigger?
    You really have not told us much other than internet search. So "it came from the internet it must be true". Tell us your plan for the tractor. You will not find a more helpful group on the "whole internet" forums. I just ordered a 3046r with BH and 61" heavy duty bucket for my 10 ac farm. I have plenty of hills, grap I live in WV what would you expect. I do plan on loading the tires and most likely turning them for a wider stance. I will re-evaluate from there. I did not order a cab, just will not work in my circumstances. So tell us more so we can make good decision for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MN3046 View Post
    I did some research before ordering, talked to 2 dealers and placed an order for a 3046R about a month ago. Since then, I've been reading and trying to learn as much as possible. The number of threads about the 3 series being tippy, having under built frames, and being slammed as glorified lawn tractors have me doubting my choice.

    Don't get me wrong: I was very happy with the size until my judgement was clouded by the Internet. I went with what (I think) is the biggest tractor that will go through an 8' garage door with a cab that would handle a 59" front snowblower and a loader (72" 4 in 1 bucket)


    Did I make a mistake? Should I cancel the order and get something bigger?

    The 4 series with cab is 8ft tall, so that would have been a tight fit in an 8ft garage door. Probably safer with the 3 series.

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    ^^^^^^^

    Primary duties will be snowblowing and moving dirt around my property for various landscaping and driveway (600' paved) shoulder maintenance. I'd like to get one of the cyclone blowers for leaf removal in the fall. While the land isn't hilly, it certainly isn't flat like a farm field. The tractor will need to make its way along the edges of the driveway and roadside ditches. Dropping a wheel is always a possibility. I ordered with R4 tires, so reversing has minimal effect. Other threads claim that wheel spacers will void the warranty and wreck the axle. That's kind of what got me wondering if I should have gone with a wider tractor in the first place.
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