Whelp, tomorrow I'll be placing a deposit on a 2019 2038R equipped as follows;
- 220R loader with 57" HD bucket.
- Dual rear selective outlets.
- Power beyond.
- Premium LED light kit.
- R3 radial tires.
In deciding on the 2038R, I tried JD 2032R, 2025R, 3033R, 3039R; Kubota B3350, L3301, L3560. I think the new large frame 2 series are great all around tractors for the type of property I'm trying to acquire.
Am I buying too small again? I don't know, I hope not. I don't think so. This time, I walked the entire property that I'm buying making note of the work I want to do, took measurements of my facilities, and considered the attachments that I need and came to the conclusion that this tractor will serve those needs well.
I received nearly a 20% discount when buying my 1025R, so I didn't have to eat as much money as I thought I would, and I think I got value out of that money with the projects that I accomplished with the 1025R. I have a great local buyer for my 1025R.
On this tractor, I'm receiving 15.5% off which I consider a good deal.
I have one question. I was planning on having the tires filled with rim guard based on the assumption that the loader manual would call for fluid filled tires + some rear ballast, like on my 1025R. However, I'm looking at the manual right now and for 2017+ 2032/2038Rs, it's only calling for 811 pounds hitch ballast. In contrast, the 2016 and older calls for fluid filled tires + hitch ballast. Since they went to a larger frame, I suppose it's possible that fluid filled tires aren't necessary.
Can anyone confirm what I'm seeing? I'll attach a photo.