Greetings from the Home of the Tunbridge World's Fair!
I am soon to be the owner of a JD 3038e! It is scheduled to arrive at the Dealer in mid-November. It will be my first tractor. I currently have a D125 Riding Mower that I have enjoyed using immensely after buying this spring of this year for lawn cutting as well as moving wood and garden stuff with the 10p cart.
I am planning on using the 3038e for mowing some of the land around my house that is a bit rough for a riding mower as well as snow removal in the winter, moving wood and all the side jobs that the wife is already planning for me!
What I am really excited about using it for though is to do more extensive vegetable growing! I own a bakery cafe and am jazzed by the idea of growing as much produce as I can to supply the shop. Having friends who are farmers in the area has inspired me to try to do some more intense growing than what I am doing right now. And what better equipment to achieve that than a John Deere!
I have been lurking on this forum for the past few weeks reading as much as I could as "homework" to get ready when I finally take delivery of the 3038e. This forum seems to me to be really very civilized and patronized by a lot of very knowledgable tractor enthusiasts. I look forward to submitting my questions to the collective forum for consideration when I finally get down to work with the new tractor!