Opinions on JD 2305 wanted.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Opinions on JD 2305 wanted.

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    10-14-2019 @ 07:00 AM
    Location
    pa
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Opinions on JD 2305 wanted.

    I would like to get opinions on a 2010 JD 2305 with a FEL and a 54" deck. Pros or cons on this model.
    Anything to look out for on this model? Any problem areas on a 2010 model? Serial number for a 2010 year of manufacture?

    thanks

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    fdmars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:03 AM
    Location
    Mid CT
    Posts
    2,077
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 213 Times in 155 Posts
    Biggest issue with that year 2305 is exposed cooling fan and hydro filter, depending on use. However you can buy guards on ebay from a guy called enventive? I have done it for mine, has turned out to be a great tractor for me. Use it on about 1 acre, and think you can get a great set up in the used market for good price.
    What are you looking at hours wise?
    etcallhome likes this.
    2009 JD 2305 w/ Femco folding ROPS,Power Beyond Kit, KBOH, 54"MMM, 47" Snowblower, 200CX Loader w/ BB, Powerhorse 12 ton Logsplitter and King Kutter tool carrier and 17P kart
    2009 Cub Cadet/Yanmar ex3200, Land Pride 60” land plane and 60” finish mower, worksaver posthole digger w/ 9” auger, “The thumb” add on grapple, third function valve and KBOH of course

  4. Top | #3
    Superglidesport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:11 AM
    Location
    Littleton, MA
    Posts
    7,722
    Thanks
    697
    Thanked 1,586 Times in 996 Posts
    2305? Great SCUT machines. Older models had a potential issue with the transaxle housing if using rear pto implements but that was corrected ~ 2009. If using the machine in the woods the cooling fan & hydro filter are susceptible to damage and were previously mentioned. An aftermarket shield can be purchased to avoid issues there. One simple, rugged & reliable rig! I have / had one that was bulletproof. 252 hours of mowing and snow blowing and other than one issue with a piece of debris that clogged the fuel filter, never had a problem at all.

    Frank
    John Deere 3320
    eHydro, R4's, 300CX Loader, 61" HD Bucket
    JD Tooth Bar, Deluxe Hood Guard, Ken's Bolt-on Hooks
    485 Backhoe w. 18" HD Bucket
    Mid-PTO, Front 3 Point Hitch, 366 Front Blade
    Tarter 5' 3PH Tiller
    Frontier AP12F Forks

    John Deere 2032R
    R3's, 220R Loader, 57" HD Bucket
    Curtis Hard Side Cab & Heater
    62D Deck, iMatch Quick Hitch
    54 Snowblower
    Super HeavyHitch
    Little Wonder "Optimax" & JRCO Blower Buggy
    Fimco 60 Gallon 3PH Boomless Sprayer w. PTO Pump

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    Captain Hook Kennyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:30 AM
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Posts
    16,424
    Thanks
    5,051
    Thanked 4,082 Times in 2,548 Posts
    Another issue was/is the weak area around the PTO shaft, using things like rotary cutter have caused a lot of expensive damage to these machines.

    There is no serial number key online, but any dealer can run it for you and give you some history.
    Kenny

    -John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab TLB
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks and Modular Grapple, I-Match, Ballast Box, and lots of other STUFF.
    -John Deere 455 w/60" MMM


    Bolt on Grab Hooks and other cool stuff are now for sale!!

    Visit our YouTube Channel

    My Equipment:
    John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab, 300cx FEL, 366 Front Blade, 59" Front Snowblower, Ballast Box
    Artillian 3K Forks, Grapple, Front-Hoe Bucket
    John Deere 455, 60" MMM

  7. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:15 AM
    Location
    East Central Indiana
    Posts
    1,481
    Thanks
    94
    Thanked 241 Times in 173 Posts
    Also, the 3 point hitch does not have position control.
    Kioti CK3510SE HST, Kioti KL4030 Loader, John Deere 655 Tiller, Frontier LR2072 Landscape Rake, Virnig V50 Pallet Forks, Woods GB60 Box Blade
    John Deere X739 AWS 4X4, 60HC Auto Connect Deck, Front grader blade.
    John Deere 825i Gator

    John Deere Tractors I have owned in the past.
    425 AWS, 455, 4400, 2210, 4710, 2320, 2720, X475, 1026R, 4120, 2025R

  8. Top | #6
    GTT Vendor Artillian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    1,527
    Thanks
    515
    Thanked 584 Times in 251 Posts
    Excellent machine if you don't need the ground clearance of it's big brothers. Plenty of power in a small package. The 2305 fits right into the niche of being a top notch all around estate maintenance machine for a few acres or less. Being low to the ground, it's stable on hills and getting into close areas. It doesn't need a lot of storage space and is easy to haul on a trailer too.

    A couple of other drawbacks aside from the above mentions would be having a fixed ROPS (not folding), single pedal brake (not split), and lower hydraulic flow rate (somewhat slow hydraulics). But of course, hydraulic speed is subjective and as a first tractor the speed is fine.

    Once you have it, you'll wonder how ever lived without it.
    dakotagun likes this.
    Tractor Attachments Maximized for Versatility
    www.ARTILLIAN.com
    Email: [email protected]

  9. Top | #7

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last Online
    09-15-2019 @ 10:29 AM
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    I've never used one but I can tell you I've seen one in hard core action.. I had a 28x26 garage built in 2010 and they used a 2305 to excavate for the foundation.. That thing literally moved tons and tons and tons of material.. And did it quickly.. That's what surprised me the most.. Its a very capable machine..

  10. Top | #8
    Senior GTT Super Slacker Gizmo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:31 AM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    34,455
    Thanks
    5,851
    Thanked 3,992 Times in 2,949 Posts
    wildfox, didn't you have a JD 4115 a few years back?
    Keith

    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, Artillian Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD,
    BX42 Chipper, XUV 560 Gator, Z915B ZTrak

  11. Top | #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    04-05-2014 @ 01:39 PM
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I owned this model (2007 2305) with fel, 54" mdeck, 48" sblower, 4' tiller, 5' rake, 40 gal sprayer. I used it very hard for three years, put 650 hours on the little guy. Live in Northern Maine, lots of hard snow blowing, tilling, fel work, log cutting and hauling, and mowing three acres twice a week may to october. Never had a single issue other than my fuel filter froze solid several times. Switching fuel vendors solved that issue. the tractor was worth every dollar paid and if you find a well cared for, right priced 2305 you will not regret the buy. Often wish I had traded mine.
    sterling40man likes this.

  12. Top | #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    04-05-2014 @ 01:39 PM
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jworble View Post
    I owned this model (2007 2305) with fel, 54" mdeck, 48" sblower, 4' tiller, 5' rake, 40 gal sprayer. I used it very hard for three years, put 650 hours on the little guy. Live in Northern Maine, lots of hard snow blowing, tilling, fel work, log cutting and hauling, and mowing three acres twice a week may to october. Never had a single issue other than my fuel filter froze solid several times. Switching fuel vendors solved that issue. the tractor was worth every dollar paid and if you find a well cared for, right priced 2305 you will not regret the buy. Often wish I had traded mine.
    meant to say HAD NOT TRADED mine.

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •