Even a 3025D will typically run out of traction long before running out of torque. Extra HP will become more of an issue if you plan to run any rear PTO-driven implements like a bush hog, rear snow blower, chipper, etc.
Yes, but with a gear drive he will have more HP at the PTO than with a Hydro.Extra HP will become more of an issue if you plan to run any rear PTO-driven implements like a bush hog, rear snow blower, chipper, etc.
True. But he's not comparing hydros. He was comparing the 3025D to the 3035D. They both weigh less than 3000 lbs and are within 100 lbs. of each other. One of the desired uses is plowing snow on an inclined driveway. As such, either of these tractors is going to have three wheels spinning due to loss of traction long before you stall the engine out due to insufficient HP/torque.Yes, but with a gear drive he will have more HP at the PTO than with a Hydro.
Yes. That is where the greatest difference is between these two tractors. 3025D:20HP PTO vs. 3035D 31HP PTO.x2 - Size the tractor HP by what you need to run on the PTO.
I understood that. I was trying to agree with what you said and expand on it a bit.True. But he's not comparing hydros. He was comparing the 3025D to the 3035D.
Ah.. yes. You are 100% correct. I love the new D-series tractors. I especially like the cast iron rear ends. Just like the good ole days.I understood that. I was trying to agree with what you said and expand on it a bit.
I was trying to say he can do more with the PTO on that tractor. (i.e. don't apply hydro logic / thinking / sizing.)
You get more bang for the buck in the back with a gear drive tractor.
The 3025D is going to be a very capable tractor.
I'm a little late here, but I am in the same boat and am wondering how much PTO power I need for brush hoggin. I've noticed the 3035 D has 10 more HP to the PTO than the 3025. DId you go with the 3025D, and if so, hows it going?I’m looking into buying a 3D series for my property. I have hills and a 5 degree incline gravel driveway to snow plow. I weighing in if the new gear drive 3025D would have enough torque to Handle it and I can avoid emissions issues and cost. Or do I need to step up to the 35 hp.