Compact tractors are not really designed to run hydraulic motor stuff. You need a skid steer for that. Hydraulic cylinders work great. Got 2 on the rear of my 4066R right now.
Skid steers usually have much more hydraulic flow capability than a compact tractor. Some skid steers have WAY more.Compact tractors are not really designed to run hydraulic motor stuff. ...
I used to have had a JD 850 traded it for a John Deere 4300 (1999) I'd love to upgrade to a 4 series or 3- cab or not but don't know how in the world people can afford them anymore. So so expensive. I am on 33 acres 1/2 is wooded so a cab tractor might not be right for me but would love to have one. Why type of work do you all do to where you all can afford these machines? Just curious! Thanks!Hey all,
I am planning on upgrading my 870 to something newer with a cab, loader, and hydrostatic transmission. I stopped by a local JD dealer, and tried to get some info on both a 3 series and a 4 series. The only fella that I could find to speak with was a person from the parts counter.
I know the 3 is considered a medium size, and the 4 is a large size frame. I also understand that the loader on a 4 series will lift more than the 3.
What I don’t really know, is how the cabs may be different....he thought they were close to the same size and feature, but wasn’t positive. He also couldn’t tell me much of what HP to look at....only that we both knew these won’t pull a plow like a comparable HP two cylinder.
I consider myself in a decent spot attachment wise, as I don’t have many. If I went with the 3 series, I am guessing I could use everything I have. If I go with a 4 series, I would have to upgrade a couple pieces.
So, I could use either size tractor at our place. My wonder is, has anyone bought a 3 series, and wished they had gotten the bigger 4 series, or has anyone bought a 4 series and found they would have rather had a 3?
I am appreciative of any help from you all....feel it is better than trying to get info from the dealer.