We are looking at a 2006 Kubota L2800 4x4 diesel, 30 Horsepower, gear drive w/ sync shuttle, bucket, ag tires, only 417 hours.
Primary use is for our small farm, some rough/wet terrain but not too steep - Lots of brush hogging, tilling, snow removal, and some light loader chores.
Secondary use is for tree work - moving wood (obviously not big logs), managing chip piles etc.
Here are my thoughts... I am curious about yours!
Small machine is affordable and wife is more comfortable operating it.
Lower payment means I can afford actual tree equipment sooner (farm tractor is #1).
Lightweight machine is easier to transport and lower impact.
I think 2006 is Pre-DPF, so no emission system headaches.
Was hoping for a larger machine (40-50 HP), but they are so hard to find used!
Wondering if it will be too light and not quite enough power for our intended uses? (Definitely NOT trying to play log skidder or payloader with this machine. :D)