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3 point hitch tractor question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by steele, May 31, 2011.

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  1. steele

    steele TS Member

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    I'm interested in getting a 3 point hitch back-hoe setup for my tractor. It is a 600 series Ford, w/an 800 series engine, approx 40HP. I know it will not be as good as a dedicated back-hoe. I only need it for light duty around a small farm. Has anyone tried anything like this? How reliable are they? It seems Kabota & Woods have the most expensive, so I'm thinking they are of higher quality( they are both brand name companies) Any imput/info appreciated.

    Butch from Pgh
     
  2. BT99

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    I had a 33 HP with a backhoe on it. It did all I wanted it to do.
    I sent you a PM also.
     
  3. steele

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    It was a 3 point setup?
     
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    It will do light work with out much of a problem. The reach is short so it is some what limited in what you can do. That has been my experience. Tom
     
  5. Kubota Bill

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    As you can tell by my name I am a Kubota Dealer. My personal opinion is 3 point backhoes are not as solid as subframe but for your use and 3 point may be OK. The Kubota model you want to look for is the BH4690 for 90" of digging depth ot the BH4572 or BH4672 for 6 feet of depth. Make sure you also get the PTO pump and tank, that way you will not have to plumb into tractor hydralics. If you do not have a loader definitely get the smaller backhoe as it may make you light on the front axle. Hope this helps.
     
  6. steele

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    Mr. Bill, Where are you located? What is an approx price on the models you suggested? I'd like to buy new if possible.

    Butch fom Pgh
     
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    I just ran a Woods hoe on a 90hp JD all last weekend and it was a nice unit but about as jerky as any I have ran. This may have been the due to a number of things and want lay it all on the hoe. If you can run any you are considering before you buy.
    Carey
     
  8. Catpower

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    Also you might try looking around for a used one, they seldom get over used, and they are A LOT cheaper than new
     
  9. steele

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    I did find one used one, but the pins were so bad, I couldn't control it. The guy wanted $3500 for it, and wouldn't budge on price. I checked with local tractor shop & they wanted $1500+ to repair it. I found off brand models on the net for 4-5000, but they didn't really impress me quality wise.

    Butch from PGH
     
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    I guess it might be differant now, I had one a few years back and almost had to give it away, I really didn't like it, and bought a good used backhoe
     
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