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Dang, I already got the truck and the blueprints for the barn, but only further away from the tractor. Now they really got me considering a Kubota M7060 or even M4-071, but what the heck… I want a John Deere.
Nothing wrong with that as long as you know that you paid too much just to drive green paint.:)
 

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Dang, I already got the truck and the blueprints for the barn, but only further away from the tractor. Now they really got me considering a Kubota M7060 or even M4-071, but what the heck… I want a John Deere.
The 5075e is comparable to M7060 in PTO power. I'm of the opinion that one should either buy ~1995-2005 vintage (tier 0/1/2) or skip right to ~2018+ (FT4 after some growing pain). The 5x10/5x20 and 6x10 are darned good models of tractors, but at 25-30 years old there will be some degradation of rubber & electrical. Prices these days on a well kept 25 year old tractor sometimes aren't too much different than the price of decent 3 year old tractor.
 

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Dang, I already got the truck and the blueprints for the barn, but only further away from the tractor. Now they really got me considering a Kubota M7060 or even M4-071, but what the heck… I want a John Deere.
Not a thing wrong with kubotas or other brands each has there own pros n cons......the reason I have green is simple #1 close dealers and great parts access.....#2 I have never lost money on a green tractor
 

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In response to the OPs why do you have a deere- I have Deeres because I grew up with them on neighbors farms and we had allis. Nothing wrong with allis, just when you grew up listening to 2 cylinders plowing and disking under load that is music that is hard to remove from your permanent sound track. My dad had a 1010 and so did I but really did not like it. Luckily, it wasn't a 2010 (probably the biggest flop from JD ever, kind of like an edsel I suppose. Anyway, ran 3010s and 3020s for a farm one summer during high school and was sold. Always will be a green guy, and I am too old to try new things now. I do acknowledge that I have a kubby ztr and you could not give me a deere ztr and I don't fit in their gators so I have a Kubby RTV 500 which suits me to a T
 
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Nothing wrong with that as long as you know that you paid too much just to drive green paint.:)
Too much for you is probably much different than it is for a lot of other people. You probably are much better off without "green paint". ;)

Regards, Mike
 

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If someone told me that I’d be buying farmland and owning a tractor 10 years ago, laughing would be the most humble word I’d use. Coming from the tech world, this didn’t even cross my mind. But as we grow older, the young and dumb me have bumped to some undeserved blessings and I suddenly feel that I was born for this and it all makes sense now. From where my parents are from to every attraction I had to things like a Green John Deere, I’m sorry but I can’t go against my gut. It will have to be a John Deere. I don’t remember if I mentioned this already, but I don’t know squat about farming, but my parents do and they did it long before equipment was accessible in Ukraine. My dad will appreciate the best John Deere you folks recommend for this 80 acre corner. 5xxx? Please help me decide already. Winter is coming, barn blueprints are drafted and I’m about to settle on a builder. House will be remodeled, truck is ordered and we know what kind of fence we want. My classic cars will go into the old barn downstairs (will restore) and again - I need a tractor! Which John Deere?
 

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Oh and forget the $60,000 budget. We’ll go with what we need to. You guys are the pros, I feel at home here.
 

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A 2555 would be a decent choice if you could get a low hr one, like 3k. Good luck on that. The wire diagram is a classic German whizbo pain and if you go cab, the air can be as well. I loved that high-lo trans but never had one go out.

for your long term use, especially with a loader, I would not consider anything without a wet clutch and reverser,16 spd Trans. That’s what I have in the 5075M. I would stay away from the Es. I hated the 9 spd trans but that was a major pain with cutting and baling. The 5300, 5400 5500 series and successors were too lightweight in their clutches for me and some people had fuel system issues.

you might consider adding a mini ex to your list. You can get decent reasonable hr used bobcat models for 20k and if you have a buddy you trust with equipment, buy it in partnership and cut the cost of ownership in half. Hth
 

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You're contradicting yourself when you state to get a JD 55 series utility tractor but be sure and get a tractor with a wet traction clutch!! JD 55 series utility tractors although normally are very good have a "dry traction clutch". If OP chooses a JD 55 series or older utility tractor they need to be sure hyd system operates correctly when engine is at operating temp because problems with closed-center hyd's can be troublesome.

I agree wiring schematic on JD 40-55 series utility tractors with a cab closely resembles a "spider web"?
 

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It is the opinion of many that the 55 series were among the better tractors JD has ever built. I personally have no experience with them but have considered buying a 2555 or 2755 before.

Like Hayman said though, if my next tractor is another loader tractor, it's got to have a power reverser. I use to operate a 6420 with one and it makes doing loader work with anything else lacking a power reverser very frustrating.
 

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JD 50 & 55 series utility have a very good history BUT if hyd problems happen to rear it's ugly head they can be ""very bad"". Utility models of this era with cabs are more difficult to repair due to cab sitting very close to rockshaft housing. Plus utility AC systems weren't as dependable as their Waterloo built counterparts.

I traded a Kubota tractor with sync shuttle for another Kubota tractor with hyd shuttle & wouldn't want to go back to requiring pushing clutch pedal when changing directions
 

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A neighbor uses a 5101E with cab on their horse farm every day, pulls a 9ft discbine and all the other jobs. I believe he has had good luck with that tractor. But that tractor may be 10 years old more or less.
 

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I totally agree with Jim, no desire to have to clutch every time I reverse, hard on your knees, hard on your tractor clutch. I have a 2013 5075M which I ordered from Augusta. One of the last non tier 4 60hp tractors made by deere. I have to order some parts for it from the interim tier 4 model parts list so they must have changed over during the model year so be careful with 2013s. My only complaint is the fuel filter is really cranky, have to change in half factory interval and can not use off road or it plugs. Vagaries of the common rail fuel system. Tractor Data says they started making them in 2008. I don't think their predecessor the 5325 was as good as the M models-it was more like the 5400-5500 which was the predecessor of the 5325. Other than looking for a 5075M that is not tier 4 I would focus on lowest number of hours you can get and decent condition of the machine. I have 15-38 rears which I really like. Hate those silly 30 inch rears that they put on so many tractors of this hp range.
 

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I will also vote for a 5075M, 5085M, 5095M in the predef models.

Regards, Mike
 
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