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Compare Small Tractors: John Deere 1 Series vs Kubota BX
So, you've narrowed it down to the John Deere 1 Series and the Kubota BX compact tractors. We get hte hesitation--investing in equipment can be a big decision. You deserve to have the power you need and the features you want, all at a price your budget can afford. That's why we're here to help you make sense of it all.
With similar dimensions, horsepower ranges, and operator stations configurations, the John Deere 1 Series and the Kubota BX tractors run in the same class. But how do they differ?
John Deere 1 Series
With less stability, more narrow wheelbases, and smaller widths, the Kubota falls weak to rough conditions and bumpy terrain.
Dealing with uneven terrain? The John Deere 1 Series offers a 9% larger stance than the Kubota BX. With a wider width and larger wheelbase, you're guaranteed increased stability and safety on the 1 Series compact tractors. Plus, who doesn't love a smooth ride?
Automatic Mower Deck Installation
Requiring about five times longer to install than the 1 Series' Mower Deck, the Kubota BX requires getting off and on the tractor several times. You'll be required to remove the loader in order to install Kubota's mower deck. After it's removed, you'll set the guage wheels to the exact height, unfold and position the ramp, drive over the ramp without any indicator noise, and latch all the correct levers to pin the ramp back into place. Beware: several pinch points stand in teh way so be careful where you grab.
With an industry-exclusive, patented design, John Deere's AutoConnect Mower Deck offers the quickest installation on the market. Just drive up to the deck, let the PTO shaft automatically connect to the mower shaft, set the guage wheels, and you're ready to mow. You won't even have to leave the seat.
Easy Implement Swaps
Because the Kubota BX doesn't have an equivalent system, operators have to spend more time getting off the tractor to manually install the hydraulic hoses and pins.
Designed to make your life easy, the John Deere 1 Series includes several features to ensure your chores are carried out as efficiently as possible. The John Deere Quik-Park loader allows the operator to attach and detach the implements without even leaving the seat.
The iMatch Quick-Hitch is also available on the to provide quick swaps for most Category 1 implements and attachments. With hundreds of implements available, you'll be able to switch from chore to chore in no time.
The Kubota BX's metal hood stands vulnerable to damage and wear. While it's common for a piece of wood or a couple of rocks to fall out of the loader during operation, the metal hood would not be able to withstand damage like the John Deere's composite hood can.
Debris and loose loading material don't have to get the best of your tractor. With a tough composite hood, the John Deere 1 Series is able to resist denting and prevent rust.
Don't Forget Competitive Prices and Quality Dealership Services
When it comes to prices, we offer flexible and competitive pricing plans to make sure our customers are getting the best possible deal. Get any John Deere small tractor at 0% financing for 72 months and $0 down along with a competitive monthly payment.
At Heritage Tractor, our customers are the number one priority. From helping you pick and finance the best equipment to keep it running with an on-site parts and regular service, our team will be there with you every step of the way. Whether you have a question or aren't sure what small tractor is best for you, give our team a call and we'll be happy to get you started.
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