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March 2010 Extra

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Sub-Compact Tractors (Under 30 HP)

Kioti CK27
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KIOTI CK27

The KIOTI CK27 is a smaller yet well-powered tractor that offers great maneuverability and fuel economy.  It is available with a choice of either hydrostatic or synchro shuttle transmission for a wide range of applications.  The machine is powered by a 28 hp engine that develops up to 21.7 hp PTO horsepower.  A CAT I three-point hitch is standard.  A wide range of attachments and implements are available.  This quality tractor is covered by KIOTI’s industry-leading four-year, full fleet warranty.  For more information, visit www.KIOTI.com or call toll free 1-877-GO-KIOTI.

McCormick CTJ
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McCormick CTJ

The McCormick CT Series of compact tractors features eight models ranging from 28 to 57 HP. Standard features on the McCormick CT Series tractors include adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, independent, electro-hydraulic power take-off (PTO) and a highly-responsive hydraulic system for operation of attachments. The CTJ series of sub-compact tractors features 23-27 HP with 18.5-21.5 PTO. You expect nothing less, and McCormick continues to deliver after more than 175 years. McCormick designs and builds its tractors to the highest standards to help make certain your compact tractor will provide years of exceptional performance. The extensive dealer network is handpicked to provide unsurpassed support before and after the sale. Learn more at www.mccormickusa.com

Cub Cadet Yanmar's Sx2450
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Cub Cadet Yanmar Sc2450

Cub Cadet Yanmar is expanding its line of Sc Series sub-compact tractors with the introduction of its 24 HP Sc2450. The all new Sc2450 combines all of the innovations found on the Sc2400 with the addition of an integrated backhoe and loader. It’s powered by a 3-cylinder, liquid cooled, 24 HP Yanmar diesel engine and offers big tractor features like CCY’s patented Shift-On-The-Go® technology, dual hydraulic pumps for smooth, precise operation along with an integrated backhoe, float control and easy-to-use 4-point mounting system. The Sc2450 is the perfect product for a variety of professionals and can handle anything from trenching and grading to light excavation, landscaping and lawn care. For more information on the Sc2450 or any of the products offered by Cub Cadet Yanmar visit: www.CubCadetYanmar.com

Cub Cadet Yanmar's Sc2400
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Cub Cadet Yanmar Sc2400

Designed for users wanting more power and versatility than a garden tractor, but not quite ready for a bigger compact utility tractor, the Sc2400 solves the problem. Powered by a 24 HP Yanmar diesel engine, air enters at both a higher volume and greater pressure to create a better fuel mixture. The Sc2400 also features “Shift-On-The-Go” transmission allowing the user to change ranges without stopping the tractor while easy-to-use selectable cruise control allows the user to set the ground speed as needed. Additionally, the Sc2400 features a two-pump assembly to result in on-demand power that doesn’t back down while running the tractor and implements at the same time. For more information on the Sc2400 visit: www.CubCadetYanmar.com

TYM T293
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TYM T293

Protecting yourself from the elements while working outside has always been a task. TYM’s T293 with the industry’s first factory production cab will make your working environment comfortable no matter what the condition are like outside. The cab features two vent heater, interior light, removable side doors, wipers, and three working lights. The optional cab is available for T233, T273, and T293 models. Contact your TYM dealer today or visit tym-tractors.com to find your closest dealer.

Compact Tractors (30-40 HP)

TYM T353
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TYM T353

TYM's T353 and T353HST models feature a 35 horsepower four cylinder Mitsubishi engine. Dual dry air cleaner, excellent turning radius, independent PTO and substantial weight to offer maximum traction. Like all of TYM's tractors, the T353 and T353 HST is backed by our 5 year warranty. Contact your TYM dealer today or visit tym-tractors.com to find your closest dealer.

Cub Cadet Yanmar's Sx3100
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Cub Cadet Yanmar Sx3100

Cub Cadet Yanmar is offering users a premium experience with high performance features and an innovative design on their all new Sx3100 compact tractor. Perfect for everything from light construction and nursery work to routine maintenance and lawn care, the Sx3100 features a drive-over Select Cut System™ mowing deck, curved boom backhoe and loader and a powerful, 31.2 HP direct-injection Yanmar diesel engine. For increased efficiency, the Sx3100’s drive-over deck is designed to work in harmony with the backhoe sub-frame allowing for quick and easy installation. The Sx3100 also features an ergonomic design, an open operator station and a two-range hydrostatic transmission making it perfect for new users and the seasoned veteran alike. For more information on the Sx3100 or on any of the products offered by Cub Cadet Yanmar visit: www.CubCadetYanmar.com.

John Deere 3028E
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John Deere Model 3038E

The John Deere model 3038E was designed for residential property owners who seek a quality compact tractor with basic features to tackle routine jobs with ease.  This mid-size chassis tractor features a 37.1 hp Yanmar diesel engine with hydrostatic drive transmission and Twin-Touch™ pedals, making it the perfect choice for moving loose materials, grading or scraping driveways, pasture mowing and planting food plots. Visit deere.com

Compact Tractors (Over 40 HP)


Kioti DK90 - Click for full-sized image

KIOTI DK90

The KIOTI DK90 is currently the largest tractor in the KIOTI series, offering a powerful 90 horsepower engine, fully synchronized shuttle transmission with 16 forward and 16 reverse gears and a PTO horsepower of 78 hp @ 540 rpm.  Well suited for all the big jobs, the machine is great for lifting, towing, digging and tilling applications.  A wide range of attachments and implements are available.  And the DK90 is covered by KIOTI’s popular four-year, full fleet warranty.  For more information, visit www.KIOTI.com or call toll free 1-877-GO-KIOTI.

Kioti DK45
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KIOTI DK45

The KIOTI DK45 is the right sized tractor for a wide range of hobby and horse farm applications.  It is available with a choice of hydrostatic or synchro shuttle transmissions depending on its primary applications.  The machine is powered by a 45 hp Daedong engine that offers up to 38 PTO horsepower.  A CAT I three-point hitch is standard.  A wide range of attachments and implements are available.  The machine is covered by KIOTI’s best-in-the-industry four-year, full fleet warranty.  For more information, visit www.KIOTI.com or call toll free 1-877-GO-KIOTI.

John Deere Model 4105
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John Deere Model 4105

John Deere Model 4105 - The John Deere 4105 Compact Utility Tractor is a multifunctional, large-chassis tractor ideal for loading, mowing, backhoe work and other rear implement work. This model features a hydrostatic transmission providing unparalleled flexibility and control – there’s no clutching or shifting required, so you can change direction on a dime. Perfect for loading, mowing and backhoe work. For more information or to find a dealer, visit deere.com

McCormick CTU
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McCormick CT Series

The McCormick CT Series of compact tractors features eight models ranging from 28 to 57 HP. Standard features on the McCormick CT Series tractors include adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, independent, electro-hydraulic power take-off (PTO) and a highly-responsive hydraulic system for operation of attachments. The CTU is ideal for heavier farm work, featuring 43-57 HP and 38-50 PTO. You expect nothing less, and McCormick continues to deliver after more than 175 years. We design and build our tractors to the highest standards to help make certain your McCormick compact tractor will provide years of exceptional performance. Our extensive dealer network is handpicked to provide unsurpassed support before and after the sale. Learn more at www.mccormickusa.com

 

Tractor Attachments


John Deere - 305 Loader - Click for full-sized image

John Deere 305 Loader

The model 305 Loader is compatible with the 3032E, and 3038E Tractors and features a Quik-change attachment carrier allowing for fast and easy removal/mounting of attachments without tools. Great for transporting feed, rock, gravel, sand, soil and so on. For more information or to find a dealer, visit deere.com

 


Frontier AB 13 Series Bale Spears

Frontier AB13 Series Bale Spears

The AB13 Series Bale Spears feature hardened steel, replaceable tines and are equipped with a Quick-Change or Global, and Quick-Attach attaching system. These systems save time and allow easy attachment for the operator. It also features a tubular design making it extremely strong and durable. Visit deere.com

 

John Deere 72D AutoConnect Mower
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John Deere 72D AutoConnect™ Mower

The next generation in ease-of-use, mid-mount mower attachment technology. The AutoConnect feature automatically connects the mower deck to the tractor and hooks up the difficult-to-reach PTO shaft simply by driving over the top of the mower. This means consumers can install their mower deck in seconds without leaving the tractor seat, virtually eliminating all frustration typically associated with this task. Visit deere.com

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Bruce    COEUR D ALENE, ID

5/13/2012 4:03:09 PM

Informational - but no definitive review nor rating nor bang for the buck conclusion. Therefore, ineffective for the decisionmaker. No matrix. No relative quality nor service discrimination for the potential buyer. Fails to help guide which way to go.

Ellen    Madison, WI

2/10/2010 2:35:12 PM

Now all I need is the money! Someday....

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