Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2009-07-02Number of Hours: 230
"Before the tractor had 500 hours, I had to replace both axle seals, replace a radiator and shroud due to a plastic fan that fatigued, cracked and then proceeded to destroy the radiator and shroud.
It also had 3 years of life out of a battery. Then both front tires started dry rotting and splitting at 3 years. The cab door hinges elongated and the cab corner protectors that sit behind the loader frame fell off.
Also, since new, it has had an issue where it loses power (hydraulic and electric) while running the snow blower. They tightened the belts and looked for electrical gremlins, but it seems to be very intermittent and only when its below freezing and under a load. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Comfortable, cuts nice and looks goodCons: Fan fatigue, axle hub seal failuresType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA IAI also considered buying: John Deere 4410, John Deere X749 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 3320 TLB, One Very Happy Owner!
by Hunter Greenwood
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-05-23Number of Hours: 114
"I very carefully researched each feature on the John Deere 2000 and 3000 series tractors. I chose a JD3320 TLB open station with hydro, 485 backhoe/18" HD bucket/thumb, 300CX loader, HD 61"bucket, 3rd function hydraulics, Power Beyond, large R4 Galaxie tires, front quick-attach forks, JD655 commercial rototiller, easy quick attach 72"ride over 7-Iron belly mower, mid PTO, 3rd function hydraulics, HD Alternator, Deluxe Brush Guard.
The tractor is very dependable, only sips fuel, powerful front loader with quick hydraulics that takes a big bite out of gravel/clay/rock (can't bite off more than it can fill/lift so far).
Backhoe is very powerful for size and has great reach (dug 170-ft. ditch 3-ft. deep in hard clay and rock. Glad I had the HD bucket, teeth were real tough and didn't bend or break, also digs out 5-10-inch trees/stumps at about 10 min/tree).
Mowing is much better without the front loader and backhoe attached. I mow my clinic grounds after trimming all trees to the height of the tractor. Mower doesn't do as good of a job as my John Deere zero turn did and does not do it as fast, but does a good job and mows through waist high grass in my field at home with ease. I am also able to drive 4 miles to my clinic to mow rather than having to haul on a trailer.
Front forks work great and have been very useful at taking large loads of trees/branches/stumps to the back of my property. 655 Rototiller is a beast through rocky soil and does short work of my huge 100x 75 ft. garden/levels the garden well.
I have added a HD box blade 60" to help clean up my backhoe mess, an air seat suspension that makes a good and worthwhile difference in ride quality (even though I liked the spring seat too) and helps with lateral forces when mowing my field, filled the rear tires with Rim Guard for added weight and stability/traction, and a vertical exhaust (for letting the exhaust rise above my head and off to the side/as well as for good looks."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very dependable, a lot of power and lift ability for compact size, good on fuel, good visibility, easy to put on and take off attachments/mower/loader/backhoe, 485 backhoe is a beast, outstanding local John Deere service/sales at Larsen's Farm and Garden.Cons: Narrow for power, need wheel weights or filled tires to improve stability on hills and improve traction when using dirt implements.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MOI also considered buying: John Deere 3720, John Deere 110 TLB, Bobcat S175 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Relatively Decent Machine
by greg gragaski
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2011-07-01Number of Hours: 535
"Owners with gripes seem to have tractors that are pre-2010 models. Perhaps JD corrected some of the faults of the earlier machines. The Yanmar diesel seems to be as advertised---bullet proof.
It starts every time even in the 10-20 below temps of 2013-14 winter and runs strong. Gauge of FEL steel is 'chincy' and I don't anticipate it having a long life. Shift lever slips out of gear on occasion, but never considered that it was a tranny problem.
The warehouse (R4?) Tires are poor performers in snow, under wet conditions and on grades. Pain in the to hook up 60" rear finish mower due to cramped rear PTO area although 3-pt. features (adjust-ability) makes attaching other implements a breeze.
Excellent fuel economy...but that's the kind of high quality for which Jap products are famous. The cab feature would have been a welcome feature except for the increased cost. Yes, it does tend to get 'stuck' but that has more to do with tires than anything else.
JD could have done a better job of designing headlights (beamed too low and not adjustable) and FEL control lever that I always activate (drop) by hitting it with my knee when turning to look over left shoulder. Lots o' sod peeled up when mowing. Stability can be 'dicey' if not careful. Front hydraulics are mega-strong."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Engine, overall dependability, 4 years almost trouble free, fuel economy.Cons: Turf' tires, bucket control lever and headlights, stability.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-07-29Number of Hours: 150
"Overall I am happy with my 3320. There are things I would do differently if I were to buy another tractor. But I'm sure everyone feels this way. It has good power for the size of the tractor. Is excellent on fuel use, even when worked really hard. Compact footprint gets you in some places others can't. I would recommend this tractor to any one."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to operate, great visibility, easy on fuel, good power.Cons: Little light, need ballast for FEL work.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: New Holland Boomer 2035, Kubota B3000 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Donald Rynearson
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2005-09-24Number of Hours: 1200
"An excellent tractor in most ways. I have had some small problems on several occasions. This is an e-hydro and there are too many err messages. Had to replace the hydro sensor and two starter switches. Bracket broke on the front three point because it had a terrible weld job. That was a $330. expense.
The tractor starts great, even in zero degree weather and does work like a big tractor. I would buy another. I bought it new and the first problem started when it was three years old. All around good machine."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Starting and dependability.Cons: Small problems.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
It Has Been Good to Me
by Kevin Barnum
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-04-28Number of Hours: 277
"Mine is a hydro. I use it year round---plow snow (power angle front blade), maintain dirt road (box blade), run hydraulic split off the three point with the remote off the back, PTO chipper, adapted forklift forks to fit the quick attach on the front, 300CX loader and ballast box.
The quick attach on the front and rear works real slick. The only problem I have had is with putting the front in the "float" position when I plow snow, that never has worked right. I should have used blue Locktite on the front wheel mounting bolts when it was new but that is hindsight now. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to operate, versatile, 36 month interest free plan from JD, I prefer the foot controls on JD to the Kubota.Cons: Can really fault anything, but of course it would have been nice if it was less expensive.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: Kubota L3300 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
JD---Overblown Advertising; Poor Manufacturing
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-12-01Number of Hours: 100
"This machine has had far too many small, nuisance problems of various sorts to be considered a quality tractor. I hesitate to think what I'll find as the unit ages and experiences some heavy usage.
Only redeeming thing is the local dealer is capable and always seems willing to fix my problem, or try to fix it (still don't have a workable fuel gauge). "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Nice sounding engine; good JD service network.Cons: Poor attention to manufacturing detail.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NDI also considered buying: Kubota B2630 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-12-12Number of Hours: 160
"Great tractor, I bought the tractor mostly for snowplowing, equipped with R4 tires it has great traction. I have a Curtis 5' plow which mounts on the loader along with a 6' back blade on the rear. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great comfort cab.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: Kubota B3000 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Compact Tractor
by Carl McCullers
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-05-15Number of Hours: 251
"This is a great little tractor. I don't use it often and can hardly justify owning it, but when I need it, I need it. Never fails to start and perform as any JD product should."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy handling, simple controls, power reverser.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ALI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 3320
by Bob Boustead
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2009-01-04Number of Hours: 2500
"The 3320 was bought to replace our old 955. My only gripe is the electronics which sometimes malfunction and need to be re-set at the dealer. The 3320, in my opinion is not as user friendly as the 955 in particular the restriction when looking to check the rear implements."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Better lift capacity.Cons: Not user friendly.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: UK OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS