"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."
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