I make this video with trepidation. What I put out there is hard to take back. However, I believe there has to be a best and a worst and most of it all falls somewhere in the middle. I will preface by stating that a couple of the tractor models on the “Worst Buy” list are there for just cause regardless of who you are while others on this list are purely my opinion and I provide the justification.

I didn’t have to publish this video, but I did so because I enjoy providing honest communication and I’m also asked questions along these lines on a regular basis. So, figured I’d have at it and let the cards fall where they may. Some tractors are just duds, some are overrated, some might even be miscategorized. I think we have a little bit of everything in this list.

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  1. hans simon on November 5, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Any opinions or reviews on the RK tractors from people who own or sell them?

  2. brady underwood on November 5, 2021 at 10:09 am

    dont matter how big the piece of equipment is as long as you know how to run it.

  3. Husqvarna Enduro on November 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Regen is bullshit! I’m so glad I bought an older diesel

  4. jeff killian on November 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I sure could use the weight bracket, then I would need to buy the weights. I have my tires loaded, however when using the loader I would feel safer with the extra weight

  5. πŸ™„ on November 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I don’t like how Jon Deer, or any other manufacturer for that matter, does not enable owners to be able read their trouble-shooting codes and require owners to transport the machine to the service center for the read-out.
    It’s as bad as the McDonald’s ice cream machine scam.

  6. Luke Snatchko on November 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Amazing so many views with such poor sound

  7. hiteck007 on November 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    You know I just bought a TYM 265 because none of the competition had turning brakes, rear remotes & lifting capacity is way more as well. With these features missing JD & Kubota missed out. We have a Kubota B7100 from last century that the TYM is replacing & while the Kubota did well to last this long it has it’s issues now, hence being replaced.

  8. reltcl1995 on November 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Did not see any tract for sale

  9. Your source of FUN on November 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    My old landini 7880 was the best tractor ever owned never ever ever broke down in ten years super tough 4×4 with 24 sp trans only money spent on it was a few new batteries, brake lines and fuses oh and diesel haha but i had a Lamborghini before that and needed a rebuild within 200 hours and the trans blew up too like 3 months after rebuild and i wasnt flogging it bc it was brand new but the landini has over 4000 hours and was still running strong when i sold it to buy a ski boat and i miss the landini

  10. Dusty Foster on November 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Any Branson or Eicher are worse than all those. Eicher tries to kill you with the exhaust, while Branson is gutless in the hydraulics!

  11. Herbert Simon on November 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    …..the worst tractor you can buy is one that doesn’t have local support.

  12. Randy Stank on November 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Thoughts on purchase of a John Deere 3046R for foodplotting?

  13. Chris Leighton on November 5, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Greasing u-joints sucks no matter what they’re on. So IMO it’s not really fair to say don’t buy the 2320 because the u-joint that never got greased on a used tractor finally failed.

  14. L Luther on November 5, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I’m surprised Mahindra didn’t make the list. My 6010 ST Cab clutch failed after less than 400 hours. The AC has locked up dozens of times and finally gave out. Probably only ran 100 hours.

  15. jake Chang on November 5, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Love your video. I’m thinking about buying the Kubota L5460 but after watching your video I’m not sure which one is a good fit for what I’m using it for. I use the pto with a rotor tiller alot so what’s your opinion on that? Thank you

  16. ROBERT HEINKEL on November 5, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I love my b 2650 , however I feel one flaw , the 4hydraulic lines that cross the loader bar are covered for physical protection , but debris gets trapped and Rots the lines , insult to injury , dealer was well aware of this , parts were hard to find ? Downtime I think those lines should be stainless steel , space limitations won’t allow rubber hose to go in that place

  17. Marty McFly on November 5, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Bro, I can’t believe you don’t know this but the surest way to guarantee viewers won’t like your video or subscribe to your channel is to ask them to do so. This is an epidemic that’s so damn annoying I wish someone would design a browser addon that’s smart enough to skip the portion of videos where less talented content creators insist on asking me to do things instead of just making content. You don’t have stupid angry rock music in your video so that’s a HUGE plus in my book, but since you asked for the like/subscribe, you got a click on the thumbs down button. I’d be willing to bet at least 90% of those clicks are because of your ask. STOP doing it. Do some research and you’ll find that asking for subs is hurting your channel.

  18. Kristaps Ozolins on November 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Knowing basically nothing about mini tractors, i spot a (probably) major problem with that Kubota in background. It`s friggin long!

  19. Swamp Rat on November 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Kubota, up here seems to think their tractors are made of gold. 10 grand more than the Kioti.

  20. Avery Blanton on November 5, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I’ve had a B3350 for 5 yrs and did have the region problem but Kubota fixed it, if have have to work the doody out of it like 2250 rpms. If I run it there it hardly ever promps for regin. Pulls a 5 ft bush hog like a champ. I had mine for three days when Kubota called me to bring it back for a new format in the computer.

  21. FJB on November 5, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Me thinks this is a veiled Kubota commercial. πŸ€”

  22. G L on November 5, 2021 at 10:36 am

    I am a service writer/admin for a kubota dealer…just buy the next series up people. The BX series are fine for their capabilities. But idiots buy them and over do it with them because of price. Don’t be that ass that buys too small and cries about quality when it breaks from over working it. The B3350s are discontinued. Very shitty reformer/regen design on them to the point that kubota has extended the warranties on them (for the reformer and victim parts of a reformer failure) for the life of the unit. If you have one, scrap it or be patient because the warranty repair/approval process takes time to follow properly so kubota will cover it…its not usually a one week repair. Replace one part, doesn’t work so order another, doesn’t work still so order another….you can’t just replace the whole system at once, there is a warranty checklist and process for claims. Their discontinued ZD1511s are the same way (diesel mowers). 80% of customers do not care for their equipment properly but still cry and make demands when they break. "This piece of junk keeps overheating and yall did the service 6 months ago!" Yeah jackass, your air filter you refused to replace is covered it debris and you haven’t blown your radiator out since we did 6 months ago…"my hydraulics are horrible this machine is a piece of crap." No sir, you’re a dumba$$. You snapped a fitting on your grapple, ran the hydraulic oil low, and its been 800 hrs since you changed your filters." One more we get all the time, "this piece of crap keeps cutting off!" Yeah ya moron, you haven’t emptied your separator in a year and it’s growing organisms inside. You also obviously drove with the fuel cap off because there is debris in the 90s at your separator and you refused to let us change your fuel filter last year! Don’t be that idiot to your local service department people…it makes it even worse and you will be treated as you treat others.

  23. George Washington on November 5, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Moral of the story, don’t buy new generation tractors that have regen for emissions. Stay with an older tractor or a smaller one.

  24. Good Works Tractors on November 5, 2021 at 10:36 am

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  25. Daniel Hartwig on November 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I don’t buy a tractor to sell! I buy for 50 yrs…….

  26. Daniel Hartwig on November 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    You should have a picture displayed when you talking about! I guess you worried about legal action! A opionon should be freedom of speech!

  27. bill bertagnoli on November 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Buy a Mahindra. Worlds biggest
    Selling tractor. There is a reason
    For this. Orange and green. Lots
    Of hype.

  28. mtl mtl on November 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    People piss and fart when they buy a pick-up truck to do the work of a Mac truck. Cheap bastardos!

  29. Everything Life on November 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    This is why you learn to repair
    And this is why you buy 70ties tractor.
    It will be emission exempt!
    It does not have any of these emmission contraptions.
    Find one in relatively good condition, learn to fix it, and forget all the modern tractor headache.
    AC? Trust me I can build one, a car style on the tractor, if wanted to. I don’t want to have anything to do with a modern tractor, I’d rather stock up on parts for an old model tractor, than have what people have with the modern. That is for the small use I have.
    If I was full time into farming, I’d research heavily, as that kind of situation will call for a modern tractor

  30. Taz Man on November 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I have a B2650 and love it, have had zero issues with it and it has 1,000 hours on it, we did think there was something wrong with the rear PTO but it turned out to be nothing. We are ready to get a new tractor so I have been looking at the new LX2610 with a loader and mid PTO, that way we can have our belly mower put on it and our bucket.

  31. mike gray on November 5, 2021 at 10:40 am

    So don’t buy the kubota bx23s?? Lol

  32. johnny cash on November 5, 2021 at 10:43 am

    good info thanx

  33. James Sheppard on November 5, 2021 at 10:44 am

    My takeaway from this (and honestly the opinion I’ve always held) is to stay away from Kubotas. Overpriced and under supported

  34. Jim Richter on November 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Howdy….Can you advise when the Massey Ferguson GC 1725m will become available again? Seems like all the dealers are out… Thanks

  35. BRIM TRACTOR on November 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Very informative.

  36. John Halter on November 5, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Been fixing them for 50 years and know which ones are a pain to own. Top of my list is Yanmar although they have improved some. Painting them green helped but still a headache. I would never own one. Anything I call government tractors that need to regenerate def run from, especially the early ones.

  37. RICK THOMPSON on November 5, 2021 at 10:50 am

    A lot of numbers thrown out there, kind of mind boggling unless he mentions one you own, and then it’s too late anyway.

  38. no name on November 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I will not buy another Kubota wouldn’t hitch on to anything we had then the dealer told us we need Kubota attachmentments to fit and work right I’ll stick with green or blue we work them in to the ground doing Gardens and such only keeping them for about 2 maybe 3 years then getting new ones salt is the worst when blowing snow I still have a New Holland 1030 that only does my yard still gets hooked up and run sometimes just not in winter

  39. Christopher Matthews on November 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Great video. Bought JD 1026R first year out best thing I ever bought. All has worked as it should mowing, Loading, plowing snow. It’s like a Swiss army knife for yard work. 700 hours later works like the day I bought it. GO GREEN.

  40. Jean-Philippe Gagnon on November 5, 2021 at 10:53 am

    So many crying fanboys here, looks like you had good points!

  41. Buddy Morgan on November 5, 2021 at 10:54 am

    What is opinion of mahindra

  42. Robert George on November 5, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Took 7.5 minutes to get to the subject. Too much unrelated , useless chatter. I think you like to hear yourself.

  43. Mike Liese on November 5, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Sorry, I’m a John Deere person. No other tractor comes close

  44. Pat Mowatt on November 5, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I’ve got an ’85 UTB 640- it’s a 65-hp Fiat variant manufactured in Romania. There are obvious negatives and obvious pluses:

    The bads- rough manufacturing, prone to leaks.

    The goods- heavy construction with minimal plastic, very heavy undercarriage and front axle, simplicity, and best of all- no computers!

  45. Jolene Ehler on November 5, 2021 at 10:58 am

    What about a 2013 CT230 Bobcat garden tractor? Used with 745 and bucket on the front.

  46. John Halter on November 5, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Don’t be color blind buying a tractor, great advice. So many people only buy a certain colors and miss out on great equipment. Every manufacturer out their has sold a headache, why I hate buying new. You are the tester on new models and pay a lot more. Fixed to many Yanmars painted green and some expensive repairs. The cable shift linkage let’s them drop into two gears when it stretches and gets expensive. I had a lot of problems with people overheating the Yanmars and scoring liners. I rebuilt many, some of the old ones didn’t even have water pumps. A light would come on but by than it was already toasted. You are talking about newer equipment that came out after l slowed down, most covered under warranty, some not. My experience on it is not as good as yours. Thanks for the information, I have a Mahindra in my barn I purchased after buying a New Holland gutless wonder for myself and it’s been great. They switched from reading HP at rear of tractor to the useless back of engine rating and I didn’t catch it and bought a 33 HP tractor that produced 16 at best at rear. Avoid the mitsubishis engine but the ones with the Mahindra engine are great. The glow plug regulator on the small ones burn up regularly and are costly. The power to the glow plugs becomes to low to produce heat. I found it’s enough to still run a regulator and fix it permanently that way bypassing their system but still having the dash light and everything else work. Mahindra ran to much power through the computer and it can’t handle it.

  47. jason vanoss on November 5, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Ok I’m thinking about trading my 1025 for a 2520 any time thought of the 2520

  48. willys48 on November 5, 2021 at 11:01 am

    I own a 2nd generation 3032e and have to agree with what you’ve said. As far as reliability I have no gripes but build quality falls a little short, capabilities are limited and capacity is a little short. However, it does everything I need it for and if I have bigger jobs I have better equipment for that. Telling someone to steer clear of this model might be going a bit far but I would tell people to not judge all JD tractors by this particular model.

  49. slim jim on November 5, 2021 at 11:03 am

    I am very happy with my massey and I have 3 time the tractor then your kubota. More hp heavier. And can put a backhoe on it as i did a woods bh70x

  50. mike c on November 5, 2021 at 11:06 am

    All Talk, NO substance.

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