We have decided that in order to be happier & more successful flower farmers, we need a tractor. It really will save us from a lot of backache in the long run! We have narrowed down the possibilities. Deere or Kubota?
I had the opportunity to check out the Deere last night. It seems like a very nice tractor. From everything that Travis had described, I really thought that it would be a lot smaller. Seeing it & getting on it, it feels like an actual tractor...more than just a lawn tractor with a bucket attached. This one would definitely work very well for us, but...it is a bit more expensive than the Kubota...even with my John Deere Employee discount...$600?!...c'mon Deere!
I haven't had a chance to meet this tractor in person yet. Unless our Deere sales guy comes back with a comparable price, I will definitely be making a visit to see this one. Travis has seen both. He says that quality wise the Deere definitely looks & feels better.
I am a bit partial to the Deere because it is awfully pretty...but, eh, a tractor is a tractor & I would be ecstatically happy to have either! :)
A tractor will be joining the family in the near future...the question is, will it be green or orange?