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bluewing
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John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Can't decide on which one to purchase. any help? Pro/Cons


bbvdd
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I’ll say Green simply because Deere is a huge customer of mine.


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Greenseed
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Love my 3025E, like the two foot pedal hydro static control, instead of rocker on Kubota. Will never own a gear tractor again


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WillFerrellisking
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I have a 3038e and so far so good. I bought it with 800 hrs and seems to be holding up for me.

Father in law owns an older m6800 with bout 2000 hrs and it’s been flawless as well.

I don’t think you’ll go wrong with either purchase.



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I'd buy the orange over an E series deere. The E is the budget line made in india, M and R are still made in Georgia I believe


gsvar2004
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Check out the ls mt225 it has the 2 pedal on the hydro too. More tractor than the Deere and more standard than the kubota. I went through the same thing last year. I now have 105 hours on my ls.


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Enos Burdette
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
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I'd buy the orange over an E series deere. The E is the budget line made in india, M and R are still made in Georgia I believe



All 1-5 Series sold in the US currently are made in Augusta, GA. Localized production of small tractors for overseas markets comes out of India. Years ago some models sold here were made in India (5103, 5203, 5303). I’d go with the 3025E for the aforementioned reasons, namely the twin touch pedals vs. Kubota’s treadle pedal. I also grew up on Deere products and feel comfortable on them but I wouldn’t be scared of the Kubota.

The orange tractors are a quality product. Lots of people will tell you to consider your dealer. The dealers around us for both brands are top notch so it comes down, really, to personal preference provided it’s the same where you are.
This post was edited on 5/21 at 8:23 pm


Tigerpaw123
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
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All 1-5 Series sold in the US currently are made in Augusta, GA.


Negative.. I have a 5055 (2019) and it was made in India


Tear It Up
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I would purchase from whichever has the best dealer nearby. Both are decent tractors, so it boils down to which dealer has the best service and support after the sale.

With that being said, I personally would never own a Deere E series tractor.


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plazadweller
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I have a 2011 5093e and it was built in Augusta Ga


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bayoudude
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Dealer is everything. When I was shopping the Deere dealer never called ma back do I bought Kubota. Went with the L4701 4x4 hst been a great machine I do wish it had twin pedals vs the rocker though


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sparkinator
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I have a L2800 HST 4x4 Kubota with front end loader. Love it.

Just make sure you get a 4 wheel drive and a loader in any of these small tractors. The back end can get pretty light with a loader and you will lose rear wheel traction. When the weight is on the front end that’s where you need the traction and 4 wheel drive gives you that.


Tbooux
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Agree with dealer support as others said, both good machines.

When I went to look at John Deere they acted like I inconvenienced them by coming in and asking questions so ended up with a Kubota M5660.

Make sure to get tires filled and keep An implement on back when using loader as they will get light on u as previously said. 4wd a must as well


littlePNdaB
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Nobody ever says I wish I had a smaller tractor. Consider going up in HP. We have the 3038 and I run the heavy duty brush hog. Cut 2.5 in youpon all day. No issues at all.


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SpencerRob
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
I spent my whole young life with the goal to one day be able to buy a new John Deere. I ended up buying 3 in 12 years, hoping each time that the next one wouldn’t have all the nagging quality issues the previous one had. My 4th new tractor purchase was a Kubota, and I’ve been irritated ever since I realized how much better it’s made, more reliable and more fuel efficient. There’s no excuse for it to be so much better than a similarly priced Deere. If I ever buy a 5th, it will be a Kubota, but I doubt I ever will need to.


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IAmNERD
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
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Lots of people will tell you to consider your dealer. The dealers around us for both brands are top notch so it comes down, really, to personal preference provided it’s the same where you are.

Kubota and JD are less than a mile apart locally for me. I had the same choice 5 years ago when I was in the market. I ended up going with the Kubota M5660 because of price and service reputation of the orange guys.

Had an issue with a broken linkage in my steering wheel (of all issues w a tractor, of course this would happen to me). Kubota was really on top of fixing it for me. Really pleased so far.
This post was edited on 5/22 at 1:04 am


Tbooux
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Forgot to mention Kubota usually overs 0% on tractor and implements. Went in to pay cash with mine walked out with tractor and cash burning hole in my pocket


bayoudude
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
Did the same thing with my kubota package. 0% for 7 yrs on the tractor and implements. Requires you to purchase kubota insurance but it’s well worth it.


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Enos Burdette
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Atlanta, Georgia
Member since Dec 2019
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
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Negative.. I have a 5055 (2019) and it was made in India


Then somebody slipped you a grey market machine if the whole thing was made in India. Sub-assembly of components comes from India on a 2019 5055E but final assembly of all components happens in Augusta, GA. Serial plate should read "assembled in USA" as well, but I will agree that Deere has some tricky semantics.

Here's a good video talking about 1-4 Series:

Augusta Factory - What's American?


Tigerpaw123
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re: John Deere 3025E vs Kubota L2501
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Then somebody slipped you a grey market machine if the whole thing was made in India. Sub-assembly of components comes from India on a 2019 5055E but final assembly of all components happens in Augusta, GA. Serial plate should read "assembled in USA" as well, but I will agree that Deere has some tricky semantics.


5 series E are made and assembled in India, M's in Georgia


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