Review By : L5740 Lover on Dec 14 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $24,000.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Implements : Cutter, LA845 loader, rear blade, disk, Post hole digger,
Purchased From : Kubota Dealer
Strengths LA854 Loader Very strong, Love the "float" option on the loader, can curl and lift at the same time, square bucket holds lots of material, 4 wheel drive is AWESOME, having the 3pt hitch cyclinders outside makes for easy maintenance if ever needed, love the adjustable 3pt hitch arms, more lifing capacity than JD4720, tilt steering, HST controls are fantastic so that you can control the quickness of stop once you let off the gas (fast stop for shoving over small trees and slow for dirt work), good ground clearance, cat 1 or 2 implements, very easy to drive and steer, SUPER QUIET at 2000 RPM so you don't fatigue from the noise, can dig well as long as the dirt is not super sticky, can put a Kubota BH-90 backhoe, or Woods BH-90X backhoe, Rear remotes. Brush hogging is a pleasure because you go forward and backward with ease and turn on a dime
Weaknesses small cup holder doesn't fit the 52 oz drink. Is light in the back when picking up very heavy items in the loader but weights or box blade would help.
Overall I obsessed and toiled over buying the L5740 vs a L5030 or JD4720. I can without a doubt say I am glad I bought the L5740 over anything out there. I sold a John Deere 4020 and some other stuff to pay for this one. More engines complicate my life so I want 1 tractor capable of anything I want to do. I plan to use it like a Swiss Army Knife. Attach backhoe, boxblade, tiller, baler, loader, dozer blade, chipper, pull disk, seeder, etc... I didn't want multiple tractors. So far I have not needed to go over 2000 rpm to do anything, 50 PTO HP will run anything I use to maintain our 45 acers. So far i have dug out the pond, pulled a massive tree to the burn pile and then used the loader to place it on top, brushing is so simple, cleaned up mass quanities of sticks (piled bucket high and dump... repeat), pulled up brush roots and all with ease and cut others with the bucket cutting edge.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10