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Using JD 3000 series tractors

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Eronningen, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I have a 3720 tractor. Anyone use them for plowing?
  2. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    We use a 4720, works great. It is a frame size bigger. Depends on the intended use of your 3720.
  3. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    We use a 3320? cab with heat, 4x4 started off with a 4' power angle plow but upgraded to a 48" blower which works much better for us. We do about a mile of walks (real narrow) in one of our plaza's. We also have a poly spreader on the 3pt hitch for calcium on the walks. machine cost me over 20K but it has already paid for itself.
  4. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    I use a 3720. I have a 8'6 v blade for it. Works ago but its pretty heavy. Make sure your put weight in the back and your tires are loaded
  5. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I don't plan on using it commercially.. Plan on keeping at home on the farm, but was just curious if guys used them commercially and how they worked and how big of blades/blowers were on them. Its a nice tractor, 44 hp, but I think its awful light to be pushing too much snow. I too thought about liquid in tires and rear weights or a weight box on 3pt.
  6. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    My tires are loaded with tl90. Not sure how much weight that is for each one. Roughly 300lbs and then I put 200 pounds of free weights from our komatsu on the back. Works good. What tires do you have on it now? A 8 foot box would be fine.