Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-07-12Number of Hours: 250
"Many, many bolts are always getting loose. The hydro pump has been replaced and cost 1,000 plus. It is underpowered for the attachments I have also purchased with it. The backhoe can only pull half before the bypass kicks in.
Medium sized bucket, mower,.drive over: fine.
Fan belt. broke twice.
This is the last Deere I will ever purchase. Next time I will get something orange. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Parts and service available.Cons: As stated above.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 2320
by Frank Ponte
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-03-01Number of Hours: 60
"I purchased the JD 2320 as an upgrade to my previous JD 2305 was did a great job for three years I worked it. Have retained all of my attachments and am very happy with my decision. The rig rides smoother over my less than perfect lawn due to the larger tires which eases the strain on my lower back (have had disk surgery).I also like the larger capacity of the 3PH as well as position control. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability, retained value, ease of operation, operators position and comfortCons: Only 2 Ranges, should have 3Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 2520
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-10-15Number of Hours: 95
"There was no 2520 in the list but the only issue I've ever experienced is a leaking hydraulic coupler. These are built to last. I had a JD 4110 before this tractor and the quality was the same. John Deere means quality."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Just about everything.Cons: Seat suspension. Could be better.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: USA KYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Deere 2320 Perfect for Tractor for Me
by t doyle
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-09-14Number of Hours: 50
"I was looking for a compact tractor. I use it mostly for my business as I put a 4' aerator on the back. I also hooked up a 6.5' snowplow for the winter. Pushes a foot of snow, no problem.
When shopping, I looked at a lot of tractors. Mahindra is nice, but to heavy, and lots of sheet metal which will only rust. I thought the LS 2020 was a step below Kubota and Deere, along with the new Holland (same tractor). Cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
So, for me, it came down to the Kubota b2320 or the Deere.
Kubota had a 3 range tranny, which I liked. It was however, harder to service, and the last straw was numerous reports of the treadle pedal sticking, which was the same problem I had with my Cub. Therefore, I went with the Deere, and just love it! "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Resale value, overall performance.Cons: A little hard to refuel.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NHI also considered buying: Kubota B2320, LS Tractor J2020 H, Mahindra Max 25 HST REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2014-05-05Number of Hours: 55
"I bought this tractor to maintain my 3 acre property on the side of a mountain. I have a flat that leads to a gradual slope that gives my quad a hard time.
My first week of clearing weeds, I found the narrow wheel base made the tractor a little top heavy and put it on its side. I grabbed a chain and hooked it to my 4x4 and turned it right side up. Not one scratch, I put the key in and it fired right up. I've learned how to better manage the turns and have been trucking along with no issue since."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Plenty of power, strong chassis, easy to use.Cons: Top heavy.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: Kubota B7200, New Holland 2120 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
2320 Too Small?
by Dan House
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2013-10-20Number of Hours: 50
"I really do love this tractor, it has some astounding power for a small tractor and is compact enough it can get in to some pretty tight places. I rated the features a 4 because I hate the "dummy light" for the temperature. I actually put a gauge on mine but it was tough putting one on it where it wouldn't get knocked off. I gave a 3 for value because 20K is just a ton of money for this size tractor. But hey, they are all crazy high.
The only problem I have had with it is the grill clogging up and it getting too hot before the light is activated. With a gauge I can watch it climb and I know when I need to stop and clear the grill. Also, if your going to do much pushing and pulling with it you really need the rear wheel weights."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Excellent all purpose tractor for odd jobs.Cons: Temperature light is bad idea. Needs a gauge.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 2320
by John Gibson
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-01-01Number of Hours: 500
"Great tractor! Great build quality, tons of power, very smooth and good on fuel!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Smooth, good on fuel, reliable, power.Cons: A bit of play in the bearings even with greasing.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Todd Mendenhall
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-04-20Number of Hours: 40
"Have had the tractor almost a year now. It does a great job mowing with the 54D drive over deck. I use it in the garden to get up potatoes with the middle buster it really does a good job.
Tractor has plenty of power. My rear tires are loaded and it will still break loose and spin when pulling hard. Tractor is solid and built well. Hope to get a boom pole, one bottom plow, and scrape blade this coming year."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Mows great and it's a good size for using around house.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
2320 End of Year Review
by Walter Knight
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2013-05-10Number of Hours: 110
"I have had my 2320 with 62 MMM and 53 inch FEL for about 7 months now and have worked it about 100 hours. I purchased it 40 hours and it also had a 4JD bush hog that I had no use for and promptly sold.
In that time I have learned to love the machine and now question my judgment for not having purchased it sooner. We live on a wonderful peninsula on the Tennessee River. It is maintenance intensive, or has been so far, although our overall goal has been to make is less so as we become older.
The property has about of 1000 feet of seawall, a boat house, boat dock and large cabana, a large garage, 2+ landscaped acres and another acre of so that is wooded.
The big decision to purchase the tractor was after hand laying 35 tons of river rock around the property. A friend helped with most of the rock installation with his wonderfully handy Kubota with FEL and 18 inch BH.
I found the tractor for sale locally from an individual that had purchased it to compliment his large MF. To me, it seemed that he was selling the tractor as a result of his frustration with the integration of mower deck and the FEL. Those familiar with the problem know that there was no way to park the deck and utilize the FEL.
I purchased the tractor in pristine condition with just a few hours and immediately ran into the same problems that I think jaded it's previous owner. I went to the forum portion of this site and soon found that others had experienced the problem.
Also like others on this site, I was able remove the deck, inspect the snail cam and make adjustments to the rotary deck height adjustment position to be able to "park" the deck and use the FEL.
The entire problem stemmed from the fact that at some point late in the production of the deck, the decal that surrounded the height adjustment knob was installed in the wrong position. The decal was rotated approx 30 degrees from the proper position, meaning that when the deck heigth adjustment knob was positioned in the "park" position, removing control of the lift arms, it was actually still able to move up and down when hydraulics were applied to the FEL.
As numerous posters mentioned, the "fix", if that is an appropriate term for such a simple act, was to observe where the snail cam was from under the tractor and mark the position with a Sharpie on the deck relative to the installed decal. With that done, I was able to adjust the deck and have had no difficulty using it at all.
My wife routinely mows the 2+ acres very methodically with the 62 MMM in short order. I have gotten reasonably skilled and installing and removing the FEL. Removal can be accomplished in a couple of minutes and installation in almost the same time. It's remarkably easy, even for neophytes like me.
After scaring the crap out of myself using the loader without weight on the back, I purchased the Heavy Hitch system and 240 lbs. of weight to keep the ass on the ground. It is a wonderful system that allows simple exchange of 3-point implements after they are adjusted.
I use a Land Pride 5'Box Blade on the Heavy Hitch. As others have also noted, the 5' box is at the limit of the 2320's capabilities. The 4 footer was just not enough and the 5 footer works the tractor pretty hard, but it has been up the task, allowing me to repair a septic system with 85 yards of fill. It has also been invaluable in the demo/renovation of our boat house, boat dock and decks.
While it has been a great machine, there seems to be a giant lapse in judgment in using a non-suspension seat on the tractor---incredible! I installed the spring fix like many on the forum and while not great, it's better than it was. For us, the 2320 is a really good match for our needs. Yes, there have been times with I wished that the FEL cycle time was shorter, but when it's all said and done, the tractor works very well."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Incredibly useful for day to day hauling and moving. Can really work when needed.Cons: Price of parts. No seat suspension. Quality control installing deck adjustment decal.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-04-26Number of Hours: 125
"I'm really happy about my tractor. The only little thing that I could say about is the hydraulic speed. Not really fast, but anyway I bought this tractor to pass my free times. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good enough.Cons: Yes sir.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS