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Re: Buying a ferguson to30

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Tony C.

12-12-2012 07:17:27

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MikeAC said: (quoted from post at 10:55:37 12/11/12) Re: Buy a Ferguson to30?

ok i drove it today. checked the weep hole, exhaust ,shifting, and swang from the lifter arms(they held)etc. I could not test compression, the seller did not want anything mechanical touched, was selling it for a relative. clutch and brakes where good, but the shifting seemed hard. the high /low shifter allowed 8 forward speeds. High range ran really fast. Also, would take 2000 cash for the tractor. Any comments? on the shifting? I can to basic maintainance but don't want to rip a tractor down. i have enclosed a link to some pictures i took.
What is shifting hard, the main trans or the auxillary? When the tractor was cold did the fluids look proper viscosity, not like glue. Then do your tests when it is THOROUGHLY warmed up; look at the oil pressure when hot. Stand on the lift arms when they are slightly raised and tractor is fully warmed up. You should not feel any pulsating in your feet when the engine is idling.

Could be a fair deal, I just become wary when I see freshly painted, selling for relative, etc. Good luck.
This post was edited by Tony C. at 07:19:07 12/12/12.

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