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Ferguson TO30

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09-10-2017 10:49:25

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I need my tractor to be able to lift a heavier load (1500 lbs). Is there a way to up grade to a larger hydraulic pump to allow this to happen? I need to pick up large round bales of hay on the rear end.

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09-10-2017 16:05:22

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to Buff3922, 09-10-2017 10:49:25  
Not enough tractor as others said. Plus the deciding factor is when front end comes off the ground. Having said that, if you just need to move one or two bales, or not many anyway, and not on regular basis, you can put some significant weight on front bumper and hook up to the bale and back up any hills. Be prepared to steer with brakes. We move round bales with a TO-35. It isn't ideal, or easy, but by backing up hills it can be done... if that's all you got.

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09-10-2017 14:09:24

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to Buff3922, 09-10-2017 10:49:25  
I bought some bales once my JD 790 would not lift with the 3point bale spike, I had to raise the front with the loader then let it back down to move them :P it would hold them up but not lift them

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09-10-2017 12:40:51

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to Buff3922, 09-10-2017 10:49:25  

Consider purchasing a Larger Tractor eg....MF 65:

Good luck:

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09-10-2017 12:16:56

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to Buff3922, 09-10-2017 10:49:25  

Speaking from experience here... It's not enough tractor for 1500lbs off the back end.... Been there , done that...

If you need to move them badly and are in a predicament then I suggest getting one of those tow behind bale dollys with an electric winch.. Short of that you should probably be looking at a tractor that weighs no less than 5000lbs .

The hydraulic system can only do so much... then you have the 400lbs of counter balance on the front you'll need...

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09-10-2017 11:50:32

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to Buff3922, 09-10-2017 10:49:25  
Sure. The best way to upgrade your TO30 is to buy a bigger tractor. Your TO30 just isn't big enough to handle that size round bales.

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09-10-2017 15:55:26

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 Re: Ferguson TO30 in reply to RM-MN, 09-10-2017 11:50:32  
thanks for the advise. I figured as much. I now have a 1953 Ferguson tractor for sale. Good condition.

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