Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

Re: old tractors vs new tractors

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Eric Hartman

04-05-2013 05:31:23

Report to Moderator

The advantage we have with the New Generation and Generation II is the fact they have proven themselves to be durable machines, as they have stood the test of time. Have they all been perfect? Probably not. I think anyone who has had long term experience with any brand could pick out the more prone problems of any machine. This equipment is not "throw away," so you do keep it maintained. I enjoy operating both our New Generation and Generation II equipment. I have also operated some of the newer 7000 and 8000 series, and the cabs are a joy to spend time in as well as unmatched visibility. Sitting in the cab of an 8000 series makes the Sound Guard cab seem rather crude and confining by comparison, but at least my older equipment is in good shape and paid for. I personally think the 8.1 liter engine was a great step forward from the 7.6 liter, as the latter was simply maxed out in what it could do. Electronics on newer equipment, well, just like everything today, it is great when it works and a headache when it does not. Hydraulic systems have quite a demand placed upon them with operating today's planting equipment, thus they are far more complicated with more to go wrong than what we had 30 years ago. I would also agree with the emission related components. I tend to believe that today's diesel engines (both on and off road) that we faced with gasoline engines in automobiles back in the 1970's. The industry has come a long way since then, and perhaps in another 10 to 15 years, I hope that our diesel engines and their emissions components will be as durable as our automotive gasoline powered engines. The 3020 and 4020 are probably still like a pair of pliers that one would be lost without, and they are classy looking even today. The 4440 is a 15 year newer version of a 4020, for all practical purposes. The 6030 you cite, well, it is in a league all by itself and represents the biggest and the baddest of the New Generation. The 4960 represents the most refined of Generation II and is a pleasure to operate. I don't know if the same will be said about, say, an 8400 or a 7930, or an 8310R. I don't believe they will be parked in salvage yards in 10 or 20 years. I do not think that many of today's large scale farming operations hold their equipment quite as near and dear to them as it was in times past. Equipment is purchased, used, and swapped out fairly rapidly. I have looked at a lot of used tractors over the years, and it surprises me how badly beat up so many of them are. Clean, low hour, well cared for equipment seems to be getting harder and harder to come by. We were fortunate enough to find with the last two tractors purchased, clean, one owner, lower houred equipment, that were both older than 10 years. The prior owners did take care of them and at least seemed to take some pride in the ownership of them.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters