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Discussion Board - Re: time to upgrade the workhorse???

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donjr

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The trouble I have with upgrading is that a newer machine will cost almost as much as when it was new, and is already worn out in many cases. And the older ones that are on the market will all have issues. I have an806 that is a workhorse, but needs some new o-rings and seals to stop some piddling leaks. I have rebuilt the clutch, pto, water pump, and put new skins on. Which, has probably cost as much as I originallly paid for the tractor. The best thing I can tell you is to bite the bullet, get a newer machine that may cost more, and rather than putting money into fixing it up everytime it needs something and is broken down, just have to pay for the upgrade to the bank for a couple of years. You can get some real HP for just a few bucks more and it will be more reliable for a longer period of time. Sort of like the man said- "Pay me now or pay me later"----

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