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Advice on d15

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08-08-2020 18:23:36

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Guys I have been gifted a running gas D15 (not series 2),, it has a seems to be functioning trip loader. It needs 1 rear rim and 2 tires and a 3 pt conversion, and this is just to be useful. So it will need at least 1800 invested to be a 60 yr old 40hp gas tractor. I am starting a hobby beef farm on 30ac I kind of feel i need at least a 75hp tractor since bailing is a likely endeavor. Should I sink nearly 2k into this rig? even if i search around for great deals im gonna have 1k in it. What are the thoughts on this? Should I take the 2k I would spend on this and put it toward a bigger tractor or will this old Orange bugger be crazy useful on my little farm? thanks Shawn

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08-09-2020 04:51:34

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 Re: Advice on d15 in reply to Shawnba67, 08-08-2020 18:23:36  
If your able to find a tractor for parts with good rims and tires you could part the rest out and make money.

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08-08-2020 18:55:28

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 Re: Advice on d15 in reply to Shawnba67, 08-08-2020 18:23:36  
Sounds too small to me. Flat ground it might work for smaller sized round bales, but as the bales get bigger and the ground gets hillier, so does the tractor need to have more weight and HP. A D-15 with fluid in the rear tires weighs about 4,200 lbs. A D-17 weighs about 5,500 lbs. A pretty good rule-of-thumb is 100 lbs minimum of weight for every PTO HP. 75 HP should weigh at least 7500 lbs or more. I grew up on a series 2 D-15 and series 4 D-17. Each had their place on our farm, but in your case, I think a D-15 ain't quite enough tractor.

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