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12-30-2007 18:27:07

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I am looking at purchasing a 7040 and would like to know if anyone could give me some advice on this model as to reliability, cost to maintain, etc. I am new to this size of tractor so please open my eyes.

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Jack a

01-03-2008 07:26:14

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 Re: 7040 in reply to RD TX, 12-30-2007 18:27:07  
I love my 7050. Had it for 10 years and all I replaced was a clutch cable.

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01-03-2008 05:02:10

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 Re: 7040 in reply to RD TX, 12-30-2007 18:27:07  
Thanks everyone for the help. I think I will pass on this one and keep searching the north Texas area.


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01-01-2008 17:14:22

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 Re: 7040 in reply to RD TX, 12-30-2007 18:27:07  
The 7040 should be a good dependable tractor if maintained. Plan on spending $250 to change fluids and filters. Not a lot of dealers left in Texas, at least in the north central part. A large tractor costs more in labor to work on than a small one due to the size.

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Al Epp Waldorf Md

12-31-2007 16:58:26

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 Re: 7040 in reply to RD TX, 12-30-2007 18:27:07  
I bought a 7040 Power Shift in the winter of 2004 from a used equipment dealer. It started and ran great but reverse would not work, turned out the nut was loose on the cable end that hooks to the valve body. I fixed that on the dealers lot. Also it was in high range and when I tried to shift to low it felt like the shifter wasn't hooked to anything. I took the floor pan out which already was unbolted and saw that the cable was disconnected. I moved the shifter on the trans by hand and found out that low range did work so I bought the tractor. As you can probably guess the previous owner had neglected the tractor. I put on new cables for the hi low range and the 3 pt, both were locked up, new alternator and changed over the air to R134. Hooked it to a 12 ft no till drill and was almost done planting when the trans let me down. It would only move in first gear, low or high range. I was lucky enough to find an AC mechanic in Pennsylvania who rebuilt the trans. He told me the bolts on a gear on one of the clutch packs had worked loose and then sheared off. He said it was not a common occurrence with these transmissions but he had seen a few. I've been using it ever since and haven't had any problems. It drives and handles very well and the hood sides come off easily with just two clips which makes routine maintenance very easy. I really like the tractor.

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