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Looking at a 1206.

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04-11-2007 18:27:11

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Hi everyone.

I am going to go and look at a 1206 on Saturday. The biggest reason I like them is because of the way they look when repainted, that and it"s a bit bigger than my dad"s 190XT. :)

My question is this though, for those of you that know these tractors pretty well, what are some of the major things, specific to the 1206 tractor, to look for when looking at it. I"ve been around tractors long enough to know the obvious things to look for, tires, leaks, gauges, etc. I"m taking my dad just to make sure I remember to look for the obvious things. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I will add this, that I"d like the 1206 to be one that"s usable for a few years and than totally redo it, and work on it as I go.

Thank you in advance for all of your input on this matter.

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04-12-2007 05:33:48

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 Re: Looking at a 1206. in reply to HobbyFarmer71, 04-11-2007 18:27:11  
They are good tractors but the transmission is usually a weak spot. Most of these were turned up to match the hp of the 1456, 1466 & 1486 tractors and got worked hard. Unless they got stupid on the power the engines didn't seem to be bother by this but the transmission just wasn't quite heavy enough. If its never been turned up it will be fine.

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04-11-2007 19:25:40

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 Re: Looking at a 1206. in reply to HobbyFarmer71, 04-11-2007 18:27:11  
If I were to need info on any tractor, I would look into the archives to find out what people needed information about to fix. Search For in the header above the forum will do the trick. JimN

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04-11-2007 19:51:10

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 Re: Looking at a 1206. in reply to Janicholson, 04-11-2007 19:25:40  
Those tractors are pretty indestructable. I have one and and 806. What usually wears out if the shift linkage, tie rods, 3-point slop. They are good tractors

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