: I'm thinking of buying a 4 year old Ford 1920 with only 800 hours of operation for $16,000. It comes with a front end loader. Does anyone have experience with this tractor? And is it worth it? For a small farming needs, is it unnecessarily large? Better tractor to consider? Thanks.
$16,000 seems too high, even with low hours. The 1920 is a fine tractor for small farm operation, but right now, at least in my area, you can get a New Holland 3910 or a Kubota 4700 or a Massey Ferguson 231 or 245, all about 40-42 HP, for less than $15,000. You can also get deals on grouping implements with the tractor. For $16,000, I'd get more horsepower and a new tractor. If you need to do hay work or a lot of heavy farm work, the 40 HP would be better than the 1920 with about 30 HP.