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Looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions

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Ross In NH

03-10-2003 13:21:01

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I am looking at a 1968 3000. the tractor has 4400 hrs. on it and it seems to run well some blow by at the dip stick and at the oil fill. is that OK for the hrs. also it has power steering which is not very responsive it seems a bit slow/ sluggish (not like a car). finally it has a SOS trans all the gears work although when useing the reverse gears it creeps foward until you give it some gas. the 3 point, brakes etc all seem to work well. I did notice all that a lot of the parts are Britsh built so I assume this one was built in the UK. The seller said he will take 2,800 for it. I dont know to much about these tractors so any comments will be really helpfull. Thanks in advance Ross

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Larry NCKS

03-11-2003 04:26:01

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 Re: looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions in reply to Ross In NH, 03-10-2003 13:21:01  
Well . . .someone better offer the other opinion! I like the SOS, however, before I'd pay 2800 for the one you have sighted, I'd want to know why it takes RPMs to make it back up (I'm assuming that's with the inching pedal all the way up). Sounds like low trans. oil pressure at idle to me. If it needs a pump that's approx $700 plus labor. An 8 spd is no match for a GOOD SOS. My .02

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03-10-2003 16:58:15

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 Re: looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions in reply to Ross In NH, 03-10-2003 13:21:01  
You are looking at a multi thousand dollar repair on that tractor, major engine rebuild with power steering rebuild plus transmission rebuild, $5.00 tops in that condition

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03-10-2003 15:04:11

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 Re: looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions in reply to Ross In NH, 03-10-2003 13:21:01  
Price is double what it would be here with the SOS. I had one myself that the SOS worked iffy on, paid a dealer under $1500 for it, worked it a couple of seasons and sold after it blew a seal.I never liked the way the SOS acted in tight quarters.. way too jumpy for my tastes.
Wait for an 8 speed. 3000, 8 speed, diesel is a great tractor, English or US made. Power Steering makes them almost fun to farm with.

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03-10-2003 14:41:18

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 Re: looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions in reply to Ross In NH, 03-10-2003 13:21:01  
Wait for an 8 speed.

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03-10-2003 14:07:43

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 Re: looking at 3000 to buy had a few questions in reply to Ross In NH, 03-10-2003 13:21:01  
I think I would pass on the SOS and wait for an 8 speed. My $.02

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