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Which tractor do I want?

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Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr

09-05-2003 11:32:51




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Own 15 acres - need small tractor (20-40 HP) for wooded land (new house construction underway) land: snow plow, moving wood, etc. Want used. Don't necessarily want antique to to restore. My friends are suggesting an 8N, or a TO35 or Ford 661, or.... Many suggest a live PTO... HELP!!!!




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rem

09-18-2003 17:49:29




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
I'd suggest a Ford 3000 1970 or later.



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dave

09-09-2003 06:32:47




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
Thanks EVERYONE so far for your input. I am learning alot!

Dave



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Dave Olsen

09-08-2003 19:55:29




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
If you are truly looking for a nice tractor with the HP that you are looking for, don't buy a ford. The oliver super 55 series is what you are really looking for. They have more power and live hydraulics which ford 8n,9n, etc. never offered in their line. The price for a ford is comparable to the olivers but might be a little higher. You wouldn't be disappointed in making this decision. You pay for what you get. The Super 55 is twice the tractor than any 8N or 9N. I found out the hard way. I just hope that you don't make the same mistake. Also, the 55 has 6 forward gears and two reverse.Ford has 3 forward and 1 reverse unless it has a high/low shift.

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gilbert phillips

09-08-2003 07:26:14




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
I would look at a 3600. It's in the range of 40hp. I bought one 7 years ago and have not looked back. I have a small mowing business I do on the side. I have mowed up to 40 acres at a time without any problems. For a 10-20 acre home, this would be perfect. You owe it to yourself to look.



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9n141

09-07-2003 18:54:40




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
I have all 3 and they all have their place and are about the same physical size. Not all TO-35s have live PTO and live hyd. As for HP the 661 & TO35 are about 32 HP, the 8n has about 22 HP. BURT.



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D.K.

09-07-2003 11:17:38




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
I have a really nice Ford 860 with factory weights,and power steering.I used it for bush hoging and finish mowing. Just last week i bought a '72 Ford 4000 with about the same equiptment on it. Doing the same work with the 4000 is so much safer,quicker and most of all more fun. D.K. in Va.



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johnt

09-05-2003 19:38:44




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
Dave,

I had an 8N and it was a wonderful machine but nothing compares to live pto and power steering.
Spend the money once on these features and you wont regret it.



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Van(WA)

09-05-2003 15:03:58




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 Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Dave Embertson (Pres.) Gr, 09-05-2003 11:32:51  
Dave, I would spend a few more bucks, and get a newer tractor, maybe a 4000, with PS, in the 1970's era. They won't cost you much more, and are twice the tractor a 8N is, or a 600 or 800 series. especially if you are going to kept it for a while, money well spent!!



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David Bennett

09-08-2003 11:58:57




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 Re: Re: Which tractor do I want? in reply to Van(WA), 09-05-2003 15:03:58  
I love old tractors and have a couple, but bought a new hydrostat for actual use on my acreage, it is like heaven. They hold their value quite well and are very fuel efficient. Check out the New Hollands, get a front loader, you won't live long enough to regret it or wear it out.



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