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Also looking for loader tractor, 4cyl, 4wd upto about 10k. Any particular bargains to be looking for aswell as the dogs to avoid? Like looks of ford 6610, case 895xl, older and simpler build but still good for a days work.
I forgot about the old leyland 272…What a nice gearbox and alight clutch..!
I had a 6610 fwa 1983 with the “h” pattern culumn change on a loader and loved the gearbox but the steering system always seemed a bit weak..that “damper” ram on the left side was always needing replaced causing a lot of front wheel wobble on the road…
if your looking at ford i think 7740 would be better suited? although you might struggle to fidn one for under 10k. looking in farming classifieds there seem to be a few 30 series massies with loaders for 5-10k dont know if there any good though. 895 would be a good loader tractor but again may be a problem getting a decent oen for 10k?
Ideal thanks, i’m a Deere man through and through at heart but the ideal TIDY 26/2850 might be like trying to find a very small needle in a very big haystack!! Did go and look at a 7810 other day but being a 6cyl was just a bit big and i’m afraid Hp has to give way to size, am quite keen on either a ford or a case ( had been told the 895 was a good tool, better with the XL cab though.) but condition is going to be the stumbleing point i think, wont do an awful lot so want something that will be reliable when it is used and is in good enough cosmetically that it can be maintained to hold its value as a true ‘practical classic’!