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John here again. Well I didn’t buy either the 8210 or the TW 15 which I had a look at. The Tw was tatty and the 8210 had no rear linkage and was a Q cab. Ive come accross a 8630 Powershift with a 40K box. What are these like. Are they reliable? What should I be on the lookout for when I view/test it?
Still have an 8630, albeit a 30km/h version. Has never been any trouble at all, and up untill this year did all the ploughing with a 5 furrow kv eg reversible with full set of discs and spring loaded. Needs two full sets of weights to stay down, but they are still one of the best tractors to pull for their size.
The only problem i would say is that the powershift gearbox seems to sap more engine power the higher the gear you are in. On the road, even on a moderate hill ours will drop maybe 100-150 revs even with nothing on the back. And with any kind of a load our ford 6600 would probably outpull it on the road. For ploughing and sub-soiling its fine, even baling and the like is grand, but haulage is out of the question, with ours anyway.
It put out 135 hp at the pto last year and the pump has never been touched. Once warm, there is no smoke whatsoever, even under load. I would drive the tractor you are looking at on the road to see if you find if it is as dead as ours.
I just posted a similar question on another forum that i`m semi retiring my TW20 which has been an absoluteley fantastic tractor of 11`500 hrs and do i go with the devil i know with another TW15 superQ or an 8210 turbo …..TW25 is obviously the choice but i need a shorter snout for row crop work..
I test drove the 8630 on Saturday morning. She went up and down through the gears o.k. Throttle was a tad heavy but nothing too bad. She jumped a little between 9th and 10th….. no leaks or unwanted oil visible anywhere. there were a few thing that I was not sure about though.
When the tractor was idling and the pto engaged, there was a slight rattle in the back end – what would cause this?
Secondly there was a slight problem with the electrics, the a/c, wipers, front lights and the digital dash and the hour meter were all not working, – I suspect that this may be due to a blown fuse etc?
How do you change the pto from 1000 (narrow spline) to 540 ( wide spline) rpm – the chap that was selling the tractor said that he was only using it for pulling a low loader and dump trailer so he didn’t use the pto and I didn’t notice a shift leaver. Is it that the pto has to be turned around?
Any info that anyone has on this would greatly appreciated,
If its like our 6610 (not that I’ve had to do it) you park it facing down a steep slope take off a large circlip and it should slide out and then you put the other shaft in then circlip though I’m not sure if you have to be careful about a bit that can drop in to the back axle if you’re not careful in which case can mean taking the back axle a part.