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What are the most reliable tractors?

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    pdboxer
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    John Deere? Massey Ferguson? Vendt?

    I always loved the look of Ford’s and New Hollands, but my old ford cars in the old days didn’t fill me with confidence about buying them, and New Holland is owned by fiat who along with renault build the worst cars I have ever experienced. Don’t see any German or Japanese tractors, which are my two first ports of call usually to buy equipment.

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    anonymous
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    over 20,000 hours on a jdeere7810 i say jdeeres are the best built to last

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    Phil Goodyear
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    camshaft

    over 20,000 hours on a jdeere7810 i say jdeeres are the best built to last

    The 10 series certainly were!!!

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    welshnwillingwelshnwilling
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    Phil Goodyear

    The 10 series certainly were!!!

     

    I’ve no wish to run down JD tractors but I honestly don’t think the latest ones are that much better than any other brand. I’d say you’d have to be pretty unlucky these days to get a bad one of any make. Of course there will always be sob stories about a Friday afternoon tractor of practically any make you care to name but IMHO the dealers after sales backup and location are far more important than the brand.

    pdboxer, there are many Japanese tractors, Kubota being the most popular by far. As for German makes, how about Fendt, Mercedes and Deutz to start with. I’m sure a couple of other brands will also have factories there.

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    regardless off cost buy once buy the best ,newholland are nice to look at but too hard on fuel to costly to operate

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    Phil Goodyear
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    I don’t disagree with wnw but the JD7810 was a true classic. 

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    blackbob
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    Renault made much better tractors than they did cars, and I think the same applied to Fiat too.
    Most makes seem to have models/ranges which are more reliable than others of the same make.
    Generally most reliable = most expensive to buy = most expensive to repair!

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    Phil Goodyear

    the JD7810 was a true classic. 

     

    As were the Case MX series and MF 100 and 200 series years ago.

    You will all laugh but some of the best tractors we ever owned were Fiat’s. I didn’t appreciate their simplicity at the time but there wasn’t much that you couldn’t fix with a socket set, a lump hammer and some gas. Modern tractors need a technician with a laptop to do something simple like calibrate the clutch (or whatever it’s called these days)

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    welshnwilling

    [quote user="Phil Goodyear"]the JD7810 was a true classic. 

     

    As were the Case MX series and MF 100 and 200 series years ago.

    You will all laugh but some of the best tractors we ever owned were Fiat’s. I didn’t appreciate their simplicity at the time but there wasn’t much that you couldn’t fix with a socket set, a lump hammer and some gas. Modern tractors need a technician with a laptop to do something simple like calibrate the clutch (or whatever it’s called these days)

    [/quote] all john deeres are simple to calibrate you dont need laptop or technician

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    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd
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    camshaft

    newholland are nice to look at but too hard on fuel to costly to operate

    I reckon that pretty much sums up John Deer rather than New Holland! To be fair, all modern tractors are much of a muchness. You’re almost better off buying somthing a bit older that can be fixed with a socket set and hammer as WnW says. Ford TW’s, now those were real tracotors!

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    the cornish ba#t*rd

    [quote user="camshaft"]newholland are nice to look at but too hard on fuel to costly to operate

    I reckon that pretty much sums up John Deer rather than New Holland! To be fair, all modern tractors are much of a muchness. You’re almost better off buying somthing a bit older that can be fixed with a socket set and hammer as WnW says. Ford TW’s, now those were real tracotors!

    [/quote]tw fords were prone to porous blocks.NOT a problem with my 7810

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     As for German makes, how about Fendt, Mercedes and Deutz to start with. I’m sure a couple of other brands will also have factories there.

    As I recall, welshnwilling, there’s an “other” brand knocking out a few near Mannheim.

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    henararhenarar
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    My most reliable tractor long term has to be our MF 565 must have had it 25 years now no major probs

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    pdboxer
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    Thanks for all the replies everybody. Do you know I wish I could say I only cared about reliability and all that, but is it wrong that I like a lot of tractors just because of how great they look? Also, though the operations I would be doing probably don’t warrant it, I would like a tractor with fat grooved wheels front and back, ie not the ones with the little spindly wheels on front, I’d like a 4wd. Is that as idiotic as it sounds even to me?

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    welshnwilling

    pdboxer, there are many Japanese tractors, Kubota being the most popular by far. As for German makes, how about Fendt, Mercedes and Deutz to start with. I’m sure a couple of other brands will also have factories there.

    Kubota I thought were only small tractors? Fendt are German built but not German owned right? And some John Deeres are built in Germany I see. Ideally I prefer German owned and German built! I think a Fendt, a John Deere or a Massey Ferguson would see me right.

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