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Tractor shopping... need help #6825662
04/01/20 02:08 PM
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My ol' gas Massey Ferguson 135 has a rear seal leak and other issues so I'm looking to replace it. Main use will be berry crops. 35 to 45 HP is sufficient. Probably looking to buy new or nearly new so that I can finance it through a dealership. What do you guys like?


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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825689
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You're going to get as many replies as there are brands. And all the suggestions are worth less than you're paying. ANY new tractor out there will do what you need it to. And ANY brand of tractor is going to have a lemon or something break down sooner than someone thinks it should. All you can do is choose a dealer that you trust. I know this isn't what you were looking for, but it's the truth. Personally, I'd put money into fixing up the 135.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825701
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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825714
04/01/20 02:49 PM
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The MF100 series has some popularity among those looking to restore old iron particularly as users so don't junk it.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825732
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What M Magis said. Luck of the draw . 20 yr. ago I bought a 71 Ford 5000. Plow snow, haul logs, roto till food plot, use bucket for a variety of task. Regular oil changes, and a $90 rebuilt starter.
Im happy.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825750
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I have no new ones. Guys I know that do, the ones that require a guy from dealer to come out and hook up their software, are barking pretty loud.
Using for berries do you mostly spray and cultivate, or? Just curious.

I agree with dealer you trust, good luck.





Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825764
04/01/20 03:36 PM
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Yeah, some tillage and narrow enough to get between rows for flailing and spraying.

I have thought about fixing up the MF135 but would have about $6-7000 into it. Quite a few things wrong with it. I'm at the point where I don't have that kind of cash out of pocket for the repairs but I do have the credit to finance a new one.


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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: Wright Brothers] #6825768
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Pretty hard to beat Kubota financing if your looking to buy new. I'm not crazy about the computer/emissions nonsense going on with new tractors, Kubota has a couple models in that size range that are still pretty bare bones.

I've got a 1988 2150 that we bought used a few years ago through a local Kubota dealership as a trade in.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: Cos] #6825870
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Kubota has nothing down and 0% financing. Play with their money. Have 2 of them. 35 horse and a 99 horse. Had them both about 4-5 years with zero problems.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825893
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The 2150 isn't big enough for my needs but maybe some of the larger compact or mid-sizes could. I know John Deere is also offering good financing packages right now as well.


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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825912
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I wish you were closer ide love that fixer upper 135.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6825928
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is your 135 gas or diesel?? had a 35 d growing up that thing would run a long day mowing hay and only use 5 gallons

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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826020
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I love older Massey Ferguson tractors. I'm not an expert just a fan.


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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826029
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Kubota, trouble free and hold their resale value.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826049
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Kubota or New Holland.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826085
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I bought a John Deere because there is a dealer 11 miles from my farm. Easy to get parts and service, both of which you will eventually need. Buy from the dealer with the best service close to your place, regardless of brand.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826093
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Any are only as good as the dealer.. I still use a 1962 606 International, which does everything I ask it to.

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826099
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I bought a used new holland tc30 last summer .... Has been a nice machine for my needs ....

Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826324
04/01/20 09:37 PM
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Anybody have any experience with Bransons? Dealer near me. But I also have JD and New Holland dealers near by.


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Re: Tractor shopping... need help [Re: beaverpeeler] #6826414
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I have a Kubota MX5100 and a John Deere 5310. Use the 5310 for loader work and small odds/ends. Its MFWD, with the power reverser. Very nice tractor, tough and trouble free so far. The Kubota has a 6 ft bushog mower on it that we keep hooked up. Its also a great tractor but the John Deere is a much better overall tractor. Better ride, built heavier, better hydraulics, just a better overall feel. Have had no problems with the Kubota, and it serves its purpose well, but I prefer the Deere. John Deere financial has good financing options right now. May be more pricey than the competitors, but well worth it in my opinion.

John

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