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    Default I'm ready to buy a tractor but could use some help

    Hello Tractor Net Friends,

    I've recently moved back to the Midwest and ready to buy a tractor for my 90 acres. I will do mostly hay (cut/rake/bale/haul), small field work (plowing/sowing) and digging post holes for future berry patch.

    Below are my "must have" specifications. I've visited a number of dealers and searching Tractor house but I'm hoping to get some advice from you experienced folks out there. As I talk to dealers, they are saying the 40kph/24mph is not out there unless you go to new bigger tractors >100hp. But given my farming operation, I need a good road gear. Is there anyway you can tell if a used one has this option other than driving it? If you have any ideas, let me know. Also, is used my only option or are there any new tractors that would meet this and my budget. Many thanks,

    HP: 65-80
    Cab
    MFWD
    FEL
    40kph/24mph
    Budget: $35,000

    So far I've driven MF, New Holland TL90, TN75, Case IH 80, JD 5403

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    Elite Member newbury's Avatar
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    From Vt, in Va, retiring to MS
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    Default Re: I'm ready to buy a tractor but could use some help

    Without more details the question pops up why 24mph?
    With an operation like that I'd expect one to own a truck and trailer. Which then opens up your choices greatly.
    And $35K for a new tractor in the 65-80hp range is also very limiting so you will proably have to go used and set aside a few $$ for repairs.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    Kubota B3200, Ford NAA, IH 454D, Case 1845C

    Default Re: I'm ready to buy a tractor but could use some help

    IIRC, there were a few 5000 series deere's that could be equipped with 15.5-38 rear tires that would get you close to that speed. I'm thinking it was the 5x20 or 5x25 series. Doubt you'd have much luck finding one used though, I've never seen one in person so I think it probably wasn't a popular option. Generally look for the bigger tractors with tall tires to get that type of speed. You'll probably want something that uses 38" rubber (rim size).
    Kubota B3200
    Ford NAA Jubilee
    International 454D
    Case 1845C skid steer
    JD 265

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    Default Re: I'm ready to buy a tractor but could use some help

    My M8540 Tops out at 21 mph and will say that this is reserved for smooth asphalt or a very well maintained dirt roads Even small bumps with the FEL tire ballast or load on the 3pt are a good demonstration that you are the shock absorber in the equation. NH TN4000 series like 4020 4030 had a 24 mph trans option, i did'nt realize the TL90 had a 24mph trans. For $35K Cab, FEL, and MFWD i think your well into the used tractors. I don't think even the Mahindras or Kioti's are in this price range. Would be surprised if they offer this option.

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