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    Default M7040 or M9540

    I have 30 to 40 acres that I want to put into food plots for deer and turkey. I am looking at the M7040 hydro-shuttle with cab. Would I be better off purchasing the M9540? I plan on keeping this tractor for the long run. The land has rolling hills.

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    It depends on what size equipment you plan on using. Are you buying new or used? The new M9540's are probably in short supply.

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    I'll buy new. I have found a M9540 for 48K. I do not have any equipment for food plots now.

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    I would say 8540 or a 9540 I have a 7040 I should gotting the 8540 it has a stronger loader then the 7040 more weight a bigger frame bigger tires

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    How much time do you have vs how much money do you want to spend? The 9540 is going to cost more and take bigger implements that cost more money. I would guess that the 9540 would do the work quite a bit faster than the 7040 though. So what is more important, money or time? You can always make more money, time is gone forever. I would get the 9540 if it were me.

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    I really don't think you will save that much time with a 9540 vs 7040 on 40 acres.

    I was originally looking at a 7040 myself, it would have done everything I needed. But I ended up with a 9540 for a few reasons. I liked the available 12 speed transmission which includes an increased 3pt lift capacity, "park gear" instead of park brake, added weight, bigger tires and a sweet deal the dealer had on one with a few demo hours on it.

    Does $48k include a loader? Cab? 4X4? 8x8 or 12x12 transmission?

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    I really don't think you will save that much time with a 9540 vs 7040 on 40 acres.

    I was originally looking at a 7040 myself, it would have done everything I needed. But I ended up with a 9540 for a few reasons. I liked the available 12 speed transmission which includes an increased 3pt lift capacity, "park gear" instead of park brake, added weight, bigger tires and a sweet deal the dealer had on one with a few demo hours on it.

    Does $48k include a loader? Cab? 4X4? 8x8 or 12x12 transmission?
    Well, with 35% more HP and 13% more weight, it would make a big enough difference for me. I suppose it all comes down to what ones needs and wants are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch View Post
    Well, with 35% more HP and 13% more weight, it would make a big enough difference for me.

    First off, I'm not trying to steer the guy away from the 9540, I bought one myself.

    You mentioned the increase in price before. It is about 35% more by my poor calculations.

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    I still say a 95040 is a better bet on a side note I got my 7040 stuck in the mud I pulled it out with my 3500hd gasser like it was a toy

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    Default Re: M7040 or M9540

    The 48K is for 4wd, cab, fel, hydro-shuttle. I feel that is a good price when the M7040 is between 42 and 45k.

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