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    Default What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    We are looking to upgrade our chore tractor. We currently have a 2950 Deere with MFWD and loader. Its been a good tractor but is getting a lot of hours on it and my dad is getting older so I'm looking for something with more comfort and ease of shifting as well as reliability. I'm looking at a $40K max budget and don't care about the brand as long as its dependable and economical. I have been looking at the McCormicks, Farmalls and New Hollands but don't know much about any of them. Things I am looking for in a tractor:



    Minimum 85 hp, prefer around 90 or 95 hp

    Comfortable Cab, heat, air

    easy shifting

    economical on fuel

    MFWD

    Handle a loader well



    We use our chore tractor everyday for feeding bales, hauling bales, raking, mowing with a 9' disc mower



    I would like to get something fairly new but I don't mind if it has maybe 1k hours on it or so since I know I can't get into a brand new one for $40k.



    Thanks!



    Cam

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    I purchased an LS 7030 with power shuttle that hits most of your needs. It's 88 hp, nice cab, real easy shifting, (40 forward 20 reverse speeds) on the fly hi-lo, FWD, 540/750/1000 pto and handles a loader very well. Not sure about how economical it is on fuel compared to others in it's class but I didn't pay much more than your limit brand new. I only have a little over 100 hrs but so far I really like it. Not a single problem so far. Welcome to the forum and Good luck in your search!

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    If you don't mind, please tell us what you actually did pay, and did that include a loader? Thanks for your input

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    $42,130 and yes that included the loader.

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerherd View Post
    $42,130 and yes that included the loader.

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    Check out a Mahindra M Power 85 Cab, or 8560 Cab.
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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    A 90 HP Chore tractor to me sounds like a contradiction in terms, but that is just the difference between being in IA or VT. How many HP does the 9 ft. disc mower need? And I imagine with an AC cab it would get to do the round baling as well?

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    a 90hp cab tractor can do the cutting an baling with ease.

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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    Never heard of a ''chore'' tractor???
    Don
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    Default Re: What is a good modern chore tractor for 40K or less?

    Just a matter of scale but if you use 90HP to do the chores what size is the primary tillage tractor?
    Tough job matching that JD2950 for $40K even if that includes trading in the 2950. New it went for $30,000 without the loader back in 1985. Just inflation alone gets you up around $75k for any real match.

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