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    Default Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    Finally I am ready to pull the trigger on buying a MF tractor. I have seen enough of this winter to know that a snow blower is needed, as the neighbor had major problems keeping my driveway free, not knowing where to put the snow. In short, he failed at that, leaving us with a major snow drift. Poor guy felt really bad, but I did not need to go to work that day anyways.

    Originally I was looking into the MF 1643, but converted to either the 1648 or 1652 to get higher PTO hp. I got quotes on both of them, with the following:

    DL 130 loader
    2 rear remotes
    engine block heater
    Ag tires
    open station
    12x12 power shuttle

    Prices are: MF 1648 = 29250; MF 1652 = 30450

    These are for paying cash. The option of "0%" 72 months financing is 4000 US$ more expensive. Do you guys think the prices are ok? I would like to pull the trigger soon, as the wait for one of those is apparently 3 months.

    Thanks,

    Gerda

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    The 1652 is a great tractor. I just came in from rescuing a friend who got drifted in by 2foot high drifts. The 1652 with a 7foot blower is unstoppable. The prices seem bang on. For a extra $8000 you can have a cab and clear snow in comfort.

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    Good to hear the prices seem fair! I already went pricier than originally anticipated because I decided that a FEL would be very useful to have right away. And by opting for the bigger tractor instead of the MF 1643. But I will save on not going with the mid PTO, as we are opting for a rear 3pt snow blower. Cab is not an option as the tractor would not fit in the garage then.

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    I just purchased the 1648 with cab and FEL. I must say the cab is pretty sweet especially when the wind is howling and the snow is blowing. Nothing quite like getting snow blown into your face trying to clear 3/4 mile of private road.
    The 1648 has plenty of power for anything i have done so far. Hydraulics are great. The 1648 and 52 both have the same lift capacities. Only difference would be the hp for running the pto.
    Buy now if you can. I heard the 16 series will be replaced by a 17 series this year to meet the new tier iv emmisions. Prices will be going up.

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    I will probably go this Saturday to buy the tractor.

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    Quote Originally Posted by gharms View Post
    I will probably go this Saturday to buy the tractor.
    Good luck, don't forget to post pictures.

    I must say the cab is pretty sweet especially when the wind is howling and the snow is blowing.
    The cabs are nice, you could clear snow in your underwear and still be comfortable and warm...

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    It's an either/or thing w/ the cab, right? That is, you have to buy the model with the cab as you can't retrofit the cabless models after purchase?


    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    The 1652 is a great tractor. I just came in from rescuing a friend who got drifted in by 2foot high drifts. The 1652 with a 7foot blower is unstoppable. The prices seem bang on. For a extra $8000 you can have a cab and clear snow in comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jymbee
    It's an either/or thing w/ the cab, right? That is, you have to buy the model with the cab as you can't retrofit the cabless models after purchase?
    Its a cab or no cab.

    You can probably get a aftermarket soft cab for it. I never looked to see if there was one available.

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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    Its a cab or no cab.

    You can probably get a aftermarket soft cab for it. I never looked to see if there was one available.
    For the cost, get the oem cab. You will be better off, as it won't cost much more.

    When you buy a cab model 1600, you get one set of rearremotes standard, you do not with the open station.
    Thanks,

    Will


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    Default Re: Ready to buy 1648 or 1652

    I decided to go with the MF 1648, but did not sign yet as the owner of the store was not there yesterday, only the sales person. And only the owner can decide on how far they can go down in price for me. Tomorrow I will know more. Will be the open station. If I wanted the cab, I would definitely go OEM as well.

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