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    Default Ford 1210 is it right

    Is 5 acres ok for a 1210 with 60" belly mower?

    86 model, 1000 hous. $3300. Worth it?

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    Elite Member JC-jetro's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ford 1210 is it right

    Quote Originally Posted by dbharness
    Is 5 acres ok for a 1210 with 60" belly mower?

    86 model, 1000 hous. $3300. Worth it?
    does not sound bad. Need to see it's condition but 1000 hrs is good. take a look at the link below

    FORD 1210 TRACTORS - LESS THAN 40 HP For Sale at TractorHouse.com
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    60" Woods Rotary Cutter, home made (3-pt boom and a Row Hipper) ,King Kutter( 5 ft Tiller,Middle Buster,Single Row Cultivator,Carry-all, 5 ft blade, 6 ft Landscaping Rake ,30" Dirt Scoop and a 4'x4' Drag Harrow)

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    Default Re: Ford 1210 is it right

    dbharness:

    I really liked my Ford 1100 (mowed ~7A's with a RC). If ground clearance is not a problem on your 5 A's with a MMM on the 1210 you should do "ok". At a 1000 hours the engine is starting to break in. Jay
    NH TC29DA with 14LA and HD QA 60" bucket, weighted R-1's, FOPS, CCM M-160 (58") Tiller, Tebben MD 60" Rotary Cutter, Woods LR 108 (96") Landscape Rake, FEL cutting edge and tooth bar, Woods GB60 (60") Box Blade, Wallenstein BXM32

    1995 John Deere 455 Diesel with 48" mower, MC 519 Cart with PowerVac

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    Default Re: Ford 1210 is it right

    My Ford 1210 was a nice tractor, it always started even on the coldest morning. I had it from 1984 to 1994 and mowed a 3 acre lawn for that time period. The belly mower was a problem from time to time as it utilized a custom cable lift. The cables often broke but I figured out a way to make my own cables to fix the problem. Take a look at the rollers on the lift to ensure that you will not have the same issues. If it is in good shape this would be a nice tractor for you.

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    Default Re: Ford 1210 is it right

    I had a 1986 1210 w/ 60" Ford MMM for a number of years. The tractor was great. The MMM did a good job, but required some care - the lift chains and brackets would fail due to my rough ground beating them to death. Also, the MMM was belt driven off the front of the crankshaft via an electric PTO clutch. Mine would eat those clutches until the dealer and I realized that I was one of the last people who had not yet converted to the "double bearing stub shaft" arrangement (prior setup was single bearing). If you buy this tractor, check/adjust your clutch gap yearly, at a minimum. FYI - mine was sold for a little over $4000 last year, with 1200 hrs, and in great shape. Also, mowed 2+ acres and also bush hogged 3 acres. None too much power, but enough. Good luck.

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