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    Default Ford 1310

    I have been looking at a Ford 1300 and a John deere 650 I just need something for light stuff like grading my road and maybe plowing a garden the john deere has 2100 hrs and the ford has 991 hrs both are 2 wheel dr the ford is $600 more than the JD. Thanks for ur help im a newbie at the tractor knowledge

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    They both spec about the same. Might have an easier time with major part for deere than Ford of that vintage. They both are capable of your need. I'd personally go with a lower hr Ford. 1000 hrs for a tractor is an eternity for casual use. what is the asking price for the deere? did you check them both? a well maintained 2100 hrs tractor is certainly better than a neglected 900 hr one.

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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 1310

    They want $2600 for the JD and $3300 for the ford the ford was only used for bushhogging it was a trade in the owner wanted a front loader

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    Default Re: Ford 1310

    Quote Originally Posted by lteez View Post
    They want $2600 for the JD and $3300 for the ford the ford was only used for bushhogging it was a trade in the owner wanted a front loader
    I'd personally go with the Ford as bushhogging only is a breeze for the tractor if no issue with lubrication and heat dissipation. Heck, you can't buy a decent zero turn mower for the price. 1310 which does have live pto is heck of lot of machine in comparison to any throw away mower.

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    Ford 1700, 2wd.
    Kubota MX-4700DT, Gear transmission with LA 884 loader, Q/A and HD bucket.
    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 1310

    I really was buying a compact because I have a long driveway and I eed to drag it 2 to 3 times a year and maybe one day I may want a garden

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    Which did you buy? I've had my 1310 -W- FEL for a couple of years now. Really cheap in fuel and it never backs down from a job. But, it doesn't like to get too far from the parts store either!



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    I brought the 1310 so far haven't put it to work yet I wanted to clean it up and put some fresh paint on it . I brought it from the dealer they had kept the service up. On it the previous owner used it to bush hog

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    Default Re: Ford 1310

    Never the less, I'd be sure to keep a sharp eye on ALL fluid levels at least for the first month or so. That way you know what it's using and how much. There are lots of "Gotcha's" in there.

    Especially keep an sharp eye on the coolant level. Mine eats the stuff and I must top it off every use. I finally broke down and bought a non contact thermometer so I can monitor engine temp during operation... Trust me, you don't want to even think about replacing the head on one of these things. Ford retails them for $2k.

    I also had a leak on the right steering knuckle. It turns out the seals are installed backward from the factory. Later, the other side started leaking. I guess the previous owner was oblivious to this and didn't keep the front end lube up. I had to replace a bearing there too. I was lucky in that I caught it before it tried to self destruct.

    Does yours have a Front End Loader? (FEL)


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    Default Re: Ford 1310

    No mine doesn't have a FEL it's 2wheel drive thanks for the info I will make sure to keep an eye on all the fluid levels and watch the front end also

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