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    Default Your previously owned tractors....

    A good majority of us have owned more than one tractor, we all have seen changes in what our needs may be and upgraded to a bigger tractor or bought something a little smaller to suit your needs better. Lets see what kind of tractor's Y'all have had.

    I have owned two tractors:

    First one was my Yanmar YM169D, by far the best first tractor i could have asked for. I wish i still had it, but in order to get the skid steer I have now I had to sell it.

    Second came 1 month after I got the Yanmar, it was Simplicity 9518. I bought it as a project, it didn't run when I got it and it soon became a deep money pit, in short to avoid getting deeper into that pit i sold it non-running.

    I have also had 8 different riding mowers, but I have always stuck with my John Deere L118, it was my second riding mower. I just sold my last one yesterday so I am down to 1 again, we will see how long that lasts.

    I gotta say, I miss the little Yanmar, even though I have a 61 hp Deere skid steer now i will be getting another tractor in the future.
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    My Fleet:
    2004 Deere 317 Skid Steer Loader
    66" Construction bucket, imatch QA adapter, CU72 Jake Rake, Middle Buster, 60" Landscape rake, 54"x 48" Pallet forks
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck

    Check out my rakes: www.Jakesimplements.com

    Member of the TBN "Young gun" Club

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    Veteran Member grnspot110's Avatar
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    John Deere 790, 420, 314, "L/60" Custom & 70 I

    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    How far back do you want to go? My first was a JD 70 diesel, then a 720D, 1948 "V" Avery (I bought it in 1970 to plow gardens after I left the farm). Around 27 years ago, when we bought our current property, I bought a 1958 JD 520, then inherited Dad's 720D. Later got started with L&G's (all JD); 1st, 69-140 H1, then 65-110, 67-112, 71-110, & 74-112. These have all been sold to finance my current L&G collection, plus my JD 790 CUT.
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    John Deere 5045E

    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    Well if you want to go back to the BEGINNING!!!!
    I started with my fathers team of Percheron /Clydesdale cross pulling a IH rubber tired ground driven mower six foot cut and a ten foot dump rake with a six foot bull rake to tumble the windrows then pitched onto a flat hay rack that had a model A rear axle and a 48 Chevy front X built into the front pole.
    Next was an 880 David Brown with loader about 42 HP 2x4 with diff lock and a loader. Miss that one a lot. Horses never had a good parking brake and use fuel when they are not working.

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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    Nice tractors guys! I know there are more members on here that have had more than one tractor. Keep em' coming guys!
    My Fleet:
    2004 Deere 317 Skid Steer Loader
    66" Construction bucket, imatch QA adapter, CU72 Jake Rake, Middle Buster, 60" Landscape rake, 54"x 48" Pallet forks
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck

    Check out my rakes: www.Jakesimplements.com

    Member of the TBN "Young gun" Club

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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    I started with a JD 2030 gas. I was looking for either a JD 830 or JD 1530 but could not find any. Later I bought a JD 2030 diesel for better fuel economy and sold the JD 2030 gas tractor. I was still looking for a JD 830 or JD 1530.

    Next I decided I "needed" MFWD so I started looking for a JD 5X25 series, that brought sticker shock compared to what I paid for the 2030s. I kept looking a long time, then the 5M series came out. I thought this would drop the price on 5x25 series. WRONG! They went up! Every now & then I would look at 6000 series and finally found a 6415 for a LOT less then the 5x25 series I had been seeing.
    John Deere 2030 JD 245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 mfwd JD 640SL Loader

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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    Here's a picture of the last (Deere 3120), I'll have to break out the scanner for the rest as they were before the digital age! I'll have to dig up some pictures though.

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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    I started with a 8N for some rough bush hog work cleaning out tree lines etc. It was restored 10 years earlier and ran great and looked pretty good. Jumped from the 8N to a MF 35 Deluxe. It was a great tractor. I had the Amish paint it and spent some money on valve seals and the multi-power feature. I sold it with 5,300 hours on it and it was still going strong. Next was a MF 231s 45 hp and my first diesel machine. It's been great to, with no problems to speak of. It's a great tractor for mowing, gear drive and no 4wd.
    It's in my barn now. Next came the MF 2615 which I just bought in January with a loader and 4wd, 48 hp. The jury's still out on this one. It has 6 hours on it and I almost wish I hadn't bought it, but the deal was too sweet to pass up. So all this happened in the course of 17 years.
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    Gear Up and Throttle Down.

    2011 Massey 2615, 7ft Woods Rear Discharge Finish Mower, 6 ft Lucknow Snow Blower, Danuser post hole digger with 12" and 24" augers, 350 lb 3 pt broadcast spreader, 7ft scraper blade, 7 ft. drag harrow, JD GT 275 rider with 38" snow blower attachment.


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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    We love auctions

    Ones we have .."owned" ...discounting rentals, temporary ones etc ...!

    JD
    2020,2030,2130,2140,3120,3130,3040,3140,4020,7520
    MF
    TE20,135,165,185,390,2640,2745,3505
    Ford
    Super major,Power major ,2600,4000,4600,4610,5610,6600,6610,7000,7600,7710 ,7810,8100,8210,TW20,7840,TM120
    IH
    434,674,784,956XL
    Renault
    103-12 , 851 turbo
    Steiger
    Cougar ST270 , Bearcat210
    Versatile
    876,895
    Leyland
    262,272,2100,384

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    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    Minneapolis Molene (s?) was my first, followed by kubota 2900, and Cat Backhoes and Skid steers. Also bought a John Deere LA (green acres show) just for the fun of it. Next came a Kubota 3230 and two weeks ago, a Kubota 4240 HSTC FEL (with cab air conditioning). 80% of my tractor work is to help neighbors, so my honey felt that I should at least be comfortable when providing free work. Life is good and I love my Kubota...............right after my wife........and my pets of course
    Kubota 4240 HSTC; L2900; 1931 John Deere LA; Cat 416C BH; Cat 277 SS.

    JC

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    John Deere 4520 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV, Z920A Zero Turn Mower and assorted implements

    Default Re: Your previously owned tractors....

    I bought a Deere 670 (16.5 PTO HP) when we first moved here. Most of the work was finish mowing (tractor came with a 60" RFM) and snow pushing. Also did a few acres of right-of-way brush cutting...

    Since my lot is about 60% wooded, I wanted a chipper so more PTO HP was in order...that, and although my 670 did a great job with the 60" rotary cutter (on that right-of-way), more PTO HP wouldn't hurt.
    So, I went for a 24 PTO HP Deere 790.

    I really liked the 790 except for reverse gear...low was just too darn slow and reverse high was too fast (both at PTO RPM), so I tried out a 3320 with the reverser transmission, but I really didn't want to go into debt.

    My dealer called me about a Deere with a 12x12 reverser transmission. The tractor attached is a 30 PTO HP Deere 4400.
    Definitely more PTO power then I need, but it is a good machine and that's the one I have now.
    Roy Jackson

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