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David Brown 885 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.60
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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3
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


David Brown with Kelly Loader Posted by David O'Brien on 01/16/2012

This was my first tractor and was a great "starter" tractor. It's simplicity was perfect for a new tractor owner and once a neighbor showed me where the fuel switch was, I was off and running. It is big enough to do most chores around the farm and small enough to maneuver in the trees, but I wish that it was a 50 or 55 horsepower, instead of the 42. I also wish that the hydraulic pump had a bigger output, but overall I can't complain.

It is simple enough for me to do routine maintenance and some repairs myself, but I had to take it to a tractor mechanic for a clutch replacement.

The hour meter was stopped at 4000 hours when I purchased the tractor, and I estimate that I put 1200-1500 hours on the tractor.

Parts availability can be a concern here in South Central, Texas, as most parts have to be ordered by the dealer or I just get them myself online.

If I could have 1 wish for this tractor, it would be that I could lift a round bale with the FEL.

My next tractor will be in the 60-70 HP range so I can unload round bales from a semi.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1980 Date Purchased: 06/01/2003 Number of Hours: 1500
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Simple, easy to use, fuel effieicent. Cons: Underpowered for size, hydraulic pump could be higher, parts availability. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Texas I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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