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Ferguson TO-30 Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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3
Performance:
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3
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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4


Good Little Chore Tractor Posted by Jonathon Schram on 10/08/2016

I've had this tractor for a few years now. We use it around the farm for odd jobs, like grading our driveway (.75 mile minimum maintenance), brush hogging, etc. It is very easy to work on and parts are cheap.

We converted ours to 12V and added an electronic ignition to get rid of the points and provide better starting. I recently did an in-frame overhaul to correct some low compression. It is not bad considering that it was last overhauled in 1966 from the previous owner.

Mine has an over/under drive auxiliary transmission (Hupp) that was installed by the dealer when it was new, which is a great addition to make up for lack of gears.

The 1-1/8 inch power take-off shaft really needs an adapter/override clutch to brush hog with. You might end up going through a fence otherwise. Filled tires and chains are handy when we need multiple tractors pushing snow.

Other than that, it is a good little utility tractor for the farm. We probably put 20-25 hours on it a month.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1951 Date Purchased: 12/31/2009 Number of Hours: ???
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Heavier than most, cheap to work on, simple and reliable, parts availability Cons: No live power take-off, 3-point lift relatively weak, Z-129 block prone to crack if grossly overheated Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 Acres Location: United States Nebraska I also considered buying:
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