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Fiat 411RB Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.00
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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3
Value:
rating
4
Reliability:
rating
3


Fiat 411Rb Posted by Andrew Lark on 01/05/2012

This old tractor used to belong to the Department of Agriculture, and as such has remarkably low hours for it's age. The previous owner treated the tractor quite poorly but it has stood up to the abuse well. Unlike the 411R, the 411Rb has a petrol engine. It is very well designed, with offset final drives, two range gearbox with 6 forward and two reverse gears.

Finding parts for this old beast is a challenge - the distributor has been replaced with an incorrect item that spins backwards therefore has no mechanical advance, making tuning a bit of a challenge. The old carburettor has seen better days and has been repaired as far as it can. I would like to replace these items eventually. The engine speed governor has been removed as the alternator had been replaced. I'd like to get a governor working on it again one day.

Apart from its foibles, it has been a trusty tractor and I have it running reliably nowadays.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1960 Date Purchased: 01/01/2002 Number of Hours: 2700
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Proven design, very strong. Cons: Old and rare, hard to get parts for the petrol model. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: Australia Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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