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Fiat 780 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
4
Reliability:
rating
5


FIAT 780 2WD - Early Model Posted by Hugh on 06/25/2012

I bought this 780 2WD with no prior knowledge or experience of FIAT tractors. After slashing 30 acres of 3' grass I stripped and restored the tractor to better than new condition. As such I have found out what breaks and what lasts, and am able to compare it to other tractors of the day.

It is a nice tractor to drive and operate. Great IVECO diesel engine (never been apart, yet starts easily, no noise or smoke and pulls well). Easy controls for everything. Comfortable for operator.

I rate it better than most 80hp 2WD tractors of the day. Maybe only the JD would be better. Well ahead of the technology and comfort offered by DB and MF at that time.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1976 Date Purchased: 01/09/2011 Number of Hours: 5000
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Comfortable, reliable, modern for age, easy to use and fix. Cons: Body work rusts badly, OEM handbrake disc design was poor. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: Australia Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying: Massey Ferguson 175, David Brown 990
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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