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Ford 1710 Review



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Junior: The Everything Tractor Posted by Creamer on 05/11/2013

I bought the tractor with the house and property in 1993 so the tractor was about ten years old. I almost immediately put an FEL on it and use it on a regular basis for just about everything. It is just the right size so that it does not tear up the lawn or leave indentations even when wet but it has enough power that I have skidded 30" hardwood logs, graded hillsides, and mowed with a Bush Hog stuff that was taller than the tractor.

I have what may seem to be an odd combination of turf tires on the rear and industrials on the front but they work very well together for the many uses. I use it with a 5' finish mower, 5' Bush Hog, 60" garden tiller, 7' sickle bar mower, 6' landscape rake, 6' blade, 5' box blade and many other implements that I have borrowed over the years.

Trouble virtually none other than self-inflicted such as fuel line gel or running out of fuel. I have had both front axle drops leak,an internal hydraulic leak and a muffler rust out but that is all I have had to repair.

I have used it for landscaping of all types, garden tilling, mowing, wood cutting and hauling, digging, moving things around, cleaning out barns, driveway grading, snow removal, log skidding, and even backing into my pond with the landscape rake to drag weeds out (up to 30" deep).

It is very easy on fuel, handy on and off, reliable, easy to drive, decent hydraulics, and fully functional with good weight distribution. My wish list for it would be to have a live PTO and a little higher top end (about 11.5 mph).

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1984 Date Purchased: 02/15/1993 Number of Hours: 1150
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Functionality for its size, compactness, durability and reliability. Cons: No live PTO, low road gear. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Indiana I also considered buying: International Harvester 584
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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