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Ford 1700 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.40
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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4
Performance:
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4
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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5


Works Hard Easy on Fuel Posted by Rick Yewdall on 01/18/2013

First tractor ever. First thing I did was buy the manual from Jensales so there are no mysteries when a maintenance issue arises. I learned that water will leak into the transmission/hydraulic system and freeze up the components.

Built a custom backhoe and dug a 5'x 200' trench and it only burned about $10 in fuel. Engine starts all the time, great unit, keeps your arms in shape when working with the loader full. Maintain the fuel system (filter and injector pump) and lots of grease and oil, the cheapest maintenance.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1981 Date Purchased: 05/01/2001 Number of Hours: 1450
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Always starts, burns little fuel, nimble enough to get anywhere. Cons: Keep it out of the rain or tarp it, no power steering, trans PTO. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: Canada Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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