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John Deere 3010 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.20
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
4
Reliability:
rating
3


My First Year with a 3010 Posted by Don Nameche on 11/05/2011

I bought a refurbished 3010 gas row crop with a 148 loader in part because I needed a tractor to harvest hay and in part because it was a beautiful piece of history...ie a US manufactured machine still working very well after 47 years and a great deal of TLC. The tractor and loader look almost new and I hope to keep it that way.

After the purchase, I had problems finding grease covers for the front wheels. When I finally figured out the JD part number on the spindles I found that the front axle and wheels were not 3010 but a heavier duty 25XX. That was just the beginning.

It was delivered by the dealer while running on the back of the truck (because they got it started and were afraid to shut it off for fear of not getting it going again). A new battery, a carb overhaul and conversion from electronic to std points and condenser finally got it going.

When I ran it out of gas, I learned from my neighbor how to get it started again after adding some gasoline. I took my portable compressor down to the field, wrapped a rag around the gas opening, and pumped air into the tank. This worked.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1963 Date Purchased: 11/15/2010 Number of Hours: 2560
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Great tractor when it is running. Cons: Don't buy an old one unless you are a mechanic or have a very good friend who is. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Ohio I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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