Massey Ferguson GC2310 Review
GC2310 TLB Review
Posted by iambs on 04/02/2013
Excellent machine. I did a tremendous amount of research here on Tractorbynet as well as looking at several makes and models in the new and used market via dealers and individuals. The information I found here is literally priceless. I was both prepared and educated in my decision.
Model year: 2008
Date Purchased: 02/15/2013
Number of Hours: 309
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Very well built. Backhoe is VERY strong and completely integrated as part of the tractor. BH is easily removed after the first 2-3 times of getting the hang of it. Lower RPMs for PTO and Hydraulics are fantastic. Hydraulics are surprisingly fast as compared to other brands.
Cons: Most of my cons have already been changed with the newer model years so remember I am referring to a 2008. The seat is the weakest part of the unit...really just aggravating when turning it around for the B.H. The rocker pedal for the hydro-stat forward and backwards is a little cumbersome (has been changed on the 2013). The front-end tie-rod boots/dust covers seem poorly designed. I live on a steep lot and the tractor get light on the front-end with the BH attached. I am going to add a couple weights to the front bumper.
Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres
Location: United States Missouri
I mainly considered 3 brands in the class I was looking at. John Deere, Kubota and Massey Ferguson. After educating myself as well as spending seat time in all 3, I chose the Massey based upon an very good product at an affordable price as well as the quicker response time on the hydraulics and integrated backhoe.
I chose used vs new only because I found the tractor I purchased at an ridiculously low price due to the passing of the owner. Otherwise, I likely would've purchased new.