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Mitsubishi R2500 Review



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4
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4
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4


Rice Paddy to Mountain Top Posted by Mike Kennedy on 12/01/2012

This machine sat in the middle of a back-to-the-lander neighbor's field for too many seasons. Seems it had a habit of rearing up which generated feelings of intense fear! Then it disappeared. A local tractor collector took it in trade and got it running again. I purchased it for $2000 plus a few attachments and drove it home.

Eventually added a rotovator. We used all the time and in every way we needed. Not easy to start---we usually jumped it. A leaky tire valve lead to destroying a wheel rim (calcium chloride) and a very long search for a replacement. The tractor sat for several years but is now being reborn.

Enthusiast neighbors with expertise have pitched in to assist in bringing it back to life. We've pulled the head and sump plate and freed the rear seized piston. We'll make a copper head gasket and match up a set of rings.

There appear to be NO parts sources that we can locate and we have been persistent. Then what?We'll start running it again: winter road plowing, gardening, log towing and what ever else it's needed for. Feelings of guilt are prompting the construction of an implement shed. No more sitting off to one side of the parking area under a tarp or not. It will a treat to hear its throaty 'voice' once again.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1972 Date Purchased: 07/15/1992 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Strong, 3 pt. hitch, economical, essentially very forgiving. Cons: Impossible to find parts, featherweight front end. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: Canada Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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