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My Work Horse - TC30 Posted by Edward Kiburis on 02/11/2013

Back in 2006, when my antique Allis-Chalmers, model C's, (see Allis-Chalmers, model C review), had an unexplained engine jam, I needed a replacement tractor to maintain my 10 acres. I opted for the New Holland, TC30, 4-wheel drive with hydro static transmission.

Since my upcoming chores included a sprinkler system installation, a pond dig, a driveway fill, a house addition foundation dig, and of course the never ending weed control, I chose a tractor with a front end loader, a backhoe, a 3 point hitch and 540 rpm rear PTO.

Although I could have gotten away with a smaller mid to low, 20's hp rated tractor, I chose the 30 hp since my property has a 30 foot high hill with up to 20% slopes that I have to keep mowed.

I have a number of 3-point tools. Besides my 4-foot rotary cutter that I use regularly: a spring tooth cultivator, a rear dozer blade, a box scraper, a post hole digger and a sickle bar mower. I also have a couple pull-behind tools, a drag harrow and an 8-foot disk.

All functions of the tractor have performed well. I have had no mechanical issues with the tractor.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2006 Date Purchased: 01/01/2007 Number of Hours: 502
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Adequate power, good 4 wheel drive, easy to use hydro-static transmission, power steering. Cons: 1. Putting on or removing the backhoe take practice and patience. Since I chose to perform this function only a few times a year the required skills fade between change overs and must be relearned each time. 2. The tractor seat covering started tearing after about 3 years and keeps getting worse but still fully functional. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States California I also considered buying:
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