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NorTrac NT-254 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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4
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


NorTrac 254/ NT700 FEL Posted by John Minnick on 03/20/2010

I have had my NorTrac for about 2 years. I decided to try a Jinma and Northern had a great spring season deal. I figured that with my mechanical back ground I could fix just about anything on it. I read the manual front to back. Have don't all of the maintenance just about to specs. It is a very bare bones tractor. It also means less to break. The FEL is built in Wisconsin. It's well built, It needs a better spool and 1/2" hoses as 3/8" are a little small. (slow)No deal breaker by any means. I purchased the tractor with the Ag tires on the tractor. Bought the mounted Turf tires at the same time. I also purchased a 72" Finish Mower at the same time. The NorTrac handles the mower very well. I have a 5 acre front yard and it does it with ease. Added a Jinma 6" Wood Chipper last summer. Again the NorTrac did great. I put a 5' Countryline Box Blade on last fall. and has plenty of pulling power. This week it just finished a 600' driveway and a 25'x25' parking area. about 150 tons of stone. Did a fantastic job. Yesterday, I shut it off with 507 hour on the meter. There have been minimal problems with the tractor. There are some thing I want to change,but they will just add to it's already useful state.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2008 Date Purchased: 06/10/2008 Number of Hours: 507
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Low Cost, Easy on fuel, There are a few forums with enough knowledge to get me out of trouble, It has enough power to work both 5' ground equipment, and enough pto power to run a 72" finish mower and a 6" pto wood chipper. Cons: Have to order parts. That can take from 3 to 7 days. Still not a deal breaker. Have had friends with their tractors at the delers for 2 weeks. Hydraulic fittings a china, so fittings can be difficult. Fit and finish could be better, but for the price it's fine. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States New York I also considered buying: Jinma JM-354, Kubota B2630
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