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Yanmar 186D Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.40
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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4
Performance:
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4
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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5


1984 Yanmar 186D Posted by K H on 12/18/2016

It is very durable and as reliable as gravity, with excellent mechanical performance. It is simple to work on. If you can’t fix this tractor, you probably can’t fix anything else either!

The shortcomings are increased wear and tear issues due to advanced age, local parts availability, and awkward on/off operator access. All those issues are manageable, but do exist. It is the best used tractor you will ever find in the $4,000 price range.

It is geared very low and slow. The power-shift /power shuttle transmission Is bulletproof and convenient. It is ideal for hilly terrain or tight woods trails or skidding, but lousy for driving 3 miles to your food plot or field on the Midwest prairie. It has a great rototiller unit, which was designed as a tiller for rice paddies. If properly maintained, this strong reliable workhorse will easily outlive you.

Yanmar built the very first compact diesel engine and it is obvious they know what they’re doing when you use and maintain this 1980 era tractor. Only a ford 8N comes close, which is produced by another non-college educated genius inventor, Henry Ford.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1984 Date Purchased: 12/18/2016 Number of Hours: 1200
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Simplicity reliability affordability Cons: Awkward to mount or dismount Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States New Hampshire I also considered buying:
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