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Ford-New Holland 1720 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.40
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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4


Hobby Farm Special Posted by aland802 on 01/08/2012

Needing a compact Diesel tractor for reclaiming and mowing fields, clearing out snow from almost 1/4 mile of farm roads, and all around chores I bought the largest tractor I could afford at the time a Ford 1720.

For a tractor of this size I was very pleased with the engine power; and even more pleased with the hydraulic speed and power.

I bought several attachments a 60" loader, 72" finish mower, 60" brush mower, 60" snowblower, 60" rototiller, 72" Rear blade, 72" Rock rake, and 8'6" backhoe. The tractor handled them all very well. The variety of equipment made this a very versatile unit.

I modified the tractor by splitting and widening the wheel rims and installed 14.9x24 R4s rear and 10x16 R4 skid steer tires in front. These tires matched the rolling ratio of the original equipment.

I added a disk mower, tedder and hay rake and last year brought in 300 small square bales. I use another tractor for baling.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 06/15/1988 Number of Hours: 4180
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Hydraulic power, 12 speed shuttle shift. Cons: Tire size and no available R-4s. Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 Acres Location: United States Vermont I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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