Tell me about the NH TD5050

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Love them, hate them, anyone own one with some hours that can give me a heads up about these tractors?
Ran across a 2011, low hours, 2 remotes, air ride seat, and NH 820 loader priced to me at $37,500. Any idea if that's a good price? I think it is, but I don't know what a new one would sell for. I'll be using it on 160 acres of rough hill ground mowing, moving hay, etc. I stopped to look at the Powerstar 4.75, but I'm afraid it will be a little on the light side for me. Super nice cab though. I have not actually seen the TD5050 as they had it just taken it in on trade then loaned it out to a farmer getting his tractor worked on. Is the TD line more of a " base " line without a lot of extras?
 
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Is it 2wd or 4wd? What transmission does it have? I looked at one a couple of years ago and my dealer indicated it was more of a "base" tractor as you describe it. I liked it and they were asking 34k new without a loader unless my mind is slipping. I think the asking price is a little high esp. if it is 2wd. I was looking at a 4wd machine. It is definitely heavier than the t4.75 as you suggested.
 
  
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Knew I forgot something. It's 4 wheel drive. 12 speed tranny, 3 ranges, 4 gears in each range are synced. Shuttle is on left side of seat.
 
  
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Not many replies, guess it's not a popular choice on TBN.
 
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Hill Farmer, I have the 5050's little brother, a TD5030. It is a 75hp machine vs the TD5050 at around 95hp I think. My tractor is an open station, 4WD with a 12x12 mechanical shuttle tranny. I do not have a loader on it at this time but I am thinking about adding one. I purchased the tractor new in 2010 and have about 310 hours on it now. I had a clutch go out of it during warranty. The dealer came and picked it up, replaced the complete clutch assembly in it, brought it back and apologized for my inconvenience. I have had no other problems.

Like you I maintain property with a lot of hills. I use it with a 10ft semi-mount rotary cutter (Bush hog 3210) and it does very well on the hills. I have looked at a T4.75. While they are nice tractors, they are not built as heavy as the TD series tractors. I believe that you would be happy with the TD5050 if you are looking for a good heavy built tractor without all the electronics.
 
  
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Thanks for the reply. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles, just something dependable, good cold air, and a comfortable seat. Quiet and dust free would be a plus too.

I guess I mostly wanted to know if this is a tractor model that has known issues, or one that is fairly bullet proof.
Wonder why your clutch had problems with so few hours? I assume these would be a dry clutch being mechanical, anyone know if the brakes are wet or dry? Good brakes would be handy on the hills. Not sure we've ever owned a tractor with good brakes. :)
 
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Brakes are wet disc. They work very well. Clutch problem was odd. My dealer had never had to split a TD at that time. They had to make some adapters for their stands. I was just glad it happened on NH's dime and not mine. :)
 
 
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