Model year: 1986Date Purchased: 1986-10-18Number of Hours: 2200
"This is a great tractor. It is used to backhoe trenches, pull logs and excavate. The biggest issue is I have had to put two clutches in it during the 34 years I have owned it and it is going again."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Turbo Diesel is powerful for sizeCons: Eats up clutchesType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1983Date Purchased: 1987-09-13Number of Hours: 1357
"This tractor is unbelievably tough. I bought it off of a guy who had some idiot kids working for him and they ran it into a tree a couple of times; it just has a few dents in the hood but nothing major.
It has 4-wheel drive, which helps when I'm plowing snow or going through mud, otherwise the calcium in the rear tires gives it more than enough traction for plowing, tilling, mowing, and pulling out small trees and bushes. It's nice having a tractor that's fully loaded with 4-wheel drive, live power take-off, and a turbocharger."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Never gets stuck, has more than enough power, runs like a champCons: The parking brake is tricky to useType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 1050
by B Shelton
Model year: 1988Date Purchased: 2015-01-24Number of Hours: 1500
"A real work horse, only repair in 14 years of hard use other than keeping fluids changed and general maintenance was replacing the clutch. bushhog about 20 acres with it and use it for everything else as well.Only complaint would be the two reverse gears being to slow or to fast."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: dependability Cons: reverse grearsType of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA MSI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Older John Deere 1050
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2013-09-09Number of Hours: 1920
"Older tractor that is very capable. I love the tractor other than 2 things: 1 is no power steering 2 is in high the reverse is too fast and in low it's too slow. If they had mad the high slower it would have been fine, but other than those two things (which I can get used to). I love the tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Price for a very good tractor.Cons: No power steering, reverse is too high or too low.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MEI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Mark McDaniel
Model year: 1987Date Purchased: 2013-08-01Number of Hours: Unkown
"My 1050 came without remotes. I went to an aftermarket supplier to get the setup to be able to use a small loader. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Always starts even when cold. Great on fuel. Shifts easily. Power steering is good.Cons: Can't say of any.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Used Tractor Has More Problems Than I'd Like, But a Good Deal Was Had
by James L Tyree II
Model year: 1987Date Purchased: 2012-09-15Number of Hours: 3785.1
"Bought for $3,500 from my local Kubota dealer. A 1987 John Deere 1050 2WD large frame compact tractor with newer tires and no loader or attachments. Worked well, however, some parts are no longer made and repairs are expensive.
Rust will mean that sometime soon, there will be a lot of work to do on the metal. The PTO clutch need adjusting and likely replacement. The fuel gauge is inaccurate and the fuel sending unit does not work and is no longer available.
The tractor has power steering, but the valve is weak, and it is $2000 to replace. It is around $2500 for a PTO clutch.I bought it to do commercial field and brush mowing, and for that it does well."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: 28" tires, metal, not plastic body, simple and utilitarian, 150 years medallion on dash.Cons: Used with some problems.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: USA ORI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Wade Clifton
Model year: 1971Date Purchased: 1992-07-15Number of Hours: 2000
"I try to maintain a few thousand acres in west Texas with this tractor I inherited from my father. I mostly shred pasture roads and fields, and disk and plow a few small fields and wildlife food plots totaling less than 50 acres. This little beast is reliable and thrifty, but my equipment is all small, so it's slow. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable, thrifty.Cons: Too small.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 1993-05-11Number of Hours:
"I have owned this tractor for 20 video years. I worked it pretty hard. Hauling out fire wood and farming. I like the tractor a lot. My only complaint is finding parts. I have a tractor that is ninety-percent working. I broke the left front drive hub. Can't find one. Hindsight I would get a tractor you can get parts for. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good tractor for small farms.Cons: Can't find major parts.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MEI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1986Date Purchased: 2006-06-15Number of Hours: 1200+
"This tractor has been easy to use and uses the same implements as other big units without the price drain. maintenance is the same as any other tractor but has fewer breakdown times when dealt with. Yes I would buy another one if needed."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Ease of use, easy to work on.Cons: Haven't found one.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 1050 Tractor
Model year: 1988Date Purchased: 1999-01-03Number of Hours: 1400
"Purchased used in 1999 and age is best guess. I have used tractor for light duty around the property such as carrying hay bales, moving dirt, dragging drive, shredding weeds, and disking garden.
Have had very little repair, mostly batteries, starter and such. Tractor is very fuel efficient, parts readily available when required but nothing is cheap from John Deere so it is good that repairs are seldom required.
Overall I am very satisfied with this tractor.
Able to haul on 16 foot utility trailer behind pickup with no problem. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability.Cons: Cost of parts.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS