Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2015-08-12Number of Hours: 1300
"The only complaint I have is that I should have gotten a TC40/45 with a cab and A/C.
I have to be careful about letting my neighbors borrow my implements. The old man with the 23/25 horsepower low riding tractor borrowed my middle buster and couldn't get it but about 4-6 inches off the ground, shifted into high range, took off, snagged a root at about 12 miles per hour, stood his tractor straight up, flipped it, and when the dust settled, he was taken to the emergency room with a broken shoulder and collar bone!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: High profile, high clearance, sloped hood, high visibility, well positioned controls, great dealer!Cons: The older I get the higher the tractor gets!Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA LAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
New Holland TC-35
Model year: 2001Date Purchased: 2001-07-01Number of Hours: 600
Some issues, though:
1. DowelPin that couples shuttle-shift handle/pipe at floorboard was left hanging out and it eventually cut into the wire harness that wraps around that area.
2. 3-pt height linkage got stiff and broke link arm at valve.
3. Battery mount base rusted, allowing battery to hit and damage radiator."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Works better than I expectedCons: Unprotected rocker switches, cats jump up there and switch hazard lights onType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
I love my baby boomer
by richard smith
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2012-05-15Number of Hours: 51
"Obviously I don't use my boomer a whole lot, but when I do, it does everything I ask it to do. I keep it looking like new and the only thing I don't like about it is that I have a difficult time reaching and operating the parking brake lever. I suppose if I lost 50 pounds I wouldn't have that problem."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: All goodCons: Just be careful how you use the loader (stay level on firm ground)Type of User:Location: USA MOI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My First Compact Tractor
by Randy Williams
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2014-07-12Number of Hours: 400
"My TC35 seems to be all I really need. Got this tractor to sort of replace an older machine. Good power, rides good,but likes it's fuel. Not a big issue."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Comfort, good power.Cons: Little light in the rear.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA ILI also considered buying: John Deere 2025R REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Randall Butler
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2008-07-01Number of Hours: 800
"Upgraded from a Cub 154 LoBoy for working around a three acre parcel on which I plan to build. Neighbor had blasted out a pile of ledge for their new construction and offered the fill to me before he paid someone to remove it.
By the end of that summer, we had moved nearly 300 yards of granite---one bucket load at a time---about 1/4 mile. Made a terrific base for the driveway!
Huge April storm ripped up hundreds of red spruce trees in the neighborhood, some nearly 30 inches at base. Boomer controlled the felling where needed and with long chain and cables, yarded out most of the trunks. Cut tree length in the woods, recut to 20 feet at roadside. Forks on a compact tractor are definitely worth the investment. Had no trouble loading two foot diameter, twenty foot long lumber.
Added a 6 inch Patu PTO chipper along the way, not used much, but what a job it does when it is spinning.
Yes, like all tractor owners, I've lifted the front and rear ends off the ground a few times, but the tractor is stable, powerful and fuel efficient.
Wife says when I'm finished with the tractor we can sell it---she figures we can get at least half what we paid. And I'll be done with it the same day I stop breathing!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, standard implement attachment, fuel economy.Cons: Lift limit less than two ton.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MEI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Vernon Stainbrook
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2013-09-25Number of Hours: 30
"Everything on and with this unit is excellent except I can't get used to the noise that the HST model makes when put into a load, even in reverse. Has nothing to do with how it preforms still does and out standing job."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Extremely easy to handle, ideal size for my little farm (been digging a pond next to the ceeek removing a lot of rock and other matter.Cons: I am just not familiar with the noise that HST makes when working hard.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: Kubota B3200, John Deere 3040 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Nice, but Light
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-09-12Number of Hours: 75
"Good tractor, good power but light and tipsy had to add weight and widen tires to use in the woods. I've had to use the 4 wheel drive a lot. I love the quick attach bucket, live elec. PTO, cat one 3-point hitch, and sway control.
The loader valve hangs low so you have to be careful not to hang up. The hydraulic piping is British to Japanese . I was able to buy this tractor new for less than the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tractors."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: More features, better quality, lower price and more power.Cons: Light and tipsy.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Short On Power
by Harlan Middlemiss
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2006-10-05Number of Hours: 203
"The power for pulling timber and other heavy loads is lacking,should have gone with gear trans. rather than hydro that I have. It is okay to run PTO equip. chipper,6'brush hog,post hole digger,hope it will handle 6'snow blower in a year when we move north. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to handle.Cons: Lack of power.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Slightly used TC35A with 16LA
by Ron Kuechle
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2010-04-17Number of Hours: 125
"This tractor was purchased used with only 122 Hrs.
I've only added 10 hours to the hour meter, moving some dirt,clearing snow and pulling out a couple of pine stumps. It starts great and the hydraulics are very responsive.
My only gripe is that I have to lift the front wheels off the ground with the loader to shift from 4 wheel drive to 2 wheel drive."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good value, good power to traction ratio.Cons: Hard to shift.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MNI also considered buying: John Deere 2305, Bobcat CT235 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
TC35 New Holland
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2002-05-25Number of Hours: 800
"Awesome machine, could not be happier with the overall performance and power of this tractor. I use it for everything around my house. Front end loader has a very nice feel with the joy stick control. Very nice lift capacity, adequate pto power
To run almost anything you want. I would like a backhoe attachment, I hope that will work as well as everything else has! Had to replace 1 small hydraulic hose and a battery after 10 years."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great overall tractor. Very powerful and easy to use.Cons: You want to stay home from work and use it!Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS