Model year: 1996Date Purchased: 1996-04-20Number of Hours: 670
"I bought the tractor to mow 5 acres of land. I also bought a front loader with it. I use the loader almost as much as I use the mower."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Plenty of power when I need itCons: NoneType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ILI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
TC30 4WD Stick Model
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2002-06-23Number of Hours: 900
"I only purchased it to do landscaping, bush hogging, under belly mowing, snow removal in tight places, pull a New Idea 217 manure spreader, and loader work colored mulch. It has fit my bill very well for 30 HP and that is why I got a stick instead of anything else.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: I cannot complain about this tractor. It was money well spent.Cons: I do wish that I would have ordered remotes when I did order it.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: Massey Ferguson 1532, Kubota B3000 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My New Holland TC30
by Jim Campbell
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-05-01Number of Hours: 230
"I love everything about this New Holland. I bought a NorTrac two months before the New Holland and it broke every single time I used it. I was so mad after the 4 wheel drive went out, I went to the New Holland dealer and traded it that day. Could not be happier with my decision.
Other than me ripping of the hydraulic filter on a stump in the woods, it has never failed me!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Compact, easily maneuvered, sturdy frameCons: Wish it had a larger bucket capacityType of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: NorTrac NT-204 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
TC 30 4WD Serves Me Well
by Galen Duncan
Model year: 2001Date Purchased: 2001-11-20Number of Hours: 900
"It has held up to unintentional abuse on my part. I have front end loader, pallet forks, rear finish mower, cultivator, plow, and box scrape. I have used it to clear woods, make trails, a garden, keep field mowed for the past 10 years. For its size, it has performed great. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Dependable, easy to maintain.Cons: Non-collapsible roll bar, won't go into garage.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: John Deere 100 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Jerry Elam
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-06-01Number of Hours:
"Other than cold weather problems with the hydraulics has been a good little tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Value for money.Cons: Hydraulics.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ILI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Don gervais
Model year: 2001Date Purchased: 2001-11-15Number of Hours: 200
"Bought this tractor new to use on several pieces of property, road repair, snow plowing, brush cutting, etc. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Strong, great features, great price.Cons: No fold-able ROPS.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
1000 Hour Review
by John Henderson
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2002-06-06Number of Hours: 1000
"After using his tractor for the past decade, I couldn't be more pleased…It has performed well, and lived up to the claims of the manufacturer.
It has been very dependable, with no breakdowns. Although I just replaced 2 small hydraulic lines that control the bucket. one line sprung a leak, and I decided to change the other one so they were the same line.
I bought it new with industrial tires which have worked well. I bought it with a front end loader, and a brush bull. I would recommend this tractor to anyone looking for a subcompact tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very maneuverable, very comfortable seating, roomy layout.Cons: Exhaust system had to be altered, exhaust would come back at driver.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Chuck Turner
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2013-11-21Number of Hours: 495
"My first tractor owned, have experience operating others (mainly JD's) but that was quite a while ago. The New Holland TC30 is a perfect sized tool for my uses. I own just over 3 acres in Arizona and as I age have found the use of a tractor a boon.
It seems to have plenty of power to tackle chores I have for it. Mainly leveling ground and handling drainage issues after monsoon rains, moving dirt and rock and stone, pulling dead smaller trees, just any chore one can think up.
The tractor was purchased used with low hours on it, about 485. These appear to be actual hours as the wear on the tractor would indicate. However, the previous owner(s) appear to have deferred some maintenance and overall care.
There were minor functional items requiring attention i.e., the top link and leveling arm turn buckles required either new arms or the removal(lengthy) of the arms due to corrosion, and/or re-tapping of the turn buckle itself. Overall greasing and fluid /filter changes and just general care a responsible owner would give.
I have put about 10 hours on it and find its performance quite acceptable. For a smaller tractor it has plenty of power and is quite maneuverable. It has a FEL and Gannon box, which in my area are main purpose attachments.
As required, I will acquire more and it appears the tractor can handle all of them. Would have been nice to have at least one set of remotes on the hydraulic system. However, research has indicated adding a set may not be that difficult.
All in all a good tractor for small land owner use. The only real downside is, New Holland thinks their replacement parts are made of unobtanium. At least that's the way they're priced. Many parts can be replaced off the shelf with ingenuity and research. However, many can't and you are at their mercy. Which they seem to not possess."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, size, maneuverability.Cons: Cost of OEM parts.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA AZI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Love This Tractor So Far
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2013-09-01Number of Hours: 350
"Bought TC30 used couple months ago. So far it's been great. It's a 2004 with 350 hrs. and no rust. Was barn kept by previous owner who I bought from. I also have it kept in barn. The tractor has been great.
Only con is the lift arms rub the tires with and without implements. I put a bungy cord around the lift arms but have not figured out what to do when the Bush Hog is attached."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Everything.Cons: Lift arms sway too much.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2013-08-01Number of Hours: 335
"Great tractor. Easy on fuel. Mine came with a bush hog loader. Manual trans. Great machine."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Everything.Cons: Lift arms sway a lot.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS