Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby Dueyb » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:49 pm

jedstivers wrote:New ones aren't all what they are cracked up to be.
I'm getting more and more disgusted with new stuff.
There's a reason I want a 4050 or 4250 instead of a brand new one in the same hp range.


I've kinda been looking at FWA JD 4050 and 4250's as well for pulling a batwing on hilly ground. Looking to hopefully buy next year. There is a decent looking 4050 on auction time right now and a 4250 here locally selling at live auction next week.....will be interesting to see what they bring.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby bigbull338 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:53 am

if your buying used equipment over a certain age its best to pay cash.the interest raye will go up and the time you have to pay for it goes down.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby ClinchValley » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:10 am

We found a 2011 Kubota 7040 w cab for $21K delivered three or four years ago. It had 330 hours on it. Threw a FEL on it for around $6500. So we are in it for about $28k after servicing everything. Deals are out there. Just have to be patient. We looked for a little over a year before we pulled the trigger.

My Papaw used a 45hp Long for everything. 2wd. Our ground is steep as sheet in places. Cannot get anywhere without going up a good hill. He made it just fine. Although he has stories of having to ride it out sliding down a hill a few times. Just have to be careful and make wise decisions.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm

Well this Massey has left me on foot the last 2 times I've used it. Water pump last week, and something with the fuel system this afternoon. I ain't going to fool with today. I hate this piece of crap. Used to be a dedicated follower.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby JW IN VA » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:03 pm

I have used a 6640 Ford 2wd for over 20 years feeding in all types of weather.I have an un roller on the back where I carry and feed my 5X6 bales.Can carry one on the front if the ground is solid.Don't use feeders much.My soil won't stand it.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:28 pm

I would love to find a clean straight 6640 or 7740 mfwd with low hours . the ones that have them know what they got and dont sell them
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby saltbranch » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:46 pm

I did not read all the responses. Just depends on the use I guess and comforts you want. I have case 485 that is a little brute. Its 2wd an as long as I have counter weight on it, it will move impressive things. I have beat the snot out of it clearing with the FEL and ratchet rake. Its open cab, no frills with clutch and shifter
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:21 am

This stupid tractor is down again, I guess I'm going to have to haul it to town. I've now spent more on the stupid thing, than I paid for it. It has been worked on 10-12 times since spring. Might as well not have it.
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 am

Bigfoot wrote:This stupid tractor is down again, I guess I'm going to have to haul it to town. I've now spent more on the stupid thing, than I paid for it. It has been worked on 10-12 times since spring. Might as well not have it.


She may be ready for a new home BF :nod:
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Re: Could I survive without a 4 wheel drive?

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:23 pm

time for a new tractor.
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