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Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:32 pm

Looking for a bigger tractor to do some plowing with. 12,000+ lbs. Still needs to be 540 pto. Cab is a must, loader would be great. Anybody know of one that someone’s getting rid of? I’d like to keep it in Texas unless it’s a real good deal.



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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by littletom » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Budget?

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:12 pm

littletom wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Budget?
I have about 30k but I need to buy a bigger plow or offset to go with it

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by hurleyjd » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:57 am

5S Cattle wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Looking for a bigger tractor to do some plowing with. 12,000+ lbs. Still needs to be 540 pto. Cab is a must, loader would be great. Anybody know of one that someone’s getting rid of? I’d like to keep it in Texas unless it’s a real good deal.
You might check these JI-Case tractors out.
https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/j ... tate=texas
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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by Texasmark » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:08 am

Craigs list has quite a few offerings of different colors....look around at different sites to find a better selection. Some advertisers do list their products in several sites, not necessarily local to them which helps in your search. I picked up a super buy Ford 3910 a couple of years ago. Currently noticed several nice ones in your HP size around the state.

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:16 am

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by cowski » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm

john deere 4230 or 40

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by jltrent » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:48 am

If you are looking for some cheap horses with a loader and cab here is a BELARUS 825 as not sure what you are looking for... They are heavy and would pull a plow.....It is not in Texas, but a real good deal....

https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/f ... elarus-825

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by HDRider » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 am

Do you have that brand jl?
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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by jltrent » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:43 am

HDRider wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 am
Do you have that brand jl?
Never owned one, but we use to have a pretty respectible dealer close that sold lots of them. They are what they are as I said cheap horse power. I have one neighbor that has 3 and they are heavy built. His biggest complaint is the tranismission getting between gears is not real handy... I think the new people that bought the dealership out can still get parts and does repair/maintance on them. I talk with the mechaincs often at the dealership, as through the years have had a lot of different brand tractors. They talk pretty highly of the Kioti tractors and not so much of the Mahindras...I am sure some people have had good luck with them also.

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by sstterry » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:28 pm

jltrent wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:48 am
If you are looking for some cheap horses with a loader and cab here is a BELARUS 825 as not sure what you are looking for... They are heavy and would pull a plow.....It is not in Texas, but a real good deal....

https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/f ... elarus-825

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by Texasmark » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:57 am

From my experiences with old vs new, If you have a lot of work to do, meaning that a lot of fuel will be consumed, you might check the Nebraska fuel consumption numbers for what you are seriously considering.

In my experience later model tractors run in the order of 3 GPH/HP actually being used vs possibly as much as twice that, especially with non-diesel engines (LP reference for me) on older tractors. My references are '60's and '70's JD 4010, 4020, and 4230C vs '07 Tier II Branson 6530C.....my numbers, not sourced from NT data.

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by sstterry » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:44 am

Texasmark wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:57 am
In my experience later model tractors run in the order of 3 GPH/HP
Are you saying 3 gallons per hour for each hp? That seems pretty darn high.

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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by cfpinz » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:20 am

sstterry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:44 am
Texasmark wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:57 am
In my experience later model tractors run in the order of 3 GPH/HP
Are you saying 3 gallons per hour for each hp? That seems pretty darn high.
Agreed.

I have a 110 PTO HP Ford/NH that uses between 4 and 5 gallons per hour running a 604M Vermeer baler. My old 7710 (87 PTO HP) used about 2-1/2 gallons/hour running a 504L baler. Both of those are 4wd's with cabs/loaders. An open station 7610 2wd uses about 2 gallons/hour running a 10-1/2' discbine.
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Re: Looking for a 100+hp tractor

Post by Texasmark » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 am

sstterry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:44 am
Texasmark wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:57 am
In my experience later model tractors run in the order of 3 GPH/HP
Are you saying 3 gallons per hour for each hp? That seems pretty darn high.
OOOOOOOOOOOPs. Glad you caught this big time error. My 2007 6530C Branson B 3.3 NA direct injected Cummins licensed 65 HP 4 banger is rated at 0.047 G/HP being used/Hr., which equates to 2.9 GPH when working at rated 2600 RPM. Last night, on my way to sleep, my subconscience happened to pick up on my error.

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