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Brisel

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IIRC @Brisel may have something to say about the reliability of a 7930

I may be wrong

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Thanks for the tag. I ran 2 x 7930s on my previous farm. Both cost a lot to keep running. Between 5000 and 9000 hours I had numerous turbos, exhaust manifolds, an Autopower hydro gearbox and electrical issues. After 9000 hours they ran reliably until I sold one at 11000 hours and the other at 10000 hours.

I had an engine rebuild in one but I put that down to having a cheap power boost chip which to be fair may have also contributed to the gearbox and some of the other failures.

Nice to drive, but expensive to run!
 

Boysground

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Wiltshire
Thanks for the tag. I ran 2 x 7930s on my previous farm. Both cost a lot to keep running. Between 5000 and 9000 hours I had numerous turbos, exhaust manifolds, an Autopower hydro gearbox and electrical issues. After 9000 hours they ran reliably until I sold one at 11000 hours and the other at 10000 hours.

I had an engine rebuild in one but I put that down to having a cheap power boost chip which to be fair may have also contributed to the gearbox and some of the other failures.

Nice to drive, but expensive to run!

I can add a couple of viscous fans to that list not as brave as you and only went to 9000 hours. Almost didn’t buy another JD after that but it was replaced with a 6250r which was really reliable but only kept for 4000 hours.

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Serup

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Denmark
Thanks for the tag. I ran 2 x 7930s on my previous farm. Both cost a lot to keep running. Between 5000 and 9000 hours I had numerous turbos, exhaust manifolds, an Autopower hydro gearbox and electrical issues. After 9000 hours they ran reliably until I sold one at 11000 hours and the other at 10000 hours.

I had an engine rebuild in one but I put that down to having a cheap power boost chip which to be fair may have also contributed to the gearbox and some of the other failures.

Nice to drive, but expensive to run!
I have a 7830 and 7930 with about 9000 hours on them. They have cost a lot to run the past few years. It seems to just get worse every year. I foolishly keep hoping next year will be better, as i would like to have a year or two without all these expenses. Don't know what i dare to change them to.
I can add a couple of viscous fans to that list not as brave as you and only went to 9000 hours. Almost didn’t buy another JD after that but it was replaced with a 6250r which was really reliable but only kept for 4000 hours.

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I have considered that route too, and had one on demo last year. But i think it's a big problem, if we have to sell new "high quality" tractors, before they are run in, just to shy away from big bills. If that is necessary, the quality is too poor and not for me.,
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I have a 7830 and 7930 with about 9000 hours on them. They have cost a lot to run the past few years. It seems to just get worse every year. I foolishly keep hoping next year will be better, as i would like to have a year or two without all these expenses. Don't know what i dare to change them to.

I have considered that route too, and had one on demo last year. But i think it's a big problem, if we have to sell new "high quality" tractors, before they are run in, just to shy away from big bills. If that is necessary, the quality is too poor and not for me.,

I agree with you, the decision to change the 6250 was for a number of reasons, I don’t see why it can’t go on and do a heap more hours.

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NZ Tech

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Sth Africa
Aww no way..7rs are what i would describe as the worst tractor ive ever worked on and reliability was absolute dogshit to be blunt. I wouldn't even trust the newer ones. The whole machine design is a massive problem and labour bills are horrendous.
 

Serup

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Denmark
Aww no way..7rs are what i would describe as the worst tractor ive ever worked on and reliability was absolute dogshit to be blunt. I wouldn't even trust the newer ones. The whole machine design is a massive problem and labour bills are horrendous.
Do they make any tractors to replace the old 7030 series that last and are reliable and cheap to run? I don’t like the leg-room on the 6r. The 7r are bad and the 8r are a much bigger tractor.
 

Brisel

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Midlands
The current generation of 7Rs are much improved from the first ones. I haven’t had many hours on one but the people I have spoken to who have them are mostly positive about them.
 

Serup

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Denmark
The current generation of 7Rs are much improved from the first ones. I haven’t had many hours on one but the people I have spoken to who have them are mostly positive about them.
I think they are very nice tractors from an operators standpoint. But what about reliability, ease of fixing and running costs?
I’m reluctant to consider them, based on previous experience and reputation of the older 7r’s.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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