An easy tractor to rip apart and put back together

KennyO

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
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What about something like this. Not connected to it in anyway just spotted it
 

NZ Tech

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BASIS
Location
Sth Africa
6100 jd is easier than breathing to get a part.


Young lad here is showing a keen interest in mechanics. I want to buy him some cheap tractor that runs already put which he can rip to pieces and put back together easily to learn how tractors work. Probably something without a cab and not overly big. Maybe something like a Mf 135 but equally something for about 2000 to 3000. I want him to try ripping apart a gearbox to check cogs, bearings etc and put back together. Take clutch out to check, take head off, be able to check brakes etc . And if it goes back together and goes bang nothing ventured nothing gained. Its just a project really to learn from.

Recommendations for a good tractor for this?
 

Andrew

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Location
Huntingdon, UK
No one is wrong for saying something with some electrics would be good as looking further ahead that knowledge will be needed. But imho that's the next step keep it simple for a start. If he gets in over his head on the first one that'll be the end of it and in any case when you take a modern tractor to bits they are all still based on basic mechanicals and a lot of "fitters" now lack the basic knowledge of how something works and thats why they can't fix anything just swap parts.
I wouldn’t get one with computers and screens or even electric hitch. Just something thats got a bit more than ‘start’ and pull to stop. A few worklights and a radio, that’s all.
I’d maybe get one that can be used to work as well, might get more satisfaction from it.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
What about a massey 3000 series. Ticks all the boxes. Easy enough worked on,has electrics, parts arent gonna cost the earth, could be bought at reasonable money, very capable tractors if u wanted to use them and nice to drive, could be bought well worth the money and last but certainly not least if he restored it hed have 1 of the nicest lookin tractors ever built
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Imo that is very nice
 

Mur Huwcun

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
You don’t mention how much workshop space you have or how much knowledge and experience yourself but I would go simple simple project to begin with. 35 or Dexta etc, get it up and running, brakes working then sort front axle and electrics, charging etc. He will get a lot more out of getting it up and running.
 

alomy75

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What about a massey 3000 series. Ticks all the boxes. Easy enough worked on,has electrics, parts arent gonna cost the earth, could be bought at reasonable money, very capable tractors if u wanted to use them and nice to drive, could be bought well worth the money and last but certainly not least if he restored it hed have 1 of the nicest lookin tractors ever built View attachment 1009320
Imo that is very nice
For the OP’s 2-3000 budget?!
 

smcapstick

Member
Location
Kirkby Lonsdale
A Massey 35.

Not only are they handy, available and cheap… they are also very intuitive. They just make sense.

There are also billions of YouTube videos and websites that can talk the lad through any repairs, in his own time, at his own pace. If he did quite understand something, he needn’t keep asking you - he can just rewind the video. It saves his embarrassment and your frustration.
 

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