Best Tractor under 100HP

Shunkie

Member
Hey guys, I’m a newbie & looking for some advice
Looking for a tractor to do light work such as mowing paddocks, levelling driveway, a bit of loader work etc
Thinking along the lines of 60 - 100 HP & will be buying new
Any suggestions? Or just as important, any manufacturer’s to avoid?
 
Why new for that amount of work??

I'd look for as tidy 70HP tractor with simple gearchange.

Something along the lines of a Ford or John Deere turn of the century job. a d/a spool valve [just in case] and a puh. Aircon is useful but not essential if its only part time use. 4WD not essential for light work. Buy a loader separately as a tractor already fitted with a loader may have lots of wear & tear.
 

Shunkie

Member
Have you seen the price of new?
A friend has bought 2 brand new Zetors for a smallholding and he's happy.

I'm more of a classic Ford guy.

Do you really need 50kph gearbox and front suspension for a bit of topping and levelling.

It's a massive can of worms.
I guess I don’t need that but that’s kinda why I’m asking 😊
And I appreciate the opinions of everyone with knowledge (unlike myself who has almost none).
 

Shunkie

Member
Why new for that amount of work??

I'd look for as tidy 70HP tractor with simple gearchange.

Something along the lines of a Ford or John Deere turn of the century job. a d/a spool valve [just in case] and a puh. Aircon is useful but not essential if its only part time use. 4WD not essential for light work. Buy a loader separately as a tractor already fitted with a loader may have lots of wear & tear.
Why new? Because I’m looking to keep the tractor for the next 20+ years
Thanks for the reply buddy, as I say, I’m a newbie & appreciate your input 👍🏻
 

Shunkie

Member
Why new for that amount of work??

I'd look for as tidy 70HP tractor with simple gearchange.

Something along the lines of a Ford or John Deere turn of the century job. a d/a spool valve [just in case] and a puh. Aircon is useful but not essential if its only part time use. 4WD not essential for light work. Buy a loader separately as a tractor already fitted with a loader may have lots of wear & tear.
Would you say the New Holland T4.75 is a decent option?
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
If you're wanting to keep it 20 years, that's even more reason to buy a classic.
There's another school of thought that diesel fuel will be more difficult to get hold of (banned?) in 10-20 years.
It's a lottery.

Google Ford 6610, international 885, john deere 6400 or massey ferguson 3060 for ideas?
Go to a few dealer's yards and kick some tyres?

Have you a farmer neighbour in mind for the bigger jobs? Go and bother them and ask their opinions, or just buy the same colour as they have?
 

Shunkie

Member
If you're wanting to keep it 20 years, that's even more reason to buy a classic.
There's another school of thought that diesel fuel will be more difficult to get hold of (banned?) in 10-20 years.
It's a lottery.

Google Ford 6610, international 885, john deere 6400 or massey ferguson 3060 for ideas?
Go to a few dealer's yards and kick some tyres?

Have you a farmer neighbour in mind for the bigger jobs? Go and bother them and ask their opinions, or just buy the same colour as they have?
Thanks
I think I’ll take a look at that option 👍🏻👍🏻
 
Hey guys, I’m a newbie & looking for some advice
Looking for a tractor to do light work such as mowing paddocks, levelling driveway, a bit of loader work etc
Thinking along the lines of 60 - 100 HP & will be buying new
Any suggestions? Or just as important, any manufacturer’s to avoid?
Massey do a global series with dyna 4 on a 90hp if that would be suitable?
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
Why new? Because I’m looking to keep the tractor for the next 20+ years
I bought my 1984 Massey Fergusson in 2015. Assuming I’m alive and fit, I have no doubt I will still be using it in 20 years from now, and it will be worth more than I paid for it, with minimal maintenance expenditure.

I wouldn’t have the same confidence in a brand new model of any colour.
 

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