Classic tractor

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  1. Thomas5060

    Thomas5060 Member

    The 7000, 7600 and 7610 were popular for a reason. People can talk about porous engines, runic cube gearboxes all they want but at the end of the day they got the job done, and could stick hard work
     
  2. Wellytrack

    Wellytrack Member


    I'd rather do this...


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  3. Thomas5060

    Thomas5060 Member

  4. cfr1964

    cfr1964 Member

    Well said (y) I fully concur :D
    FFS :eek::eek::ROFLMAO:
     
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  5. MF-ANDY

    MF-ANDY Member

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    s.e cambs
    Now reading February issue. Think is as good as ever, lots of MF stories;)
     
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  6. davedb

    davedb Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    I look forward to classic tractor coming in the post every month, just renewed my subscription for another year(y) love them mfs in this months issue that 3120 is a Beut :love:
    If you ever want to test a 8130 against its modern equivalent there's a good one hear :D
     
  7. Highway star

    Highway star Member

    Location:
    North west
  8. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    Yes, that'll be the 10111 (ten one eleven) Absolute stonker of a tractor, 40k, air, plenty power, decent hydraulics, change on the move splitter - ahead of its time, with a whistle similar to a Marshall too.
     
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  9. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I spent a bit of time driving a 8145 a number of years back. I quite liked it but it was the 3rd most unreliable tractor i've ever driven:(
     
  10. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    Go on, tell us the other two!:eek::confused:
     
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  11. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    In place number 2 in the unreliability stakes is a JD6300. It lived at the same pig farm as the Zetor did and was its successor. Pig farm probably was part of the reason for the lack of reliability.

    Place number one ? Well it's Christmas eve so i don't want to start WW3, Good will to all men and all that stuff:rolleyes: Let's just say it was manufactured in Yorkshire, was painted roughly the same colour as snow. And the number 14 featured on the wretched things bonnet.
     
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  12. bobajob

    bobajob Member

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    Picked up a copy of classic tractor to read by the fire over christmas.

    Now firmly donning my tin hat, - and don't take this too seriously! :LOL:- I like reading it now and again, but I sway from sometimes feeling a bit inadequate in my farming- some issues there are some lads with 250/ 350/ 450 acres- with between 5 and 10+ tractors and they bring them all out for the pictures and I wonder how they can justify all these tractors/ implements/ family members / workers on there modest arable farm handed down from grandad with a few sheep and 20 suckler cows (generalising I know!).

    I must be doing something wrong.

    Other times I sway to their tractors are a credit to them and they keep them well, and other articles well- I think the farmers need to get out more!! :LOL:
     
  13. rorsday

    rorsday Member

    Bobajob, you raise some good points and happy to respond to them. You refer to our monthly fleet profiles. Many of the featured owners justify all their tractors on the basis that their work is also their hobby, and they eat, sleep and breathe machinery. Some of them maybe can't afford, or in some cases don't want, a brand new bells-and-whistles tractor costing £80k, but are quite happy running 8 x £10k tractors, and leaving an implement on each one. Plus they like running older machines they can fix themselves on the farm.

    Turning this on its head, maybe some of these people feel inadequate when reading stories in FW, etc about large scale farmers who are 'growing their businesses' and farming half their local area using just two £200k tractors. Alternatively, possibly they are happy just making a decent living, and having fun buying and using all their machinery. They are not pulling up any trees, but crucially they also not over-committing themselves.

    R Day
     
  14. 7740 man

    7740 man Member

    Great mag, read it from the first issue !
     
  15. Sounds good
     
  16. jendan

    jendan Member

    They have already done a DB/Case 1594 against an International 956. Surprisingly,the 1594 had more power,but the writer thought it would blow up at any minute.The 956 on the other hand,he thought would go on for ever.
     
  17. Wellytrack

    Wellytrack Member


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  18. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    A test so controversial that they ran it twice.

    All we know is on both occasions a CaseIH product won.
     
  19. bobajob

    bobajob Member

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    On reflection, apologys @rorsday, I was perhaps a little harsh in what I wrote you make good points about it being some farmers hobby/ life/ work, and the way the 2nd hand tractor market is heading its probably a good investment.

    Perhaps I am a little green that I cant afford/ justify a whole line up of tractors! (even if they are 2nd hand)
    Was sort of half approached about putting one of my tractors in the mag, but I never followed it up, and not sure its clean enough/ want that much scrutiny anyway!!
     
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  20. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

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    North Wales

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