fiat 110-90 buying advice

isaacadams5465

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Livestock Farmer
I am considering to save and buy a fiat 110-90 but im not sure of prices. If i were to buy something fairly tidy around the 6000/7000 hour mark. Also would there be much price difference on a similar model such as fiat 90-90 or 120-90
 

Hilly

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You won’t get a nice 110 9o for 7-8k you will need double that , 120 90 ? They don’t exist as far is I’m aware ? 90-90 is 5 cylinder 110-90 is six pot , tb turbo is essential as is a super comfort cab with air con imo but you will only get scrap for that budget .
 

fiat 9090

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Location
co offaly eire
My advise is don't buy one. Over priced, over rated and a pain to drive. NH7840 sle would be a far better tractor for less money. That's here in Ireland though!
A 7840 would be a nicer tractor to drive but if the man wants reliability then the fiat is the way to go ,they are making good money for a reason a good 9090 could be better value
 

Hilly

Member
I had a 100 90 for years and everyone said I was mad selling it , everyone who said that I said ok I keep it you drive it they said Fuk off , sold it liked it don’t miss driving it .
 

Wellytrack

Member
Yes I agree ,but over here they all want to buy a 11090 ,I sat in one for thousands of hours and the novelty of that fiat sound with the sunroof open loses the novelty when you are crippled after a long day's work ,
Nostalgia is a terrible affliction.

Nashers sounded good too but at least you didn’t batter your elbows of the cab. Why so much room fir yer feet tho?
 

fiat 9090

Member
Location
co offaly eire
I had a 100 90 for years and everyone said I was mad selling it , everyone who said that I said ok I keep it you drive it they said Fuk off , sold it liked it don’t miss driving it .
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Try a comfort cab, no sun roof no air on im
To old for that now 😂
Same as you,I now spend my time restoring and repairing and selling them but I get my son's or daughters to drive them out of the shed ,but they were very reliable tractors had great torque
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
Fiats were good in their day, and took a hell of a beating, but I wouldn’t want one now.
For the money needed for a 110-90, be better putting it into something nicer that won’t break your back, burst your eardrums and feck your left knee.
Had a 110,140 and 160-90, you could hear them coming from the next county, a young child walking on the pavement actually burst into tears when I drove through town once the 110 was so loud.
 

fiat 9090

Member
Location
co offaly eire
Fiats were good in their day, and took a hell of a beating, but I wouldn’t want one now.
For the money needed for a 110-90, be better putting it into something nicer that won’t break your back, burst your eardrums and feck your left knee.
Had a 110,140 and 160-90, you could hear them coming from the next county, a young child walking on the pavement actually burst into tears when I drove through town once the 110 was so loud.
Yes they were loud and uncomfortable,we had 3 drawing silage and slurry and I did thousands of hours on them that's why I'm half deaf and a bad back 😔
 

Hilly

Member
Same as you,I now spend my time restoring and repairing and selling them but I get my son's or daughters to drive them out of the shed ,but they were very reliable tractors had great torque
Mine was 10k less than a Ford when I bought it , and 8k more when I sold it , it cost me 1 pound an hour depreciation it did me very very well ! I’m pleased I owned it for over ten years but I feel I outed it at the right time. Great things in their day some of them round here did huge hours .
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
Yes they were loud and uncomfortable,we had 3 drawing silage and slurry and I did thousands of hours on them that's why I'm half deaf and a bad back 😔
Our 110 was rolled at barely 6 month old, did another 12 yrs with bent cab and Perspex windows, should’ve hated it, but there was something about it, had real character to it. Always started on the cold mornings when mfs and fastrac wouldn’t fire and it pulled like a train, embarrassed jds and fendts hauling carrots out of wet fields too. But likewise, I don’t think my back and ears look back quite so fondly 🤣.
 

Wellytrack

Member
Pros:

Long lasting good strong engine, clean burning, reasonably good on fuel, distinctive engine note. Good power to weight ratio.

Good investment potential.

Cons:

Noisy. Cumbersome 5 speed with a reverse much to high for backing up requiring a shift to medium range too.

Rev happy motor with poor torque characteristics, had to be kept above 1800rpm whereas a Cummins would outpull it for fun all the way down to 1000.

Poor hydraulics.

Awkwardly inexplicably narrow fuel filler hole made filling from jars without a funnel a pain.

Just some of the issues I encountered day to day.

Perfectly fine in the late ‘80’s. Tractors from 10 years later all much better.
 

fiat 9090

Member
Location
co offaly eire
Pros:

Long lasting good strong engine, clean burning, reasonably good on fuel, distinctive engine note. Good power to weight ratio.

Good investment potential.

Cons:

Noisy. Cumbersome 5 speed with a reverse much to high for backing up requiring a shift to medium range too.

Rev happy motor with poor torque characteristics, had to be kept above 1800rpm whereas a Cummins would outpull it for fun all the way down to 1000.

Poor hydraulics.

Awkwardly inexplicably narrow fuel filler hole made filling from jars without a funnel a pain.

Just some of the issues I encountered day to day.

Perfectly fine in the late ‘80’s. Tractors from 10 years later all much better.
And the small fuel tank and you always knew when the top lights were on by the smell from the fusebox
 

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