JD 6830/6930 vs. Case puma

Gerbert

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Location
Dutch biblebelt
I am considering changing my JD 6610 for something a bit more modern. I bought a 6910 autopowr for fun a couple of years ago and while is does have it's problems I love the cvt and ended up putting a fronthitch/pto on, and now the 6610 is not used much anymore.
Since the 6910 is nearing 13k hours and I dont really like to drive my 6610 anymore a little fresher tractor might be a sensible choice.
A trader nearby has a 2008 6930. 10.5 k hours, autopower, command arm, 3 electro hydraulic valves, needs some love, €34 k. I also found a lovely 2012 Case puma 145 cvx, 9800 hours, 4 electro hydraulic valves, €34.750.
Both have fronthitch/pto, front axle suspension and cab suspension and both have tyres down to about 25% max.
The discussion for sunday evening, which is the better choice? (as much the series as for these particular examples).
 

Gerbert

Member
Location
Dutch biblebelt
A few thoughts from me. The puma has the better gearbox setup. (You can always use the pedal. Can not do that in pto mode in the deere on my 6910, the 6930 is the same same as far as I know) And the tractor doesn't run away as soon as you put it in gear.
I do like the quality feel of the JD cab more, I am not sure which one rides better. I prefer a 6 post cab over 4 but the JD I mentioned also has a 4 post so hey.
JD has electronically selectable pto speeds which is nice, and also a nicer dashboard and more logical terminal.
Case has a cooled storage compartment.

I am in particular curious about the cvt's. The JD has pretty much proven itself but I hear the Case box is easily repairable if it fails. Any direct experience on that?
 

Wellytrack

Member
In your predicament probably the Case is the better value. 6930 do however go very well though.

Could you not have a gang bang and throw a Valtra into the mix.
 

Gerbert

Member
Location
Dutch biblebelt
Yes, but I'd rather have the adblue then the stupid egr on the deere. On the other hand the egr is quite easily deletable.
I don't have a dieseltank myself, I buy diesel at my neighbour who also has adblue so that is not really an issue for me.
I plan on having a look at the puma this week. Great thing is I do not have to do anything. I just mowed 20 ha with my 6910 and triplemower, and I am about to pull the 6610 out of the shed to put it on the tedder. Both work perfect at the moment so I do not have to rush thankfully.
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
Yes, but I'd rather have the adblue then the stupid egr on the deere. On the other hand the egr is quite easily deletable.
I don't have a dieseltank myself, I buy diesel at my neighbour who also has adblue so that is not really an issue for me.

Id rather not..the adblu gubbins has a far higher chance of playing you up than the egr system..
 

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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.

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