Maxxum vs MF 3120 vs NH 40 series

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Joe S, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    Maxxum is favourite just now! followed my a 3120 with a 40 series coming last
    what one would you get and why?

    bet your getting fed up with me!:LOL:
     
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  2. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    maxxums down fall is lift controls for our work!
    Masseys it better to use but more to go wrong!
    dont really know about the 40 series just thrown them in!
     
  3. cfr1964

    cfr1964 Member

    When is it you're back at school? ;)
    You've been off too long already :ROFLMAO:
    They all have their good and bad points
    Be a 40 series for me though (y)
    Nae surprise there then :rolleyes:
    The 40s have a wider choice of specification for example you could get a 7840 SLDP Turbo which would have the performance of a 3120 but without the electronics
    You'd need an 83 to match the 5150 though (y)
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    of till the 5th;)
    ah right why a 40 series?
    wouldn't be a 5150 we would be looking at but would end up being one:sneaky::sneaky:;)
     
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  5. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    Blue is best obviously :woot:......but....but.... we're now entering the era of electrics and error codes. Despite all the waffle on here from those claiming electrics give no bother ( mainly from those who only keep their new tractors 3 years and move them on:rolleyes:).
    If it's a hobby tractor to do up and restore, I think you were on the right track on the original thread with a 956 / 7810 / 3050 etc.
     
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  6. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    So did I...I'm not the one with the check book though!The sounds coming out of the old man is that if we get a bigger tractor,me and it are going to need to earn our keep!!
     
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  7. michael N123

    michael N123 Member

    Valmet 8100
     
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  8. cfr1964

    cfr1964 Member

    That's why I said an SLDP they're not so prone to error codes
    And you get a Powerstar :D(y) plus a shuttle gearbox with a good choice of ratios and a nice cab without many whining noises from underneath
    Oh and just to be clear @Joe S , dropped Powerstar valves exist more in one man's imagination than they do in reality ;):D
     
  9. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    well he definitely wont consider that!
     
  10. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    @cfr1964 and @7610 super q are they the most basic gearboxes? sle the most advanced?
    what are the lift controls like? better then a maxxum?
     
  11. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    Yes.

    SL

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    And SLE

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  12. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    is there any difference between the 7840 and 8340 except the turbo?
     
  13. SuperTwo

    SuperTwo Member

    Location:
    Leinster, Ireland
    I'll log on tomorrow morning and there will be a new thread, "fendt 1050 vs quad trac vs challenger" :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  14. Joe S

    Joe S Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    :eek::eek:i don't think so:LOL:its not me anyway dad seems to be going mad:scratchhead::LOL:
     
  15. cfr1964

    cfr1964 Member

    8340 has a longer stroke engine 5' against 4.4' in 7840
    8340 was only available as SLE
     
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  16. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    7.5 ltrs as apposed to 6.5, maybe other differences too......
     
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  17. Only difference in backend of 7840 SLE and an 8340 is that the 8340 has 4 planetary gears and the 7840 has 3
     
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  18. Think I showed you this before, but uncle got this for £6500, only a burst steering pipe, hitch refurb (400) and two new 2nd hand front tyres
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  19. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    It's purely a matter of personal preference. But if it were my money I would buy the Massey or NH. Mainly because I don't like the case 5100 series. They will all have there problems as the youngest of any of them will be knocking on for 20years old now.

    One thing I will say is that any one of them will be better than there 80s equivalent to spend a long day in. And as for repairs there are plenty of folks out there who know them inside out so any problems are easy sorted.
     
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  20. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Oh the old dropped valve chestnut........ well it may be an issue in his little world but not in mine. I've owned power star engines tractors for 17 years and not had the need to see inside one yet. Had to rebuild the engine on the '16' we had though. After the head gasket suffered from a nasty bout of Johndeereitus!

    Just an unnecessary cost that comes with running old tractors like that I suppose. I'm just glad we've seen the light and moved on to more reliable, more modern and cheaper to run tractors.
     
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