Maxxum vs MF 3120 vs NH 40 series

Joe S

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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!
 

cfr1964

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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:
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)
 

Joe S

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Location
Orkney
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)
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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7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
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.
 

Joe S

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Location
Orkney
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.

So did I...I'm not the one with the check book though![emoji6][emoji23]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!!
 

cfr1964

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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.
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
 

7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
@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?
Yes.

SL

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And SLE

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Drillman

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Mixed Farmer
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.
 

Drillman

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Mixed Farmer
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
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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