MF 7718 vs 6718

Looking for peoples opinions on the above 2 tractors. Arable work mainly, 4 furrow plough but that mite become a 5. Trailed sprayer, 3/4 bag fert spreader, round baling, carting straw and silage bales both on road and field. Ground is generally quite steep. Both similar tractors but does one have an advantage over the other. Thanks
 
Demoed a 6718 a few years ago to replace our 6480 which is the original style one. Was very similar in size and had more power. But the cab was not as quiet as the 6480 and the noise was very rough. It's the only tractor that has ever given me a headache when I've driven it all day. Needless to say we gave the 6480 a thorough overhall and full dealer service and she's still here now
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
Got a 7718 exclusive dyna. It’s a good tractor.
Main work is on a quadrant, fert spinning and a 3m Amazone combi.
It’s great although I’m beginning to think that a 160-170 horse tractor is adequate for our needs.
 

Rust

Member
Location
Hertfordshire
Looking for peoples opinions on the above 2 tractors. Arable work mainly, 4 furrow plough but that mite become a 5. Trailed sprayer, 3/4 bag fert spreader, round baling, carting straw and silage bales both on road and field. Ground is generally quite steep. Both similar tractors but does one have an advantage over the other. Thanks
My 6715 handles a 5 furrow with ease.
And 1800kg in spreader. I got front linkage so weight is nicely forward
 

puma power

Member
Mixed Farmer
We replaced a 7618 with 6718s. Both Dyna 6 Exclusives. I really like 67 it goes very well, but its not a 76/77. The engine sounds terrible!! We've named it 'Belle' as it sounds like a cement mixer! It pulls very well as long as you keep the revs up. We did put on the 3m Trio the other day running legs shallow at about 6 inches. It coped really well 1500Kg on the front. Flat fields but I was shocked how well it managed. For the fert and spraying 67 be great but if its going to be your main tractor get the 6 pot, the noise will do your head in otherwise!
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
We replaced a 7618 with 6718s. Both Dyna 6 Exclusives. I really like 67 it goes very well, but its not a 76/77. The engine sounds terrible!! We've named it 'Belle' as it sounds like a cement mixer! It pulls very well as long as you keep the revs up. We did put on the 3m Trio the other day running legs shallow at about 6 inches. It coped really well 1500Kg on the front. Flat fields but I was shocked how well it managed. For the fert and spraying 67 be great but if its going to be your main tractor get the 6 pot, the noise will do your head in otherwise!
Any difference in fuel consumption?
 

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