Did similar here 2 years ago,second hand tractor had warranty,in which the hydraulic pump failed.(known fault and upgraded part fitted)I've been through this exercise recently. Looked at a new MF 5711 which was around £44k. Wasn't overly impressed with cab etc, felt built down to a price.
Came across a tidy MF 5610 on a 14 plate. Felt much better built, very comfortable quiet cab and no ad blue. Done 3000 hours and did a deal at just under £30k.
It feels right, and I've saved £14k. What happens over the next 10+ years will tell me if I'm right
My feeling was the 5610 was a better quality tractor than the 5711 which is one of the global series. The new equivalent of the 5610 is the 5710S which is around £54k which I couldn't affordI’m not familiar with MF model numbers and am not sure how close the models are. But it strikes me that you have bought a 6 year old tractor with 3k hours and only saved £14k on a new one. That doesn’t strike me as a great deal.
It would if you tried a MF 5711. Had one on demo very poor build quality.I’m not familiar with MF model numbers and am not sure how close the models are. But it strikes me that you have bought a 6 year old tractor with 3k hours and only saved £14k on a new one. That doesn’t strike me as a great deal.
Been round in circles with this and if I was doing 1500 hours per year and above then a new tractor with full warranty changed every 3 years or at the dealers discretion is where its at. If that tractor is charged at £20/hour (not including driver, fuel, insurance etc, its just the tractor cost) then over 3 years its earnt £90,000.What is everyone’s thoughts on buying a new tractor against a used one. Pros and cons with both????