Reliable Horse Power

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Whats everybodys views on a good uncomplicated 2nd hand 150-180hp tractor? Needs to be able to pick her feet up on the roads, pull a flatlift but also be handy enough around the buildings etc . Reliable, easy to fix/maintain and drive too, no vario's need apply. What will it cost ?
 

nick...

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Anything 20 plus years old probably built in USA with a huge underated engine.as mentioned above with next to zero depreciation.if you want a deere be quick.lots are going home to USA and being overhauled for a new life with those who are fed up with the new ones and the problems that go with them.
Nick...
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Jd is goin to come in expensive. If i was lookin cheap id look for a 800 series renault. Sure they have problems but so does every tractor ever made so dont start way a list of all the pros and cons. Theyl be heck of alot cheaper and so much more comfortable than a 7010 series deere which can be bouncy. If not the renault then a 8200 series massey
 

Wellytrack

Member
Don’t know why people want 50k.my 7710 don’t ride too well at 20mph and that’s plenty quick enough.they are a draft tractor and too short in the wheelbase for comfortable road work even with tls which a lot of em don’t have
Nick...

They are a strong tractor but bouncy, TLS or front links with a bottle are a must if you want to stand a chance of remaining in the seat.
 
A well set up 6930 is embarrassingly good.

So good it ruined 6150R’s.

I was discussing this with someone the other day, apparently the M and R series JDs can be similarly sorted. It's so much the power gain that makes the difference but in drive-ability? I haven't driven a chipped 150R so can't say but both the 190R and 210R I have felt very numb but they are a big lump of a thing.
 

T C

Member
Location
Nr Kelso
Just bought a valtra T153 as a spare. Basic Hi Spec with levers 50k air and suspension 13 plate 3800hrs and tidy.
Bought from main dealer (no warranty) well under £30k.
Feels fairly unstoppable on 3.5m subsoiler and 4m terrano.
There should be a home in the woods for it in 5 yrs time.
May only do 300 hrs per year but as long as it has no major breakdowns it will not be expensive.
I can afford to keep it to 5000 hrs and look for £20k for it.
 

Wellytrack

Member
I was discussing this with someone the other day, apparently the M and R series JDs can be similarly sorted. It's so much the power gain that makes the difference but in drive-ability? I haven't driven a chipped 150R so can't say but both the 190R and 210R I have felt very numb but they are a big lump of a thing.

Yes they are a big lump, but JD seem to map them for loads of mid torque with little top or bottom. Setting of loaded into a hill for example they are poor, once going they can maintain steady speed more than satisfactory.

A remap does tend to sort them out, but really they shouldn’t need it.
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
That seems to go for most modern engines though. I can't remember when I last saw a tractor tested (in profi etc.) that had a steady even torque rise from 2000 down to <1200 rpm
 

kill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South West
Don’t know why people want 50k.my 7710 don’t ride too well at 20mph and that’s plenty quick enough.they are a draft tractor and too short in the wheelbase for comfortable road work even with tls which a lot of em don’t have
Nick...
Funny you say that as had a 40k 7530 with cab and axle suspension and that was a real nodding donkey on the road. 66's with TLS were a way smoother ride.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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