Tales of fiat tractors.

BigBarl

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Arable Farmer
Location
South Notts
We had a winner in the late 90’s, can’t remember which model but about 130hp. All I remember is coming home most nights after school to find the winner in the yard with a tub underneath catching oil from the latest leaking point. Safe to say reliability was horrendous but a great tractor when it did work. Swapped the winner as soon as we could for a JD 6900, now that was a tractor!?
 

fiat 9090

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Location
co offaly eire
We had a winner in the late 90’s, can’t remember which model but about 130hp. All I remember is coming home most nights after school to find the winner in the yard with a tub underneath catching oil from the latest leaking point. Safe to say reliability was horrendous but a great tractor when it did work. Swapped the winner as soon as we could for a JD 6900, now that was a tractor!?
They were not known to leak oil that much the seal on the hi lo would leak when hours got high and the reverse syncro did give bother after 8000 hours but pretty bullet proof after that
 

Timbo

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Location
Gods County
Most of them didn't have air con it was an optional extra but the adjustable stays on the doors were a brilliant job
Mine has dealer fit a.c and a similar aged (1997) 110-90 I recently worked on had factory air, I assumed that any ordered with the super comfort cab also had a.c. one way or other.
 

fiat 9090

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Location
co offaly eire
Mine has dealer fit a.c and a similar aged (1997) 110-90 I recently worked on had factory air, I assumed that any ordered with the super comfort cab also had a.c. one way or other.
Only some of them most 90 series before 97 didn't have air con but a good few UK imports had it
 

Mac957

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An old 780 in the yellowish fiat colour painted terracotta st some stage. The original cab rotted and fell off and this comfort frame was fitted. Still on the button and starts first time.
 

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johnboy87

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Between home and 2 neighbours (not all at the same time) I grew up surrounded by them
450, 540 special, universal 640, 680, 880-5, 70-90, 80-90, 88-94, 90-90, 95-90, 1000, 100-90, 110-90, 110-90, 110-90, winner 130
Now the 2 neighbours have both moved on to NH products, I think the only fiat left is the winner 130 and the 88-94 which has been resigned to winter scraper duties
 

Ryanharkin1

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Livestock Farmer
Might be a bit late to this, my great uncle and grandad got a 566 DT new in 1984, it's in everyday use, however it got a bit run down, me and my dad spent these last few months doing a bit of work to her, looking closer to prime now -
 

Banana Bar

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BASE UK Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
When ran lots of them in the early to mid 80s.
880
780
880/5
980
1180
1580DT

The 980 was destroyed stubble burning with less than 200 hrs on it. Bought a deutz at this point and never had another Fiat.
 

legin

Member
Location
West Midlands
Missed this thread. We had in 1976/7, 780FWD 780 2WD white cabs, then the orange 780s then 2x 9090s all good tractors. The five cylinder engine in the 9090 were excellent. Good ole days!!
 

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