Depends how cheap you can get head gasket done on Deere
if the jd was that good why buy a valtra?Definitely jd Ive run se and standard models for years with very little trouble my 2007 6620se had 17000hrs before an engine rebuild which was inexpensive. It’s on its 3rd hydraulic pump and 2nd pto pack otherwise it original could do with a new seat though!! I also recently purchased a valtra so hopefully it will be as reliable
Any pictures?I run old and new valtras contracting , the tractor on triple mowers is 12 year old, tedding is 17 , raking is 25 , wagons are pulled by 17, 16 and 2 year olds , last summer we did 2800 acres of grass without any break downs, that is great service from older high hour tractors, most silage outfits I see are running all new tractors , how they pay for them I don’t know.
I always buy a different make to try them out had a case cvx before it and a 150 deutz before that. I buy on a value for money basis and it was €18k cheaper than equivalent jd it’s a 2012 valtra. I keep my jds for long term. I like to be buying and selling it keeps the mind busy lolif the jd was that good why buy a valtra?