What was your first tractor?

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What was your first tractor?

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 pm

My junior year of high school, I bought a 135 Massey Ferguson. Should have been around '87. It was a 1971 model, almost certain I gave $3500 for it. Far more valuable, than the truck I was driving at the . Kept it probably ten years, and sold it for $3500. Never made a single major repair to that old thing. My current tractor, has been in the shop more, the last year than it has been out. I need to try and wag to town early this week. I miss the old days, when they made to last.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:22 pm

Mine was a 1974 Ford 2000 gas. Think I paid $2,000. Sold it years later for $3,000 and would probably give that much now if I could get it back.
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Postby JW IN VA » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 pm

1971 Ford 2000 diesel.With Power Steering!Traded it for a Ford 5000 that I still have.
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Postby Nesikep » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 am

JD 950, yanmar built.. put a lot of hours on it since it was totally undersized (30hp) Sold it after 20 years of abuse when the transmission started getting sloppy and whiney.. Probably went to a hobby farm to clean out a barn, will last for years there yet.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby wbvs58 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:28 am

A Ferguson TE20, I still have it and often use it with a cone spinner to put out fertiliser. Nothing turns as good as those old girls, the geometry in the front end was brilliant not to mention the 3 point linkage and PTO which is what all later tractors copied.

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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:59 am

A 1960 MF 35 diesel, gave it to M5 a great little tractor.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby jltrent » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:12 am

A 1960 model Fordson Dexta Diesel 2000. I put a lot of hours on it with no roll bar or canopy. The brakes barely worked and the gears would lock up if you didn't know the trick on how to change them. (if locked unbolt the top and put back in place) No power steering and the steering was messed up and it took all the power you had to steer. It did have seemed like about as much power as a Ford 3000 we got latter though. It was the diesel model and if it got below 30 degrees almost impossible to start. You could run it all day on what seemed like less than 5 gallon of diesel fuel.

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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby Highpoint » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:15 am

2010 John Deer 350 tractor with brush hog box blade and front scoop and trailer. It came with trailer but went down and bought a hydraulic trailer I could just drive upon a year later. Family thought I was crazy for buying it but since have used multiple hours mowing lots in town and mowing pasture. Also bought a used rota tiller and used many hours. The box blade has leveled many drops of rock on roads as well. I have a man who borrows twice a year and in trade he services it Other than blades on mower have not had any problems. I think the next one I will get one step bigger with cab.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby cfpinz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 am

Ford 5000, worn out pile of junk when I got it. Rebuilt pretty much everything on it except for the transmission and rear end. Sold it to a guy across the mountain, still going good from what I hear.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby dun » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:11 am

cfpinz wrote:Ford 5000, worn out pile of junk when I got it. Rebuilt pretty much everything on it except for the transmission and rear end. Sold it to a guy across the mountain, still going good from what I hear.

You sure your first wasn;t a John Deere? I know that's your favorite brand
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby pricefarm » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:16 am

The first tractor I ever bought was a 6610 Ford. All my life I helped my dad farm with tractors that where under 50hp and to small for what we was trying to do so I bought the biggest tractor I could afford at the time.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 am

Case & David Brown 995. Thank the Lord that's over.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:38 am

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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:59 am

Bigfoot wrote:My junior year of high school, I bought a 135 Massey Ferguson. Should have been around '87. It was a 1971 model, almost certain I gave $3500 for it. Far more valuable, than the truck I was driving at the . Kept it probably ten years, and sold it for $3500. Never made a single major repair to that old thing. My current tractor, has been in the shop more, the last year than it has been out. I need to try and wag to town early this week. I miss the old days, when they made to last.


My first new one was a 67 135 when I sold it in 07 it was still humming along.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby TN Cattle Man » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:33 am

Don't remember the year, but my first tractor was an old Ford 8N...
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