FORD 8340

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FORD 8340

Postby Littlejohn » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm

Going to look at a Ford / New Holland 8340 over the weekend.
Any one have any experience with them? Good / Bad
Anything to look out for on these models?

It needs a cab kit, but it' doesn't look like the make at kit, you just buy the padded vinyl and glue it to the cab. Is that hard to do?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: FORD 8340

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 pm

SL or SLE...? There is a difference in the transmission, hydraulics, and 3pt. The SLE is a much better tractor IMO, but has more electronics to contend with. The genesis motor and rest of the drivetrain are reliable as long as it's been maintained.
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Re: FORD 8340

Postby Littlejohn » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:35 am

i believe its a white top SL
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Re: FORD 8340

Postby cfpinz » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:30 am

Did you buy it?

I've never owned a 40 series, but the biggest complaint I've heard from those who do is electrical issues.
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Re: FORD 8340

Postby Littlejohn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:07 pm

They sold it before I could get there. I ended up with a New holland TS110
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Re: FORD 8340

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:34 am

The TS110 is a good tractor but the little 4cyl motor doesn't have near the torque or lugging power that the 6cyl in the 8340 has. Depending on what you plan on doing with it you you may not mind. I myself find the 4cyl is working it's guts out to achieve full pto or drawbar power.
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