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 06-01-2004, 23:48 Post: 87479
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 JD 4020 Questions

I'm looking at buying a 1971 Deisel JD 4020 for moving around bales of hay and pulling a batwing shredder. I know the tractor has plenty of power, but I'm wondering if there is something smaller I could get....

Also there is one for sale for $9500, I don't know if that is a good price or not. Any advice?






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 06-02-2004, 03:32 Post: 87481
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 JD 4020 Questions

The 4020 is a great tractor and the price is right, IF, the sheet metal is straight. I'd rather have the syncro shift vs the power shift. It is a little hard on fuel at pto power, plan on a 100 gals for a good solid, farmers, day of work. Those tractors are quite desirable.

BUT to do what you want unless the batwings are really big I'd look at a 3020. You'll use a lot less fuel and the resale of the 3020 will hold. It is a really desirable tractor. There are several restored ones around here and they all fetch $10,000+.






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 06-02-2004, 05:48 Post: 87485
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Danielmac;The 4010-4020 series were great tractors, I had a 4010 for several years they were just a good old workhorse. There are still thousands of 4020's working daily. I've known well maintained 4020's to run 12-14,000 hours without a major overhaul. A 71 would be a side console model, those are highly sought after by collectors. Depending on condition of everything from engine, tranny, electical, tinwork, a good one will bring 9500.00, but a beat up one 4-5000.00 is tops. If the tractor needs major engine and some tranny work you can easily spend nearly what you're going to pay for it. That series used a closed center hydraulic system that can give you fits using hydraulic motors. They weren't the greatest engines to start in cold weather, but Deere has a Nipedenzo starter to spin the engine faster for easier starting. Unless someone abused them by not changing fluid and filters in the trannys, power shift models seemed to nearly never wear out, sachyncros will eventually wear the schyncro rings out but can be repalcaed. I guess one last thing I forgot to mention, if the hood has a patch in it where the tractor has had a turbocharger that has been added and then taken off at some time or if it still has a turbo, just say thanks but no thanks. It was easy to add a turbo, turn up the fuel and turn a 95 HP tractor into a 140 HP tractor. that was quite a fad for a while till high dollar parts started coming unglued. Hope this helps, Frank.






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 06-02-2004, 06:16 Post: 87489
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 JD 4020 Questions

The price is about right for a good clean one. It would do all that you are looking for and a little extra. The side console model was a little more the normal for controls of the tractor then the 10 and the early 20 series as they had everything on the dash to operate the tractor so you are getting the better of years.






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