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 03-31-2003, 18:31 Post: 52288
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Considering a B7100 or B7200 for light mowing and snow removal. Is either one big enough for post hole digger, scraper blade, 3 pt. mower (if so how big) etc. I have larger tractor for field work but want smaller for around house and pasture work. What is the HP of either one? I think only about 18-20?






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 03-31-2003, 22:30 Post: 52307
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BrianC -
The B7100 vs. B7200 are considerably different in size. The B7100 is an older vintage unit;i.e: X100 series, started with the B5100, B6100,B7100. The B7200 is in the X200 series, B4200, B5200, B6200, B7200, B8200, B9200, which ultimately came later.

Comparison- B7100, 16HP at 2800rpm,3cyl;
weight - about 1080lbs
B7200, 17HP at 2500rpm,3cyl;
weight - about 1250lbs

Having had both series, both are excellent units. However, as your post mentioned, you wish to do post hole digging. The B7100 is somewhat smaller framed than that of the B7200. The post hole digging operation will be much more noticable from a bouncing around standpoint with the B7100 vs. the B7200.

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 04-01-2003, 07:20 Post: 52329
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The B7200 is 17 HP at the engine, 14 at the PTO. These are with manual transmission because that's all they had.

B6200 is 15 engine, 12.5 PTO
B5200 is 13 engine, 11.5 PTO

That doesn't sound like much power but remember, all the old full size farm tractors of the 1940's and 50's like the Ford gray and Farm-All tractors were lucky to have 15 horse. The modern tractors with 40 horse are a recent thing, never mind these ridiculous 200 horse monstrosities of today.






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 04-01-2003, 08:18 Post: 52338
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willie,Morgan,
Thanks, I am working w/ limited funds and trying to get the most bang for the buck. The 7100 is older but has overhauled engine and hydraulic blade. The 7200 is newer but more money and no implements.






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 04-01-2003, 08:25 Post: 52339
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BrianC. -
Let's compare...
1) What is the serials of each?
2) How many hours on each?
3) How much more is the price on the B7200 vs.B6100?
4) What other ideas does your yard have in mind for you to do in the future? The B6100 may be too small.
5) Turfs or Ags ?

Willie H.






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 04-01-2003, 10:21 Post: 52353
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Willie,
B7100 has 2000 hours and near new ag tires (which I do want) ser# 4883 (that is what dealer gave me, does it sound right?)
B7200 has only 434 hours and ag tires that show some heavy use. Ser #62048.
I grew up on farm so am familiar with hours etc on larger tractors but never really got into the compact stuff.
There is about 1500.00 difference between the two.
I have John Deere 2030 for heavier work so I really dont need larger tractor right now, also I am trying to stay out of the financing for a while. 2-3 years and I will be looking at something larger and newer.
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 04-01-2003, 10:51 Post: 52356
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Those small tires are cheap. New 8 X 16 ags are $100 each at www.macfaddens.com Don't let that be the deciding factor. Why does this thing truncate my posts?






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 04-01-2003, 11:01 Post: 52357
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Brian -
You did not say whether or not the oranges were gear shift or Hydrostatic, as orange had a B7100HST from 1980-1999, and the B7200HSD from 1984-1995. I am going to guess that these BOTH are gear shift units. With this in mind, the serial for the B7100 is missing some digits at best. I think perhaps either this was a reintroduced HSD model vintage, hence starting over with lower numbers as found in 1990 vintage HSD units, or the dealer gave you his stock number rather than a serial number.

As far as the B7200, the serial on this one is complete for the last five digits. It is id'd as a 1985-1986 vintage.

If the overall condition of these units are good, meaning mechanical as well as tin work & paint, for the little difference in cost, the advantage would be with the B7200, for several reasons. 1) physically larger tractor, 2) newer tractor vintage, 3) higher resale value, as you pointed out, potentially later on down the road...,etc. The fact that the rear tires are somewhat worn by comparison, you can put a pair of aggressive light truck tires on it for a fraction of the cost of Ags, or merely put on a set of chains on the higher wear tires, depending on what your needs of traction are. Depending wher you look, these replacement tires are had quite affordably - just NOT at an orange dealer.

If you have any additional info., pass it along

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 04-01-2003, 11:08 Post: 52359
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Morgan -
Are they paying you royalties yet ?

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Both tractors are gear trannys.
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