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 10-25-2002, 11:45 Post: 44181
johnb
2002-10-25 11:45:23
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 getting started need help!

I'v been using my 1954 NAA at my ten acres to groom the driveway, and mow etc. We will be relocating to 70 acres in Montans where I will need to mantain 3/4 mile road, build fences, and contend w/ snow clearing etc.
I will also need a front scoop to move materials around.

My old NAA "might" be up to the task, if it had a front loader, but a slightly bigger machine may be a better idea. I have been wandering around the web helplessly & have concluded that NewHolland may be a good place to start looking.

I don't know squat about anything beyond what I now have, and am frankly getting lost pretty fast. I need to hook up with someone that can
help clear the fog so to speak.

Direct e-mail is probably a good idea, as I will probably have a series of
questions to help me get on the right track.

Thanks ! Johnb

rxce20@email.mot.com






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 10-25-2002, 11:58 Post: 44182
poorfarm
2002-10-25 00:00:00
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I have a similar sized horse farm (120 acres) and I recently purchased a TC 33D to mow, move snow and grade roads. It will do the job for you.






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 10-25-2002, 12:04 Post: 44183
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Lets start with this. What is the weight and horsepower of your present tractor?

I am going to assume for the moment that it is a two wheel drive based on it's age.

You say that your might need a heavier tractor but a modern compact four wheel drive will run rings around an older, larger two wheel drive.

I think the best place to start is the nearest dealer, no matter what color they sell. Go put your hands on a tractor. Drive it around the sales lot. Operate the controls. See how the seat fits you.
There are a lot of us out here doing the kind of chores you are speaking of with 1300-1500 pound, 20 horsepower, four-wheel drive machines. So start there and see how it feels, and if it fits into your budget.






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 10-25-2002, 16:53 Post: 44198
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When you buy a tractor for the mountains, you need to consider the power reduction due to the altitude. I live in New Mexico at 5200 feet ASL. The air density here is 86% of sea level, so your power is lower. 86% is the best that you could theoretically do, but efficiency also goes down so you really get >80%.

That said, I bought a TC45. It is a size III frame and will generate about 38HP at this altitude, which is good for that frame size tractor. If considering a smaller framed tractor, go for one of the larger engines so that you do not have too much weight and not enough engine. If you bought a size II frame with a 25HP engine, you would only have about 18HP in the mountains. Go for the 33 in this case and you will end up with 25 at altitude.






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 10-26-2002, 05:55 Post: 44216
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I don't know the weight of loads contemplated for the loader. 50's utility tractor front ends may not be designed for material handling weight.

If a loader is a big interest, the tractor hydraulic pump likely isn't big enough to run a loader very fast. A separate pump mounted on the front of the engine is a common solution. If you're contemplating using the tractor hydraulics, some old Fords don't have provision for an auxiliary hydraulics manifold unless a different lift cover is installed, and the required lift cover can be hard to find. Some tractors have a simple diverter valve that can run an auxiliary system, but the diverter valve has to be switched from loader to 3ph to go from one to the other. Anyway, the hydraulics issue might be difficult or expensive.

I'm guessing that the new place might be a bit far from a dealer and sorting out the tractor situation now is preferable. I'd get a cost to install an adequate hydraulic system on the NAA and the cost to transport it to the new place. That might help sort out the new tractor fog. Figuring out what dealer you'd like to business with at the new place might also help cut the fog.

If it was me, the last thing I'd like to do is stick myself with the moving and new place fog at the same time as the tractor fog.






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