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 08-29-2004, 20:29 Post: 94906
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I am considering buying a Yanmar 2000 2wd with a loader and a cutter. This is a "reconditioned" tractor that I found through E-Bay. The tractor is located in Texas. I know very little about Yanmar tractors and have been told they are not very dependable and parts are very hard to find. This info came from a dealer of another well known brand of tractor so he may be a bit biased (wink). I can buy this tractor for under $7000. Any advice is welcome...






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 08-29-2004, 20:39 Post: 94909
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Yanmar makes a fine tractor, but the one you are looking at may be a grey market tractor which brings a whole bunch of issues up. More importantly, you don't want a 2WD tractor with a loader. When the loader bucket is full the rear tires will tend to lift off the ground and you won't get much traction. Also, if you can't look and touch I would never buy a tractor off eBay. There have been many tractor scams there and you'd be better off buying locally. All my opinion, of course.






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 08-29-2004, 20:43 Post: 94910
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Please explain what a "grey market tractor" is...






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 08-29-2004, 20:50 Post: 94911
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This link explains it better than I can.






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 08-29-2004, 21:25 Post: 94914
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Lets talk about what you want to do with the tractor.

Maybe we can steer you toward something new that you can afford.

You definitely don't want a 2wd with a loader..... unless the loader is just front ballast.






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 08-29-2004, 21:37 Post: 94915
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I have a small horse farm (10 acres). I will be using the tractor to mow, move round bales with the three point hitch, maintain an arena with a rotary harrow, do some box blading, and haul a flat bed trailer. The only use I have for the loader is moving shavings (sawdust) into the barn for cleaning stalls. The farm is level, dry, and grass over sand. This will be my first tractor and all advice is appreciated.






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 08-29-2004, 21:56 Post: 94917
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How big are the round bales you want to move? I think you'll find a lot of other uses for the FEL once you have one.






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 08-29-2004, 22:05 Post: 94918
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To be honest, I don't know the exact weight of a round bale. I would say about 800 or 900 pounds.






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 08-29-2004, 22:17 Post: 94919
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I'm no round bale expert but did a little research. They generally weigh up to 1600 lbs, but when wet can weigh a lot more. Anyway, it seems the ability to carry those around is an important factor in what size machine you need. I'd guess something that could lift 2500 lbs. 24" behind the pins would be adequate. Plenty of front ballast would be required. Maybe somebody with round bale experience can chime in here.






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 08-30-2004, 06:00 Post: 94936
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I really think you're a long way from a bargan with the Yanmar on E-Bay. A compact tractor without 4 wheel drive is almost an orphan, they have a very limited resale market. If you're going to be handling big rounds with any kind of safety you really need a full size 50 to 60 Hp farm tractor. First find a dealer that has been in business in your local aeria for a long time, tell him or her your needs and I'm sure they can set you up with a decant used tractor with a loader and 3pt. for very little more if not a bit less than the Yanmar on E-Bay. Especially when buying used tractore allways try to buy locally form a dealer with a good reputation, they need your business, you will need service at some point down the road, it just works out lots better for you and the dealer both. I really enjoy my compacts, but they just aren't adequate for big ropunds, best of luck. Frank.






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