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 04-16-2003, 06:27 Post: 53212
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 Considering the 790

Hello. I am shopping for a tractor and considering the 790. I know it doesnt have all the bells and whistles of the 4200/4210, but has anyone bought the 790 been truely unhappy with it? I plan on doing basic land maintenance on our "Farm" and also using it part time commercially with rototilling, bush hogging, post hole and probably backhoe someday... My thought is that since I am going to use it to make some extra money, the money I would save Vs buying the 4200/4210 could buy an implement or two.. I understand the argument that bigger is usually better, I also think that better is the enemy of good enough! If I get too much tractor, some people may not want it in thier lawns for fear of digging it up.. And I would be bound to a bigger payment to boot.. Any one have any thoughts?
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 04-16-2003, 07:44 Post: 53216
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Reasonable logic, except that you need to consider the time savings using one tractor vs another. For similar money you can get a NH-TC30 or Kubota or Malhindra or Kioti. Some of these have suttle shift for the same money and other items that make operation easier. Malhindra and Kioti for example have down pressure on the 3pt hitch, which is very useful for the PH digger.
I found the 790 very tight entering and exiting, also the brakes are not wet. As a tractor works in a wet or muddy environment the brakes disappear quickly if not in hydraulic fluid.






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 04-16-2003, 10:23 Post: 53230
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 Considering the 790

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The brakes on the 790 get wet easialiy ?!! Not good, your brakes should not get wet unless you are in it deep. Poor design if they do. Of course the oil bath type of brakes are much better, no question about that.






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 04-16-2003, 11:19 Post: 53233
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While I admit that there will always be a better teactor taht I could buy, I am more curious to know if any 790 owners have been unhappy with thier purchase. The Malhindra or Kioti have no representation in Maine to speak of and the NH-TC and Kubota are about 2500 - 3000 more.






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 04-16-2003, 12:37 Post: 53234
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 Considering the 790

Have a J.D. 790 since fall of 2001, no major complaints. As for the brakes, with just under a 100 hours, I have not experienced any problems. I would keep on eye on the battery as the original did leak...

In my opinion the J.D. 790 gives you the most bang for the buck in that size/hp class. If you prefer a HST transmission, check out the New Holland TC 30. Another no frills tractors an a good
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 04-16-2003, 12:59 Post: 53235
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 04-16-2003, 14:52 Post: 53239
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 Considering the 790

I have had my 790 since september and have really enjoyed using it. plain jane but it will do the job. all my friends want to borrow it all the time so it must be ok. so far...brush hogging, dirt removal, tree limb moving, gravel leveling, box blading, posthole digging, staking burning brush piles....etc. works great.






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I had an older 790, a 750 and had to replace the brakes twice in 400 hrs. I used the tractor mostly with the loader.
As far as I know this and the battery ground wire mount are the only weak points on the tractor.
The TC-30 should be in the same price range as the 790, about 11K.






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 04-16-2003, 18:55 Post: 53247
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I have had mine since Septemeber 0f 02 very pleased. I also live in central Maine. Your welcome to try mine out if want to try one. I can't understand all the fuss about brakes. I hardly use them,I can't imagine wearing them out.
I use mine in the field though never took it down the road in 4th gear high. I never owned another full size tractor so I guess I'll never know what I'm missing.

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 04-16-2003, 20:14 Post: 53254
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 Considering the 790

I have had my 790 since sept of 2002/78 hrs. It has done everything I needed to do and the some !!! I have the 7 series hoe, 6 ft box scraper, 71 inch finishing mower, 6 ft york rake and the 419 loader. I have my dealer looking out for the 59 snow blower/used.






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