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 03-05-2009, 04:55 Post: 160800
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Don't be fooled because it's made in China. It's one hell of a tractor! I have a 60 horse model with cab. So far you can get them up 125 hp. They have a nice design, their built tough, they are comfortable to operate and will pull like a champ! It will out pull my JD of the same size. Mine has a 16 speed transmission set up. There isn't a perfect power and speed setting that you can't find on this tractor. Only drawback I can find is, ordering parts can be a problem. Set your self up with a dealer and use him for all your parts. It's faster and less headaches. I read else ware that you can use cheaper oil filters etc, if you modify the the oil filter mounting fitting, as it's a non standard size and our filters won't fit. Don't do it! So it cost 15 bucks for the proper filter, so what! What's that engine worth, why take a chance that the elcheapo filter will deliver the proper flow for your engine? I made it a policy many years ago to never cheat on oil and oil related parts for my tractors. To give you an example, I own my dads 1944 Farmall "A" tractor.(We don't use it anymore). It was used only for cultivating. The oil was changed every fall before it was put to bed for the winter. To this day it runs like a top and the engine has never been apart. I case you don't realize it, that engine is 65 years old and still running perfect. It only ever had IH filters and manufactures recommended oil. That diesel engine in your tractor can cost from 4 to 20 thousand dollars to replace. Possibly just to save 5 or 6 bucks on an oil filter? To each his own!






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 03-05-2009, 08:27 Post: 160816
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 Foton Tractors a threat to the market

As to quality, I bet a top-of-the-line Fram would surpass the Chinese filter. I think it's not so much to save a few bucks a year, but to be able to pick it up at a nearby store. But if you're buying the tractor, you could include a few years worth of filters in the deal.

The Chinese Tractor Owners Association is a good web site.






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 03-05-2009, 09:38 Post: 160822
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You could be right on the quality of other filters. Perkins suggests using their filters as JD, New Holland does, etc. I just buy them from a dealer by the case and I know I have them when needed. I usually stick to the book when buying maintenance items, with the exception of hyd lines and fittings. I get them local.






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 03-05-2009, 11:52 Post: 160830
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Paul, are you running this tractor in Loris or Locust Grove?
I live about 17 miles from Loris near where 22 and 501 intesect. If you have it in Loris where did you buy from? The Farmall, was it used on tobacco? Use to have a neighbor who had one so old it ran on kerosen with manual lift.






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Paul, are you running this tractor in Loris or Locust Grove?I live about 17 miles from Loris near where 22 and 501 intesect. If you have it in Loris where did you buy from? The Farmall, was it used on tobacco? Use to have a neighbor who had one so old it ran on kerosen with manual lift.



Bought it from Northern Tool. We own a horse farm outside of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The tractor is used there. Note, if I had the tractor shipped to SC, I would have had to pay an enormous sales tax on $31,000.00 because Northern has a store here. They have no stores in Oklahoma, therefore I paid no sales tax on the unit. The fee is based on where it's shipped not where it's bought. If needed, I would have had the tractor shipped to a tax free area and have it trucked by an independent or haul it myself to my place. It's legal. It's worth checking on!

The Farmall was used on young tobacco and young corn. The tractor was retired when my dad took sick 10 years ago. He has since passed on. When I get the chance, it'll be totally restored. It's a very rare model as it was one of the few Farmalls that were built during WW2. It has a rare exhauest lift as hydraulic oil was scarce during the war and IH designed this unusual lift and IH couldn't get red paint at that time as the government took possession of all of it for the war effort. The closest color match they came up with made the tractor look pink. Painted in it's original color, it's among the rarest Farmalls. It's been red for years as dad hated the color and as soon as red was available, he repainted it. were trying to find the original paint code.






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