Survey Did you buy your Tractor New or Used How is it going: Tractor Engine Repair Rebuild  -- Tractor Maintenance Discussion Forum and Review Survey Did you buy your Tractor New or Used How is it going: Tractor Engine Repair Rebuild -- Tractor Maintenance Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Tractor Engine Repair Rebuild Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 03-20-2014, 10:19 Post: 189665
DennisCTB

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: NorthWest NJ
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2567
 Survey Did you buy your Tractor New or Used How is it going

Just wondering how many of us are buying new vs used and what the repair situation is like on both options.

I bought my Kubota B7610 new in 2004 and have only done routine maintenance since then. I got the 60 inch mid mower, front loader, front snow blower and rear grader blade, bucket hooks and ROPS lighting for $18k. So if it was worth zero it cost me $1800 a year or $150 per month. It is probably worth half what I paid for it so $75 per month. Not considerinmg the lost us of the $18k of course

So for that it cuts my lawn, moves landscape materials, hauls logs and debris, and clears snow.

Even though I can do mechanical work well I rather have as many trouble free years as I can. I sorta think it winds up being cheaper.

But I think many can do much better if they are lucky buying used and handy and good at trouble shooting issues.

What is you experience?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 03-20-2014, 12:01 Post: 189670
chashm



Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: United States
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 50
 Survey Did you buy your Tractor New or Used How is it going

I bought my Cub Cadet 7305 used with 600 hours on it in '03 with a backhoe and a loader. I've put 200 hours on it over ten years.
Since purchase, I've had 'usual' things to fix:
- hydro hose blew (replace hose...)
- leaking radiator or radiaor hose - extra hose clamp seems to have fixed it.
- engine mounting bolts loose/missing (replace & tighten)
- front tire leak - hole and rim seal - put in tube after trying other fixes.
- battery replaced (ok, maybe this is routine)
- a couple of control linkages rusted up. Pain to work on - have to take off ROPS, then fenders, wheel, etc. to get decent access to the offending joints.
- troubles starting/running - 'twas bad fuel
- battery connectors failed - will replace when it's warm
- zerk fitting/bearing on backhoe plugged - finally got it cleared with one of the bang-on-it-with-hammer grease injector tool.
- other zerks sheared off/missing - replace

Was it a good buy at $15k? Well, I wouldn't have spent $27k on a new one; I'd have purchased a smaller unit and then probably been dissatisfied that it wasn't big enough. My repair/maintenance bills haven't been very high and I haven't had to get the tractor to someone to repair or hire someone to come to the tractor, but I'm pretty handy given time and the repair manuals.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 03-20-2014, 12:51 Post: 189671
kthompson



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5135
 Survey Did you buy your Tractor New or Used How is it going

First tractor leased for about 4 years and other than maintenance no repairs. That lease worked very well. FYI it was a Case.

Next bought new M6800 Kubota in 99. Had to replace a transmission gear. Second gear lost a tooth. Not sure what the cost was but not cheap. Other wise basically maintance other than issue with lights still not fixed and replaced seat.

Next bought B2710 Kubota used about 2003 with I think like 300 hours on it. Only routine maintenance and replaced seat on it. For me Kubota seats rot out quickly.

2008 bought used Volvo excavator and have replaced several hoses on it. Some more than once. Have issue with the electrical system not solved but have learned to work with it.

I have bought used implements with good success but rather buy new if has working parts.

Buying used has been decent for me and think depending on what you are buying a good option, even better than buying new. Now that is with doing careful inspections and doing the math. Was told when leased the first tractor be careful with equipment auctions and have found that great advice. Have only purchased one implement at auction having been to many but learned early on to determine the value to me and do not let the emotion of the bidding get into the price. I do expect to buy used for used price and not the price they paid for it new when they bought it.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Tractor Engine Repair Rebuild Forum

Thread 189665 Filter by Poster:
chashm 1 | DennisCTB 1 | kthompson 1 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
DennisCTB

Articulated Tractors - S no problem
S no problem


Unanswered Questions

Shibaura SD2203 rear axle oil
Mitsubishi MX55
Gator HPX ignition module
SL 1643
Removing LHS rear wheel beari
Gear Grinding 1200A - primary
Replacing a friction diskwashe
Bolens k1502 mitsubishi K3 ove


Active Subjects

Big country 4x2 utility vehicl
Operation
lift cylinder for 3pt hitch wo
Still have jerk in hydro
Flatulent gifts human and dog
front mount snowblower
Hydraulics Won t Work
4210 ehydro codes


Hot Topics

NorTrac Tractor Quality Review
Case 446 hydraulic pump
Long 460 hydraulic problem
Jinma Tractor w transmission p
Flatulent gifts human and dog
Generator set up ideas wanted
6X4 Gator Sometimes Shudders
Roof VP75 Brush Mower Manual


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Diesel engine spits oil from exhaust
+ HOW MANY TRACTOR HOURS IS TOO MANY HOURS
+ Ford 1910 hydraulic problems
+ Need help with 4x6 Gator 3 Cyl Diesel Engine probl
+ yanmar 3 cyl desiel wont start
+ How to stop Mice Rodents eating Tractor Wiring
+ JD 870 not pulling its own weight
+ How to Start Honda small engines
+ Honda small engines suck
+ Yanmar 186D fuel problem

Most Discussion

+ Ford 1910 hydraulic problems
+ Mice
+ Small Engine Start Problems
+ High pressure washer problem
+ JD 870 not pulling its own wei
+ Honda small engines suck
+ JD870 rops lights
+ Deisel coolant temperature
+ How to Start Honda small engin
+ Emergency Shut Down Valves

Newest Topics

+ Foton 45 3PH will not lift
+ Yanmar Fuel pump or primer bulb
+ New Holland TC26DA Ignition Switch Issues
+ New Holland TC26DA Ignition Switch Issues
+ Belarus 800 series
+ New Holland TC55DA 4 wheel drive tractor Boomer se
+ New Holland 3010S wiring problem
+ need rebuild kit
+ Deere 870 tractor with Yanmar ch3048d engine MOD 3
+ JD 4310 - pops out of gear
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines