Hey I figured if I'm gonna farm I need a tractor.
I can't and don't want to afford new, so I'm looking around for a good used one.
I like Fords. John Deere is good, but they are priced too high used (and new) if you ask me. I know nothing about Mahadra, Case, Massey Ferguson, Kubota, or International Harvester
I have a couple of really old John Deere (A and B) tractors that I thought about fixing up, but I'm afraid time is a factor, and I need something up and running within the next year. In case you think that is plenty of time, well, it isn't. I travel for work about 85% of the time currently, so a fixer-upper isn't something I can fit in my schedule.
Can anyone reading this give some advice on this matter? Specifically I would like for you to speak of equipment you've either owned or currently own. Talk about problems, maintenance, pluses, minuses, equipment options, whatever.
Also does anyone know if the older tractors have a problem with the ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel). The reason I ask is because I had to make some repairs to my old 1996 Ford F250 powerstroke due to the ULSD eating away at the seals that weren't spec'd for it.
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