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Old 04 October 2012, 11:32   #1
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After a cheap tractor for moving boats on the yard, and to tow a Topper..... doesn't neccesarily need a v5 /to go on road...... Geography poss an issue, but tbh even old rubbish holds its price here in West Wales, so looking a bit further afield (or poss in a further field?)..... Needs to have a PTO but thats all tbh.....

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Old 04 October 2012, 12:37   #2
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After a cheap tractor for moving boats on the yard, and to tow a Topper..... doesn't neccesarily need a v5 /to go on road...... Geography poss an issue, but tbh even old rubbish holds its price here in West Wales, so looking a bit further afield (or poss in a further field?)..... Needs to have a PTO but thats all tbh.....

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You'll be hard pushed to find a tractor anywhere at reasonable money, went to a farm dispersal auction the other day and even scrapers were fetching silly money
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Old 04 October 2012, 16:23   #3
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How much you wanting to spend and don't say as little as possible!

Whats the PTO for?
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Old 04 October 2012, 16:25   #4
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How much you wanting to spend and don't say as little as possible!

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A topper
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Old 04 October 2012, 16:33   #5
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Me and a few mates got an old JCB a few years a go for some airstrip/hangar modification ...huge fun...pulled anything ( mostly over ) . Dug great drainage ditches too
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Just be careful if you buy something really old like an old fordson, their PTO drives were too low for modern implements lifted on the arms, are you after something vintage that 'works' or something newer?
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Old 04 October 2012, 17:20   #7
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My father had three tractors, an International, a Kubota and a MF35.

We've had the MF35 for about 25 years and I've been cutting the lawn ever since we got it. I just bought a new topper for it this year and it was the best thing I've ever done (tractor wise) I still cut the lawn with it even now and apart from a few batteries, one starter motor and exaust, thats all I've spent on it apart from someone left a rag in the tank when we first had it and it kept breaking down. It runs like a sewing machine now though.

The international is seized and I need to find out how to free it off and the Kubota starts first time every time

My advice would be, do a little research on what others use for the same job, I think you will also need to add weight to the front to stop it from doing wheelies if you are pulling something heavy and also find out which ones start best in the winter.

Tractors hold their money well and you are doing the right thing using a PTO driven topper

Good luck with your search
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Old 05 October 2012, 02:16   #8
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You'll be hard pushed to find a tractor anywhere at reasonable money, went to a farm dispersal auction the other day and even scrapers were fetching silly money
In West Wales nothing is wiorth much......until someone wants it

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I missed a nice little Ford for under a grand a few weeks ago Hoping I could pick up something useable for around the 1K mark (plus Topper of course).....

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Just be careful if you buy something really old like an old fordson, their PTO drives were too low for modern implements lifted on the arms, are you after something vintage that 'works' or something newer?
Probably vintage working tbh......always had a fancy for an old Fergie, but they all seem to have been restored and feching a couple of grand thes days......

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My father had three tractors, an International, a Kubota and a MF35.

We've had the MF35 for about 25 years and I've been cutting the lawn ever since we got it. I just bought a new topper for it this year and it was the best thing I've ever done (tractor wise) I still cut the lawn with it even now and apart from a few batteries, one starter motor and exaust, thats all I've spent on it apart from someone left a rag in the tank when we first had it and it kept breaking down. It runs like a sewing machine now though.

The international is seized and I need to find out how to free it off and the Kubota starts first time every time

My advice would be, do a little research on what others use for the same job, I think you will also need to add weight to the front to stop it from doing wheelies if you are pulling something heavy and also find out which ones start best in the winter.

Tractors hold their money well and you are doing the right thing using a PTO driven topper

Good luck with your search
Thanks I'm pretty lucky in that a lot of my friends are farmers so anything 'heavy' can be done with proper kit / at mates rates..... Its really just for the topper, pulling the odd tree after its been dropped and moving the boats about.....oh, and mostly I want a Tractor to play with
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After a cheap tractor for moving boats on the yard, and to tow a Topper..... doesn't neccesarily need a v5 /to go on road...... Geography poss an issue, but tbh even old rubbish holds its price here in West Wales, so looking a bit further afield (or poss in a further field?)..... Needs to have a PTO but thats all tbh.....

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Don't think there is such a thing as a cheap tractor these days I am told they go for silly money up here as well have a look at York farm auctions on the net
Wharfdale tractors is another one to look at or Ripon farm services is another might give you an idea on prices
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