New tractors versus classics

Discussion in 'Machinery Matters' started by Mf240, May 1, 2020.

  1. John kverneland

    John kverneland Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,076
    Location:
    Cork Ireland
    Love the 6000 series but I miss that long narrow bonnet the 50s had..
     
  2. Oakley

    Oakley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    Kilkenny
    Main Tractor here is 18 yr old Mx 170, she's clocked 500 hrs in last 7 weeks
    20200417_064821.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
    thorpe, no name, Barrowsider and 20 others like this.
  3. ponderosa

    ponderosa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    417
    Great tractor. Drove 1, maybe not so lively on the road but a mighty puller in the field. :Thumbp2:
     
    Oakley likes this.
  4. nashmach

    nashmach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    43,547
    Location:
    Wexford, Ireland
    I keep saying that is as nice a 4600 as you would see anywhere, a gorgeous tractor and that 7610 Is In a similar bracket too with The AP cab, a rare find now In clean condition.

    A lovely looking tractor, The hum from One alone Is pure heaven. You'll be testing her out there With The (new to You?) Drill!!
     
  5. Oakley

    Oakley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    Kilkenny
    Ya its 3m so well able to pull it, didn't go for 4m as have quite bit of hilly ground, drill belonged to another member on here
     
    nashmach likes this.
  6. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    7,656
    Location:
    CW. southeast Ireland
    Are you sure which side of the debate you come down on?????????????????????????????
     
  7. nashmach

    nashmach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    43,547
    Location:
    Wexford, Ireland
    My arse Is sore from sitting On The fence........
     
    jf 850 and gone like this.
  8. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    6,689
    Location:
    midlands ireland
    Well the 265 here is 35 years old and here from new. Everything is working perfectly but the problem is that the majority of the machinery has outgrown her. Her semi retirement started when I upgraded the keenan feeder from a 80 without knives to a 100 with knives. That job now is left to the 399. Now the 265 just mainly works the topper and some spraying.
     
    diesel power and nashmach like this.
  9. maidhc

    maidhc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    The 4600 has been on the farm since 1999. It arrived in Ireland in 1987. Before we got it was owned by a elderly farmer who used it as his car, until he forgot to put on the handbrake. It was written off by the insurance co as the cab was strained.

    We replaced the strained cab with one off an exporter, but had to move across a lot of the panels as the replacement cab was rotten.

    I did it up again in 2017 as by then the front windscreen was getting porous. It has about 7k hrs up.

    The 7610 only came last year, but it has only one owner from new and about 4k hrs.It was bought new from henesseys in kilfinane and lived 5 miles from there. It has never been painted, but I must give the roof and wings some attention.

    The 7610 and 4600 are practically the same size. The 7610 is marginally lower, but longer and wider, but there is nothing in it really. There is no comparison in power, so I think overall the 7610 wins.
     
    c4l, nashmach, Blue Ray and 2 others like this.
  10. nashmach

    nashmach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    43,547
    Location:
    Wexford, Ireland
    Very valid point there, I can see that happening here as well whereas take your 399 , it is a very useable tractor and probably even more so if it was 4wd.
     
  11. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    7,656
    Location:
    CW. southeast Ireland
    The tractor got delivered this morning, waiting on Michelin Axiobib2 wheels now.
    20200629_214732.jpg
     
  12. CORK

    CORK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    13,340
    Location:
    East Cork, Ireland
    Gorgeous and well wear.

    She can’t have much done?
     
    gone likes this.
  13. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    7,656
    Location:
    CW. southeast Ireland
    High hours, it was on a hedge cutter working for the NRA, so the work really didn't affect any of the components that I will be using.
     
    CORK likes this.
  14. CORK

    CORK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    13,340
    Location:
    East Cork, Ireland
    What model is she? Please forgive me if it’s been discussed already. I dip in and out of threads at this time of the year.
     
  15. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    7,656
    Location:
    CW. southeast Ireland
    A 7720S, basically a direct replacement for my 12yr old 6490.
     
  16. Danielk

    Danielk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3,067
    Location:
    Carlow

    Best of luck with it. :Thumbp2: Looks well minded.
     
    gone likes this.
  17. Triaxle

    Triaxle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Wexford
     
    gone likes this.
  18. Agri Power

    Agri Power Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    234
    Massey are becoming very popular.
     
  19. jf 850

    jf 850 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    6,724
    Location:
    Co Laois
    Best of luck with your purchase , gone :Thumbp2:
     
    007, gone and Mf240 like this.
  20. Paw

    Paw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,744
    Location:
    Shropshire
    That's a mean looking face on the front of it.
     
    CORK and gone like this.
  21. nashmach

    nashmach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    43,547
    Location:
    Wexford, Ireland
    Very tidy beast, well wear @gone :Thumbp2:
     
    gone likes this.
  22. thorpe

    thorpe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,743
    Location:
    North-East Cork
    Best of luck and well wear with the tractor @gone
     
    gone likes this.
  23. Donegal Bay

    Donegal Bay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,531
    Location:
    North Sligo
    Well wear, You'll have no bother finding Your way in the dark ......
     
    gone likes this.
  24. Mf 7715

    Mf 7715 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2017
    Messages:
    1,574
    Best of luck @gone fine tractor, they’re getting v popular, I see Martins have 6 new ones in stock, what spec is she.
     
    gone likes this.
  25. kverneland es 80

    kverneland es 80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,522
    Location:
    west cork
    well wear ger:Thumbp2: ,i think i have seen that hedge cutting crew on the m9:scared: ,those 20s are the biz, drove one of troys in the spring and was very impressed:wub:
     
    gone likes this.

Share This Page