Discussion in 'Machinery Matters' started by Mf240, May 1, 2020.
Love the 6000 series but I miss that long narrow bonnet the 50s had..
Main Tractor here is 18 yr old Mx 170, she's clocked 500 hrs in last 7 weeks
Great tractor. Drove 1, maybe not so lively on the road but a mighty puller in the field.
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!!
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
Are you sure which side of the debate you come down on?????????????????????????????
My arse Is sore from sitting On The fence........
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.
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.
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.
The tractor got delivered this morning, waiting on Michelin Axiobib2 wheels now.
Gorgeous and well wear.
She can’t have much done?
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.
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.
A 7720S, basically a direct replacement for my 12yr old 6490.
Best of luck with it. Looks well minded.
Massey are becoming very popular.
Best of luck with your purchase , gone
That's a mean looking face on the front of it.
Very tidy beast, well wear @gone
Best of luck and well wear with the tractor @gone
Well wear, You'll have no bother finding Your way in the dark ......
Best of luck @gone fine tractor, they’re getting v popular, I see Martins have 6 new ones in stock, what spec is she.
well wear ger ,i think i have seen that hedge cutting crew on the m9 ,those 20s are the biz, drove one of troys in the spring and was very impressed