Older diggers for farm use

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  1. Paw

    Paw Well-Known Member

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    Doesn’t matter what you have you can find someone who says it’s a poor machine
     
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    Did you pick up a bargain after nash be a good match for the 3600!
     
  3. holywell farmer

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    Well lad I spoke to said some parts on the machine were weak
     
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    Well lad I spoke to said some parts on the machine were weak
     
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    I hire 13t machines in now and again,it's either doosan or komatsu,I prefer to drive the doosan,I don't think there's much in any of them,I have a Hyundai 13t machine now and it's very nice to use almost on a par with my old js130.
     
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    Had this lad ever owned or used one? Or just a fan of another make and every other make is inferior?

    There's a guy here who has several working in the forestry, some with winches on for skylining, he likes them anyway!
     
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  7. nashmach

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    No I didn't anyway! Was cheap but I don't think it would be much good for feeding and be very hard to go back from the Landini to that when mucking out sheds!
     
  8. holywell farmer

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    He is well seasoned driver of360s
     
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    It was easily beat a few hours before that ad came on.

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    The holy grail of 50Bs two stick controls, 4in1 bucket. clean, for 3 grand.

    Funnily enough the ad didnt last long, I just happen to still have that browser tab open here
     
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  12. 4255

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    That would be one of the last 50 b s made .not alot of difference in it and the 50 h above really much the same machine
     
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    The drivermust have worn hob nailed boots and weighed 30 stone , to account for that amount of wear in 2500 hours on the seat and floor mats...

    I think I know the seller . Very well known in equestrian circles.

    I am fairly sure that digger gave a while with a horse trainer very near here , at least 10 years ago . He couldn't drive a nail , never mind a digger. I think it was for sale for €4500 , and for quite a while.

    Very straight for its age.

    @4255 , on late 50 B being similar to the 50 H. In most ways yes , but wouldn't the 50 H have the superior Power Shuttle transmission ?
     
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    There was a 50b mark 2 as well and I thought it was only those that had the two lever backhoe but Im probably wrong now!!

    It was very good value at 3k I think.
     
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    i thought the last of the 50b,s had an all yellow cab and possibly 2 doors but maybe i dreamt that :sleep:
     
  16. powerfarmer

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    I was wondering the same thing myself, the 50B would have the Reversomatic trans , surely the Powershuttle was in use for the 50H?
     
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    50b mark 2 had the all yellow cab but still only one door!
     
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    I always heard that the torque trammision s in the mf digger s were bullet proff
     
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    The later 4 speed Powershuttle seems to have a good reputation, it's a neat design.
     
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    We have a 50B Mark II and she is still going strong after 34years!!
     
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    40 years ago they made all machinery to last years . Now they make all fancy looking shit wit curves no square edges that after 7 or 8 years use u have to replace it
     
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    we have a Massey Ferguson 3305 torque digger that's either 1968 or 69. In every day use and running well
     
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    Its more like 36 years old. 50Ds came out in 83.

    I have a 1971 MF 50 , which is essentially the same as your digger. Mine is torque also. In everyday use as well.
     
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    Theres 40 year 135s and 165s in every second yard in the country that will still be going when the 191s are banjaxed
     
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    While your here. Any three foot digging buckets to be got anywhere with reasonable teeth?
     

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