Another low roof tractor loader thread...

bagenal

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I sometimes wonder is a sloped bonnet of much benefit, unless you can see the tip of the pallet forks or bucket over it, which I doubt
I think from personal experience it is a big benefit, when I started at a previous employer they had a Deutz Agrostar and they replaced it a JD 6920. The difference was night and day for loader work.
 

Arthur

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Can't have been that bad if you kept it that long and it's still going. Did you have many issues with it?
Only one thing, the dash went haywire and I contacted David King electronics to see could they fix it, they said they wouldn't take it on because the manufacturers wouldn't give them the information they needed but then I was told of a lad down near Passage East in Waterford that might be able to fix it which he managed to do.
 
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candor

Moderator/IT Guy
Ideally I'd to keep the spend around €20k incl vat, as it would allow a few other jobs to get done, maybe a bit more if something good value came up.

Keep em coming lads.
 

MeathMassey3

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Only one thing, the dash went haywire and I contacted David King electronics to see could they fix it, they said they wouldn't take it on because the manufacturers wouldn't give them the information they needed but then I was told of a lad down near Passage East in Waterford that might be able to fix it which he managed to do.
Sounds like you need a teddy halpin down your way. Serious man with tractors up in our area. A bit of wizard. Must be the best mechanic in meath.
 

candor

Moderator/IT Guy
In base spec with manual shuttle and manual hydraulics mythos are fine. I wouldn't be keen on the ones with power shuttle or electric lift.

Had a Ghibli here for a while last year, only drove it a bit but it was quite basic, I'd go as far as saying the Blizzard is nicer.
Do the electric ones with power shuttle and electric lift give bother?
 

candor

Moderator/IT Guy
You see plenty of ts models with 15000+ hours on them. I'm guessing that's why they hold their value so well compared to other brands of the same size.
I've seen a few around too. Just wondering in general do they stand the hours economically. I looked at a ts115 that had a full sle gearbox at 12000 hours costing a few thousand. I'd imagine it should be good for another of the same all going well.
 

jay gatsby

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Totally different tractors and engines though.

A TL has a lot less to go wrong than a TS SLE I would think.
And generally doing lighter work, an odd one would be dogged but some ts tractors were given lots more to do than what I see new 110 hp tractors being bought for now.

I can think of ts tractors around here that were on one passes, 4 sod ploughs, twin row beet harvester, 2500 gal tanker, etc.
Very capable but probably suffered wear too in some cases
 

candor

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And generally doing lighter work, an odd one would be dogged but some ts tractors were given lots more to do than what I see new 110 hp tractors being bought for now.

I can think of ts tractors around here that were on one passes, 4 sod ploughs, twin row beet harvester, 2500 gal tanker, etc.
Very capable but probably suffered wear too in some cases
The very same around here, a very capable tractor for their size.

Still looking so if anyone knows of a tractor that might fit the bill post a link or let me know via pm.
 
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