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  1. towbar

    towbar Well-Known Member

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    Cheers @drew done a deal on that trailer today. I wouldn’t have seen it but for your post and was a handy run to pick it up. Genuine guy to deal with and to be fair it’s a lot stronger than the newer ones I seen and a good saving over the beaver tail in the end although I know I’ll hear mikes words ringing in my ear every time I hook on off!!! C141C531-DFDD-4B65-8987-B3C454D477FA.jpeg F9F46B58-34E4-4273-8080-CD139B1D1C1F.jpeg
     
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  2. drew

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    Well wear! :Thumbp2::Thumbp2: Hope it works out, i like the way on them that you’ve a bit of room on the back to throw on your buckets and there out of the way!
     
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    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    Just hop on from the side then you won’t need to unhook it.:Thumbp2:

    Well wear,looks a decent trailer.
     
  4. Tipp_Man

    Tipp_Man Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a tractor to do a lot of trailer road work. So power, comfort and a bit of speed are the requirements.

    not fussed on brand per say, have NH in the yard already so most knowledgable on them but not married to them either

    I suppose 160 hp upwards, budget is in the 70k region

    so what do people think is the best tractor for doing a lot of road work and what would you go for with that money?
     
  5. c4l

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    on nh side, late model LWB tm (175/190) or a high bonnet t6080 (50k range command) im thinking. if you have that kind of budget could definitely go newer again for a t7 200 and above. could go for a lwb t7 or the case equivalent
    personally if i had 70k, be definitely going for a pre vario fendt 800 series if i could. finding 1 with decent hours are the issue and near impossible to find 1 in ireland.
    do you have any preferences on transmission type (semi/full powershift or continuously variable)?
     
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  7. Tipp_Man

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    Probably the best option I suppose, but I’d be worried about back up, wouldn’t be too many of them around here now
     
  8. nashmach

    nashmach Well-Known Member

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    If your budget is that much, would you be better off going new and spread it over another few years?

    Now I will admit, I've no idea of the price of a new tractor of that size.
     
  9. Mf 7715

    Mf 7715 Well-Known Member

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    Is ur budget ex vat? You’ll get a ‘18/19 7718 50k for less than 80k, or a ‘15/‘16 Fendt 716 for the 80k mark aswell.
    Two good tractors.
     
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  10. Tipp_Man

    Tipp_Man Well-Known Member

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    yeah I’m vat registered alright

    I hadn’t thought about MF to be honest, a 7718 looks a fine tractor alright
     
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  11. Mf 7715

    Mf 7715 Well-Known Member

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    She’ll be 180 hp so should suit.
     
  12. Tipp_Man

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    Comfortable on the road pulling a trailer?
     
  13. Ozzy Scott

    Ozzy Scott Well-Known Member

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    Usually when I hear the term, doing allot of road work, I usually think of lorries. Obvs would depend on what sort of a job you have in mind for it. But I have shifted allot of material over the years much cheaper hiring in rigid and artics than doing the job myself
     
  14. Mf 7715

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    It’ll do over 55k with the cab and front suspension they are a comfortable tractor, I think they are easy to drive and I always use auto drive when doing road work it changes gear it self, we have a 7715 which is 155 hp I v pleased with, but not as many second hand as the 7718. But definitely worth a look.
     
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  15. Tipp_Man

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    no doubt about it on a truck, but I can hook the baler on a tractor in summer and put a loader on it for the winter. And this is for a project that might not lead to much in the end.

    so going down the tractor route for the first few years at least
     
  16. Tipp_Man

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    massey were dead and buried in this area for a long time, but they seem to be making a comeback, so I should really check them out, thanks
     
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    Don't have any first hand experience dealing with him myself, he generally seems to have nice looking machinery often has real clean high houred tractors that would pass for lower houred machines so clearly doesn't tamper with them. Can't say I've heard any bad stories about him others might know more.
     
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  22. c4l

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    sure if the tractor was specced at 60k, brakes would be too. comes with front brakes too so that will help and sure the 4wd brakes are there too so no worries


    https://www.atkins.ie/farm-machiner...-ut241752?returnurl=/farm-machinery/tractors/
    on the bigger side of things. saw it in carrigrohane other day when getting the baler clock. be some bus
     
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    At 60 kph tipp man, she'll pass cars on the dublin road anyways
     
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  25. Tipp_Man

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    Yeah it will be, not purchased yet so it will be spec’ed properly from new
     

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