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Merv_B

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True. Not criticising shaws at all any dealings I've had and service has been top notch. I just think that a few more independent dealers would be better than 1 mega dealer.

While the L&B deal was out of the blue, unfortunately there is a reason it happened so quickly and there are probably very few who would have the finances or appetite to take on such an area.
 

nashmach

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You don't move quick enough nash they move them on fairly rapid for small money

Nothing to do with me and yes most seem to be moved on into the trade. And I know all about stock levels and keeping cashflow going but I think It's shortsighted by reducing potential customer base. Especially if a popular model or more so one in their own stable.

As a man in business once said, better to have 50 small customers rather than 5 big ones.

True. Not criticising shaws at all any dealings I've had and service has been top notch. I just think that a few more independent dealers would be better than 1 mega dealer.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing any dealers either but as a very small fry for any of them, It's always the smaller ones which bend over backwards here anyway.

Unfortunately the way it is at the moment the mega dealers are close to becoming a reality and I think in less than 20 years, we will be no different than the car industry where most garages are in the hands of a few. Very questionable whether the customer is the winner in that case.
 

nashmach

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https://www.donedeal.ie/tractors-for-sale/john-deere-3050-turbo/25732659

 

jf 850

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The " Mr Fixit ," for 40 and 50 series John Deeres for many year's here in the Midlands, passed away yesterday after a long illness.
A very keen vintage man , he was well known and a great man for a chat.
He started his affair with John Deere when Sherrards had a depot in Mountrath from 1979 to 82 , approx.
This tractor was bought there by a long deceased farmer a couple of miles from Mountrath. Andy bought it in latter years and restored it . It wax featured in IrishVintageScene magazine last year. I took this photo at Ballyroan vintage rally last May , which was the last time I was speaking to him.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
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XCI 383
The man who bought that tractor in sherrards is actually ploughing this morning. Has since moved up to a 6920s.

RIP Andy.

Tractor is a bit of a hybrid.

Tractor in pic was sold to the family new and stayed there until Andy bought it. XCI 383 was also sold new 6 weeks previous in 1979 to a farmer 2 miles out the road, who I referred to as ploughing this morning. Andy also knew tractor well.
Andy bought the tractor in pic but tax book and plate were missing. So Andy also bought XCI 383 which had tax book and put front axle and frame under tractor. Hence the number plate.

Both were 3130.

yeah I used to think vintage was for mad men, but the older I get, the more appreciation I have for them. Have a 2130 here bought new in sherrards in 77. Would be a nice project.


Which bonnet and cab is on your 1977 2130 ?

They were available for a short time, I've never seen one in rel life but here is the brochure:Thumbp2:

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This is a tractor that a neighbour bought early in the year . I didnt see it up close until lately . It seems to have the newer bonnet , but is it ? It was either repaired or modified ?
SCI was a 1977 Laois reg.
I showed the photo to a man , and he reckoned he knew who owned the tractor years ago. Any ideas @13spanner ?
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jd-baz

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Which bonnet and cab is on your 1977 2130 ?



This is a tractor that a neighbour bought early in the year . I didnt see it up close until lately . It seems to have the newer bonnet , but is it ? It was either repaired or modified ?
SCI was a 1977 Laois reg.
I showed the photo to a man , and he reckoned he knew who owned the tractor years ago. Any ideas @13spanner ?
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It has the newer bonnet as it has the new type Badge,see on andys,it has the older one recessed into the bonnet,but on your friends 21 i see some one made a steel nose cone,as they were all fibreglass,and it looks to be homemade.asit should have a plinth for the yellow sticker round the front
 

jf 850

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It has the newer bonnet as it has the new type Badge,see on andys,it has the older one recessed into the bonnet,but on your friends 21 i see some one made a steel nose cone,as they were all fibreglass,and it looks to be homemade.asit should have a plinth for the yellow sticker round the front

Thank you ,baz. I thought that newer type bonnet was correct for age and reg no.
Now , who ever made that steel nose cone did a good enough job of it .
 

indecisive sort

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It's for sale quite a long time now.

You'd get a clean 6610 for that money I would have thought and I know which I'd prefer.

id well believe it , just always liked those 3050,s . we had a 1989 one when i was a teenager

dont see mention of a new engine in it , you,d probably need to be getting it for that kind of coin ?
 

The pro tractor

New Member
When it was mixing slurry revs would drop rise a few times before it stayed constant and now theres a low blow of it even at idle. Contacted the dealer to see what he thought and he said turbo. Half afraid to ask him the price of it
 

bagenal

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When it was mixing slurry revs would drop rise a few times before it stayed constant and now theres a low blow of it even at idle. Contacted the dealer to see what he thought and he said turbo. Half afraid to ask him the price of it

Have you checked the pipe work to the turbo?
I was ploughing one day and a noise came from around the engine and the tractor lost power. I thought the turbo had gone, went to the head mechanic and he laughed at me in my state of distress and before he lifted the bonnet he knew it was the pipe. All that happened was the clamp had loosened.
KISS (keep it simple stupid) and check everything else before assuming the worst.
 

The pro tractor

New Member
I thought it was something like that to start with but when it started singing different tunes I kinda presumed it was more serious. Did anyone face into the job themselves here or is it better to take my beating from the dealer
 

JohnBoy

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Don't know these specifically, but a 6830 is a relatively modern engine. is it wastegated or variable geometry?

sometimes turbos are written off when it's actually the things that control the turbo that are at fault. check all boost hoses but also if there's vaccum/boost lines going to an actuator on the turbo make sure they're perfect, silicone vaccuum hose is so cheap I'd replace all the lines on something that was suspect. if it's VGT and electrically actuated then wiggle the actuator arm, it doesnt take much to jam them up. I've seen videos of people taking them off, removing the housing and cleaning the VGT vanes, they can sometimes get coked up.

couple of areas I'd look at before changing it.

They're generally real easy to change on tractors, remove the bonnet and it's just sitting there on top of the engine right in front of you. Did one in a vw golf last year, down between the engine and the steering rack, lying on your back getting oil down on your face.

it's just nuts and bolts and plumbing to change one, just cleanliness is next to godliness with turbos so make sure the oil lines and the like are all clean before you go opening things up.
 
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