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Post by ttpilot » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:06 am

Joe we have them shaking their headsover here with the Cropmaster and the Massey Ferguson TO- 35 they have yet to power out on the drag the Croppie we have loaded to 8000 lb the massey has gone to 9000lb thats gross tractor weight then we hook the sled they do a grand job ( we are very carefull with that kind of load ) I want to see those big tractors double their weight then pull a drag with same weight on it I'm not hearing much from the Big Foot camp ha ha Wait for another month i'll be posting pictures from the North West ice roads that ought to wow Big Foot LOL

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best tractor

Post by marky123 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:14 am

i love my 880 but the best is my 885 q cab the we tractors so torky very short power steering you can burl it on a coin best yard tractor ever love my 770 and 780 aswll i cant choose lol
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RE: best tractor

Post by jazo » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:23 am

here in new zealand i would say the most common db tractor would be the 995 maybe 990, nearly every farm had one, 995 for me
1694 4wd
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1294 4wd

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Post by tomwill » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:33 am

i could sit down and talk forever on this topic, however to simplify it i would probably go for the 880 885 as i don't think they had any competion.just behind them i think the 990 imp is probably the best tractor ever made no matter what make .however ,there hyd would let them down here.but looked after well and serviced properly you could not wear them out.i have a series 2 1412 with 11000 hrs on it, hydrashift never been touched, magnificient all round tractor that could be a contender. my 1594 has not done enough work to put in the top 5 but certainly has the potential but there are many others that are close by like the 1212 995/6 tw aust

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Post by tomwill » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:42 am

just for the record they are good tractors the ford 4000 and 5000 mf 165 and 175 but will not out preform db 990 or 1210 thats fact.,,

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Post by bmcgahan » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:16 am

Nothing else the size of the 880 selectamatic can pull or grip like an 880. Well geared and balanced. The 996 isnt far behind it.

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