70-80 HP FEL with 3PH Tractor Options?

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I know a guy looking for a 70-80 HP tractor that would be good for handling large round bales of hay and the ability to carry the second on the rear 3PH hay fork.

He has ruled out AC's due to bad experiences. Liked a 7700 Ford but it went sky high. Enclosed cab preferred but not required. He does not have a FEL now but need help with lifting needs due to health issues.

Like the rest of us he wants a lot for little $$$. It will be parked most of the time but will be used in cold weather. The wife states he does not need one so I am going to guess $10K will be max budget. :D

What are some tractors in that class?
 
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Bindian reported a Mahindra 7520 with FEL, low hrs, in Texas for $14.5K. Not a cab tractor tho. Will easily handle the tasks.
larry
 
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I have seen old 1066 IH tractors for $6000 and up with Cab.on craigslist W/O FEL. Those were good tractors and heavy 120 HP or so also. I doubt the AC would work on one that old though for that price. Lots of them on Tractorhouse.com with loaders and cabs in the $12-13K range
 
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There are dozens of manufacturers and at least 500 models in that class, you'll have to narrow it down more.

-2wd/4wd?
-Max age?
-Price range?
-Doing lot of loader work (need a shuttle?)
-Care about weight for doing tillage too?
-Local dealer?

I know a guy looking for a 70-80 HP tractor that would be good for handling large round bales of hay and the ability to carry the second on the rear 3PH hay fork.

He has ruled out AC's due to bad experiences. Liked a 7700 Ford but it went sky high. Enclosed cab preferred but not required. He does not have a FEL now but need help with lifting needs due to health issues.

Like the rest of us he wants a lot for little $$$. It will be parked most of the time but will be used in cold weather. The wife states he does not need one so I am going to guess $10K will be max budget. :D

What are some tractors in that class?
 
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Gary the 1066 IH would be an option in this region. My sister had one that was her late husband (he rolled his Ford 600) and she did not get much out of it and it had a cab. A cab is nice when taking out hay in icy weather even without heat.
 
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My uncle fed big round bales for years and years with a cabbed 806 on some pretty hilly land. Chains in the winter and a bale on the 3pt.

Before he died, he bought a new, cab 866 with all the options (the 806 didn't have a rear window and a lower window panel, etc.). So, he could turn up the heat and the radio and feed cows all morning long at -20F!

AKfish
 
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I know a guy looking for a 70-80 HP tractor that would be good for handling large round bales of hay and the ability to carry the second on the rear 3PH hay fork.

He has ruled out AC's due to bad experiences. Liked a 7700 Ford but it went sky high. Enclosed cab preferred but not required. He does not have a FEL now but need help with lifting needs due to health issues.

Like the rest of us he wants a lot for little $$$. It will be parked most of the time but will be used in cold weather. The wife states he does not need one so I am going to guess $10K will be max budget. :D

What are some tractors in that class?

Something like my neighbor's JD 2640 tractor would do the job and fit into the budget.
 
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4030 or 4040 Deere if you can find one that the current owner will let loose of.
 
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4030 or 4040 Deere if you can find one that the current owner will let loose of.

That would be a good option. I talked with the guy yesterday and he really is hung up on a 6600 or 7600 Ford which is a nice option. He understands that when it comes time to sell out a nice older quality tractor/FEL is going to bring what he will pay for it today if not more depending on Inflation.

Workable old FEL/BH's have not gone down in price around here the last year for sure.

I am going for 7 new 225/70 19.5 this week for the MH just because I want new (before they go up even more in price) so we are good for another 10 years. They are to ride better than the 2002 dated R8's on it now that still look new like with great tread after 30K miles. A flat a 1000 miles from home is not good but worse for RV's if the tire blows and beats up a wheel well or worse. That can be $3K-4K in damage. I will try to sell them to someone running regional that will finish them off in a few years.
 
 
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