Buying Advice T4.100F Vineyard Orchard Tractor

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robertgalka

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Does anyone here use one of these as a regular farm/yard tractor? I wan't to upgrade my current John Deere, but everything with 60+ HP is too tall to fit in my buildings. I like the fact that they are narrow and not too tall. I would just use it for blowing snow, tilling and cultivating. I would like to put a loader on it also, if possible. Probably not the best loader tractor though.

There isn't any of these for sale local to me, so I would have to buy one sight unseen and get it shipped. I think they must be reliable, because you see some advertised with over 10,000 hours on them. I would like to buy one with under 2,000 hours. I probably only use a tractor 50 hours a year, so one should last me forever.
 
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Have a quality welding shop shorten the ROPS of your next (standard) tractor.

I had 4" removed from the ROPS of my L3560 before it could pass under my 84" garage header with the ROPS folded.
 
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I need a cab model. I did shorten the ROPS on a John Deere I bought 20 years ago. I then bought a cab model and had to replace overhead doors on two of my buildings. My building that I usually store the tractor in has about a 93" high door. Most over 50hp tractors are a little taller than that.

The seller measured his T4.100F and said it is 96" tall. He originally said it was 89".

I'm not sure if I could go back to an open station tractor for the winter?

Have a quality welding shop shorten the ROPS of your next (standard) tractor.

I had 4" removed from the ROPS of my L3560 before it could pass under my 84" garage header with the ROPS folded.
 
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For what it’s worth my 2013 T4.105F is 89” tall , top of cab
 
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The one that I was looking at was a 2019, they look similar to a 2013 to me. I'm sure they come with different tire options, but you would need a drastic tire change to alter the height by 7". I know they have a really complicated filtration system for the cab, maybe
that makes the newer tractor higher?

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For what it’s worth my 2013 T4.105F is 89” tall , top of cab
 
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That roof looks more like my 06 tn95f which may be slightly taller than the 13 t105f . I can measure height tomorrow, both have about tallest tires available for them, I think 28” rims. Both have been good tractors, supersteer axle makes them super tight turning 👍
 

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You had me curious so I ran back over to measure. Sure enough the 06 is almost 96”. Evidently they made them shorter for few years like my 2013 then went back to taller 🤔 . Both mine have 420/70/28” tires
 

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Thanks, the fruit cab is also an option. I'm not sure if they have heat though?

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How did you go, Robert?
 
 
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