"It'a a small tractor, 19hp, 3 cylinder Diesel engine, 2 gearboxes etc. It has has all the trimmings, though: 3pl, PTO with 3 speed gearbox, 4wd and even, retro-fitted a front end loader.
It fits nicely through small farm gates. We have very sandy soils here and the 4WD is essential for us. The C174 also has the advantage of reasonably large and wide front wheels, which is helpful in our conditions here.
The PTO is strong enough to drive a (small) slasher or rotary hoe. The lift on the 3-pt is a little small, but sufficient. I can lift and drive around 5ft, 250kg hay rolls, just.
The front end loader, fitted by my dealer here in Perth, WA, lifts about 300kg, made my wheel barrow redundant and my life much easier.
I had some reliability issues so far, though. I had to replace the water pump and a radiator hose once broke, which left me driving around a few minutes bone-dry. That the engine didn't die, it was a hot day, I would actually consider a sign of quality."
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