Model year: 1987Date Purchased: 2010-11-25Number of Hours: ?
"Got this little tractor in a box. Traded a couple pallets of brick for it. Taking my time working on it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Cheap.Cons: Parts no longer available.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Massey Ferguson 1030 4WD
by Greg Wilcox
Model year: 1991Date Purchased: 2001-05-10Number of Hours: 900
"I have several tractors including a John Deere and Kioti. I love this tractor. I have a 4 way hydraulic blade for the front that I have plowed snow with and pushed dirt with for years. I rake hay with it as well. It runs all day on 5 gal of fuel.
Never any engine problems. I now have 2400 hours on it. The only issue I have had is I had a bushing/bearing assembly wear out on the left front and my dealer has had a difficult time getting the parts."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great all around small tractor. A real work horse.Cons: Getting axle parts.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WVI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
MF 1030 TLB
Model year: 1987Date Purchased: 2009-08-15Number of Hours: 3000
"Decent tractor overall for the money. Hydraulics at loader and backhoe are quite strong but painfully slow despite full service and filters. Parts are relatively easy to come by, but are pricey.
The biggest disappointment has been the engine. Apparently the 1030 model has a Toyosha engine that has an inherently weak crankshaft. Had I known that, I would not have made the purchase. As such, in the middle of a job, light ditch digging at half throttle, the crank split and destroyed the block along with it.
I was able to source a used engine from a 1035 that has an updated crank. No problems with this engine so far, and the extra 4 hp is nice to have, as it is a very heavy tractor with the backhoe mounted."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavy, wide track width, excellent power steering.Cons: Junk engine, non-foldable rops.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS