Lookin a tractor on a budget lads cheap and cheerfull around 2500 its just t knock in a few round bales over the winter i dont have t move them far so dont need a big tractor, Im in Donegal so as close t that as possible, Anything like a DB 995/996/1290/1390 Ford 4000/4600 MF anything Zetor anything like a 6011/7011/5211 Same old ones like leopard minatauro old Lamborghini 754/854 International 574/674/475/684/784 or even an old Leyland or Marshell ......basically anything all i ask for i something that starts easy and has a cab, no real basket cases something reasonable, if any of ye are havin bother movin on an oul yoke we could come to an agreement. The old DBs and Case DBs seem v cheap and have a good oul cab !!!!!!
Theres plenty of what you are looking for on donedeal.
Thanks Sam that second link for the International i missed on Donedeal i dunno how but il give a call about er tomoro
martin regan has a 996 to sell, hes a terrible driver tho and he crashed it a few times but he'll sell it for 1k!
Anythin else knockin about??
I have a kinda longing for a 1290 or 1390 DB they come with a great cab
Ive found a Marshall 802 Turbo 2wd for handy enough money, anyone know anything about these cos i sure as hell dont there not v common up my way, whats parts availability like? looking at one whats there weak spots? are they generally good or bad ?
Theyre a fairly powerful tractor for their size.They are an updated Leyland 802.
Parts availability is quite good in the UK , there are quite a few companies specialising in Marshall/Leyland bits there,( J Charnley and Sons especially)not sure of dealers in Ireland though, there used to be a guy in limerick dealing in them too but he's closed now. Still a few of them around there tho.
Known weak points on them are , the electrical system in and around the cab can cause problems and has been known to cause fires, the front axle on 2wd ones is a bit light so make sure its not too worn, plastic engine oil pipes to the top of the engine and turbo were known for cracking but most are probably changed by now.
Marshall tractors are becoming something of a collectors machine in the Uk now due to the limited number of some models produced.
They are fairly rare alright, i was thinkin it may do me for me bales for the winter and with a bit a care it might become valuable...sometime
Thanks for the info lad, i was googlin and came across charnleys alright!!
If she's genuine, the 802 is a great machine. It should be one of the quickest tractors to start from cold. A common problem on these is head gasket failure. If the temperature guage isn't working, or if she doesn't come up to operating temperature having been run for a while, walk away, the thermostat may be removed to cover up an overheating problem. They have great power for their size and are a great tractor to pull a trailer. The lift is seriously powerful, as it has an assistor ram.
They have a synchro gearbox, which is light years ahead of a Ford/Massey with non-synchro gears on the floor between your legs. That said, the range of gears can be a bit limited. When driving it, put her into the high box and take off when the engine is idling. If you get lots of vibration, the clutch is on the way out and is a cab-off job.
Negatives: Tinwork is expensive, but readily available from Charnley's in the UK. I can't recommend Charnley's enough: If you need anything for these tractors, they will either have it or find it for you. They bought up the complete stock of parts when Marshall went belly-up.
These tractors can be a hoor to work on, as they are very compact and everything is packed into tight spaces.
All in all, I would say go for it if she's a genuine machine.
Goin t look at a Zetor 7211 this week some evenin anyone any advice???And vanderbadger i saw that International and rang a couple a times but no answer???
dont know now, just thought it was cheap so threw it up, the auld fealla owned 2 if not 3 7211s in years gone by, good tractors except for things like clutch and brake fluid pipes or cylinders goin, check the pickup hitch as well and make sure its ok, they were inclined to break
Thanks for that lad although id say shes a tractor that has been around the block and could throw up nasty surprises, things like the stabiliser arms are missing and i think she may of had a hard enough life but anyway im goin to give her a second look all the same!!!