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Solis Compact Tractors

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  • 02-11-2020 2:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,309 ✭✭✭


    Anyone have any experience with these compact tractors? Am thinking of getting a 50HP for some topping and general yard work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    arctictree wrote: »
    Anyone have any experience with these compact tractors? Am thinking of getting a 50HP for some topping and general yard work.

    Are the old style roll bars legal on modern tractors here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,146 ✭✭✭Dinzee Conlee


    gozunda wrote: »
    Are the old style roll bars legal on modern tractors here?

    Jesus, get one with a cab whatever you do... It doesn't have to be the fanciest cab, just one to keep the wind and rain out...

    You'll be happy to have a cab for about 6 months of the year, and VERY glad you did for the other 6... ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭Jb1989


    Jesus, get one with a cab whatever you do... It doesn't have to be the fanciest cab, just one to keep the wind and rain out...

    You'll be happy to have a cab for about 6 months of the year, and VERY glad you did for the other 6... ;)

    So true, on a half different topic, I hate to see boys doing up vintage tractors and removing the cabs, the cabs look unique and serve a great purpose,


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    Jesus, get one with a cab whatever you do... It doesn't have to be the fanciest cab, just one to keep the wind and rain out...

    You'll be happy to have a cab for about 6 months of the year, and VERY glad you did for the other 6... ;)

    I wouldn't be without a cab for love nor money!

    I'm nearly sure the roll bars are not legal on new tractors. The images of the Solis Compact Tractors seem to only have rollbars :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭Jb1989


    gozunda wrote: »
    I wouldn't be without a cab for love nor money!

    I'm nearly sure the roll bars are not legal on new tractors. The images of the Solis Compact Tractors seem to only have rollbars :confused:

    There's a 50 hp and 75 with cabs if you keep looking at his adds


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,337 ✭✭✭✭Say my name


    Jb1989 wrote: »
    There's a 50 hp and 75 with cabs if you keep looking at his adds

    The 26hp has a cab too.

    https://youtu.be/uXVJq6OD1Y4

    There's a rake of videos of the 26hp on YT.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,103 ✭✭✭davidk1394


    As previous said. Get a tractor with a basic cab. Did you price other makes like Kubota also ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,941 ✭✭✭kevthegaff


    Was often thinking of a 50 hp tractor for getting the cows and leave the scraper on it, would I be mad


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭Jb1989


    kevthegaff wrote: »
    Was often thinking of a 50 hp tractor for getting the cows and leave the scraper on it, would I be mad

    Like a compact or a tidy oul vintage yolk?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,371 ✭✭✭MickeyShtyles


    Jesus, get one with a cab whatever you do... It doesn't have to be the fanciest cab, just one to keep the wind and rain out...

    You'll be happy to have a cab for about 6 months of the year, and VERY glad you did for the other 6... ;)

    I drive a cabless tractor with a trailer and I think it’s grand. But for anything else, I’d recommend a cabbed version.
    We had a Solis 75 out on demo (with a cab). It was alright, nothing special. Thought it’d make a grand council tractor, something handy for tipping around in.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,941 ✭✭✭kevthegaff


    Jb1989 wrote: »
    Like a compact or a tidy oul vintage yolk?
    I have very hilly ground, like one of those 50 hp solis 4 wheel drives


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,309 ✭✭✭arctictree


    Number of reasons I think I could do without a cab:

    1) I'd probably Only be using it during fine weather

    2) I'd be doing a lot of work inside the barn

    3) Tractor would never be leaving the farm.

    Maybe I'm mad....


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,005 ✭✭✭Green farmer


    Dont know much about the Solis, but was looking online at those type of tractors and maybe another brand you could consider is a Kioti tractor. People that own them seem to rate them. Think their a Korean company


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,983 ✭✭✭alps


    Seems like value


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    alps wrote: »
    Seems like value

    Seems a tidy job. I wonder what they are like to drive?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭I says


    I see I do agri has two of them out in demo. The 75hp and 90hp look value compared to the second hand prices 10/15yr old tractors are making. Anyone using them? Will look at them at the ploughing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭White Clover




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭I says




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭White Clover


    I'd prefer to buy a Massey or Deere from the early noughties and get it refurbished from front to back. I reckon I'd have a better tractor going that route.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,488 ✭✭✭roosterman71


    There's a small solis with hydrostatic drive that would be ideal for a scraper tractor. No messing with clutching etc going around. I seen Olly Bloggs on youtube has one with a small loader and brush on it



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,175 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,241 ✭✭✭twin_beacon


    I seen the Lovol tractors at Tullamore, I think you would be very brave to take a chance on one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭I says


    I do agri will have the verdict on the 50hp Solis he has one in demo. Was cleaning out a shed on yesterdays offering, they went full rose of Tralee at the end.



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