Be CareFull!! It Sounds like it could be a Grey-Market Tractor!!
Link: YANMAR | Gray Market Notice
I need some help.
I purchased a nice tractor during the summer, but I am preparing to move closer to the city and am having to trade my tractor as it is too big.
A buddy of mine has a Yanmar 1500 and he just raves about how wonderful it is, so, I was looking around at the tractor dealer yesterday and noticed he had a Yanmar, and ZenNoh YM2000D (it may of been 2200D, I forget). The Yanmar was green and a bit small, but the ZenNoh YM2000D was a good size and had a front loader.
Basically what I have been reading these tractors are workhorses. Could anyone give me any advice on if I should trade or not? The tractor at most would be used to operate a finish mower, rear tiller, and scraper blade. Are parts for these tractors hard to get? My buddy doesn't have problems finding parts for his 1500D, but then again he said he has never really had to replace anything in the last 4 or 5 years of ownership.
I have the reverse happening in my life.
We are relocating upstate NY and looking for a larger property and will need a bigger tractor.
What was the tractor you picked up this past summer and please give it a review?
One does need to understand the market through. IMO one should stay away from those Viet Nom "rebuilts" as they started out as junk no one else would buy. There is a grading system for the ones coming from Japan, A-D. Stick with either an A or B class machine. Like with any business, you've got the good and bad guys to deal with.
Practice makes perfect: After many decade of hard work and practice, it now takes almost no effort to get tired.
Ray Bream - May the most you wish for be the least you get, - BUT work for it.
1970 Bolens 1257 w/tiller
2003 Cub 3204 48" deck
RSB 1300 Yanmar tiller
This summer I bought a 1960's Model 65 Massey Ferguson.
I purchased it for 3k from a local dealer and couldn't have been more pleased with it. It needed some work, but it was normal things (oil change, hydraulic fluid milky/shift boots, carb rebuilding). Now its runnings solid and its a power house.
I used mostly a box blade and landscape rake. I haven't used the PTO really enough to say what fuel economy would be like. TractorData.com says the tractor burns 3.9gal/per hr. I don't really call on the engine enough to know about fuel consumption.
Definately a good tractor.
I see your using it as your avatar.
Nice looking tractor!
Thanks for the help everyone. It turns out I will get to keep my tractor as I still have to do work on my farm although I will be moving...
For around the house I am going to get my Cub Cadet 1650 fixed up and drive it around.