Ford 1720 Model Tractor

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Rick, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi

    We are going to look at a Ford, 1720 model tractor, 30 HP- 1200 hours on it. The tires are weighted.

    It is 4WD, and comes with a heavy duty and medium duty brushhog, a blade, and several other landscaping and farming attachments.

    The price (private party) is 10,000 delivered.

    Does this sound like a good deal if the tractor is in decent shape?

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Personally I do not like that size of wannabe tractor. For the price quoted you should be able to buy a full size tractor such as a 3910. The larger tractor will serve you better, have a better resale and the number of implements that the larger tractor can handle is greatly increased.
     

  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Depends what you want to do with it. I got one here on the farm 3 years ago. It's like a swiss army knife - run it every day! Small enough to get in to places the bigger fellows can't - & I have 6 bigger fellows on the place.

    Anyhow, nice tractor.

    Mine has a loader on it. This one does not?

    Locally, the tractor you describe, no loader, would be in the $7-8000 range.

    The implements may or may not add up to $2000?

    --->Paul
     
  4. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Agmantoo

    I felt it was worth 6000 tops, 1700 for the equipment and 300 for him delivering the whole load 90 minutes up our litlle state road. I'm not impressed by a larger tractor, as I am trying to use as little fuel as I can. I intend for this baby to rust out with me so resale is not important.

    Paul

    You hit it on the head- size matters. We have narrow timber roads I need to get through and they are steep. The seller improved the tractor with a thick steel plate canopy that attaches to the tractor at 6 locations. This whole setup would have to be removed or shortened and reattached before a loader can be installed. We are going to use it as it is and see if we really need a loader. I asked him if he could drive the tractor up the steep hill behind his house, as it was almost as steep as a goat hill.

    I could hardly belieive what I saw. I had to try it myself, and nearly slid out of the side of the seat when I turned to come back down.

    I asked him to take 9000 for it. I told him it was fine with me if he tried to get his full price, but thats all I could pay for it. He thought long about it, and said okay, but I better take care of her!

    Thanks,

    Rick.
     
  5. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Rick you may think the fuel gauge is inop. the first few days you run her,LOL.
    The fuel consumption is so miserly that it takes a long time for fuel gauge to move. Enjoy the mini-beast. :)
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks UpNorth

    Jason said I could brush hog for over ten hours on a 6 gallon tank!
     
  7. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    I worked one hard for 7 hours running a rear mount backhoe to unearth septic tank. Could not put entire contents of 5 gallon tin of fuel in her. :)