how new should I go?

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Posted by Russ Moser on August 08, 2017 at 16:35:03 [URL] [DELETE] :

Hi--I have a 1952 8N which I like but it needs a lot of work(clutch, brakes, axle seals, oil pressure issues). Tomorrow I'm going to look at a 3000 which looks quite nice paint-wise. I would like to upgrade at least a little. At the least I would like live hydraulics. Live pto would be nice but not a deal breaker. More horsepower would be welcome. As far as appearance I certainly don't need show quality but don't want a total junker either. I know the 3000 would be a big leap. I've heard good things about them and I know it would fill my needs. One thing that concerns me is how different it would be in terms of attachments. I have a couple of 19-29 rear loaders that I hope to restore someday. I also have a carry-all and would dearly love to have a cordwood saw someday. Would the loaders, carry-all and saw fit on a 3000? Would a decent Jubilee, 600 or 800 be a better way to go? I know I should fix the 8N but I have limited skill and facilities and am at the point where I would rather spend my time driving a tractor than working on it. Thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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