In Reply to: how new should I go? posted by Russ Moser on August 08, 2017 at 16:35:03:
I upgraded from my 8N to a '73 3000 with 8-speed high/low tranny and live PTO. Night and day difference between the two. The 3000 has about double the horse power and more weight. The 3-cylinder engine in them is virtually bullet proof and the swing-out battery tray makes the engine easy to maintain. Prices on Thousand Series tractors have plummeted over the last 10 years - you can get a very solid tractor for good money with these models.
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