In Reply to: how new should I go? posted by Russ Moser on August 08, 2017 at 16:35:03:
My current working tractors are a 2N, 8N, and a 3000.
There isn't enough difference in size to matter much. The rounded hoods are easier to see around when trying to miss obstacles like trees. Even without power steering, my 3000 always steers easier than the 2N or 8N. The seat on the 3000 is much more comfortable than those pan seats. I would be singing many more praises for the 3000 if my N-Tractors hadn't both been upgraded with live hydraulics, and auxiliary transmissions. Unfortunately, the total cost of the 8N tractor, Sherman Combo, and Live Hydraulics was actually more than I paid for the 3000. The 3000 is a lot more tractor, capable of a lot more work. I use the same blade, cutter, disc, on any of the three tractors with no issues so far. I have not tried to run my backhoe attachment with the 3000, but don't see any reason it wouldn't work.