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Alan
05-08-2000, 09:39 PM
Looking at a compact utility tractor. Seems to be coming around to New Holland, 33 hp, hydro drive. Does anyone have any tales to tell? I'm not all that big on New Holland, but between features, price and financing they seem to have the most going for them.

Eric ELM
05-08-2000, 09:46 PM
What kind of money are they asking for the 33 HP? I was looking at a 30 HP diesel 4 wheel drive at JD for $10,995, but it is a gear drive. Add $1700 for hydro. Included rear pto and 3 point hitch. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

steveair
05-09-2000, 06:19 AM
That 10995 seems cheap for a tractor with over 30hp. Is that right? I thought that was what a 20hp went for. Is that the base price or is that the 4wd price? <p>steveair

Eric ELM
05-09-2000, 07:49 AM
JD had an ad in one of the lawn magazines with the prices. It is a 4 wheel drive and I think the model number is 970. They also have a 20 HP 4100 base price of about the same, USA built. The 30 HP model is built in Japan, but looks like a decent machine and good sized too. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

paul
05-09-2000, 10:17 PM
Looked at J.D. tractors this year Model 4700 47HP tractors 4wd, hyd shuttle shift and aux. hyd. ran $25,000, New Holland TC45 with same options ran $23,000 plus 0.9% financing help us switch to it, J.D. was 8%.<br>Are New Hollands any good, We have a 1985 Ford/New Holland still running with no problems has over 5000 hrs on it. <p>----------<br>paul<br>

thelawnguy
05-10-2000, 05:05 PM
The guy who does the grunt work for me, just purchased a New Holland 1928(?) 4WD shuttle shift, mid-and rear pto, front bucket, Woods backhoe attachment, tandem axle trailer, calcium filled tires, all included out the door for 28,000 from a dealer in Mass. He loves it, originally planned to ghet a skid-steer, though the bucket he has is more suited for light material loading than excavating, which is what he was using it for.<p>Only thing I see that was odd was there was a block of wood hanging from a lanyard underneath, you are supposed to insert this somewhere when you store it for more than 30 days. seemed kinda lame.<p>Bill

paul
05-10-2000, 05:39 PM
that block of wood is for the clutch to keep the face of the plates from rusting together<p>----------<br>paul<br>

steven Bousquet
05-10-2000, 09:28 PM
we have the boomer with the 33hp. we like it alot, keep buying attachments for it. we also have a bobcat 773. they are a good combination. we have a power rake,post hole digger,fert spreader,mulch bucket, york rake, for the boomer. you can do alot of work without ripping up the turf. we have the turf tires. our dealer is right next door. and the price was around 20 with the bucket.

Matt
05-11-2000, 07:31 PM
Hey bill(lawnguy) <p> Where in MASS?? It sounds like you arent from Ma but pretty close?? where are you from??

thelawnguy
05-11-2000, 09:41 PM
Im in Connecticut. I'll find out which dealer and post this weekend.<p>Bill

EarthWorks
05-11-2000, 10:58 PM
What is a york rake? Does it have tines like a big rake ond go on 3 pt? I think we call it a rock rake here.

paul
05-11-2000, 11:17 PM
The York Rake was one of the first rakes to come out some call them rock rakes others call them Roseman rakes, all the same spring steel tines and adjustable angle and some have wear teeth that can be bolted on. Some of us have moved on to other rakes or pulvizers, but they do a good job of removing junk and hold up well. They are hard to teach some one to level with and don't leave as nice a finish as others but do a good job.<p>----------<br>paul<br>

thelawnguy
05-12-2000, 09:33 PM
matt,<p>Dalton Ford in Dalton MA (1-413-684-0777) was the dealer he bought it from, 5k cheaper than anyone further south, they bend over backwards for him for service parts too. Check em out.<p>Bill