New Boomer Tc 33D or Old Ford 250

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shack, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I need your wise and much appreciated help in making a decision. A new Boomer Tc 33 will cost me about $12,000.00,while a used Ford 250 will cost me $6,500. I am also going to buy a TR3. My ? is which way should I go? How many horsepower does the Ford Have?
     
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    The h.p. of the truck will be determined by what motor it has in it. Do you have a trailer that can carry the Boomer and the rake ?

    On the other hand, if you dont buy the tractor then you dont need a bigger truck.
     
  3. jkinchla

    jkinchla LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 74

    If you're buying the truck to pull the tractor, I guess you know which needs to come first, although you could tow that tractor with a F150 as well.

    But if you've already got a tow vehicle, buy the tractor. But I would buy a used low-hour machine and save a few $$ for the eventual truck. Those tractors are pretty reliable, more than a used truck usually is.
     
  4. Mr.Ziffel

    Mr.Ziffel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    How much do they want for the TR3? I got the video and it looks pretty good, but I thought they were around $2500 and was quoted $3600, which just seems to be too much.

    That Boomer looks like a real good machine, Will
     
  5. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    Just my 2 cents. I have driven a 33 and I think it is underpowered for grading work. Just so you don't think I am color (green,orange,red,or blue) biased, i own a old Ford tractor and a few JD's. I have a 4400 that has so much more power (at 35 hp rated) than a 33 NH. The NH does have nicer ergonomics and is a good mower. I have used one to do bucket and grade work and did not like the power. Hope this helps. Probably not, as i knocked what you want. Sorry. Check out this site and see if you can get anymore info.
    http://jplan.com/tractor/home.sht
    Good people like here, will give you great opinions on almost anything on compacts.
     
  6. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Let me clear things up. I am not talking about a Ford 250 truck. I am talking about a Ford 250 tractor. I am trying to get a comparison between the TC 33 and the Ford 250. Thanks in advance.
     

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