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xtli84
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Advice on MF or other 90 to 120 hp tractors

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There was great info info received on what 90 to 130 hp IH tractors you would recommend.  Can you all also provide info on what used MF or other tractors you would recommend in the same hp range and which ones to stay away from.  If tractor does not have a loader I will put one on.  Am a former JD man but cannot afford the hp for an early JD 80's or even late 70's model tractor, my budget is less than $15,000. In my area John Deere, IH/Case or MF mechanics can be found easily.  My farm will be strictly no till with occasional tilling when needed when crops are mudded out or when rough ground is picked up.  Will use a 6 row max emerge, potentially 8 row.  Will be farming small 6 to 30 acre patches.  Will start with 50 acres total and work up eventually to 200 acres in 3 to 5 years.  This will be my only tractor for now, will also mow around barns, clean holding pens of manure and hay from hay rings.  Want to make sure i have enough hp.  Also, my used tractor will come from llinois or Indiana.  .  Thanks in advance!

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xtli84
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Re: Advice on MF or other 90 to 120 hp tractors

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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James22
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MF recommendation is easy.  The 4 cyl 236 and 6 cyl 354 were Perkins' best engines.  The 4 cyl is too small, so that gives you the 354.  The newer 24 speed trans could be junk, and very few of the newer models were sold with the old eight speed so that leaves you with the models 1130 and 1135.  The standard eight speed trans has pretty significant ground speed limitations so really should look for a tractor that has the optional multipower.  Just a two speed planetary which I believe gives you twelve speeds.

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mvp farms
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I would also vote for 1105 1135.  Dad ordered the first 1135 sold in this area and we still have it and use it.  Very easy on fuel, starts well and with the multi power it has enough gears for most situations.

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James22
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Re: Advice on MF or other 90 to 120 hp tractors

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Agree got a little hasty and forgot the Perkins 354 was also in the models 1100 and 1105. 

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xtli84
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Appreciate response,familiar with Perkins. Will consider these models.
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xtli84
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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xtli84
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I located a low hour 1105 and have purchased. I believe I will be very pleased, thank you all for the input.
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