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What's everyones thought on John Deere? We've always had some older Deeres,a 4020 and some B's but we bought a 6410 MFWD a few yrs ago and it is rediculous how much parts cost for it compared to the older ones, and how crappy some of the stuff it. The instrement pannel went out a year or so back and it was $800,the forward reverser went,just happened it was an electric one :shrug: . It was $660. Now it has a fuel leak,it starts hard,sometimes the 3point doesn't work{electric crap} and other stuff. We like it but with the cost of repairs for it and the fact we are having to do this stuff so soon is making us wonder if it's worth keeping or trading.
Are the 80's Deere's were better. Thinking about going to a 4250,4450,4255,or 4455. Are just as high or if they are better than the new ones. Also like the 15spd powershift on the older ones compared to the power-quad. I would hate to give up the forward-reverser but oh well :shrug: .
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I worked for a custom farming outfit in Fl, and we used a 4955 for tillage and a 4555 for planting corn silage. We never had a problem with them. If I were to get a Deere, I would go for the 4055 series.

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I dindn't like JD cause the tractors and parts prices are way to expensive. Same thing with MF. So I went with NH instead. had 0 problems so far and was much cheaper.
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what kind of work are you going to do with the tractor?

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ive known a guy that had a 6410 and loved it....he has a 7310 now...but i always like the 4020s and the 4240 and all those

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I dindn't like JD cause the tractors and parts prices are way to expensive. Same thing with MF. So I went with NH instead. had 0 problems so far and was much cheaper.
That's whta my neighbor says.


sodbuster79: We have a ranch,it's be a loader tractor and farming tractor. Our 6410 is really to small for our spring tooth anyway,but these expensive parts and the need to repair it so soon are making us think hard about trading for something else.

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03 3500 Duramax/Ally S/C IV EFI Live {Brothers truck}
04 3500 Duramax/Ally EFI Live,feed truck with 3 bale Hydra-Bed,very sick trans
06 4500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 Monroe,EFI Live,Danville turbo, CM flatbed
11 2500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 H&S tuned and deleted {GF's truck}
13 3500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 stock for a very short time
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yeah, that what sucks about a deere. If you want green, you are going to spend some green. Hell, any tractor made today is expensive.

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we run mostly deere equipment and have gotten a long great with most of it but there have been apiece of equipment or two in there that I would consider junk like our 1790 planter we just tranded in on a newer version, but I think every company has its good and bad products. The big reason we run deere is because we have a good dealer that keeps an increadable amout of parts in stock and if they dont have it it's pritty rare that we cant have it the next morning.

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Its all about the dealer network and if they give you good service. IMO a 4840 (not 15spd) or 4850 (bit bigger then the tracotrs you listed) but those are good tractors, pretty reliable.

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If you are looking for something in the 150-170hp range I would look for a 4560....They are the last of the breed. Mechanical injected 466 cu in. and 15spd PS, and side mounted exhaust. IMO they are the perfect tractors. My buddys family has a 4960 that they plant with and run the auger wagon and I love the crap out of it.....:Thumbup:


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