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Ford 1600 Tractor any good?

Hey looking for some opinions. Dealer has a used Ford 1600 2wd tractor for 1700$. It has no attachments, and has turf tires not ag. it was owned by a municipality and spent it's life cutting grass with a finish mower. 2900Hrs on it. I want it to re grade and rake my front yard. I already have a 5 ft york rake and will buy a 5 ft grader box. Will this tractor do what i want and is the price decent ? Ideally I wwould like to buy a 4wd by money is tight and my yards a mess with lots of rocks. Maybe down the line if I weight the front could possinly look for small 3 point back hoe attach.

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Well maintained that ford should last a long time. 2900 hours isn't much. And why would you want 4wd or ag tires for a lawn rig. Sounds like this would work great for you.

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Well maintained that ford should last a long time. 2900 hours isn't much. And why would you want 4wd or ag tires for a lawn rig. Sounds like this would work great for you.
I was told by other people that I may need ag tires for ground engaging attachments. I hooked the york rake to it and it seemed to pull it no problem.
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If you need a little more weight in the rear. You can alway's have the rear tires filled with fluid. Much cheaper that buying a set of ag tires. But then again it's not to hard to change If you had two different sets of tires one ag and one turf.

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good little tractor and it'll be a good around the yard tractor. i have owned a 1600 and now have a 1700. not very heavy but they work and are dependable. parts are readily available still.
add some water in tires for a little extra weight.
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That tractor will be perfect for what your wanting to use it for. As posted above if you need just a little more weight just add some fluid to the rear tires. Look around you might be able to pick up a set of ag tires cheap.

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We run a lot of ford tractors, good machines. Those those turf tires will do the job, later they will be good for cutting grass with a finishing mower. A small tractor like that will be real handy. Pretty good price too.

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