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Selling CAT/AGCO Challenger-need bigger

Jobs are getting bigger-need more HP. I'm selling my Challenger, I outgrew it in a little over a year. Sweet little tractor, though. Let me know if you're interested. 48HOP/Hydro/cab/blah/blah. Has a lot of goodies on her. Low hours, needs nothing.

Now comes the fun part-what to replace it with.

Needs:
1. 70-90HP- must have enough PTO HP for a batwing.
2. More weight/stability- for picking up logs, bales, etc
3. 4x4 & Front locking differential- you know why
4. cab HVAC-for plowing snow & DUST
5. hydraulic shuttle-durability, toughness
6. Less than 1,000 hours
7. At least an '06 year model-but would consider older
8. Deere or Kubota preferred because of abundance of local dealers
9. >2 sets remotes.
10. Loader

So far Kubota M7040/8540 & Deere 54xx 55xx seem to be the best fit. As usual, orange is like 5-10 grand cheaper (30-35 range)than green (35-40 range) and money is tight.
Case/IH might be an option....

Ideas?
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How about the Kubota M105? 93 pto Hp. Have one on the ranch with the 32 speed trans forward and reverse with hyd shuttle. Almost too many gears! Has a hi-low power shift, etc. Can get up to 3 remotes. Has the power to run a 9' wide brush chopper that I chop my orchard prunings, up to 3 inch wood. Front and rear locking diff on the 4x4. Have close to 3000 hrs on mine.

Also have a M9540 also a nice tractor but they only have up to 12 gears forward & reverse.

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Oh yea. I agree on the $5-10k difference between the green and orange. The greens are a great motor as I have a ton of the in various equipment and irrigation pumps. But as whole, on the tractors, the price difference made it easy to switch from mostly green tractors to the orange and so far have not regreted the switch.

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That would prolly be too much tractor for me, although I love the heavier front axle. There's a couple M-95's for sale near me. One is $25,000 but 2,500 hrs seems too high.

Does that have the clutch disconnect on the joystick? I wish the smaller M's had that. I love it on my backhoe!

I think the M7040 is the perfect fit or maybe the 8540.
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I don't have a front loader on mine. As far as I know they don't have the clutch disconnect switch. Have it on my Cat 420D backhoe and it is handy,

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A 6400 series tractor would be about right. 95 or so HP. Powerquad w/ hyd reverser like a backhoe. Have MFWD and a cab.

Got a lot of balls for their size, and good on fuel. 15' batwing would be decent match up. Though, I prefer a 130-175hp tractor on them in heavy, tall grass and cutting down small trees. Get more done in a day that way. We mow all of our road ditches along the fields we farm. Waterways, too.

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I think the M7040 is the perfect fit or maybe the 8540.
http://www.tractorhouse.com/listings...x?OHID=5529511

http://www.tractorhouse.com/listings...x?OHID=5734382

How far you willing to drive to get it Duke? Given the economic conditions of states like Mich, finding a deal and then chewing them down further might be worth the drive.

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Thanks, Russ. I;'ve been watching those 2 machines, but they're not equipped quite the way I want. I found a nice one right near me, but it has a backhoe and we won't sell me the tractor alone-must include backhoe. I'm sure something will come along.
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/grd/1544780501.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/1583344103.html (4x2)

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/for/1585244185.html ($$$)

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/grd/1590063971.html (no cab)

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/1576017224.html (no cab)

Deere:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/grd/1568415117.html

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A 6400 series tractor would be about right. 95 or so HP. Powerquad w/ hyd reverser like a backhoe. Have MFWD and a cab.

Got a lot of balls for their size, and good on fuel. 15' batwing would be decent match up. Though, I prefer a 130-175hp tractor on them in heavy, tall grass and cutting down small trees. Get more done in a day that way. We mow all of our road ditches along the fields we farm. Waterways, too.
6410 is a good one. Just over 100hp. We pulled a 20' batwing all over the place with it, in some very hairy places.

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