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What county are you from, Peter?
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I'm from Cork,Denis-Where are you from yourself
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West Cork, in the middle of a triangle between Bandon,
Clonakilty and Kinsale
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Great to know i'm not the only Irish person on this
website.Are you farming/contracting/or just interested. I do
a bit of farm work but I'm mainly interested in the gear!
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My family aren't farmers but both my parents come from
farming backgrounds(lots of cousins farms to visit :-) ). I
hope to get a job drawing silage in the summer after the
Leaving Cert. Like yourself, I'm attracted to blue more than
the others(well I'm presuming Ford/NH is your favourite from
your pictures)
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Yes-i love Ford/NH. I've also got a good few John Deere pics
on this site though. My Favourite Ford would have to be a
7810 or a TW-15. I'm sitting the junior cert. this year and
i also hope to go drawing silage next summer-if not this
summer,definitly next summer.I have no farming connections
but i worked on a farm the past two summers. My friend does
a bit of contracing and i drew a few loads of silage with
his New Holland TM-165 and an 18foot Redrock Trailer. it was
as hard as it looks-but its fairly OK. What type of gear
does the contractor you hope to go drawing for have?
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I'd have to agree with you about your favourite type- the
series 10 Generation III was really beautiful, I liked the
8210 and the silver 7810(two of those near where I live). He
used to have all Ford tractors(two TW-15s and two 7610s) and
an NH harvester, but now he's gone a bit green-a JD
harvester and tractors. He's replaced one of the TWs with a
TM, I think 150. He paints his trailers too according to the
tractors pulling them, two blue and two green with a yellow
stripe.
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I've seen a silver 7810 Ford before~why are they that
colour? That contractor has fairly good gear~i wouldnt mind
being stuck on a JD-they're a very good tractor. The hours
at silage are long arent they-but the money is quite good.
You really know your stuff about Fords Denis, the Genration
III series were the best because of the 40KM gearbox that
was fitted to most of them. Do your have a car/tractor
license or are yu waiting for the summer. I forgot to
mention that I'm from Blarney.
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I've seen a silver 7810 Ford before~why are they that
colour? That contractor has fairly good gear~i wouldnt mind
being stuck on a JD-they're a very good tractor. The hours
at silage are long arent they-but the money is quite good.
You really know your stuff about Fords Denis, the Genration
III series were the best because of the 40KM gearbox that
was fitted to most of them. Do your have a car/tractor
license or are yu waiting for the summer. I forgot to
mention that I'm from Blarney.
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The silver 7810s were painted that colour to celebrate 50
years of tractor production at Basildon ... BTW, I'm from
Cork too, spent years drawing silage with Fords, Tw-15s,
8210s, 7840s, 8340s, 8560s, TMs ... liked them all, but
believe me, the TMs and 60 series are by far the best of the
lot, specially with 18-20ft Thorpes ...
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Silver paint because of 25 tractorproduction in Antwerpen
Belgium. Silver = 25 Gold = 50
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Well Aidan-you certainly have plenty of expierence! What was
your favourite 10/TW seres Ford?I pity any fella that had to
draw silage with a 8210-they are very slow and
cumbersome,you may disagree but I really hate them. 8340's
arent bad machines either.The Range Command on the TM + 60
Series is simply excellant and it makes turning on the
headlands easier. What contractor did you draw for-any
tips-Do I really know what I'm getting myself into! Are you
still drawing or did you pack it in?
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On the 7810s, the Silver ones in the Uk and Ireland were to
celebrate 25 years (D'oh!) of production in Basildon
alright, could be that Antwerp had a similar model at the
same time, they started production at around the same time
in the early 1960s ...

As for Silage, always liked the TW15, short, manoueverable
but solid and with plenty of power (specially if it'd been
turned up to a TW25's horsepower!). They were slow though,
particularly as time went on and, no matter how good you
were with the gearbox, a powershift is always going to be
faster. Favourite of all I've used was a TM165, had enough
horsepower and had suspension but wasn't quite as awkward or
big as a Genesis.

I only did farm work while I was in school/college, now I
only go back every now and then to keep up. Worked for a few
people, but mainly in Co Kildare, as for hints or advice ...
dunno? ... how about 'careful when turning quickly on wet
grass with an empty trailer (very nearly jack-knifed an F140
Fiat one morning)' ;-)
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What do the two of you think of the new TG?
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Its a bit of an ugly looking thing but i'd say its an
excellant tractor with power to burn. Its got the same
POWERCOMMAND transmission as the TM series. Thats an would
be an excellant transmission only for the fact its geared a
bit too high for slow jobs but plenty fast for the wild
fellas drawing grass!
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The TG has the gearbox of the MX Magnum with only 4 gears
reverse... The Power Command is much more excellent!
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Hey Denis-if your still out there,I put up some good silage
pics in the harvesters section of this website. These pics
are of local contractors.
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hey peter.i agree with u that the TMs rock.wot do u think
about the TS series?we run 2 masseys at the mo on r
farm.just spent all day cartin dung with our massey
390T.great wee tractor but def startin to show its age n its
gettin due 4 a replacement,possible contenters are a massey
4355/4365 or a nh TS110.wish i cud get a TM but we dont
really have a need 4 something with so much power, tho the
range command box is real handy.drove a TM150 and massey
3125 in the summer cartin silage.:-D
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Hello there, I have driven a range of John Deeres, Fords and
Masseys but nothing beats a Ford Force 2. I currently drive
a 1988 Ford 7810 Force 2 which is a great tractor! at one of
my jobs

My question is, Was it a option to have a 40KPH transmission
on Series 3?,also what tractors had 40KPH?, Power Shift or
Standard Gear Change ?

What over features were added with series 3?
Cheers1 Great Website
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MF 390T is a handy tractor-i did a fair bit of driving with
a MF699(i suppose a partly learned to drive poperly on it)
which are quite similar-good tractors-although the cabs tend
to rust a lot in them. The TS110 is a nice handy farm
tractor-a bit light for heavy haulage-but a good machine.
3125-now thats a good MF-the 3000series MF are my favourite
ones-3635,3680,3080-Beautiful! I dont know much about the
new range of MFs---
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Michaael-I'm not sure whether it was standard or not but
i've driven a Force III 7810 and seen quite a few with a
40kph gearbox-but it only seems to come on late 1991/1992
models. The 30 Series Fords came with A PowerShift option or
the old reliable straight 1-4. The PowerShift Option
definately came on the 8630,8730 and 8830 models and as
written below the model number.Again I've come across 8630's
with 40kph gearboxes!? I'm still trying to figure out the
TW-15 gearbox-I drove one with the reverse gear on the main
1-4 gearstick (as standard), heard of ones with a park gear
one main gearstick-similar to that on the JD's- and then
there is the first series with the safety bar around the
gear sticks which I keep hitting my hand off!what do you
think of the reverse gear on the small gearstick on the
7810's-personally i find it a bit annoying! As you can
see-Fords are still really popular in Ireland!
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aye the 390Ts a nice tractor.it aint the most comfortable
thing to drive, and really hurts ur back after a long day in
it.ours lives with its loader on most of the time.The new
masseys are pretty nice tractors tho not as popular as NHs
+JDs i dont think.the 4300s are pretty similar to the 300s
just more modernised.
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