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Dead Red 175
I found this MF175 slowly rotting away amongst the nettles on a farm I am working at. It looks rather sad really but I suppose it has had it's day. :-\
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A view of the off side.
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JDD I like your slogan!!! do you think this tractor can be rebuilded?
Regards,
Victor
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JDD & Victor, I wonder if we will see some of today's tractors in this state of disrepair, in 20-30 years time?

Cheers,

TC ;-)
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I wonder if we will see some of today's tractors working as long as the old iron? What will happen to them when mosture and mice's comes into the electrical control system?

It is great to drive a new high tech tractor, but I don't want to buy one used 20 years old, and I will certain change the ones we own before that!
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They go forever some of these old tractors like the Massey & Ford but I doubt some of todays tractors will be the same. As you said Lennart, the electronics in them will basically mean the tractor is finished when they are :-P
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Thanks Victor, I thought it was good when I thought of it. You can use it if you like. As for the 175, anything can be rebuilt if you throw enough money at it;-) But 175's are not worth the hassle. If it were a 135 then yes I might have tried to buy it, but a 175 is not worth the work.
Hi TC, I think you will see modern tractors this bad. Most modern tractors are big and 100+HP and probably have a 15 to 20 year life span. After this time the electronics will go faulty and the machine will breakdown and become to expensive to repair. Like modern trucks and tractor units in the haulage industry.
Hi Lennart, You wont see a 2007 tractor working in 2027. It is not just moisture and mice that get to the electronics, heat and age affect the wires and the ECU.
Another issue is the size of modern tractors, no one wants to restore big expensive tractors and then you have to have somewhere to keep and restore them. A little MF135 or Ford 4000 can be kept easily.;-) Regards, to all JDD.
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TC my guess is no. For example in my country it rains a lot and there have been problems with the electronics (mud and electronics aren´t very compatible) and todays materials are not as good as 15-20 years ago.
Regards,
Victor
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Good point Victor. How many of today's tractors have steel mudguards and bonnets/hoods. I don't think the paint is as robust either. I saw a 2004 John Deere 6520 the other week and the decals were coming off it already. In the past when technology wasn't that precise, thicker materials were used. Today modern manufacturing techniques mean we can get more from a ton of steel, rubber or plastic than ever before. Another problem with modern electronics is dry joints or hair line cracks in the solder lines of circuit boards. These faults cause frustrating, difficult to find intermittent problems like failing to start or service failure. Even bad earth problems can be bad to repair. So, buy a shiny new tractor, park it up in the shed and never use it :-P No chance, go by the 6000hrs rule and then get shut of it for another one. Unless like me you can only consider an older one as a bit of a toy to lake about with:-) It goes into semi retirement then so it doesn't matter to much if it plays up every now and then.;-)
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