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Hi All. I am new to this forum and have enjoyed reading posts. I am searching for the just right, small tractor. We have large tractors here on the farm... but I need a short one. I have been looking at the JD 750,850 and 950's with ag tires. I have even thought about a Ford N type. I will need to pull a 200 or so gallon sprayer with it. power steering would be nice but not necessary. Have any of you pulled this type of rig/ weight ?(It would be close to 2000 lbs) What are your thoughts? Many thanks , Bordercollie
 

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Well not to give you info you didn't ask for but I have a JD 770 that handles a 2,500 Lbs trailer fine on the hills of eastern VA.
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Well not to give you info you didn't ask for but I have a JD 770 that handles a 2,500 Lbs trailer fine on the hills of eastern VA.
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Thanks, this is exactly the kind of info I am looking for. You are a big help. How do you like the 770? Is there anything unusual I should lookout for? We have 2 4020's a 4210 and a 4240. I like the shift on the 4210 best. The 4240 had 2 levers to shift into /out of park and it had to be done in the right order... Takes too long when the cows are trying to get out the gate..On the 770, our hills in central Miss are mostly like small mounds to you.I saw one at a dealership that looked good and will check it out. Thank you again!! Bordercollie
 

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Bordercollie,
Well to tell you the truth I don't know of any weak spots or anything but I love it. The parking brake is operated with one lever so it is easy to set it fast and jump off to close gates. It has a four speed transmission with high and low ranges so that would give it 8 foward and 2 reverse. It is powered by a 3 cylinder yanmar that starts wonderfully even in cold weather. Be sure though that you get Ag tires because it loved to slide with the turf tires.
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A 1020 or 2020 would be nice also. I have a restored 2020 Gas and use it for things that the 770 shouldn't do.
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PS: You could always try an old 40 on for size :D
 

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Out of all the 50 series John Deere's I like the 1050 best. It has a nice power/weight ratio. and even a N series Ford, like you said, or a TO Ferguson would be nice. Buy the tractor I was thinking of when you gave your needs was the IH 444 Diesel(or similar, like the B-414 or 354) They are very short and squat for their weight and horse power(40 hp engine and anywhere between 3500-5000 lbs). And since they are practically a Mahindra design, about 90% of that tractor is available new and aftermarket.
 

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