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01-28-2023 08:26:51

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For those that service and use or have used a 720/730 as well as new generation tractors, which is easier to work on yourself when repairs come up?
Next, did the 720/730 gas tractors have the same flywheel getting loose issues as the diesel models?

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coonie minnie

01-28-2023 10:27:39

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 Re: Tractor questions in reply to jddt, 01-28-2023 08:26:51  
It was a much bigger issue with the diesels. Can still happen with the gas ones, but it was not extreme. It's been said the diesel issues were partly related to stopping the engine, as that big heavy flywheel coming to a sudden stop put a lot of stress on things. Many advised stopping the diesel with the decompression lever, so as to allow it to stop. Gas engines with a lot lower compression, had less of these strains.

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01-28-2023 10:26:37

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 Re: Tractor questions in reply to jddt, 01-28-2023 08:26:51  
1st question...Depends on what broke and what you are servicing. If you pick a new generation Id go 20 series. Might as well not deal with the oil bath air cleaner. If its time for a clutch you will want a 2 cylinder. If its time for a head gasket you will want a 2 cylinder. If ease of use and maintenance is what you want I think Id avoid anything with pony start but it kinda sounds like you are thinking gas anyway. Buy one of each cant take it with you! 2nd question...I wasnt around when they were being worked on for real day to day so weather a gas is better someone else might be able to say for certain but its something to inspect and watch on all two cylinders. Both ends of the crank can have issues just have to periodically inspect and make sure everything stays tight.

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01-31-2023 09:00:32

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 Re: Tractor questions in reply to Fixingfarmer, 01-28-2023 10:26:37  
I liked the oil bath air cleaners the best. Easy to take care of.

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used red MN

01-28-2023 10:15:39

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 Re: Tractor questions in reply to jddt, 01-28-2023 08:26:51  
Hello dt welcome to YT! Is there something driving this question? Tell us the rest, we do not charge by the word? Are you going to do actual farm work with this tractor? If so a new generation tractor like a 3020 is light years ahead of a 2 lunger. Even if comparably, the 3020 is a bit harder to work on the handiness and versatility of the 3020 far out weighs the difference. That is my opinion given by an IH guy who has been around a few Deeres.

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01-31-2023 09:03:49

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 Re: Tractor questions in reply to used red MN, 01-28-2023 10:15:39  
I would take any 2 cylinder models over the NEW Generation tractors, Was a Deere guy but when needed someting bigger than the A went to Ford

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