The Tractors between 40 & 75 Hp that were ideal tractors in the 60's for 300 acres plus, seem to be to small for todays farmer to consider and are considered too large for most hobby farmers. This makes it an affordable alternatinve to me.
My place is a 9 acre Hill and while there are a lot of IH/Farmall for sale in this area, the Torque Amplifiers can allow them to free wheel on a hill.
The Allis Chalmers I have been around and ran were old enough they did not have the Power Director(simular to Torque Amplifier). Am I correct in understanding the power director was direct and would not free wheel like the Torque amplifier??
I think free wheeling down a hill with a load on behind could be risky?
I'm thinking a D15 or D17 might suit my needs pretty well. Besides the garden cropping and maintenece, A tractor that size would allow me to hay crop part of my place. I have 1/4 mile of gravel lane to maintain and push snow off.
Edited by JD DANNELS, April 16, 2012 - 02:29 PM.