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#1 Clippnalawn OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:00 AM

I have started to accumulate a pretty healthy little collection of 60's model tractors (i have a thing for anything with round fenders and Ag tires). I brought home a T70 panzer this weekend and as much as i love the styling i have to admit it is my least comfortable tractor to sit on and isn't real easy to get on and off of. Lol so what is your favorite? My most comfortable would have to be my 1960 ride a matic, with my cub 100 as a close second. My wheel horses are nice too, but the RAM and the cub just seem to fit me the best...

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:06 AM

Sorry guys,but my most comfortable tractor isn't any of my vintage tractors,it's my 2008 Kubota GR2110.It rides over uneven ground nicely,and it has a suspension seat.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:17 AM

My most comfortable tractor, in the GT class, has to be my JD 318. It just fits me nicely. The cab is comfortable in the winter. Everything on it is just laid out how I like it.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thats a tough one but i would say my Bolens HT23 but the JD445 comes in a close second.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:28 AM

my most comforable tractor by far is my 448 case after 8 hours of cutting lawns i can still move next is my 3014 ingersoll but nether has stock seat ive put bostroms on them jim

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:02 PM

One of my power kings., the foot rests are low enough that my legs are not pointed up. And I can stand up and move around and have room to stretch on them.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:10 PM

It would have to be my AMF 1010. The controls are very well placed and the seat is very comfortable. My 108 Cub runs a close second though.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:16 PM

My JD 116 5-speed, now that I raised the steering wheel 6" and added an adjustable suspension to it with a new seat.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 02:49 PM

I would say the 445, although the 2520 is the best but that don't count as a garden tractor I guess.
The high back seat and plenty of leg room and easy controls makes it very nice. GT wise the 345 is a close second.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Mine is the R/T tractor.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 04:42 PM

None of mine are comfortable. My legs are too long, since I'm 6'4". After a day of working the tractor, my knees are bruised from banging into a steering wheel, lift lever, or pto lever. My Cub Cadet 72 has an after market high back seat, which is nice on my back, but the lift is the most in my way of all of them, I don't think the designers had me in mind when they built these. Not much else fits me , either, so I'm used to it.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 04:53 PM

Either one of my Case's, funny how the 224 has a low back seat compared to the 446 but both are very comfortable to use.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 04:55 PM

Mine is the R/T tractor.

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I love that build, that is just one bad a** looking tractor, hands down :thumbs:

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:03 PM

None of mine are comfortable. My legs are too long, since I'm 6'4". After a day of working the tractor, my knees are bruised from banging into a steering wheel, lift lever, or pto lever. My Cub Cadet 72 has an after market high back seat, which is nice on my back, but the lift is the most in my way of all of them, I don't think the designers had me in mind when they built these. Not much else fits me , either, so I'm used to it.


This was the major reason that I lengthened the steering wheel and added about 2" to the seat height with the new seat.

I'm 6' 5" ..... I feel your pain ! :confuse:

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:04 PM

It Kinda depends on what I'm doing...

Mowing, I like the GT6000. Things make sense to me on that tractor for that particular task. It has a clutch without a return to neutral, so it works great for stop & start stuff... It also never had a no reverse safety switch, so I can mow backing up.

Plowing, I would say the Sears SS12. I like the 3 point & all the controls are easy to reach. As tin pans go, the seat aint bad.

Cultivating, I like KK's Commando 8. Interesting tractor to get on & off of, but once you are in the cockpit, it's very easy to see what you're doing and how close you're coming to stuff. Good ground clearance too.

Tilling, I like the Massey over the Allis or the Sears. It just is less stressful to operate than the Allis and I've not a lot of time yet with the Sears... but I hope to change that this fall.

Oh, and I forgot the most important task. Taking the little one for a ride. The best tractor for that is whatever tractor she picks. :) :thumbs:
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