If you had to buy a new garden tractor today, what would it be?
Posted August 24, 2010 - 05:46 PM
Posted August 24, 2010 - 06:00 PM
I agree with that sentiment but if plastic is the issue that keeps you away from "NEW" , then you need to look at Ingersoll. No plastic hoods - ever.
I would have no problem what so ever with buying an Ingersoll ,I really like the look and ruggedness of them.
Posted August 24, 2010 - 07:03 PM
That's what you call "Love at 1st Sight"! LOL
I have no clue as to what the heck you guys are going on about.
Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:19 PM
Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:34 PM
Posted August 24, 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted August 25, 2010 - 06:29 AM
Posted August 25, 2010 - 09:20 AM
what do they have for an engine? Gas? Diesel? Briggs? Kohler? 3 pt? 540 PTO? power steering? prices? Reliability? 4wd? 2wd?
I will speak only to the garden tractor lines because that's what this thread is about. For the period that the tractors were being made under the ownership of J.I. Case Corp, the engines was gasoline Kohler K and M series as well as Onan twins. After Ingersoll bought the line, they experimented with a 3 cylinder Perkins diesel in the lower mid 90's and then dropped it. The EPA regulations killed off all the old L-head engines so Ingersoll went to Vanguards and is still using them today. These are garden tractors that do not weigh more than 1000 lbs so the CAT 0 three point is the correct size for their capabilities. There is no need for a 540 PTO because there are no CAT 0 implements that require mechanical rotation. However, that issue was addressed by adding a rear hydraulic PTO that allows owners to use hydraulically powered finishing mowers, bush hog mowers, double-acting log splitters, rototillers and chipper/shredders.
All of this is possible thanks to a powerful hydraulic system that produces up to 10 gpm at pressures as high as 2400 PSI on certain models. The tractor is also propelled hydraulically, not hydrostatically like many other tractors are. Since about 1990, power steering has been available as standard on certain models. The tractors are very reliable and there are many 40 plus year old units out there still performing work. Prices are in the premium snack bracket and range up to $12,000.00 for the basic tractor with power steering and mowing deck. Currently, they are having a sale on that has dropped prices by a whopping 25 percent off MSRP There are no 4WD models available .
- brzezinski01 said thank you
Posted August 25, 2010 - 09:45 AM
Posted August 25, 2010 - 10:21 AM
Posted August 25, 2010 - 10:39 AM
It's a dirty, dirty job but someone has to do it.
Posted August 25, 2010 - 08:47 PM
Posted August 26, 2010 - 12:05 AM