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#1 LTD OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Not a bad price really. http://westmd.craigslist.org/grd/3448157099.html

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Yea that is nice. Looks similar to the Japanese Hinomoto tractors?

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:03 PM

David Brown has one of these & it's a dirt turning monster at the plow days.

Heavy enough to use the power it has.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Never heard of these. Who made them, and where?

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:38 PM

Never heard of these. Who made them, and where?

Satoh's were manufactured from '73 to '80 and then merged with Mitsubishi and built tractors jointly until 1984. They were produced in Japan. They made eight models. Which included:

S370 Beaver - 12 PTO HP - '77-'84. 2 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S373 Beaver lll - 13.6 PTO HP - '80-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S470 Buck - 15 PTO HP - '79-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S550 Elk - 17 PTO HP - (? years), 4 cyl Mazda gasoline
S630 Bull - 22 PTO HP - '80-84, 2 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S650 Bison - 22 PTO HP - '73-'83, 4 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S670 Bison - 25 PTO HP - '80-'84, 4 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S750 Stallion - 33 PTO HP - '77-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel

Edited by LTD, December 08, 2012 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Thanks LTD.
I guess, parts would be a big issue, if you need them.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Satoh's were manufactured from '73 to '80 and then merged with Mitsubishi and built tractors jointly until 1984. They were produced in Japan. They made eight models. Which included:

S370 Beaver - 12 PTO HP - '77-'84. 2 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S373 Beaver lll - 13.6 PTO HP - '80-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S470 Buck - 15 PTO HP - '79-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S550 Elk - 17 PTO HP - (? years), 4 cyl Mazda gasoline
S630 Bull - 22 PTO HP - '80-84, 2 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S650 Bison - 22 PTO HP - '73-'83, 4 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S670 Bison - 25 PTO HP - '80-'84, 4 cyl Mitsubishi diesel
S750 Stallion - 33 PTO HP - '77-'84, 3 cyl Mitsubishi diesel


The S650 Bison was actually a 4 cyl. Mazda gas engine. This tractor is what the old S650G became.

Alan is right, that little Beaver S370 (15 engine hp) keeps up with most everything at plow day except for that Cub... but he doesn't have a horn. :thumbs:

Edited by David Brown, December 08, 2012 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Thanks LTD.
I guess, parts would be a big issue, if you need them.


Japan doesn't support these tractors anymore. You can get parts but you have to know where to go. I have two very good sources for parts at this time. When they don't have what I need, they have to order it from Japan. To be honest, I've rarely had to get parts for it. The S370 had a problem with weak pistons when it first came out. Mine was one of those tractors. The pistons split about a year or so after we bought it (new) and we had them replaced. Ever since then, it's been strictly basic maintenance. Only one new set of glow plugs, oil and filters since 1978. My Beaver doesn't live an easy life either. They are tough little tractors!

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 12:09 AM

There was one for sale on Des MoinesCraig list when i was looking for a tractor. I think it came with a 48 inch box blade and a snow blade for $1750. So I did a bunch of reading up on them. One drawback I saw was that they used a counter rotating PTO which made PTO implements haard to find. I know the later Mitsubishi S370 had a bolt on gearbox to change the PTO to clockwise rotation..
What i dont know is if it is a retro fit. I know of an implement dealer in Oskaloosa,Ia that has an Elk for sale. He has had it for a couple years. But is a Massey Dealer, he called me Tuesday before Thanksgiviing to offer $1000 REBATE ON A NEW 1526.
My money is spent for a while so had to pass.
No doubt the S370 is a worker there is a guy on another site that has a couple of them and the grading work he has done with them is impressive. I agree with David on the early Japanese tractors you may have to hunt a little bit to find the dealers who can get you parts, but once you find a good dealer they are available. There is a rare model Kubota I would like to find. I only know of two in the states. It is an L1400 and has a i cylinder diesel engine. Strictly a Grey market machine.

Edited by JD DANNELS, December 09, 2012 - 12:15 AM.


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Posted December 09, 2012 - 12:18 AM

I talked with a local guy who had a Buck for sale, later I went and looked at it and sure seems like a stout build. Prior to his, I had never seen one in person.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 03:21 AM

I didnt think you could sell beaver on CL :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:25 AM

One drawback I saw was that they used a counter rotating PTO which made PTO implements haard to find. I know the later Mitsubishi S370 had a bolt on gearbox to change the PTO to clockwise rotation..


I have an early S370 and I had that bolt on box for a while. My biggest mistake was to get rid of it. Wish I had it back. There is a guy who builds them but they are not cheap.




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