Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Sorta A Garden Tractor


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

Bob IN
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24042
  • 1,473 Thanks
  • 676 posts
  • Location: Albion IN

Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Anybody know anything about satoh compact tractors? Good, bad?  Parts? Havent found one (yet). But there are a bunch in my area. Kinda thought it would be fun to mess around with. Thanks.

 

 

 

Like the one in the pictures.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 1968098993_06b6f8077d_z.jpg
  • Satoh_Tractor_-_Flickr_-_mick_-_Lumix.jpg

  • boyscout862 and JRJ have said thanks

#2 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:21 PM

I've seen them from time to time on Craigslist.  Usually it is the original owner selling it after 20 or so years.  That says they are a decent tractor to me.  I've never seen one in person.  That's all I know about them.



#3 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,281 Thanks
  • 28,615 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:28 PM

There is far more tractor that you would expect. Member DavidBrown has one. It would plow with scuts without any problem from what I've seen.

#4 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,483 Thanks
  • 5,013 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:46 PM

As I recall  :hitting_self_roller: Satoh made small tractors for Ford for a number of years. I have not heard anything bad about them. I'm sure if they weren't a good piece of equipment they would have been in the junk pile years ago. Let us know what you come up with.


  • twostep and superaben have said thanks

#5 jd.rasentrac OFFLINE  

jd.rasentrac

    Admirer of DEERE enjoyneering and design!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10327
  • 4,442 Thanks
  • 3,989 posts
  • Location: Niedervorschütz, Hessen, Deutschland

Posted April 10, 2013 - 02:49 AM

Here you'll find something/anything about SATOH   Attached File  MITSUBISHI_SATOH_HISTORY.pdf   946.39KB   44 downloads


  • KennyP said thank you

#6 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,440 Thanks
  • 39,677 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 10, 2013 - 03:16 AM

I had one back in the early 80's(?). Just had a pull behind finish mower. Did a good job!



#7 1978murray OFFLINE  

1978murray

    diesel mechanic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2523
  • 598 Thanks
  • 1,163 posts
  • Location: harrison city, PA

Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:41 AM

those tires have some huge bar lugs. never get stuck in mud


  • Texas Deere and Horse said thank you

#8 LTD OFFLINE  

LTD

    Cub Cadet Collector

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5951
  • 1,028 Thanks
  • 1,455 posts
  • Location: Earlville N.Y.

Posted April 10, 2013 - 11:21 AM

those tires have some huge bar lugs. never get stuck in mud

Yea. They have interesting tread on European tractor's.



#9 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

SearsYellow

    Mower Extraordinaire

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 10530
  • 449 Thanks
  • 561 posts
  • Location: Yadkinville, NC

Posted April 10, 2013 - 02:13 PM

They run Mitsubishi Diesels.



#10 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted April 10, 2013 - 02:17 PM

those tires have some huge bar lugs. never get stuck in mud

 

The tires in the second picture are called "Rice" tires, made for working in rice fields. A lot of farm tractors down here have Rice tries on them, rice is grown down here in SE Texas and Southern Louisiana.

 

 

Looks a lot like a small David Brown, part of the J.I. Case family.



#11 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

John@Reliable

    Procrastinators unite tomorrow

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 36
  • 1,295 Thanks
  • 1,416 posts
  • Location: Boston- Cape Cod MA

Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:01 PM

Good tractors,

the only down side is parts, available but usually not local depending on where you live.

We had a local guy selling Lamborghini tractors not the cars :D , they were really nice tractors until you needed a part, but I guess in Europe they are like chevy's here.



#12 LTD OFFLINE  

LTD

    Cub Cadet Collector

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5951
  • 1,028 Thanks
  • 1,455 posts
  • Location: Earlville N.Y.

Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:24 PM

We had a local guy selling Lamborghini tractors not the cars :D ,

   I was just working on a Lamborghini tractor today. Four cylinder,65 horse, air cooled diesel. The guy who owns it said it runs hot in the summertime.


  • John@Reliable said thank you

#13 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,483 Thanks
  • 5,013 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:52 PM

 The guy who owns it said it runs hot in the summertime.

That's an easy fix. Put a snow blower on it and leave it there. No more overheating. :thumbs:



#14 jd.rasentrac OFFLINE  

jd.rasentrac

    Admirer of DEERE enjoyneering and design!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10327
  • 4,442 Thanks
  • 3,989 posts
  • Location: Niedervorschütz, Hessen, Deutschland

Posted April 11, 2013 - 02:12 AM

Lamborghini started with building tractors. The cars followed later, after a conflict w/ Enzo Ferrari






Top