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Anyone Know How Well Made A 234 Ih Case Is ?


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#1 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 05:53 AM

I saw this not far from home , might make a nice little tractor but I don't know much about them , the price doesn't seem too bad , only 2wd but guessing it has a diff. lock making snow plowing a little easier then using the PK I use now .

http://newjersey.cra...3938345401.html

 

 


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:03 AM

Here's what I found on it with a bit of searching:

 

http://tractors.wiki...ternational_234

 

Made By Mitsubishi for Case IH.  Appears to be about the same size as the Iseki/Bolens tractors.

 

Should be a nice little sub-compact.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:20 AM

I've only been around one once.  It was a nice simple tractor with not too many bells and frills.  The price is good as long as it is a good runner.   The one I was around was a dog to start when it was cold. 

 

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 07:16 AM

I had a Case IH 235 (a lot like that 234) and I liked it. BUT it was horible to start in the winter even with glow plugs. If I had one again, it would have to have a block heater like diesel trucks have.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:03 AM

Looks pretty beefy and price is not bad at all.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:12 AM

I had a Case IH 235 (a lot like that 234) and I liked it. BUT it was horible to start in the winter even with glow plugs. If I had one again, it would have to have a block heater like diesel trucks have.

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That's kinda odd that it would have cold start issues.

 

My HDT1000 has the same basic engine, a K3D vs. the K3B in the 234, and it started just find last winter.  I wonder if maybe it's a battery issue?  I have a LARGE battery with a LOT of CCA and it spins it over quite well.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 10:11 AM

That's kinda odd that it would have cold start issues.

My HDT1000 has the same basic engine, a K3D vs. the K3B in the 234, and it started just find last winter. I wonder if maybe it's a battery issue? I have a LARGE battery with a LOT of CCA and it spins it over quite well.


Mine had a 6 month old battery. Glow plugs checked out fine and I could heat them for a solid 60 seconds and crank the engine and it would turn over fine but not start. As a temp solution. 15min before I needed it to start. I would put a heat gun blowing on to the injection pump and tarp the front end up. Then move the heat gun to the air intake inlet and it would start up ok. I even had the diesel anti gel and diesel fuel treatment in the tank.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Al the price seems  right. That would be newer than My Ford. And Mitsubish makes a good tractor.

 If it runs as good as it looks it should be a great little tractor.

I moved a lot of snow with my Ford last year, And if I found a place 4WD was needed, it was because I was not paying attention.

I actually got caught w/o the chains on first snow of the season and did get it stuck once. Must not have been too bad the neighbor pulled me out with a Polaris 4 wheeler. Put the chains on and never had an issue the rest of the season.

 

With Chains I think you would like it a lot!!  As for he starting issue?? Back in the late 50's and 60's There was not a car in Iowa w/o a block heater.  Our winters seem milder now?

 they are not expensive or difficult to install.  I have not had to put one on my Ford yet, but if I had starting issues would do it in a heartbeat. I think I only put the battery charger on it, on Boost once. If a diesel will spin it will start.

 

BTW with the size of your garden, I'm betting it would see plenty of use in the summer too.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 10:32 AM

That looks like a well maintained low hour tractor. Big wheels on the back though. I wonder if it was used on a golf course.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 07:24 PM

These sell like hotcakes around here, apparently that one did too, it's going, going, gone. They are far better  in my opinion than many compacts due to their frame design, a longer tractor, much better traction and usability, if that makes any sense. I kick my self dor not buy one a few years ago that like new for 2600.00 everyone I 've seen lately has been close to 5,000 or more, and their selling.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Funny it was listed while we were on vacation so today it was still listed  but when I called after work the fellow said he just sold it Oh well it wasn't meant  to be


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Funny it was listed while we were on vacation so today it was still listed  but when I called after work the fellow said he just sold it Oh well it wasn't meant  to be


sorry you missed it Al. I knew nothing about these import compact tractors three years ago.
It is very possible I still do not know much. But I knew that was the direction I needed to go.
I started looking at Tractor Data to learn the specs on all the machines I thought would fit my needs.
Then I would go to Tractor House .com and see what was available and what they were selling for around the country.
A little research will keep the brain working and sharp. Plus if another deal comes up in your area you will know what your getting into.
When a deal falls through it is usually because there is a better one just around the corner
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