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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 12:02 PM

Theres a thread like this on another forum, and it has some pretty interesting machines. So i thought i would start one here as well.

With that, I'll begin with my MF12G. It has never failed me when i needed it. I got not running for parts, and got it going. Since then it has worked its hardest, and owes me nothing for its work. I'll get a pic or two later, but lets see what everyone else thinks is tough!

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 12:15 PM

That's a tough one. I have a few really tough tractors. I have to narrow mine down to my MF1855 w/FEL. It does everything I ask of it & more. My MF "2055" (altered 1650) is a close 2nd!

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 02:54 PM

I guess my Wheel horse Auto14 is my work horse. I bought it several years ago and it has never failed me. I have used it to clear lots with, if it would bend over with the front of the tractor, then it got chewed up by the mower deck. My John Deere 140 and 318 have both been very good tractors, but I haven't used them as hard as the old Horse.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 03:03 PM

Power King 1614. I have it weighted down heavy so I can pull stuff. I've pulled a stuck pickup out of the snow, pulled a stuck GMC Surburban and trailer out of the mud at a tractor show, and pulled a non running pickup up onto a trailer. Every spring I harrow the pasture with a 12 foot drag. Every winter I blade the snow off my 860ft. long drive. It always fires right up no matter how cold and the hydraulics sure beat the lever lift setup on some of my other rigs.

I guess size really DOES matter! :say_what:

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 03:13 PM

Mine is a toss up between 2 tractors. My 1988 Craftsman GT18 (Caterpillar paint job) because I actually tend to use it to work with, it isn't heavy but is reliable and good worker, but tough to "build up."
This brings me to my other tough tractor, a 1966 Toro (post Springfield buyout), as it has a 10 hp Kohler that has never failed me once, and will idle down to where it is barely running and still move lol.
Bad thing is weak trailer hitch (plan to build a real one) so I don't use it as much. But both machines have super low gears in them which make them really nice. With that said my electric conversions are getting bigger and better so expect to see a powerhouse of one either late this year or early next, depending on funds.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 03:45 PM

Tough Call for me....All My Bolens seem tough enough to get the vote..... If I had to pick it would be my 1050 with the rebuilt engine.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 03:59 PM

That would have to be this one.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 04:54 PM

That would have to be this one.

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I really like the looks of that. Looks like a hot rod :D

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 04:56 PM

So far my Massey MF12G has been my work horse. It has mowed a lot and pushed snow a lot and has always fired up for me. I have had trouble with little things like pto belts and mower blade spindle bearing but other then that it seems to be the go to tractor for me. I must admit though that the Cub 147 is gaining on it.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:08 PM

This would be mine Bolens HT23. Add the backhoe and FEL and it can't be stopped

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:22 PM

For me, it would be my 83-420 w/20HP Onan! ~~ grnspot110

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:24 PM

Here's mine: Speedex 1631

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:24 PM

That would have to be this one.

Is this something you made?

Mine would be the Case. It will pull a house. And if the wheels fall off you can always drag yourself back home lol

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 08:41 PM

I love my 1855 Snapper but, My toughest tractor has to be my Sears Suburban 12. It has taken all the abuse of a new GT owner that is gonna garden. It has lived through all of my mistakes and learning. It broke new ground for me with the plow, its yanked up roots with it too. Its come to a dead stop in 3rd hi when I have hit those roots, and just spun the tires as I tried to catch my breath where the steering wheel hit me in the ribs. It survived me taking it apart to fix things on it and it has always cranked up for me. Its lived in a mud hole for a few weeks while the ground dried enough for me to get the truck in there to pull it out. It has changed the landscape at my house. JDs are nice, Cases are sweet, and Masseys are awesome but the sears suburban 12 is a tuff SOB. Highly under rated, and always over delivers.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Toughest GT would be my 67MF12, toughest machine Ransomes T3100 Bobcat

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