I understand that it's a nice low hour machine but that kind of money can get you a new loader and possibly backhoe tractor.
This "museum quality" Yanmar YM336D tractor has only 244 original hours. Yes, you read that correctly --- 244 ORIGINAL hours! Please see photos. I have owned this tractor for the past 8 years. It has been kept in my heated garage ever-since. Shortly after purchasing this 336D, I found a smaller Yanmar tractor to handle my chores around the house. As such, I did not run this tractor much at all. Of course, it was and is well-maintained with original Yanmar filters, etc. Due to downsizing, I need to find a new home for this great tractor. It belongs in the hands of the discerning Yanmar aficionado.
If you are looking for a tractor for everyday use, farm or house chores, you may want to look elsewhere. This Japanese made tractor model was designed and manufactured for the U.S. market during 1980-1991. It truly belongs in the hands of a collector. This YM336D was considered the best and most advanced and solidly-built tractor in the world in its day. Many features developed by Yanmar and included in this tractor are still in use on current modern-day tractors. This is the 4-wheel drive version. The Diesel engine is 1.5 Litres (91.3 cubic inches), 33 H.P. The full specs. can be viewed at http://www.tractorda...nmar-ym336.html
The tractor features both position and draft control. The rear PTO has two speeds (540 and 1000 RPM). The transmission is a Power-Shift transmission featuring three power-Shift gears in 4 different ranges enabling 12 forward speeds and 4 backward speeds. No clutching is needed when utilizing the Power-Shift to change speeds. Some other innovative features include integral power steering with priority valving, waterproof countershaft brakes, two air filters (centrifugal and washable element), as well as double hydraulic oil filtration. Also incorporated is the tower & bevel gear front wheel drive system - patented by Yanmar and has since become standard on all the high-end 4wd tractors. The motor has the split-geometry combustion chamber which reduces emissions and also changes the diesel engine's traditional knock into a gentle chuckle. No costs were cut when Yanmar built this flagship tractor. In every respect it is an example of the height of mechanical excellence in the pre-computer era.
$22,500 OBO Yes, you read that correctly too. I believe this price to be a fair reflection of the rarity, fine condition, and extremely low hours of this Yanmar tractor. This may very well be the lowest-hour YM336D tractor in existence.
Please contact me with any questions or for additional photos. Both Yanmar Service Manual and Yanmar Parts Manual are included as well as some original Yanmar advertising literature for this tractor.