Anyone have any experience with a Farmall 400? I am looking into buying one to do a little farming (around 5 acres) and I'm needing a older tractor. I have a Kubota L2000 (20hp) that I was going to do the work with but I got to thinking that if something breaks or if I overdo anything and blow it up then I am out a lot of $$$$ trying to buy another one and I would be a lot of money ahead to buy a old farm tractor around 30 to 50hp.
Anyway, I was looking at a Farmall M that was really nice but it sold. The same guy has this 400 and he is wanting $2600 (same price as the M) The tires are close to new with no weathering at all, it has the 2-pt that I will convert over to 3-pt. It has a wide front which is good because I want to put a loader on it and hydraulic steering. The tractor runs great and everything works including the torque amplifier. However I have heard that the TA can be a hassle and they can go out if misused or not maintained right.
Anyone have any thoughts???