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Posted 11/20/2023 22:02 (#10490191 - in reply to #10489388)
Subject: RE: JD8850/JD8960 questions

gavogel - 11/20/2023 09:16

Wondering also  about  that.  I know they  had a 450 hp version it would need more cooling. What drove nicer a  8850 or a 8970. I have always heard a 8850 rode very nice,I know my 8650s ride the best off all the rowcop deers Ive driven.  Getting old ,a nice ridding tractor athats not working hard is way less tiring and enjoyable to operate.

I found a 8850 for an older guy with horrible back trouble, he can still run it for a good 8 hours, cant do that in their 8430 ILS MFWD.

local feedyard has a grinder with like 25,000 hours on its 955 Deere V8, good motor, just the frame system is weak in the tractors and can stress the engines. anyone who knows the limitations and strictly respects the weakness seem to get by fine with them.

Ive always wondered what would have been if they would have stuck the big V8 in the 60 series frame. maybe someone can take a Cavitated Cummins out and drop one in? :)

So basically smooth ride, Go 8850. For max reliability, Versatile.

A buddy has a 9300 and its always some **** that isnt a problem on other colors, fuel system losing prime, non greasable pins wearing out, the awesome self destructing water pump, etc. I think the axle bearing issues were primarily 9200 and 9100 size class with the smaller axles. I think hes already been into the gudgeon, and i dont think it has 5K hours since his grandpa bought it new.
Meanwhile his dad's 9682 bought new the same year has like 20K hours and just runs.
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