Now you know why I bought my lathe, I could of had a lot of other nice machines with the money Ive paid other people. One thing Ive noticed is thats the big difference between being able to save a machine from the scraper or putting more into it then what its worth. We have a trencher that has probably twice into it then what it will ever be worth and we have yet to use it to make any money.I think the tractor hobby requires machining equipment. Unless you have lots of money to pay someone else for parts.
Yes it being a 1980 model I was skeptical of the hours but after looking at things like the paint barely being worn on the pedals and the diamonds sharp I believe it.551 hours is barely broken in. Nice tractor!
I didn't know there was a 1500. Nice tractor and a great price too. I used to drive an 8600. Wasn't impressed with it, seemed to be under powered for it's size.
I have to say that is one sharp Gehl Skidloader. I've only seen them in IH Red and New Holland Yellow and after 14 yrs of building Farmhand machinery am tired of those colors.I only buy machines DOA and rebuid them!
Several others in process but takes several years to rebuild and repair and finally Paint!
I bet that was scaryYes, it runs the backhoe just fine, it has a 7ft digging depth and runs off of its own PTO pump, I did however break the tractor in half one day while digging with the hoe, broke the bell housing right in front of the transmission, I blame it on the fact that 3 of the 6 bell housing to transmission bolts were loose but added some 1"x4" steel bars from the bottom of the 3 point hitch to the engine to prevent it from happening again.
I scooped mine up with a loader tractor too, thats about the only way to move it.That's how I moved my lathe. Tractors are nice nice to have around.