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Old 05-29-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Anyone ever need/use a tractor without a FEL?

Curious if everyone who owns a tractor has a front end loader or if there are people out there who use a tractor without one.

I have a New Holland 60hp tractor without a FEL I need to sell. 700 hours on it. And can't add a FEL to it.

Odds of me being able to sell it?
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:09 AM   #2
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Still good. I had my JD 5105 for over 5 years without a FEL. Now that I have it, I donít think I could be without it. But it did not stop me from buying the tractor. My $0.02


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Old 05-29-2019, 09:16 AM   #3
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Yes, many people need the PTO and pulling power over FEL. I am sure you wont have a problem selling it if priced right. FEL can get in the way in many applications.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:19 AM   #4
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Itll sell. As for me, I use the FEL a lot. Even tilling and stuff like that, I carry stuff on it so I dont have to come back to the truck if i forget something

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:24 AM   #5
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They’re okay. As long as you have another tractor with a fel.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:35 AM   #6
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You bought it... Yes it will but it will bring 5-7K less than one with a loader. It will still do a lot even without a FEL. FEL and 4x4 are becoming almost required equipment though.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:05 AM   #7
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Seems like most all hobby tractors like that have FELs, these days.

I’ve got a little 5093 that has a loader but full size farm tractors typically don’t.
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:44 PM   #8
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You can sell it, just might not be worth much. Generally everyone wants a FEL and 4x4
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Anyone know how to get a value on it? 2016 New Holland Workmaster 60 4wd with 700 hours. All good except no FEL
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:07 PM   #10
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Tractor House
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:09 PM   #11
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Anyone know how to get a value on it? 2016 New Holland Workmaster 60 4wd with 700 hours. All good except no FEL
Look at recent auctions like TractorHouse and see what comparable tractors sold for or what they're asking for tractors comparable to yours. Take 10%/15% off their asking price and you'll be in the ballpark. Good luck !
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:10 PM   #12
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And can't add a FEL to it.
Why can't you put one on?
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:22 PM   #13
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Why can't you put one on?
Because like everything else somehow I break something that should not be able to be broken. One of the bolts that hold the loader arm broke part of the cast iron harness. 7k to repair
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:38 PM   #14
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Because like everything else somehow I break something that should not be able to be broken. One of the bolts that hold the loader arm broke part of the cast iron harness. 7k to repair
Aah Like you always say "There has to be more to the story" There it is!
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:18 PM   #15
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I used a 64 HP JD for 14 years before I added a front loader. Never needed one. Now I spent $6,500 bucks on one and all I do is use it to load protein feeders. What a waste of money. Problem is, I'm getting old and loosing my grandkids as helpers as they are grown and getting their own lives. So I added the loader to help me do things. No cows, no hay to be moved around. All I really need a tractor for is to do my 10 acres of food plots every season and shred pastures in the spring and summer.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:25 PM   #16
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I will give you 5k for it just to help you get out from under it.

Really though, someone will buy it. I prefer not to have one when mowing.
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:35 PM   #17
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Because like everything else somehow I break something that should not be able to be broken. One of the bolts that hold the loader arm broke part of the cast iron harness. 7k to repair
Sooooooooooooooo, what you're sayin is, you could have put on a FEL?
I bet it still can be done and not at a 7k price.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:01 PM   #18
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I'd talk to the tractor dealer you bought it from . Some of them have consignment. I had 3 tractors at one point. 2 w/o fel and 1 with. I used them for mowing hay and raking hay . I didnt need the fel taking up room on my trailer.. I still have a 2 wheel drive 45 horse tractor I bush hog with ..
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:04 PM   #19
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Too bad youíre not near row crop country
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:32 PM   #20
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Sooooooooooooooo, what you're sayin is, you could have put on a FEL?

I bet it still can be done and not at a 7k price.


Yep. You need to do a lot
Of homework, and talk to a lot of REAL welders, and see about finding someone who can make a fel work.


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Old 05-29-2019, 08:46 PM   #21
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Have 35hp with no loader now

Next one will have loader with 3rd function for grapple, probably 4x4 and twice the hp
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:56 PM   #22
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Iíve been passively looking for a tractor. Shoot me what price you were wanting for it when ya get a chance


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Old 05-29-2019, 09:43 PM   #23
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Look for people bailing hay or mowing pastures. Both need PTO while FEL is in the way
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:53 AM   #24
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Iíve been passively looking for a tractor. Shoot me what price you were wanting for it when ya get a chance

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For others who are curious before this while it had a FEL the dealership offered me 18k as a trade in. "Book" however close that is seems to be 16-19k without the FEL

So not sure what to deduct since the FEL can't be added back easily. It actually has the FEL but would have the standard 6 bolts on one side and just 5 on the other.

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Look for people bailing hay or mowing pastures. Both need PTO while FEL is in the way
But if they're using a tractor wouldn't that be like asking a girl at a bar drinking a full drink if you can buy her a drink?
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:58 AM   #25
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Used for people with decent sized gardens.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:48 AM   #26
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But if they're using a tractor wouldn't that be like asking a girl at a bar drinking a full drink if you can buy her a drink?
Depends!!!
What does she look like???
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