Re: Versatile 160, 256, 276 & ford 9030 bi-directi
Once again thanks for replying to my post jd4830 & bflinc. You've given me some really good info. to think about on the bi-directional tractors. I've always thought they would make a decent spray-rig. Also as a utility tractor I was pretty sure they would have as much if not more uses then a 2wd/mfwd tractor. Any construction/drain tiling jobs, basic farm up-keep, lane repair (mines 1/2 mile), snow removal, haying, etc.,.
As for the tv140 series. I think they're a good tractor. New Holland grew the tractor in size, but not horse power which means its bigger, but not much more workable then the 9030s. Because of that I'm of the view that a tv140 is much more a ranch/small grain tractor. Here in central Illinois I'm not sure I could recover the total cost of a tv140 through work, and still have any resale value. The tv140's are the nicer tractors for cab comfort, but price and work mean more here.