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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I would pick between Case & Versy, Iím not a two track fan, drove one for 5 years. I would ask do you have a autosteer preference? If you had no preference I would say Versatile, itís gonna be way cheaper than Case.
Not a real fan of the Pro 700 for steering in the Case. will be putting a Trimble steer unit in whatever colour we buy.

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Having some dealer support and keeping initial cost down is a good place to start.
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Whatís your dealership support going to be like?

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I would pick between Case & Versy, Iím not a two track fan, drove one for 5 years. I would ask do you have a autosteer preference? If you had no preference I would say Versatile, itís gonna be way cheaper than Case.
Jason is that bc is needing to steer around wet areas?

I imagine this is less of an issue for the OP and being based in West Aus
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Dealer support shouldn't be an issue, the demo Challenger is going to be 90k cheaper than the Versy, and a second hand Case cheaper still.
The Challenger is far and away the best value for money, I just don't have any experience with the two track system.
Going around wet areas is something I only dream about here in West Aus.
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Its not even a question then the Challenger!

But why not get it out on demo? If the dealer won't demo it then he can go pound sand. It's going to play with a 50ft drill.
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In aus, you probably only turn once a hour in your big fields !

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In aus, you probably only turn once a hour in your big fields !
I bet he has some of those stupid trees to go around though.
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I bet he has some of those stupid trees to go around though.
Yep a few big gum trees and the odd power pole, most fields around 170 hectares(420acres) so not heaps of turning.
Bottom line is Challenger MT 865 $410 k, Versatile 620DT $500K, Case Quadtrac 550 2000+ hrs $250- $350 k.
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We've run a Challenger MT 765 since 2004 and really had good service with it. We always ran Case and CaseIh before that, but never a quad trac had good luck with them also. For my money though I'd go with a Challenger as the cab is quieter and the view outta the operators seat is way better then CaseIh with there stupid oil barrel for a muffler !
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I'd go with the Challenger with what your have listed. I have a little reservation about the Sisu engine but everything else is great. We have a quad and the C18 engine in our Challenger. Both are good tractors in our hills, the quad rides great with the cab suspension. You can't really go wrong any way but the quad is going to have little issues here and there. On the Challenger just change the reaction arm oil every engine oil change will help dramatically on their life.

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