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I've recently shelved plans for a mog due some major constraints for use in the work I do. I'm now looking into the tractor market, what I need is something which will climb a 1 in 4 off road towing timber trailer, pull a trailer at decent speed on the road and run processor or chipper. Size needs to be quite narrow and Turing circle needs to be quite good, ground clearance is not that important and will need to have plenty of low end grunt, it also needs to be able to mount a timber crane on it some how. I know I may be describing a vehicle that doesn't exist but what are people's (owners or operators only please) thoughts on using an mb trac to fill this gap, what are they like to live with and where are the limitations, where do they excell and what are running costs like.

 

Thanks

 

Sam

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I have two MB Tracs 1000 6 cyl and plenty of grunt. Normal MB Trac I use for roadwork and the forward control for forest work with Heizohack chipper. Forward control is crab steer and AWS so can get in far tighter corners than the normal MB Trac. Anything goes wrong then yes it is expensive to fix.

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Was PM'd by an owner over the bridge in Wales who has one for me to have a look at but I have deleted your message by mistake, can you please PM me again. cheers, Sam

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Samarb,

You may well be aware of the couple for sale on tinternet.

J Brock and Sons have a MB Trac 1000 for sale for 14 or 15 k + vat.

From comments on the british farming forum I would have no hestiation in dealing with Brocks.

They may be a fraction dearer in their prices but the kit is always absolutly as described, if not better.

Per various/several informed comments.

This would be contrary to the Universal merriment that ensues if anyone asks about an item listed by QF Tractors.

Which always appear to be keenly priced, but are generally Quite Fornicated.

I have already scratched my MB Trac itch, otherwise I could have nibbled.:001_rolleyes:

PS

Worth buying a 6 cyl (1000 an up) simply to listen to it running

Which was all I done with mine.:blushing:

So far.

Edited by difflock

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Thanks for heads up, he was going to let me loose with it for the day so I could spend time getting to know it before having a look at one to buy. Sam

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I suspect that some of the better UK MB Trac's are going back to Germany as collectors items, which may or may not influence the price.

I have also formed the impression that more UK "Tracs" are coming on the market, perhaps for this very reason?

Now they are worth selling.

Good luck

Marcus

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I suspect that some of the better UK MB Trac's are going back to Germany

 

I think it's the same thing in Ireland, although they aren't necessarily going to Germany; sometimes it's to the Netherlands or the UK, etc.

 

I know two different tractor/machinery dealers that have bought up MB tracs that were for sale in Ireland over the last few years and sold most of them outside the country. Another guy (a farmer) in Northern Ireland that used to have 3 or 4 MBs of his own sold them all in one lot to an exporter a few years ago, who took them to some country in eastern Europe. I think it was Hungary.

 

One of the dealers has an MB trac 1100 for sale at the moment with an asking price of €10,750. That price is definitely at the top end of the market I think!

 

See the ad here:

MB trac 1100 for sale in Cavan : €10,750 - DoneDeal.co.uk

 

Here are the pics from the ad:

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Was PM'd by an owner over the bridge in Wales who has one for me to have a look at but I have deleted your message by mistake, can you please PM me again. cheers, Sam

 

Sam

It was me - you are welcome to have a look and try ours out if it helps,

Cheers

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