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If it helps as a starting point for finding a figure, I felt like I got a good deal paying £13500 (+VAT) for an AGT 835 Forestry with uniforest 35M and Zanon 1.2m flail. just under 70 hours on the clock.
 

I paid £8500 (+VAT) for my 2008 Antonio Cararro TTR4400 non-cab, 5 yrs ago

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Articulated. I would actually have preferred the front steer version of the same tractor but this one came up second hand, low hours at a price I was willing to pay. (They are a fair bit cheaper than front steer new as well)

 

Makes a good job of handling that trailer even well laden with high density timbers and it is undeniably agile but compared to the front steer equivalent the effect of steering on stability must be allowed for and reversing the trailer can be a slightly odd experience. Problems specific to AGT are that the articulated tractor only has a difflock on the front axle, I have already found myself wishing for a rear axle locker a couple of times, and has a much lower top speed.

 

Happy with it though.

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On 13/02/2018 at 00:28, J&M said:

Articulated. I would actually have preferred the front steer version of the same tractor but this one came up second hand, low hours at a price I was willing to pay. (They are a fair bit cheaper than front steer new as well)

 

Makes a good job of handling that trailer even well laden with high density timbers and it is undeniably agile but compared to the front steer equivalent the effect of steering on stability must be allowed for and reversing the trailer can be a slightly odd experience. Problems specific to AGT are that the articulated tractor only has a difflock on the front axle, I have already found myself wishing for a rear axle locker a couple of times, and has a much lower top speed.

 

Happy with it though.

That’s something worth considering; diff locks are good!

 

what about manoeuvrability; lm assuming the articulated version turns tighter, but is the difference significant? I’m considering an alpine with reverse steer as I do a lot of grass cutting. I’m thinking that articulated steering would be an advantage as front and rear wheels follow one another, so you don’t have to worry about what the rearmost wheels are doing.

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Finally got mine and put it to use
 
 
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How do you find the trailer with those tyres and What’s powering the hydraulics ?
Are you winching to the road side or will it cope with driving down racks ?
Sorry for the questions !!

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On ‎08‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 08:48, Bogoak said:

Articulated or front steer- What are people’s preferences for alpines. Which is the most manoeuvrable? Im looking at reverse steer, and would be mostly grass cutting/ flailing.

 

How is the Antonio Carraro regarded?

Give Kirkland UK a call on 01622 843013 - they are the UK importers of Antonio Carraro Tractors. Check out their stock machinery for a range of Antonio Carraro Reverse Drive Tractors. For all time big traction, check out the MACH 4 on tracks! www.kirklanduk.com/5a84554f99e76_antoniocarraro.thumb.jpg.cf0b218d572a912e94fe67788d216155.jpg5a84577f16589_AntonioCarraroTigre3200andforestrytrailer.thumb.jpg.5094022caab8eca9cd57764cd6f6c4ee.jpg5a8456b5eb518_MACH_4023bis.thumb.jpg.1930d63668bda3587e2c4a0b3262b41d.jpg

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On ‎14‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 07:13, Bogoak said:

That’s something worth considering; diff locks are good!

 

what about manoeuvrability; lm assuming the articulated version turns tighter, but is the difference significant? I’m considering an alpine with reverse steer as I do a lot of grass cutting. I’m thinking that articulated steering would be an advantage as front and rear wheels follow one another, so you don’t have to worry about what the rearmost wheels are doing.

The articulated version does turn a little tighter and the nature of the rear wheels following the front makes manoeuvring through tight standing timber impressively easy.

 

I don't know of any reversible articulated tractors? AGT certainly don't offer one in this size range.  I suspect that if you are doing grass-cutting were finish matters an articulated tractor could become quite vexing, the rear swing on turning can easily result in little missed bits which need to be gone back over. (The mower swings to the 'wrong' side in the first part of the turn)

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