I'm mulling over the idea of having a backup tractor for my JD5115M. Would need it to run my Kuhn MoCo (55hp min) and JD 458 SS round baler (55hp min). Have a neighbor that's retiring and is selling off his hay equip. He's got a ~4,000 hr JD2640 and a ~10,000hr JD3010 with a ~5,000 hr 3020 engine kit.
I've worked the 2640 and it's a solid tractor that could use a front end rebuild. Collar shift 8x4 trans. Rebuilt front hyd pump. Good rubber. New clutch and pressure plate ~500hrs. ago.
Never ran the 3010. Been professionally painted. Synchro trans. Rear SCV's rebuilt. Engine is tired. Needs an inframe overhaul at the very least - he'll tell you that - and new battery boxes. New rubber all around.
The 3010 is his JD435 round baler tractor. He likes the synchro pulling that baler.
My baler is less of a HP hog than the MoCo. I used to start the MoCo with my 5075M (60hp @ pto) around 1,850-1,900rpm and it would pull the tractor down to 900-1,000rpm before the tractor would "catch-up" and roll the mower!
I could be off the mark here.... But, if I had to ballpark a guess on what he'd want for the tractors, I'd think $7,500 for the 3010 and maybe $10,000 for the 2640. (This is Alaska - and it costs me ~$4,000 to "fetch" a tractor!)
Whadya all think? 2640 or the 3010? Oh yeah, both wide front ends.