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My 790

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I decided a couple of years ago that I needed to replace my JD 140 w/Johnson loader, before I tore the tractor up by using it too hard! Started researching the JD compacts. Looked like something in the 25-30 HP range would best suit my needs; Loader work that I had been doing with the 140, some brush cutting & blade work at the farm that I had bee using my 58-520 & finish mowing at the farm that I had been using my Bush Hog ZTR.

Started looking for a 790, 870 or something similar, eventually found one on CL w/300 loader & 5' Woods finish mower. Little over 2 hours from home, less than 400 hours, R4 tires & belly exhaust, set up just the way I wanted ($11,500). I had sold my 140 w/loader, Bush Hog, 520 & a couple other pieces of equipment that I didn't need anymore & pretty much broke even on the 790.

The 790 is just right for my needs! I've built a set of pallet forks, 5' boom, disk & utility cart for it. It handles an old 5' JD 3-pt brush cutter just fine. It's easier to haul & store than the 520. Not quite as handy as the ZTR for mowing, but gets the job done & much better for my loader work! ~~ grnspot


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Nice tractor! Looks to be in great shape.:thumbup1gif: Got any pics of the home built fork setup you have?:hi:
Those are some great modifications. They would sure be handy:good2:
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