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I currently have an almost 20 year old JD4600. I bought it used with 125 hours on it. It now has 625. When I bought it, I told myself (and the wife) that this tractor would last me the rest of my life...Well, I got old. Sitting out in the hot sun mowing or in the -10 temps blowing snow back in my face, just isn't the same now that I turned 50 :) So now I want a cab with heat and AC :)

It looks like, similar to other recent JD model lines, the 4066R has gone through a recent refresh. I see 2017 and older with the H180 loader and 2018+ with the 440R loader. Was 2018 a refresh year?

Anything in particular wrong with the 4066R that I should be careful about? There seem to be a number of them used with under 200 hours for about 10 grand less than normal selling price. I supposed with JD selling new ones for 0% APR, it's hard to sell a used one.

The 4052R used seems to be selling for the same price as the 4066R used. Any reason to look at the 4052R?

Most of my implements are rated at under 35-40HP PTO shaft. Will I cause them any long term harm using them on a bigger machine? I assume as long as my clutches are in working order, I should be OK?

Looking at: 4066R, full cab, radio, 3rd,4th,5th SCV, Loader, R4 tires.

Uses: Mowing with 3pt brush cutter, moving dirt, moving stuff around with palette forks, 3pt snow blower in the winter.
 

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You are off to a good start. 4066R comes with the deluxe cab and includes such things as the air ride seat. You will want mirrors for both sides. Front and rear wipers. Maybe a radio. Hyd top link. For the 3rd SCV, get lines to both the front and rear. iMatch. Ballast box with extensions. You will have more lifting power and need ballast.

Go big or go home. Get the 4066R and forget the smaller HP 4 series. You can never have too much HP.

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What he said ^^^^^^^^^^. :good2:
 
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One more thing and maybe more as I think of them. Consider the vertical exhaust. I have it and like it just fine. You can see it in this video 4066R hill pulling - YouTube

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Looks like you were running a bit hot towards the end,.......

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Yep, it WAS running hot for some time. Recently I decided to tackle that after finding out from another post that I could take off the front grill. Well, that allowed me to see where the problem was. I estimate that the front of the radiator was at least 1/3rd blocked. After cleaning that out, it no longer runs hot. My A/C even works better. This blockage was not noticeable until I removed the grill. I have another post showing some of this.

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Price check

Found a potential candidate....

MY2018 4066R, cab heat/ac radio
R4 tires
55 hours
440R loader with skid steer brackets
Imatch quick hitch

includes:
Bucket
Forks
Frontier 72" aerator
Frontier 72" 3pt rototiller

Asking $45,000.

Sound like a decent deal?

No wheel weights
no 3rd, 4th, 5th SCV so would have to add those.
 

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Found a potential candidate....

MY2018 4066R, cab heat/ac radio
R4 tires
55 hours
440R loader with skid steer brackets
Imatch quick hitch

includes:
Bucket
Forks
Frontier 72" aerator
Frontier 72" 3pt rototiller

Asking $45,000.

Sound like a decent deal?

No wheel weights
no 3rd, 4th, 5th SCV so would have to add those.
The real question is: do you need or want the aerator and tiller? No more than $40,000 without them. You will really like the SSQA loader connectors.

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The real question is: do you need or want the aerator and tiller? No more than $40,000 without them. You will really like the SSQA loader connectors.

Dave
Don't need the aerator. The tiller is nice...I have a King Kutter now, so that would be sold.

This one is 5 hrs away, so maybe not that great of a deal...

Is the air ride seat std equipment with the cab models? Some advertise it, some don't.

Also, I see some advertising front suspension. Is that std equip?

Interesting the number of these for sale under 100 hours, taking a 8 grand or so hit on depreciation in only a year?
 

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Don't need the aerator. The tiller is nice...I have a King Kutter now, so that would be sold.

This one is 5 hrs away, so maybe not that great of a deal...

Is the air ride seat std equipment with the cab models? Some advertise it, some don't.

Also, I see some advertising front suspension. Is that std equip?

Interesting the number of these for sale under 100 hours, taking a 8 grand or so hit on depreciation in only a year?
Those may be off lease. Air ride seat is standard on 4066R. The only front suspension i am aware of is the optional loader suspension.

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Yep, it WAS running hot for some time. Recently I decided to tackle that after finding out from another post that I could take off the front grill. Well, that allowed me to see where the problem was. I estimate that the front of the radiator was at least 1/3rd blocked. After cleaning that out, it no longer runs hot. My A/C even works better. This blockage was not noticeable until I removed the grill. I have another post showing some of this.

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Did you ever seal up the front compartment so that it doesn’t fill with chaff anymore?


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Did you ever seal up the front compartment so that it doesn’t fill with chaff anymore?


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I don't see any way I can modify anything without restricting airflow. Got to have airflow. This now becomes part of my spring cleaning ritual.

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I don't see any way I can modify anything without restricting airflow. Got to have airflow. This now becomes part of my spring cleaning ritual.

Dave
None of it restricts air flow. Get some extra tall door weather stripping and put it under the hood up front where the grill is. When the hood is shut there’s over a 3/8” gap and more in places. I had to double it. Then take some caulk and caulk all the holes in the bottom around the battery where various lines run in and out.

That chaff isn’t going through the fine holes in the grill. It’s going through all the big holes on the bottom and lack of seal between the hood.


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Found a potential candidate....

MY2018 4066R, cab heat/ac radio
R4 tires
55 hours
440R loader with skid steer brackets
Imatch quick hitch

includes:
Bucket
Forks
Frontier 72" aerator
Frontier 72" 3pt rototiller

Asking $45,000.

Sound like a decent deal?

No wheel weights
no 3rd, 4th, 5th SCV so would have to add those.
Is that from a dealer? If so I would tell them to Add EVERY SVC, power beyond, vertical exhaust, mirrors, beacon kit,fluid in tires, wheel weights and an extended warranty, and sign the papers. Bare 2018 4066 cab tractors up in PA sold for 50G's
 

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One more thing and maybe more as I think of them. Consider the vertical exhaust. I have it and like it just fine. You can see it in this video 4066R hill pulling - YouTube

Dave
I am in the process of trying to build one now. The 2019 I am working with does not have the exhaust on the top of the front hood anymore. It comes out low on the left side panel, but I imagine you can get an exhaust mounted there. I am not sure. I wonder if it would interfere with your loader? I don't want one anyway for the same reason I won't be getting exterior rear view mirrors... even though I need them. I will be working in overgrown woods with much underbrush to be cleaned up and vines that will just pull anything off I add.
 

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I am in the process of trying to build one now. The 2019 I am working with does not have the exhaust on the top of the front hood anymore. It comes out low on the left side panel, but I imagine you can get an exhaust mounted there. I am not sure. I wonder if it would interfere with your loader? I don't want one anyway for the same reason I won't be getting exterior rear view mirrors... even though I need them. I will be working in overgrown woods with much underbrush to be cleaned up and vines that will just pull anything off I add.
The vertical exhaust is optional and does not interfere with the loader. You really need the outside mirrors. But the first thing you need to do is reverse the mirrors so they are closer to the cab. That will eliminate most of the problem.

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The vertical exhaust is optional and does not interfere with the loader. You really need the outside mirrors. But the first thing you need to do is reverse the mirrors so they are closer to the cab. That will eliminate most of the problem.

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Thanks Dave. I will look into that!
 

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Well you don't say but I gotta ask...

This must be a cash purchase correct??

If not ,why not just get a New one @ o% specced out with everything....Price will end up the same if your borrowing $$ for used .

If it is a ca$h buy wait and find one local or close. Cash will talk and get the best bang on the used market I would think.

Can't be a bunch of cash buyers in the price range your looking at. Not that you gotta beat anyone down ,its just the way it works for a purchase like that and you should get what you want as far as how its equipted or a heavy discount to make it that way. If not...keep looking.
 

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Well you don't say but I gotta ask...

This must be a cash purchase correct??

If not ,why not just get a New one @ o% specced out with everything....Price will end up the same if your borrowing $$ for used .

If it is a ca$h buy wait and find one local or close. Cash will talk and get the best bang on the used market I would think.

Can't be a bunch of cash buyers in the price range your looking at. Not that you gotta beat anyone down ,its just the way it works for a purchase like that and you should get what you want as far as how its equipted or a heavy discount to make it that way. If not...keep looking.
If I were to buy used, I'd do about half down. For new, no reason I wouldn't take the free financing for 60mos.

Considering the 0%, which is worth about $4500, the used ones are far too expensive.
 
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