guessing actual hours

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guessing actual hours

Postby O~o\ » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:24 pm

I was wondering if anyone had a reasonable guess about how many actual hours are likely to be on a 40 year old 2210D.
Also, how many years do you think this rig spent in the rice paddys?
All speculation, but your thoughts are appreciated.

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Re: guessing actual hours

Postby Aaron » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:33 pm

Most of the tractors that size with 4 digit hour meters that I unloaded off a container (18 years ago) were in the 1,000 hr range. Smaller models were in the 300-600 range. Bigger were sometimes in the 2000-3000 range. These were all unrestored tractors right from Japan with Japanese dirt still in the air filters so I believe the meters were probably correct. We always estimated around 30-40 hours per year of use.

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Re: guessing actual hours

Postby Desert Dave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:51 am

Aaron wrote:Most of the tractors that size with 4 digit hour meters that I unloaded off a container (18 years ago) were in the 1,000 hr range. Smaller models were in the 300-600 range. Bigger were sometimes in the 2000-3000 range. These were all unrestored tractors right from Japan with Japanese dirt still in the air filters so I believe the meters were probably correct. We always estimated around 30-40 hours per year of use.


Very interesting hands on info Aaron. Wonder how the logged hours compare on the ones coming in today right out of the container?

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Re: guessing actual hours

Postby alan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:08 am

The hours might be low because the Japanese are acculturated to dispose of worn equipment (if your car or truck doesn't look new, you can't get a licence renewal), and rice farmers got a govt incentive to trade in their equipment. Their Yellow Pages have big ads mainly for cars but also trucks and tractors (Yanmar and Kubota were featured) for export -- more to neighboring countries than to here.

Or high -- because the tractors were used commercially (I heard one running in a paddy at night), the exporter might apply new tires and paint (or sloppy repairs), and you don't know how many times the hour-meter went all the way around.

But the uncertainty is reflected in the price.

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Re: guessing actual hours

Postby Aaron » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 am

We were also only unloading the 'A' grade tractors. The lower grade tractors might have had more hours on them.


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