YM 2002d - buying quesitons

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YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby LZeppelin513 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:00 pm

I am looking at a YM2002d with 920 hrs (Winston, you're an expert with this tractor!). The tractor is being sold by a small tractor and equipment dealer and they told me the transmission was bad when it was brought in. They had to replaced a broken gear and now apparently everything is working great.

They have the tires listed as 6-14 and 8.3-24. This is not the correct size. I'm thinking this is why the transmission gear broke? Is this a red flag and I shouldn't buy? Will there be underlying damage done or has the damage most likely already been done and repaired?

Also, looking at a ym240d for similar price. I was leaning towards the 2002d because of the large weight difference. This makes me think that the 2002d is a bit more stout. I like the 240d for part availability though.... any input?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby Aaron » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:19 am

The 2002D is a great tractor.
It really all boils down to how the repairs were made. If the work was done by a skilled mechanic who took their time and replaced anything that was damaged with the correct parts then you should be fine. If this was one of those 'fix it so we can push it out the door and make it someone else's problem' fixes- then I'd pass. I've seen people rebuild gears with layers of weld just so the machine would function long enough to get it sold and loaded on the trailer. Will the dealer offer any kind of warranty on the repairs?

The front tire is incorrect. If the 4wd was used on a surface with good traction or in higher gears then it could have caused some damage.

The 240 is also a good tractor but totally different beast from the 2002.

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby LZeppelin513 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks Aaron! I will feel out the seller and see if I can get any sort of warranty.

When you say the 240d is a totally different beast, what do you mean? I know it is 2 cyl, so its loud and not as smooth as the 2002. That part doesn't really matter to me. On paper, the tractors look pretty comparable. What one do you prefer?

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby Aaron » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:38 pm

When you say the 240d is a totally different beast, what do you mean? I know it is 2 cyl, so its loud and not as smooth as the 2002. That part doesn't really matter to me. On paper, the tractors look pretty comparable. What one do you prefer?


The 240 is about as simple and as tough as it gets. The 2002 is still pretty simple and still very user serviceable but is a much more refined machine. It runs smoother, has wet brakes, better instrumentation, etc. Not saying that one is any better than the other - just different.

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby winston » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:49 pm

Tire size first. I am attaching a past thread about tire size. I can tell you from my personal experience I ended up with the 6-14s and posted my reasons in the attached thread.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6961&p=24122&hilit=tire+size#p24128

No idea what gear was replaced in the one you are looking at. Without that information it would be impossible to tie it to a 4 wheel drive problem.

I had numerous problems out of my 2002d that came from a VN refurb shop. When I finally sold it just to upsize it was in good condition. Either one of of the models listed are originally solid machines. I know there are a lot of those 240s out there. They are about as simple as can be but very durable. If I was going to make a choice it would probably be based on condition and that is often hard to know when looking at a 30+ year old tractor.

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby LZeppelin513 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:34 pm

I still haven't made up my mind what to purchase. Does anyone know what about the ym2002d makes it so much heavier than other Yanmars its size?

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby Aaron » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:03 pm

From the specs I see- it is very similar to other tractors of its size. I don't know how much faith I would put in those weights either. I would use them more as estimates.
http://www.hoyetractor.com/specs.htm

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby LZeppelin513 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:21 pm

OK, thanks!

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby LZeppelin513 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:35 pm

Didn't get either. Got a very used but in good working order 2610d for pretty cheap! This things is a little beast and I love the shuttle shift.

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby Aaron » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:02 am

Cool! That's a nice tractor also. Very tough machine.

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Re: YM 2002d - buying quesitons

Postby Coy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:02 pm

I know that this is about 1 year after this thread.
But a thought is that if a shop is telling you that they replaced/repaired a broken gear, you should ask to see the invoice for the parts that they ordered. My thoughts are if they tell you they replaced a gear, it will be a pretty poor shop that did not keep the records of parts they ordered.
While yanma tractors are very popular, they are not in everyones backyard for spare parts. If they could not provide the information on the parts, then either I need a great price to be able to repair it right when it breaks again or more likely keep looking for a tractor.

I have a ym 2002d and I love my little tractor. It is a power house for its size. Due to property issues (lots of trees and limited space between the trees) I needed to stay in this general size range.
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YM2002D with Koyker 110 FEL and 5' box blade, 5' rotary cutter, 53" tiller, & 6' grader blade.


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