Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

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Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

Postby marosmith » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:57 pm

I have been researching on this board for a couple weeks and now have some questions.

I am in the Portland, Oregon area and I have noticed tractor prices are WAY more expensive out here than what I see in many peoples posts.

With that said I noticed local gray market dealers with older refurbished Yanmar tractors that caught my eye.

Now I need help deciding what machine is best for me?

My property is 9 acres, gently sloped. I want a tractor that I can pull a mower with, till a garden plot, grade a small gravel parking area, dig fence posts with an auger, and *bonus fit a backhoe so I can dig some trenching for irrigation and water lines that need to be expanded.

There are a number of Yanmars locally and the sellers claim they can provide a 3pt mount backhoe attachment for $3800. Yes I’m aware that these are not “ideal” given lack of subframe support.

I will paste below some of the local adds- I think all of these are overpriced when compared to models outside of Oregon however these are the options I have- knowing that Kubotas and JD are even more.

Here is the largest of the units- I wonder would this one be better built to handle a small 3pt backhoe when compared to the smaller tractors ?

https://salem.craigslist.org/grq/d/dund ... 99488.html

Here is a smaller sub-20 hp model:

https://bend.craigslist.org/grq/d/happy ... 94399.html

21 hp model:

https://bend.craigslist.org/grq/d/happy ... 26723.html

22 hp model:

https://salem.craigslist.org/grd/d/newb ... 79077.html

Variety:

https://eugene.craigslist.org/grq/d/dun ... 28176.html

There are others- but you get the idea. Which model would suit me best? Which would be best for a small 3 pt mount backhoe (yes I know none are ideal). Which is best for my purposes?

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Re: Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

Postby winston » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:56 pm

This would be my pick of the litter. He is saying F24 but I believe it is actually an FX24D which makes it a 4 wheel drive with power shift. That is one of the newer models (1984-85). They have the flat floor. I have seen and read of more than one of that model having a ring and pinion gear problem. Only my opinion but I think shifting at high rpm and without an over run clutch is the problem there. Condition of the tractor would be very important.

https://salem.craigslist.org/grq/d/dund ... 99488.html

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Re: Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

Postby marosmith » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:25 pm

winston wrote:This would be my pick of the litter. He is saying F24 but I believe it is actually an FX24D which makes it a 4 wheel drive with power shift. That is one of the newer models (1984-85). They have the flat floor. I have seen and read of more than one of that model having a ring and pinion gear problem. Only my opinion but I think shifting at high rpm and without an over run clutch is the problem there. Condition of the tractor would be very important.

https://salem.craigslist.org/grq/d/dund ... 99488.html


After further research seems everyone says avoid the “F” models as the motors can warp if overheated?

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Re: Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

Postby winston » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:14 am

Don't know I have ever heard of the motor warping but all these little Yanmars will blow head gaskets if run hot. And maybe warp the head. Basically the same engines in the ym and f series. Let us know what you get and how you like it.

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Re: Yanmar- what to buy plus bonus Backhoe question

Postby Aaron » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:30 pm

I'm probably a little late to the party but I would say over half of the 'F series' parts tractors we have bought were parted out because of egg shaped cylinders. Getting the engine out and block stripped in order to get it bored (and then remember how to put it all back together) is a pretty big job on those tractors (not nearly as simple as a YM series) so they usually just get parted out. Im not sure if they actually warp or if they just get wear on one side. Something causes the cylinders get visibly out of round though.

I would not necessarily say to avoid them but just be careful not to overheat, keep oil changed, and air filter clean. Good advise for all equipment really though. They are not as bulletproof as the old YM engines I guess is what I'm saying.


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