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All this talk about HP & Torque is Greek to me. A major reason I like my older SimpletrACtors is fuel economy. I sold my newest Simplicity 'cause it used about twice as much gasoline as my older ones. Sure, that high-tech liquid-cooled Kawasaki twin ran quiet, with lots of power. But at upwards of three bucks a gallon, economy matters. Especially to an old cheapskate environmentalist like me... Plus, IMO, the cut quality is better with the old guys. Tacey

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A 16 hp Cast briggs will also use less fuel than a 12-14 or 16 hp Kohler. Put that to the test many times. I could mow a several acre area I mow on one tank of Gas in a Soveriegn with the briggs and be able to mow another 15 minutes on what was left in the tank. With the the 12-16 hp Kohlers I'd always have to refuel before finishing that same job.

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I will take a newer tractor over the old anyday of the week. I had nothing but downtime with the B-1 and B-10 .They are Great if you dont use them that much and let them sit but with what i do around here at my new house that we have had for 2 plus yrs, i am happier with my AGCO 2027 Diesel.I dont have the downtime plus i have plenty of power to do what i want to do. My AGCO-ALLIS 918 i had was a inprovement over the old with more power and having a hydra tranny plus the hydralic lift was Great for plowing snow .Dont get me wrong i love the B-series as much as anyone but to use them everyday was not feasable for me.To restore them and take them to shows and to use them once here or there they would be Great....

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Originally posted by AGCO918
I will take a newer tractor over the old anyday of the week. I had nothing but downtime with the B-1 and B-10 .They are Great if you dont use them that much and let them sit but with what i do around here at my new house that we have had for 2 plus yrs, i am happier with my AGCO 2027 Diesel.I dont have the downtime plus i have plenty of power to do what i want to do. My AGCO-ALLIS 918 i had was a inprovement over the old with more power and having a hydra tranny plus the hydralic lift was Great for plowing snow .Dont get me wrong i love the B-series as much as anyone but to use them everyday was not feasable for me.To restore them and take them to shows and to use them once here or there they would be Great....
Maybe the B's are a little too old. I have a Broadmoor II built around 1976. I use it all Summer mowing an acre. I drag a garden cart around full of soil, firewood, etc. I plow out my 130' driveway all winter. I have owned this tractor for over three years with constant, year 'round use. It has never failed to answer the call to duty. This year I bought 2 more tractors, the newer one being a Landlord from around 1972. I got those 2 'cause I like to tinker with 'em, not because I needed them for a backup. (Don't tell my wife that though ;)). Tacey

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MPH
Guess I'll have to speak-up for the ole B-series here. My 725, '64 Landlord and B-112 have done nothing but work hard every weekend for the past two years with no TLC. Broke a belt on the landlord this summer pulling a disc with 260lbs wt in plowed ground. That drive belt was on the tractor when I found it 3 or 4 years ago. From posts I see here there's not too many people work thier tractors any harder then I do. Guess as long as it had a Cast iron Briggs in it I'd use a newer one too.

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I will go along with what you say there Marty, For the last two years all we have had around here are B series and the Simp. counterparts. we mow about 3 acres at least once a week in the summer, blow snow when available:D, run a 5K generator during power outages, till, pull things around the farm buildings and anything else we can think to do with them....Then clean them up and take them to a show or two each year. Pretty seviceable in my book.

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