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Hey guys--

I know this is a little off topic, but I'm toying with the idea of buying an AC D10. Anyone have any experience with one or know of a good deal on one? Thanks!

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rickpilgrim

Never owned but have seen many D10-12 tractors. Keep in mind in your search that the D12 is very close if not identical in size/power so include that in your hunt. I grew up on an Allis Chalmers powered farm and everything from the WD's thru D17/19 to 185 up to Gleaner E did all we asked from them and more with very little downtime.

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babablacksheep

The D-10 was the smallest of the D series farm tractors, and served as a replacement for the venerable AC model B farm tractor. The D-10 had more power, better hydraulics, and a completely different hitch system from the B. Early D-10's came with the AC snap couple hitch that pulled from a large hook in a bell under the differential housing. Most of the later ones were equipped with category one three point hitch. Snap couple implements are scarce, but if you find a good tractor with that hitch, buy it anyway. Three point hitch adapters are readily available and fairly cheap.

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mtoney

Wish I had the place to keep one. I have only had the chance to run an old wd45 with a bush hog on the back for an afternoon many years ago. I definatly admire the big boys at the shows and on youtube. Mike

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Chris727

Make sure it doesn't jump out of any gears. That is common on D-series. Also the D10 and D12 are getting more collectible and are bringing more $$ than some of the D17 and D15 tractors.

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DaveBsACs

D10s are very handy to have around.Like Chris said watch out for unusual noise in gears or popping out under load. 3rd gear being the worst. I have a D14 that earns its keep moving snow. D17 with loader.Had a D15 and it was noisey in gear but never jumped out.snap coupler implements are found pretty easily around here.Rims and tires are where a lot of money can go if they are bad.

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D-17_Dave

D-10 is sized for single row, D-12 for 2 row. Otherwise they are basicly identical tractors. That said there are several versions or Series models. Some of the more favored being equipped with live hydraulics and factory 3 point hitch. A select few with factory power steering.

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Talntedmrgreen

I've personally been watching the D10/12s, having fallen in love with the small size. They aint cheap....my favorite recently was a D10 Industrial, with hard cab. They all sell quick.

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