In Reply to: Loosin' Interest posted by Dean on October 31, 2018 at 13:09:14:
I have an orange interloper that came home. B7500 with FEL and back loader.
It came with a tiller and brush hog. The hog got sold because the 871 Gold came with a hog on it when I bought it. The 871 also has an FEL tha will go up about nine feet in the air compared to the 5, 6? feet of the Orange toy.
The orange toy is usually the 'Go-To' machine due primarily to the hydro-static trans and invariably I need the FEL. The wife has her Frgy TO-20 with many gears to play with when tilling her garden and a few more projects.
Loose interest? Not yet. I still have the 881D that needs the engine put together and repaint the 871 from blue lousy overcoat back to original gold.
there are a few other toys out there and I am not done yet. Soon maybe, not yet.
Using the old machinery can be a PITA when it breaks, but it is cheaper to fix than a new machine and easier to work on.