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Author Topic: Leyland 270 opinions (or other similar vintage 70's tractors)  (Read 276 times)

ianlighting

  • Joined Apr 2019
  • Berkshire
  • just starting...
Hello - I'm new to the forum, and new to small holding. In fact not quite started yet...

But i have the chance to get a Leyland 270 from the mid 70s. Its about £1600 and comes with a topper. Its a good starter, but don't know much more at this stage.

My question is about people's experiences of using this type of tractor for topping, and hopefully bailing.
Its a 75hp, 3.8l.

my land is about 8 acres. I dont care about the speed i need to work, so am not bothered that its not a comparison to today's modern tractors.

1 question I have is whether the weight of a bailer might be too much? I should add that I have some gradient to our land. So the weight would be increased going uphill.

Thanks for taking the time to share any thoughts.
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Leyland 270 opinions (or other similar vintage 70's tractors)
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 10:09:59 pm »
That size tractor should be fine for all the topping and baling that you will do. 

 

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