I'm bored and I'm curious what everyone out there thinks is the best tractor ever built is? Remember, just an opinion, I don't want to be responsible for any fights on here....
Personally, I'm thinking the Farmall M. Just cuz how it revolutionized how the modern tractor was designed and also it was I believe the highest selling tractor model (as far as number of units sold) ever. I'm also a red man so I'm partial to them anyway....
Far as I guess you could call "modern tractors" International 1086. Power and reliability plus a really unique look is why I'm calling them out. Plus, "if" it broke down, they were easy to work on with most of the components being available without any huge disassembly projects. Drawbacks were the PTO drive and shifter was in a stupid place I thought behind the operator (as with the Farmall M) and they sometimes didn't want to shift right until you put the aftermarket shift kit in (we did it with our 1066 and 1086 and it helped a TON!!!!!)
But like I said, my opinion! Please feel free to criticize and give your opinion too! I'm interested to see what you all think.
The picture is actually a 1066 that my brother now owns. We don't farm with it anymore unless we have to. My great-uncle bought it brand new and would wash and wax it after everytime he used it. He had a brand new truck too, he parked it outside. That tractor stayed in his garage..... That's original paint on it too.
4450 with MFWD powershift is the best loader tractor we've ever had.
I WILL own this tractor before I die. Then I'll get a White 4-270.