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I'm looking at buying a 2002 M8200 w/1879 hrs asking price is $16,900. Have there been any issues with these tractors over the last eight years. I was also looking at 2008 M8540 w/2350 hrs asking price $23,900. How do these two compare? Was looking to use either one for plowing and disking for some of the heavier work. Both have front loaders as well.

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These two tractors compare well in horsepower. But the M8540 has better features in the cab and better hydraulics but the engine is also a tier II engine which means more elctrontics to fail. I would go with the M8200 I is a good tractor with far fewer electronics on it but the main problem with this tractor it is too light and will need to be weighted to keep the tires from slipping.

 

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