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What's the difference between a 1804 and 1844 AgChem Terragator?
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notill89
Posted 7/26/2009 07:46 (#788448)
Subject: What's the difference between a 1804 and 1844 AgChem Terragator?


South Central Nebraska

Anyone know what the differences are? For those of you who have run both a three wheeler and four wheeler, which do you like best? Is it worth the extra money to jump up to the 8100 series with the terra shift tranny?

 Thanks, Brian

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Applicator
Posted 7/26/2009 09:21 (#788537 - in reply to #788448)
Subject: Re: What's the difference between a 1804 and 1844 AgChem Terragator?


We still have 3 old three wheelers. I will be glad when the last one is junked. Four wheelers with springs almost always ride a lot better than a three wheeler. This is true in the field and on the road. The cost of fixing a terra shift trans scares me. The last price I saw for a rebuilt one was over $27 K from AGChem. This was before Deere bought Funk, I doubt that helped lower the transmission parts prices. A former AgChem mechanic told me it was not if a terra shift trans would fail, the issue was when. This was a few years back, maybe they are better now. There were some 1804's (don't know if it was available in the 4 wheel drive 1844) with the far more reliable Allison transmission. I can get a rebuilt late model 6 speed Allison trans delivered for around $4 K. Parts are available from many sources.
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shorty
Posted 7/26/2009 11:42 (#788702 - in reply to #788448)
Subject: RE: What's the difference between a 1804 and 1844 AgChem Terragator?


4-wheeler will ride considerably better. 3-wheeler doesn't have tie rod assemblies, suspension, and other parts to wear out. Commercial guys around here won't run 4-wheelers because of maintanence. I wouldn't run a 3-wheeler because the difference in ride far outweighs putting on a tie rod end once in a while. New Terra-Shift is nice, but I believe between the reliability issues, electronic gremlins, and cost, I'd stick with the old reliable Allisons. Also, with a newer one your dealing with an AGCO product.
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