8260 has 104 pieces and comes in a small box. The secondary model is a motorcycle. The images below show the front and the back.
For some reason, the main model comes in two booklets but the secondary model is in only one. I don't know why such a small model has two books.
The new parts:
The new parts include a new bucket. It is very similar to the one in 8418 but bigger.
The wheels and tires are new. The rear seem to be a direct replacement for the Model Team wheels that have been in production forever. Not sure why they chose to replace them, but the new ones are very nice. The front wheels seem to be a replacement for some that have been around for 30+ years.
This little tractor looks pretty good. It is one of a very few light green parts, the same as the recent large tractor and combine.
The bucket raises using a worm gear driven from the rear. The bucket can tilt on click hinges.
This is a good model for it's size, and a good intro for anyone to Technic. It has quite a few parts. I like it a lot. It is extremely similar in size and style to 8281, but a different green.
Edited by Blakbird, 06 June 2012 - 02:44 PM.