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Old 03-16-2006, 09:49 AM
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What to mow 10.05 acres with?

We just bought 10.05 acres that we plan to build a house on. There are no trees on it yet, but I do plan to plant some later on. It was previously pasture land so it's primarily planted in coastal. I can think of a lot of one time uses for a tractor starting off, but I don't think I would use it on a regular basis other than mowing. So I am thinking of a commercial grade 60" ZTR. Would a ZTR be better than a tractor for this amount of acreage?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:52 AM
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ZTR Will be the fastest way to cut that amount of property riding tractor you will be there all day
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:12 AM
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Maybe a diesel z with 72" deck.John Deere 997,Kubota ZD28F?Just my
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:04 AM
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Think about a Huslter, Scag, Lesco, Dixie Chopper, Ferris for your property there are many good brands out there to think about. Good Luck with your Decisison
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:19 AM
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tractor pulling an 11' gang mower. Plus you can use the tractor for other things. Buy a back hoe and put in tile for water rent yourself out to bury water and septic lines etc etc. Tractor will pay for it self, a mower will only cut grass faster
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:48 PM
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tractor pulling an 11' gang mower. Plus you can use the tractor for other things. Buy a back hoe and put in tile for water rent yourself out to bury water and septic lines etc etc. Tractor will pay for it self, a mower will only cut grass faster
I agree 100%. With property that size, you will find many uses for a tractor. Fix it up with a few attachments and you can do many things. Mowing, tilling, grading dirt or a gravel driveway, removing snow, planting trees, and many more.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:36 AM
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tractor pulling an 11' gang mower. Plus you can use the tractor for other things. Buy a back hoe and put in tile for water rent yourself out to bury water and septic lines etc etc. Tractor will pay for it self, a mower will only cut grass faster

Agreed. My old man has a 35hp diesel john deere with a 3 point hitch. You can mow at bloody 25mph with it.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:24 AM
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Agreed. My old man has a 35hp diesel john deere with a 3 point hitch. You can mow at bloody 25mph with it.
LOL Hit a ground hog hole at that speed and see what happens
I would get your self a ZTR ...WITH THE 72" DECK...If you decide on a tractor wich would be a good add on later on...Learn the safty rules befofe trying all those fun things that the tractor can do...Me being an ole time farmer has seen a lot of bad things happen with them they will do things that you will never think that will happen as a beginer...good luck and be carefull
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:34 AM
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:16 PM
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Get a ZTR with a 72'' deck. Should be able to mow all 10 acres in about 2-3 hours straight. Diesel or gas, its your preference. Hustler, Scag, Exmark, Deere, they are all good brands in no particular order.
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