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Old 05-30-2009, 09:51 PM
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Tractor Searching

So like the title says I'm in the search mode to get a tractor. Right now the the primary job is going to be brush hogging, but I'm hoping that I could get into some other jobs that require a Bucket, Box Blade, and some other accessories.

The dealers that I know of in my area are Kubota, John Deere, New Holland and possibly Case.

What model or brand do you all see being best for the money?
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:54 AM
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Your question is too vague. What size rotary cutter do you want to run, what do you have for a truck/trailer set up, whats your price range,etc.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:49 PM
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6ft in cutting width, 2500HD Silverado, and roughly 20k
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:58 PM
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For rear pto implements you want 5hp per ft. 6 ft. rotary cutter / 30 hp pto. With 20 grand you can get a nice cut. Dont rush into this purchase, you need to do research. Do you want a cab model or open station, gear,shuttle or hydrostat tranny? Loader? Turf,ag or industrial tires? Mid pto ? Most people dont buy the right tractor the first time! You should spend some time surfing www.tractorbynet.com
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:03 PM
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ya im deffinetly doing my research on this. Thats why im asking on LS. Right now I was looking at the JD 5100 and Kubota L2800. But I don't know what im looking at as far as bells and whistles and other options.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:25 PM
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I would go grand L if you go kubota. The hst + tranny is amazing. I was fertilizing and spraying athletic feilds wednesday, cruse control set at 4 mph, ac on low, beatles m.m. tour playing in the cd and i thought, they pay me top dollar for this. KOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:45 PM
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what all do you use yours for? and how do you charge?
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:13 PM
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My situation is unique. I use my machine daily during the season to load fert/pallets into trucks. The primary use for my machine is fertilizing,core aerating and boom spraying large accounts (athletic fields,cemeterys,estates,etc) for this i charge by the sq. ft. I also rotary cut fields, landscape rake, move large B&B plants with forks and perform loader services be it mulch,stone,compose, loam or snow for local landscape companys, for these services i charge $75. per hour, 4 hour minimum. My machine never sits for long. Once you own a tractor you will find lots of work for it if you hustle. I can earn 6 months of payments in a week during planting season.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:28 PM
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Once you own a tractor you will find lots of work for it if you hustle. I can earn 6 months of payments in a week during planting season.
Thats what I am curious about. Right now I would only need it to brush hog 2-4ft grass, and Im trying to think of other uses that I would use it for, because 20-25k is a lot of money.
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2009 Sthil FS 110R
2009 x2 Sthil BR 600
2010 Stihl Chain Saw Farm Boss MS290 18"
2012 Stihl CHain Saw MS190
2008 Stihl HS 45 Hedge Trimmer
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:18 PM
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You dont have to spend that much. You can buy a low hour used machine and spend the saved dollars on implements. Buying the tractor is great but its only the power plant, you need the attachments to work. Landpride,woods,sitrex,ryan and demco make great equipment.
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