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Old 06-18-2012, 11:42 AM
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Well decided to keep my mustang skidsteer and add a 4x4 tractor w/ front end loader to my fleet. Prolly going with a New Holland Boomer 50 w/ FEL & 6ft cutter.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:45 AM
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I have a JD 4400 and it won't even pick up a pallet of salt.

It was great for running a batwing mower though lol

It's been at JD for the last 4 weeks for an injection pump. Only has 600 hours on it. I can't wait to get rid of it for a skid lol
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:29 PM
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So you're going to sell the Ford tractor?
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:38 PM
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So you're going to sell the Ford tractor?
The ford belongs to a friend. I have free use of it being I care for all the equipment. I'm at the point where I need my own tractor(picked up another contract for bushhogging) and I'm done sharing equipment with someone else. I always seem to get the short end of the stick. Ill post some pics later of the New Holland Workmaster 45 I demoed on a bushhogging job today.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:48 PM
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The ford belongs to a friend. I have free use of it being I care for all the equipment. I'm at the point where I need my own tractor(picked up another contract for bushhogging) and I'm done sharing equipment with someone else. I always seem to get the short end of the stick. Ill post some pics later of the New Holland Workmaster 45 I demoed on a bushhogging job today.
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Right right, that makes sense. Its just more of a hassle to borrow. Can't wait to see the NH. If you have the work and need it, then make the move!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:57 PM
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why not a ctl with a brushcat?
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:00 AM
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Why dont you just get a bush hog attachment for your skid steer, then save up a get a track machine. Tractors are worthless for landscaping... Maybe good for bush hogging, but i would rather bush hog going forward and in air conditioning with my track machine. If you add a tractor you still dont have a machine that can pick up a pallet of practically anything. How do you guys landscape without being able to move a pallet of sod around? A mini skid and mid frame skid steer is the perfect set up for just about every type of landscaping.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:01 AM
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why not a ctl with a brushcat?
Damn you beat me to it!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:05 AM
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The two new bushhogging contracts I've picked up are for a total of approx 200+ acres cut, every 5-6weeks during the growing season. My skidsteer is payed off so I would rather keep it and add a tractor in the 50hp range for bushogging and moving dirt/mulch at my yard. Working on a few more bushogging clearing contracts so may upgrade to a CTL with brushcat next season. Some of the areas I'm cutting are pretty rough and stay wet, so the 4wd tractor prevails in those areas.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:34 AM
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Krazy were not trying to talk you out of it but help you out. I would at least look for a bigger tractor I have 50 hp I believe and it's as powerful as my garden tractor. Lol

It's hard to beat a ctl bush hogging. The biggest thing for me is being able to see what I'm cutting and not worrying about getting stuck. Hogging with a tractor you have to worry about rubbing over debris, flat tires, etc.

Just some food for thought
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