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 11-16-1999, 00:00 Post: 10160
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 What size JD or Kubota for an 11 acre mowing job

Hi,I just purchased a rural property in central PA that's got about 11 relatively level acres that needs mowing. I've also got less frequent requirements for a loader and backhoe, so I think I'd like the quick-detatch type implements. The plan is to put in a small orchard (20 trees). I've looked at Kubota and John Deere so far, but would like some input on horsepower requirements, makes and models.






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 11-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 10187
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For backhoe use you will need at the minimum a JD 4200. Not sure about other brands and backhoe compatability. My JD 4200 4wd hydro is 2 months old. Has mowed ~ 8 acres of very heavily weeded "pasture" land, and did a fine job with a 3 point-mounted "bush-hog". The hydro trans comes in very handy when mowing under varying conditions of turf/weed density and height.
I can totally disconnect the loader inside of 10 minutes (JD advertises ~ 3 minutes, but I'm kind of slow). So far as your need for a backhoe...are you really sure that you need to buy one instead of renting? Regards






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 11-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 10189
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Henry, I have 10 acres and my brother also has 10 acres in the area. I used a Kubota B7100 (17 hp) for 4 years with a 40" tiller, 4' brush hog, 4' box blade, etc. It also had a front end loader, but was not a quick attach. A backhoe was available for it but I never bought one. It also did not have power steering. This year I traded up to Kubota B2710 (27 hp) with quick attach front end loader, power steering, 5' brush hog, 5' box blade, and a 5' finish mower. A backhoe is available, but I don't need one enough to justify the cost. Right now I'm inclined to think I have just about the right size for my property (the John Deere 4200 is a comparable size).






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 11-17-1999, 00:00 Post: 10192
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I'll put in another vote for the Kubota B2710. I have 24 acres of which I regularly mow about 12 using a 5' Rhino rotary cutter (shredder or brush hog). Now that I have cut it down to size it takes about 7 hours to mow it all, in medium range. There are lots of trees to dodge and mow around, so it would be quicker if completely cleared off.






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