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 03-03-2006, 22:23 Post: 125536
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Hello folks,
My home sits on a fenced 1.5 acres surrounded by another relatively well fenced 23 acres of some times steep pasture, trees and a livestock pond. My problem is I donít have a real plan for it yet. I know Iíll need to do some grading and finish mowing around the home this spring/summer but beyond that Iím just not certain. That being said I THINK Iím looking for the largest tractor I can get that will do finish mowing without tearing up the lawn and some loader work Ö of special note Ö three to four feet under front lawn sits three runs of 90 ft plastic septic lines Ö donít want to disturb those. I THINK a sub compact would do the trick but I THINK I want something larger in the event I decide to start doing some pasture work.
Based on the above Ö what tractor suggestions would you folks have?
We have NH, JD and Kubota dealers in the area.
Thanks in advance for your help
Rick ... What a great site uh






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 03-04-2006, 06:53 Post: 125542
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Well the BX especially the 22-23-24 would even help fix those lines if they are to close to the surface but you should have no trouble with them after a year of settling. For the back area you might look for a good used forty horsepower farm tractor and a bush hog. For occasional use on the front lawn go with the larger tractor with loader and other equipment for the back and a good mower that might be a zero turn for the front.






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 03-04-2006, 11:25 Post: 125552
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It is not the necessarily the weight of the tractor but the surface contact area of the tires that creates problems. You can get oversized turf tires. I would think you could do with something about gross 35-40 hp.






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 03-04-2006, 22:13 Post: 125568
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Sounds like a good candidate for a B7800 or 7610. Small enough for the lawn, big enough for the pasture. Just anouther opinion.






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