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Offline Packerfan78

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compact tractor suggestions
« on: April 02, 2019, 11:35:15 AM »
Hey guys,
I live in the phoenix arizona area. I have 10 acres of land that at one time was used for alfalfa. I have my homestead on it now and am looking for a compact tractor for clearing the land annually, general farm work(i have horses, goats and chickens/turkeys) and landscaping/gardening. Does anybody have a good suggestion for a starter compact tractor?

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 01:36:11 PM »
You might want to check out these three previous forum topics -- lots of good info and conflicting opinions! ;D

tractors - recommendations

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 08:04:45 AM »
I picked up a Kubota B2650 for my 14 acre half-woods, half-field homestead. Initial attachments were a brush hog, belly mower, front end loader with skidsteer attachment plate & bucket, and a brush grapple. It has been a perfect fit for us. We also have several Kubota dealers in our area, so it made the decision easy.

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 06:14:00 AM »
I use my buddie's LS on my property when I need one. It's a nice piece of machinery. I think it's the jx2025, and brand new, was only $16k with attachments. His property is mostly a pretty steep hill, and it goes up and down that great. I think it's 25hp.
My other buddy just picked up a real nice John Deere, same size, for $25k. I don't see the $9k difference. I'll definitely look at LS and Kubota in the future. If you don't need 4wd, an old Ford would be great for you.

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 07:37:32 PM »
Goat tractor. seriously. They'll nibble everything they can reach down to a nub. That includes tree branches.  Then just re-deploy their pen. Plus you get free fertilizer everywhere.

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 08:24:28 PM »
Give the Massey Ferguson 1526 a look.  Good price, good abilities. 

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Re: compact tractor suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:08 AM »
Biggest factor is the DEALER.  What do you have within 30 minutes? How good is their parts dept?

Do you have a truck and trailer? If not, does the dealer pickup and deliver for maintenance?