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    Default In need of implement advice for 10 acres.

    Well my wife and I are the proud owners of a home on 10+ acres. I purchased a 2009 L2800 with a FEL and no other attachments. That痴 the issue. The land is 1/4 acre nice groomed grass and 4 acres of field straw some small stumps and weeds. The rest is overgrown and in need of thinning. Most of it is tall grass and 1/2inch dia brush. I'm was looking at purchasing a Flail mower if it will keep the grass neatly cut and handle the really light brush. I also want to put in a half acre garden this year but plan on expanding it to a full acre over time. This would be your standard row type vegetable garden. The soil is dark and loose. There are a few rocks and a light root structure from old trees. What will set me up for success with little buyers remorse? Thank you in advance.

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    I'd start with a 5' bush hog, 5' tiller, and a 5' box blade. Those three implements will do 90% of what you need around a small property. A set of forks for the loader is also invaluable. For the 1/4ac of groomed grass I'd just get a little lawn tractor.
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    overgrown? for sure the rotary cutter.. and hard to knock a box blade too.

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    Default Re: In need of implement advice for 10 acres.

    Should also inclued that my wife is wanting to make as much of it groomed grass as possible. She does photography.

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    Default Re: In need of implement advice for 10 acres.

    Quote Originally Posted by Verticaltrx View Post
    I'd start with a 5' bush hog, 5' tiller, and a 5' box blade. Those three implements will do 90% of what you need around a small property. A set of forks for the loader is also invaluable. For the 1/4ac of groomed grass I'd just get a little lawn tractor.


    Instead of buying a separate riding lawn mower, just get a finish mower for the groomed areas. Something like this:
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    Default Re: In need of implement advice for 10 acres.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostru View Post
    Should also inclued that my wife is wanting to make as much of it groomed grass as possible. She does photography.
    So you want to end up with 1 acre veg garden and 9 acres of lawn.

    Veg garden: middle buster plow ($150), 4-5 ft wide rototiller (used $500, new $1500)

    Lawn: brush hog to handle the tall stuff (5-6 ft $1300), finish mower to handle the lawn ($1500-2000).

    Prices are approximate

    Good luck

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    yep.. if mowing more than 3/4ac as finish lawn.. forget a rider mower and get a finish mower. use a push mower fro the 1/10 ac strip right around the house.. etc..

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    Default Re: In need of implement advice for 10 acres.

    Thanks all. Would a Flail do the job on the lawn and the future expansion?

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    I don't think you'd be happy with a flail mower for a finished lawn look. Get a good quality new/used finish mower. The key to a nice cut is mostly about the tip speed of the mower blades. 18,000 feet per minute will do nicely.
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    you can get a finish flail mower.. however.. i wouldn't want to use a finish flail on rough cut areas to tame it.

    not to mention, flails eat a bit more hp per foot than a rotary mower... and cost a bit more. / slower cut when all things considered.. plus a bit more maintenance with all them knives to deal with.. some people love em'.. me personally.. I wouldn't own one unless it was given to me.. or I could get it for half the price of a cheap used rotary mower AND I needed one..

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