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    Default What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    I recently bought a kubota L3200 with FEL. I will be visiting a couple of farm machinery auctions in February and March, and so am trying to put together a list of items to be on the look out for. Here is my current situation.

    I live on 32 acres, which is mostly wooded and hilly. I have a couple of level areas, maybe 6 acres in total. I've mostly cleared both areas, but still have some work to do with removing small trees/bushes, etc. We have a fairly small garden, which we'll be expanding over the coming years. We are considering fencing in the other flat area for grazing some small livestock in the future. Our yard is around 1/2 acre, but I don't need to use the tractor for maintaining it as I bought a tow behind mower prior to buying the tractor that works well for this task. There are some uneven areas of the yard that could probably be helped by a box blade. I have a 300' gravel driveway that I would like to maintain using the tractor.

    So far here are the items that I'm thinking might be useful. Box blade, brush/debris forks, 3pt carryall, auger, log splitter, single bottom plow, roto-tiller, bush hog (although my current mower does a good job of this).

    Is there any attachment that would do a better job of collecting grass clippings that a lawn sweeper? With cutting long grass I wonder if something like a hay rake would be more beneficial. Any specific implements that might help with pulling up small trees or with dragging/moving larger logs?

    Any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't plan to buy all of these items, especially not right away, but I want to have a good list of things to look for in case I find an exceptionally good deal at the auctions.

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    With a 300' driveway, I would consider a land plane if I saw a good deal on one.

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    8' york (landscape) rake, pto generator, post hole digger, boom pole, 6' box blade, 6' rototiller, extra front weights, fence stretcher. The usual stuff.
    There is no "I" in team, but there is a "Me" if you want to jumble it up a bit...

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    Thanks for the quick responses so far. I forgot to add a bit of additional info.

    For turning under cover crops and crop residue, would you suggest a set of disks or just a plow?

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    A grapple bucket would be at the top of my list...

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    Backhoe, logs splitter, 3 point chipper, fertilizer spreader, tractor can. Hey it's not my money

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    You might think about a cultivator.
    JD 5203, 522 FEL, 6' Bush Hog, 8' Land Pride Disk, 78" Box Blade

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    I will throw this out there about farm sales, price the equipment that you want on cl and the dealers,first, find out how much it is bringing new and used. In our neck of the woods farm sell equipment will sometimes bring new or close to new prices. Do your homework. I have been going to farm sales for 20+ years. There is always going to be bargains at sales.But more often than not,there isnt. Depends on the crowd that is there and how many are interested in the same piece of equip. And you dont want to bring home someone elses junk. Not trying to be discouraging, enjoy your tractor and your place, I am doing some thing similar with my 16 acres. Have fun. LUTT

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lutt View Post
    I will throw this out there about farm sales, price the equipment that you want on cl and the dealers,first, find out how much it is bringing new and used. In our neck of the woods farm sell equipment will sometimes bring new or close to new prices. Do your homework. I have been going to farm sales for 20+ years. There is always going to be bargains at sales.But more often than not,there isnt. Depends on the crowd that is there and how many are interested in the same piece of equip. And you dont want to bring home someone elses junk. Not trying to be discouraging, enjoy your tractor and your place, I am doing some thing similar with my 16 acres. Have fun. LUTT
    Thanks for the suggestion. That's pretty much what I as planning. I figured if I can put together a list of equipment to be on the lookout for I could start researching prices. My plan is to go to the sale with a list of items, along with new and used prices that I can reference for deciding which items to bid on, and how much to bid. I've been told that there are some good deals to be had at this particular sale, although I'm sure that varies from year to year and depends a lot on the type of equipment one is interested in.

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    Default Re: What implements would you suggest for my situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcombs View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. That's pretty much what I as planning. I figured if I can put together a list of equipment to be on the lookout for I could start researching prices. My plan is to go to the sale with a list of items, along with new and used prices that I can reference for deciding which items to bid on, and how much to bid. I've been told that there are some good deals to be had at this particular sale, although I'm sure that varies from year to year and depends a lot on the type of equipment one is interested in.
    Sounds like your on the right track. I like farm sales,especially retirement ones.We used to travel up to 300 mile radius for them, not much anymore.You might keep track of the local FFA chapter sales. I know my daughters chapter farm sale auction is coming up in the middle of Feb. They always have some interesting items at theres. LUTT

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