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  1. #11
    Veteran Member
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    Jan 2012
    Success Missouri
    Kubota L3800DT, L3750DT Shuttle

    Default Re: Help me budget, how much machine do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    i'd getme a lil 21-30hp scut/CUT and a back blade and hog.. 4wd for hills.

    save the rider for a strip around the house..
    That's probably what I'd do in this situation...
    Kubota L3750 Hydro Shuttle, 4wd, FEL; L3800 Gear drive, 4wd, FEL
    Husqvarna XP chainsaws 346xp X3, 357xp, 562xp, 359

  2. #12
    Elite Member Gittyup's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Mid Atlantic
    Kioti CK25 Shuttle Shift, loaded tires, JD X739

    Default Re: Help me budget, how much machine do I need?

    You could go with a an x749 with 3ph. Pretty fast mower. Or just about anything bigger. Bang for your $ would be LS, Mahindra, Kioti, bobcat. Just about all of the SCUTS and small CUTS would work for you. If you are looking to save time, keep the x500 for the "lawn" portions and get 35+ HP with a 6' bush hog for the fields. With a bushhog you could get by with cutting once or twice a season.

    I only have 2.5 acres, but only cut one of the acres about every 2 to 4 mowings. This saves time without it getting too out of control. If I cut the 2 acres or so of grass, it takes me about 1.5 hours on my JD425 AWS. AWS saves me bunches of time and no weed eating.

    A real good choice would be the Mahindra Max28XL

  3. #13
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    Oct 2004
    First organized permanent settlement in the northwest territory
    2003 Kubota BX1500/2004 Kubota Bx23/2005 Kubota BX1500

    Default Re: Help me budget, how much machine do I need?

    This is what I use for 2.33 acres.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    L4740, BX1500

    Default Re: Help me budget, how much machine do I need?

    Believe that the long driveway is your main concern. If so, try to get some info on a York rake for smoothing out potholes. If you can spring the cash look for a quick attach feature on your front end loader to allow you to put a york rake, bucket or plow on easily. I hadf a 6 foot reat grader blade that I used for years plowing snow. problem was that if you make multiple passes the piled up snow will bog down the tractor when making the second/third pass. Hence. a front blade would make for a better clearing. Essential that you can easily change angle too. 4wd would probably be essential and make sure the tires are filled for weight/traction. As to HP. I have always used Tim the tool man's advice. Bigger is better. good luck

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