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    I just bought an 80 acre piece of ground that has mostly young pine trees, several food plots, and a small pond. I'll be using the property for recreation (hunting) and growing pine trees. There is also a small pond on the property that I would like to improve. What size tractor should I be looking at? So far, I've looked mostly at Kubotas: L3800, L4600. Should I look at the their M series also? I also like the John Deere 5000 series. The 5045D or 5055D look like they might be a good fit. I would appreciate any advice.

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    Default Re: What tractor do I need?

    Thank you. Hope y'all have a high tolerance for basic (dumb?) questions from a first time tractor buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowcountry17
    Thank you. Hope y'all have a high tolerance for basic (dumb?) questions from a first time tractor buyer.
    I believe that we do for the most part. And yes, I would consider the M for a property that size.

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    What implements are you planning on using?? Grapple?
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    Never too much horsepower so don't get anything too small for your size property. You are looking at the right series of either make. Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    What implements are you planning on using?? Grapple?
    For sure a box blade, disc, spreader, and bush hog. Other than that, I don't know. A front end loader would be nice, I suppose.

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    Got to have a FEL or you only got a half of a tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowcountry17 View Post
    A front end loader would be nice, I suppose.
    And would be especially useful in improving your pond.

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    You may want to look at the kubota grand L and the MX5100. Loaders come in very handy.

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