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    Bronze Member Highsmith's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Kingsbury, TX
    Kubota L2350DT, BCS 853

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    Looking to purchase/finance a tractor package. Here is my wish list:

    Utility tractor
    65 HP or better - will use Cat 2 Implements
    4wd - Sandy soil on my place
    R1's with tire sealant (lots of thorny mesquites in south Texas)
    Auger - Not sure on 3pt or FEL attach
    FEL - perhaps 4 in 1
    Chisel Plow
    brushhog - 10'
    Canopy - No cab
    Transmission type: not a deal breaker, low on the priority list
    enough hydraulics to support my implements
    I am not opposed to used equipment in the package to keep the price down as long as good service is guaranteed

    Tractor will be used to recover 140 acres of land that used to be pasture but now has become overgrown with mesquite. Support a small cattle operation. Lots of post holes to be dug and shredding to be done.

    Brands in my area (San Antonio/Austin) JD, kubota, Mahindra, Kioti, NH, MF, LS. I am not brand loyal.
    Best Regards,

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    Gold Member idaho2's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    SW WA / North Idaho
    Mahindra 5530 4WD Turbo - Gear,

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    Check out the Mahindra forum here in TBN - Buying/Pricing section. Amstaff is selling his tractor package. I know what that tractor can do as I have a similar setup.


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    Veteran Member RPW's Avatar
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    Aug 2009


    I'd go with a JD5093e for the most bang for the buck, this is Texas so watch the heat and a cab just might be more of a plus. Tractorhouse has some list for what I think good prices. As far as attachments shop around for your best deals.
    2008 JD 5103, FEL, 6' Frontier, 6' HD boxblade, 7' Landscape rake, More impliments to come, Bobcat (clark) 742 SS.

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    Dec 2007
    7040 HDC 1153 fel

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    your future will be alot of heavy work for a if i was you id be looking at kubota 8540 or newer version that should give you the power for the work your wanting id also get hydro shuttle for loader work.

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    Platinum Member KYDan's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Frankfort, KY
    Kubota MX5100 HST 4WD

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    Unless you perform your own heavy maintenance and repair, a good close dealer is your best bet, whatever brand. Based on your acreage not knowing how it lays or what kind of shape it is, soil type, etc. it is difficult to recommend anything specific. Check the resale value of used tractors in your area by brand, that will tell you a lot about them. Based upon your post of 140 acres some sort of mid-range utility tractor would be your best bet 60-90 HP range. It's a little late in the season now, but farm machinery shows are worth a visit.

    Good luck and enjoy the hunt.

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    Epic Contributor murphy1244's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Kioti DK-40, MF-135, Ventrac 4500Y

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin5643564Massey View Post
    Look at Swinford Equipment we offer packages all sizes by Massey Ferguson, we have over 100 tractors in stock and would be more than happy to help you. ask for Kevin
    This place stinks.

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    Super Member Xfaxman's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    Meridian, OK
    Bobcat V417 Toolcat 5610 G TORO+Loader

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    This place stinks.
    Why? Swine and Ford?

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