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    Hello All

    Thanks to all your advice, I finally de my decision and purchased the Kioti DK40SE HST.

    I have 250 acres, food plots, 300+ yard rifle range, maple syrup farm. I log ( firewood for the maple evaporator plus my two wood stoves), hunt, fish make syrup etc etc...

    Have multiple atv's as well as snowmobiles.

    All that being said, what do you think should be the first purchase as far as implements go?? I think I'm going Brush Hog first....any suggestions as to brand? Also what other implements do you all like???

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    It is awfull hard to beat Bush Hog brand, some equal Bush Hog in certain aspects, none are vastly superior in any catagory.

    What implements are you currently using?

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    I use Land Pride. A Box blade would be used for your roads.
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    Nothing yet. Been using atv stuff and forget it. Was going buy mower but figured I'd bite the bullet already and get tractor. I have 700lb disks but almost blew head gasket on one of the atv's. must been pulling to fast ...

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    A loader is always handy for moving everything from firewood to gravel.
    Shouldn't you be at work?

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    Default Re: So now I have the tractor, now what??.

    Three point carryall, wagons and a front loader are just a few that come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmsmithy View Post
    What do you think should be the first purchase as far as implements go?? I think I'm going Brush Hog first....any suggestions as to brand? Also what other implements do you all like???
    The three top brands in rotary cutters are Bush Hog, Land Pride and Woods. With 250 acres you need one of these "best of category" cutters.

    For use in woodlands I would buy no wider than the rear wheels and preferably one size narrower. If you buy any wider than rear wheels you will inevitably collide 'hog with trees while trying to pick a path forward. Dangerous when pulling a cutter with enormous kinetic energy in the moving blades, ready to bite you.

    If you were mowing pasture I would recommend as wide as the rear tires or one increment wider, depending.

    I'm be partial to a Ratchet Rake FEL attachment for #2. Mine is on the tractor more than any other attachment fore or aft.

    Aluminum Debris Forks would be my 3rd choice. After RR tears out brush and vines you need to be able to transport the debris to your burn pile. Steel Debris Forks use up too much lift capacity. Also great for moving firewood.

    I automatically assume you had dealer mount chain grab hooks on the bucket......
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    Since you have the "Quick Attach" loader, I'd recommend getting some things for that. I have QA forks which are priceless. You can use them for a ton of things, moving logs, brush, rocks, pallets (of course), the garbage ... the list goes on & on. I have a QA grapple on my list of "things to buy when I have the money" but for now, the Forks were a good purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSO View Post
    Since you have the "Quick Attach" loader, I'd recommend getting some things for that. I have QA forks which are priceless. You can use them for a ton of things, moving logs, brush, rocks, pallets (of course), the garbage ... the list goes on & on. I have a QA grapple on my list of "things to buy when I have the money" but for now, the Forks were a good purchase.

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    +1 on the QA forks.. very handy, and I am saving up for the Grapple too. I have my eye on one of those Everything Attachments 50 inch single lid lightweight grapples.
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    I pretty much stick with Land Pride and Woods, but Bush Hog is in the same class, there may be others, but I only have experience with these. For close areas and maneuverability, I use an RCR2672 which is just slightly wider than my rear tires making it acceptable in woods as well as along fence lines. For open areas we use a Woods DS1260 10' pull type.

    I do quite a bit of dirt work and road work, so I use a Land Pride HR3584 quite a bit, a good heavy duty box blade is really handy, several make good ones, some like standard and some roll over.

    I find a set of pallet forks really handy as well, seems you never run out of implements you would like to have, some are just used more than others and probably should be bought first.

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