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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nooodles View Post
    rule of thumb in the farming industry is 10 hp per acre. So I would look at the 5000 series john deere too. we are using the 3030 to make ends meet
    I do not agree with 10 hp per acre. 200 acre farm would need a 2000 hp tractor. The old farms were run with a lot less hp. It really depends on how much time you have to spend working with the tractor as to what size to get.

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Docwho View Post
    I do not agree with 10 hp per acre. 200 acre farm would need a 2000 hp tractor. The old farms were run with a lot less hp. It really depends on how much time you have to spend working with the tractor as to what size to get.

    I could not agree more. A lot of chores can be done with a very small tractor. If you want to set on your tractor and mow, then get something that can handle a 48" mower and mow all day long. If you want to get that mowing done a bit quicker, then get something that will handle a 6 or 7 footer. Mowing is just an example, but holds true for many tasks that need to be done.

    Me, I would rather get the task completed as quick as is reasonably possible.

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