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    Default What size Tractor do I really need?

    I have five acres in Texas and I am not sure what size tractor I need to maintain the property. I will be shredding and using a FEL to move soil and cut trees.. Dealers are reccomending a 30hp ? Please help?

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    Gold Member StanR's Avatar
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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    30 HP with loader and accessories would work just fine for what you want to do.
    Kubota 2012 M7040 Cab

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    How is the Maintenance on the kubota and does it have a live PTO? This will be my first time operating a tractor. HST or Shuttle Shift? Thanks.

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Some people love HST. Others are happy shifting gears. My tractor is a manual shift like the cars I have been driving the past 35 years. If you don't like using a clutch then you might be more happy with a HST.

    Pick a model of Kuboto for more feedback. They are a quite popular tractor. My 28 HP tractor with a loader does all that I need. I maintain 9 acres. I also mow another few acres along the road.

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Thanks for the feed back!

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    30 hp is where you wanna be for sure. If your main priority is loader work you'll definitely wanna HST.

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Remember for shredding 5hp for every foot of blade.
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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    go with a bx3030 kubota cab for sure. we have one. You sure don't want a nest of wasps stinging you if you disturb them

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    Just remember its cheaper to buy a big enough tractor(one that you will be happy with long term) the first time.
    2013 Kioti DK45SE HST Cab, Loaded R4s, KL401 Loader with reversible cutting edge, KB2485 Backhoe with Mechanical Thumb, Everything Attachments 7 foot Deluxe 6 way Value Scrape Blade, Tirechains.com Duo Combo Ladder Rear Chains (If I ever need them)

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    Default Re: What size Tractor do I really need?

    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

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