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    Default Re: Deciding what to do

    to pull 7k load of logs at least a 50 horse power tractor my 70 hp is rated at 11k trailer say like a 5100mx kubota or a JD or massey

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    Elite Member Larro Darro's Avatar
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    Default Re: Deciding what to do

    I second the 35HP tractor. The extra weight will more than outweigh [no pun intended] any loss of maneuverability. I mow 6 1/2 acres with 6' RFM on a 39HP, dodging about thirty trees. The extra time it takes to do the trimming is made up for faster mowing. I also have a B7500, and it is a good tractor. But there are lots of jobs that is is just too light for. If you can only buy one tractor, buy the bigger one.

    Do you plan to chainsaw the trees, then bring them out? Or are you wanting to take them up with the tractor?

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    Default Re: Deciding what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Larro Darro View Post
    Do you plan to chainsaw the trees, then bring them out? Or are you wanting to take them up with the tractor?
    Yes chainsaw the trees, then drag them out. That makes most sense.

    Also are there some tractors that are better on hilly terrain than others? I guess something not so tall?

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    Elite Member Larro Darro's Avatar
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    Default Re: Deciding what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by msparks View Post
    Also are there some tractors that are better on hilly terrain than others? I guess something not so tall?
    You want to spread the wheels out as far as you can. And if you have the FEL, keep it low to the ground. Most all 35-40HP tractors will have a pretty low COG.

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