I recently sold my 425 lawn tractor that had been used around my property for mowing, snow removal, brush clearing, and fire wood gathering. My property is 4 acres of quite steep hills, mostly neglected woods, dead-fall sealed in with vines, about 1/2 acre lawn. I'm trying to clean up the wooded areas, to expand the lawn a bit. My implement needs are York rake, and flail mower for the wooded area. My implement wants are FEL, rototiller, and box blade
Two weeks ago I put a good sized down payment on a 1026r, h120 w/53", 54" auto-connect deck, 54" quick snow-plow. I've been super exited for it to arrive until yesterday. The 1026 is late, and my front yard is mountains from recent dirt work for a mandatory sewer hook up. Fearing that the mess may freeze as is or turn into a sloppy mess, I needed to do something quick. I rented a 6000 lb skid steer yesterday and smoothed everything out decently. I have a lot of experience operating construction equipment, and fear that a 1500 lb loader tractor would be quite frustrating.
I'm thinking of canceling the 1026r, and ordering a 2520, 200cx w/53", 6' rear blade. For the grass, I could buy a fairly nice used 48" hydro lawn tractor for the price of one of these new mid mower decks.
Your thoughts and experience please.