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    Default HP/Acre

    What is everyone's thoughts on the amount of Hp per acre in a rural landscape??


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    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    I don't remember just where it is, but there's already an extensive thread on this topic that was started by JimBinMI quite some time ago.

    Bird

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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    With my limited firsthand experience and the knowledge I have gained from this site I do not think there is a simple answere to this. Some things to consider are:
    Is the property hilly or flat?
    What kind of soil?
    What kind of plant material will you have to cut?
    How often will you be cutting it?
    Will you be using a FEL?
    How much money do you have to spend?
    How much time do you have?
    What kind of implements will you be using?
    Etc.?
    Usually you can get a compact tractor with 4wd and HST for what you will have to pay for a mid-size tractor without 4wd and without HST. Some say go for the hp, but keep in mid that 4wd makes up for a little less hp. It is tough decision so do a lot of research. Once you have made you purchase do not look back. Be happy with what you got.



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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    Hi All,

    The original thread is under "Oils and Lubricants". Very entertaining reading....and I'm still happy with my 30 hp on 2/3 acre!!!

    ~Rick




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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    If you do a search it was called "Horsepower/Acre"

    JimBinMI

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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    I believe Jim figure out almost 2hp per acre,but thats if you have a NH... just kiding Jim.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]
    Hope all going well this summer for you.
    Stay safe and [img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img]

    Thomas..NH

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    Platinum Member JimBinMI's Avatar
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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    Thomas,

    Now, now...I believe that the conversation that included Wen was that my NHTC18 (18.5 hp) was equated to his kubota M6800 (68 hp)! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    Yes, but only if you don't start the M6800. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Mark


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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    Details,details.....................[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: HP/Acre

    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Anyway, that's what somebody profound said. Never have quite figured it out.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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