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    Default Looking at compact utility tractors

    Hi Folks,
    After trying to turn untill pasture of 30+yrs my 500 Artic cat is asking for a little help. I will be looking at a Yanmar 19 hp tomorrow but don't know the model yet. I have been looking at gas 20-40 hp used rigs. Is a 19 hp 4wd diesel anywhere comprable?
    I can see using a small disk and harrow and have several small plots 1/2 to 5 ac. In size totaling maybe 25 ac. Max all the rest of the 90 is timber. I have a Kunz small plow and it along with a disc will do about all I need with a small tractor. As a newbie to tractors I'm open to any help and coments.
    Was looking at Fords before stumbling on this Yanmar.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Looking at compact utility tractors

    Try the website TractorData,com Or scroll down TBN's forums for tractors makes and models. In the end, the final choice is yours, but I cannot envision 19HP being enough. Engine HP differs from PTO HP. Good Luck.
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    Default Re: Looking at compact utility tractors

    Thanks,
    I'm also not sure 19 hp is enough. This is a diesel and I have read you can do more with less hp because of their power curve but I have no experience.
    Just starting to look so am not is a screeming hurry.
    thanks again for the fast response.

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    Default Re: Looking at compact utility tractors

    When you say "turn" do you mean plow? If so, 40 HP would be about right for 25 acres.

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    Default Re: Looking at compact utility tractors

    Yes, i am trying to take fallow land back from Mom nature
    My soil is sandy loam my tillable portion has no rocks but lots of tree roots...
    Sod layer is 3 inches and ph 5.6 fine sand below. Will be adding lime this Fall.
    Once plowed and planted I think the hardest work will be done. Maybe I should hire someone to do it and use a smaller tractor thereafter? My experience with having someone else do the work has led to uneven fields and poorly harrowed it!s hard to walk on so I am a little gun shy.

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