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  1. #1
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    about to buy

    Default Just a noob saying hi

    Hi all,

    I've been lurking here a while trying to learn enough to make a semi-wise tractor buying decision. I've got a day job but my wife and I bought 40 acres in northeast Linn County, KS this past December. Our thought was part investment, part hunting ground and part weekend getaway. Of the 40, 26 are hay field. At one time somebody cared enough to terrace the field but the ground really hasn't been cared for the last five or more years. I'm correcting that. I had soil tests done and am having it fertilized and seeded with some medium clover. I found a local farmer who actually worked the adjacent ground a few years ago. He thinks the brome will come back with the fertilization. Here's hoping he's right.

    The other 14 acres are a mixture of brambles, trees, two spring-fed ponds and about 4 acres of grassy glens. The ground slopes to the middle and the south. There is a lot of deer and turkey sign. Of course there is the usual coyote, raccoon and cottontail populations. I haven't seen any squirrels which is kind of interesting.

    It's not great farm ground but it is real quiet and peaceful. We're enjoying Saturdays on the farm. I bought my first real chain saw, a Stihl 290 Farm Boss. Wow, that thing is fun to run. Properly tensioned and sharpened, it goes through wood fast. I'm clearing some trees and brush out to have some more fencing put in.

    We're looking to buy a tractor to help with the upkeep of the 14. Nothing too big, just want to turn the glens into food plots, keep the two lanes clear (one is eroding a little so I'm going to have to grade and mulch it), put in an acre of sunflowers (my wife likes sunflowers) and keep the area near the roads neat. I'll probably build a small "horse" barn with three stalls to store the tractor, some supplies and a place to crash overnight during hunting season.

    There is an adjacent 10 acre tract with a house and "barn" in foreclosure. If we can get that, I see a horse property. It is so rough right now my wife can't see it but I can. That property has been let go but the house and barn have good bones. At the right price, it could be made into a very nice country place for horse lovers. We'll see how it turns out.

    Anyway hi to all.

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    Yanceyville, North Carolina
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    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: Just a noob saying hi

    Welcome aboard. Best wishes.
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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Ohio
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    Kioti DK 40-Massey ferguson 135-Ventrac 4500 Diesel

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    to TBN
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    ONTARIO
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    MASSEY, CASE , FARMALL

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    Welcome from Canada.

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    Platinum Member DutchHenryBrown's Avatar
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    Tombstone, AT
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    Mahindra 5010

    Default Re: Just a noob saying hi

    Sounds like your going to have LOTS of fun on your new ground. Enjoy it.

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    My tractor is an old

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    Greetings and Welcome to TractorByNet

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    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
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    Somewhere north of Roseau, MN
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    Fordson Major Diesel, McCormick Deering W4, Ford 1510, John Deere L111

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    Welcome aboard! Sounds like a nice piece of property you have.

    Joe
    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

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    Welcome.
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    Super Member mguitas's Avatar
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    Massey Ferguson 1423 Hydrostat

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    Massey 1423, 1462 loader, wallenstein Ranch ho gx620, with subframe mount.

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