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    Should I even think about 2 wheel drive

    I disagree that all the wheels need to be the same size to be called 4WD. Are not all 4 wheels driven?
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    Should I even think about 2 wheel drive

    Think of this: tractors have no front brakes. In 4WD, the braking action on the rear wheels is transmitted to the front wheels also. But with 2WD, you could easily slide down a hill. Heavier tractors are not necessarily more stable. It depends on the center of gravity compared to track width...
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    What have you hit with your mower lately?

    I actually hit my chain guard when it fell off. I have an 8' dual spindle brush cutter. Hitting the chain guard broke a blade and bent the others. The spindles and stump jumpers were OK.
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    Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres

    If you can afford it, still get a ZTR for most of your mowing. I used to have a Kubota B7100 HST with a 60" mower. It took me about 3-3.5 hours to mow 5 acres, and then I still had to trim up with a push mower and a weedwhacker, as a tractor cannot get into tight places. My Bad Boy ZTR mows the...
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    Planting a 150 ft row of bushes. What is the best attachment to use?

    Are they still in business? Cannot access their web page.
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    Planting a 150 ft row of bushes. What is the best attachment to use?

    Wow! I bet you could do each hole in under a minute with that.
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    Planting a 150 ft row of bushes. What is the best attachment to use?

    Some tool rental places might have those. Check with them.
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    Looking to buy my first tractor

    For tilling and mowing, I agree with you. But I believe people should never work in the woods with a gear drive tractor. Death or serious injury can happen in a heartbeat. I am alive today because I was able to stop with my HST when a sapling kicked up on the front axle and almost impaled me. As...
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    Looking to buy my first tractor

    I would suggest that if you do work in the woods, you only consider HST tractors, as they will stop just by releasing the pressure on the pedal. This could save your life. I agree with the general size. Much more than 50 Hp will be too bulky in the woods. I have similar acreage and I bought a...
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    Water in fuel causes $10,000 damage to my Kubota Grand L6060

    I am shocked that it has a metal tank. I had a Kubota B7100, which had a plastic tank. I now have a Mahindra 5035 HST, also with a plastic tank. I think plastic is a better choice to avoid corrosion.
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    lowe's wrong chain saw in box

    I use my Stihl MS500i for almost everything. It is actually less tiring for me than the 50-75 cc saws I have used in the past, as it gets the job done much faster. My only other saw is a Kobalt 80 volt electric. It is ample to do quick limbing and to carry on the tractor when I bushhog trails in...
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    lowe's wrong chain saw in box

    I am sure that happened. I bought a "new" printer at Wal-Mart and found a used printer inside the box. Fortunately, they took it back. It is sad that dishonest people do such things. But Lowe's should still honor the return, because it behooves them to inspect returned items before returning...
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    How much will that tractor cost, the true price of ownership.

    I can buy a chainsaw that is adequate to cut 6 cords of firewood per year for less than $500. The MS500i goes for well over double that. Since I do not sell firewood, the extra cost is not based on economic grounds. The point applies regardless of product type. And you still used "non sequitur"...
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    How much will that tractor cost, the true price of ownership.

    I used to have a Kubota B7100 HST 4wd that I used with a rear mower to mow my lawn. I also used it with a brush cutter to mow fields and trails. I used my FEL to shove trees out of the way on trails, to load manure, and as a portable 550#crane with an 8' high reach. In short, I used all of its...
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    How much will that tractor cost, the true price of ownership.

    I don't think you know the meaning of "non sequitur" It means "it does not follow", which would only make sense if a logical assertion were being made, which was not the case. My chainsaw example was just an example of how not all purchases are made based on monetary benefit. Sometimes they are...
 
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