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  1. S

    hobby farm tractor

    We are looking to replace an older Kubota 3710 for our 40 acre hobby farm (photo below) with another used tractor. We use the bucket a lot, cultivator and mowing deck attachments (for pastures and gardens), but hooking them up to the PTO is a real pain. Looking for advice on replacement tractor...
  2. ChubbyButtNinja

    Rookie tractor buyer neds advice

    Hi. I’m new to tractors but am getting close to buying one. I am a total rookie. Situation: Have somewhat accidentally ended up with six acres to maintain. Was initially going to get a subcompact and rotary cutter, but have felt like I should try to redeem the land and not just stare at shorter...
  3. A

    Need Rotary Cutter advice

    I am in the market for a rotary cutter and would appreciate some advice. I am looking for something at least medium duty, most of my cutting will be grass and brush but I do hit the occasional stump, rock or log. And some of the ground is uneven. I have 5 acres total, about half open field...
  4. B

    Mini Ex Advice Please

    I think I am in the market for a mini. I own a 10 acre commercial boarding stable and have a list of projects that would be much easier(and maybe even cheaper in the long run) if I buy one. Main uses would be trenching drainage, landscaping, and getting in and out of paddocks to scrape mud and...
  5. Brumm

    Brush Hogging Cogon Grass. Advice and guidance needed.

    Brush hogging Cogon grass 🤷🏻‍♂️ Any experience and advice to share rotary brush Hogging cogon grass. I rotary slashed it many times but the grass won't get cut. It's bulletproof and it's very stressful to work. I used a Massey Ferguson 240 Perkins diesel with a 5 rotary cutter I built myself. I...
  6. W

    Splitting my Zetor 6245...again. Need advice.

    I wore the clutch out on my 6245 a couple of years ago and split it for the repair. Put it back together (clutch plate, pilot and throwout bearing), worked fine, but long story short, evidently the transmission seal is leaking and it is now full of oil. I can drive it up against a tree with the...
  7. C

    B1550 advice/opinions please

    Long time lurker, obviously not a poster. However came across a B1550, 4WD,HST with a MMM, no FEL. Just over 900hrs. Has decent maintenance and repair (few repairs) records and receipts, owner manuals. Looks well cared for and has always been covered/garaged/barned. I checked with a local...
  8. PedroWelshie

    Advice on after sales FEL for an old BX2200 D (pre-2000 maybe)

    Evening, Thinking about adding a FEL to my old BX2200D - I don't know the year, but its been around the block a bit. Only really gets used for towing a trailer of logs or cutting grass with a 60" deck. I want to be able to do more with it....ideally hedge cutting or adding a FEL. It seems the...
  9. D

    Need advice on mowing slopes

    I hope this is the right section for this question. I have usually done my lawn with a self propelled walk behind mower. The last couple of years I hired someone who used a riding mower. This year I'd like to do my lawn myself again, but my knees are not up to doing it all with a walk behind...
  10. plowhog

    Need advice regarding a "city boy" coming to rural property

    I invited a 15 year old "city boy" male relative to spend a week at our rural CA ranch property. He accepted-- aaaahhh, now what? I would like to make it a good visit for all. Expose him to things not possible in the city environment he has always been in. So I am seeking input on what sort of...
  11. bdog

    Need advice on maximum slope that is capable of being traversed

    We are planning some roads through some rough terrain. Through some advanced GIS data we are able to get fairly accurate elevation values at 100' intervals along the proposed roads. Assume a purely vertical slope - by that I mean the path will be flat in the direction perpendicular to the way...
  12. newbury

    Advice on rebuilding a boom cylinder on Kubota m4700/LA1001

    Well about 7 years ago my M4700 left side boom cylinder leaked (linky) and I had it repaired at a reasonable price. But that guy seems no longer available and now my right cylinder needs rebuilding. Looking at Messicks a rebuild kit (just the rings) is about $50. Numerous Youtube videos...
  13. R

    Need hearing aid advice.

    I have known for months that I was going to have to get hearing aids. I just finished a three day treatment for Meniers Disease of the inner ear and have lost 80-90% of my hearing in the right ear and maybe 20% in the left. Been sedated, taken into operating room, having steroids and drugs...
  14. D

    Advice Needed: Choosing a Flail Mower for My Kioti CK3530

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well. I'm Dan, and I'm relatively new to the tractor community. I've been loving my Kioti CK3530 tractor for the past few months, but now I'm looking to expand my equipment with a flail mower attachment. However, I must admit, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed...
  15. paw-soo

    BX23s - steep hills to mow, dirt work to do

    Hi all, I currently have a Kubota BX23s (loader,backhoe,mid mount mower, and some 3 point attachments - box blade, brush hog, york rake). We just moved, and our new property is 6 acres of ~15% hill. We're on the side of a valley, so it's pretty much all slope. Half is forested, and half...
  16. L

    How old a tractor would you go if you require a front end loader?

    I've seen some of the older tractors with a front loader. They look rickety. I don't expect old to look brand new, but since I require a front loader, how old a tractor with a loader would you consider. For the sake of argument, please suppose the tractor itself is in good working condition...
  17. E

    Looking to buy my first tractor

    Hello, I am looking to purchase my first tractor. From my extensive research online and locally, most of my questions have been answered but I would to hear your guys opinions. What the tractor will be used for: 40 acres tillable (currently leasing 35 of this and using 5 for sod/garden but may...
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