/ Should I even think about 2 wheel drive #81
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- Feb 21, 2003
- SE Michigan in the middle of nowhere
- Kubota M9000 HDCC3 M9000 HDC
I've refrained from comments simple because you will always get many opinions, some relative and some not.Thinking about a slightly larger tractor than my BX2230, mainly to pull logs, power a chipper and maybe bushhogging. Limited budget of course. Looking at some 40-50 hp tractors like a Massey 150, but the two things that concern me are- one-our terrain is fairly steep, as in for a lot of it I back the BX up the hill and mow down, just not comfortable turning around on top, and the top is not that steep.I think the larger tractor may be more stable but I'm not sure. And two, will the 2wd have enough traction. I do plan on a winch in the future, so traction may not be an issue. Most of the trees I am harvesting are 22"+, so a 16' log is around a ton. Not going to hook that to the BX going down hill, even with chains and filled tires. SO, am I crazy even looking at 2wd, or try to talk my wife into spending 2-3x for a 4x4(going to be a hard sale. I have been around tractors a lot, but would value other ideas.
2wd tractors have their place but it's mostly in an ag setting, For personal ownership, I'd always get a FWA (front wheel assist unit) They will always cost more but the resale value will always be higher as well.