I recently bought a house with 11 acres; about 3 acres of yard (have a zero turn for this part already), 2 acres of woods, and the remaining 6 is pasture.
I need to buy a used tractor and have a budget of about $8,500
My needs for it will be maintaining the gravel drive, snow removal, moving a little bit of dirt here and there, brush cleanup, bush hogging the pasture a couple of times a year, dragging a disc around if I choose to plant a sunflower patch or clover food plot, and so on.
The dilemma I'm having is choosing between heavier older tractors with a loader, or going with newer hydrostatic type tractors with a loader but are a lot lighter...pricing seems about the same on the used market. The old tractors would be more than I'd ever need, but the smaller ones might be a bit easier to maneuver. Just not sure which way to go.
Farmtrac 60 tractor and Dunham ler 22 loader diesel 1789hrs power steering live pto live hyd daul remotes, 49 engine hp - $7850
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Case IH 685 with quick attach loader, 60 hp, diesel, good rubber, runs great - $7900
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Ford 1710. With Ford 770b loader. A little over 1300 hours. 12 speed forward transmission 4 speed in reverse. Like new tires. Diesel, 26 engine horsepower. 23 pto. 540 pto - $8400
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2011 Kubota BX 2660 4X4, 267 hours, w/loader and belly mower, diesel, 26 engine hp - $8900
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1999 John Deere 4200 with loader, 2821 hours, 4x4 MFWD 4WD, diesel, 26 engine hp - $8250
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