Buying Advice – What size Tractor for a 60 acre tree farm??
My family has a 60-acre tree farm that is heavily brushed in and densely forested; we are considering a New Holland TD80 with a 7-foot brush hog. I recommend a Rotary Cutter that is not quite as wide as the rear wheel tracks for passing between trees, and a Ratchet Rake for tearing out brush close to trees and minor grading on slopes.
Many of my brush is too thick for a rotary cutter, so I clear it with a small chainsaw, grapple, and PTO chipper. As for the models, we don’t mind something used as long as we can get parts or service if/when needed. Many New Hollands and Cases are rebadged LS, which used to be Shibaru.
Our plan is to keep the current Massey Ferguson with the 6′, 1 cutter and use them together. A 7′ brush hog would definitely be a bit larger and, I’m assuming, a little harder to squeeze.
Do you remove the bucket/cutter for specific projects, or do you keep them on all the time? Our budget may make it more difficult to find the tractor we need, but we’ve been using the tractor we have now for a couple of years. The shock of hitting 2 to 3 diameter trees will stress the tractor and implement. A brush hog that cuts 2 inch things on a 47HP Kubota might be a little rough.
What size tractor do I need to push over a tree?
Don’t take on more than your equipment can handle; a 25-35 horsepower tractor can easily clear small trees (less than 6 inches in diameter) and brush, but if you’re dealing with multiple acres of medium-large diameter trees, you’ll need to hire professionals or rent a bulldozer.
What is the strongest farm tractor?
With 692 horsepower, the Case IH Steiger/Quadtrac 620 tractor from the United States is the world’s most powerful tractor, outperforming the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
What size tractor do I need for 10 acres?
If you have ten acres and/or moderate chores, a compact tractor with 30u201360 horsepower is a good fit for mowing ten acres and managing moderate chores, as the higher horsepower and torque reserve allow you to power larger and heavier implements and attachments.
What equipment is best for clearing land?
Large Land Clearing Machines
- Mowers and Mulchers. These machines are used for a variety of landscaping and clearing jobs.
- Stump Grinders. If you have a lot of trees to clear, you’ll need a stump grinder.
- Bulldozers. Most jobs will require some level of bulldozing.
What is the cheapest tractor brand?
Let’s take a look at the top five most affordable sub-compact tractors available.
- LS Tractor MT225E (approximately $19,000)
- Yanmar SA221 (approximately $14,988)
- Kioti CK2510 (approximately $15,610)
- Massey Ferguson GC1700 (approximately $16,000)
- Steiner 450DX (approximately $18,758)
Who makes the best tractor for the money?
The 4WD 1025R produces 23.9 hp, has power steering and hydrostatic transmission, and lifts 681 pounds, so it’s no surprise that John Deere is at the top of the list.
What size tractor do I need for 2 acres?
1 to 2 acres: Choose a garden tractor with a 14 to 16 horsepower engine and a 42 or 46 inch deck. 3 acres or more: Choose a garden tractor with a 46 to 54 inch deck and an 18 to 24 horsepower engine for an extra large lawn.
How big of a tractor do I need for 40 acres?
You could probably get away with 20-25, but you’d be better off with 25-35, if not 40, to give you the HP flexibility to bail your own hay down the road.
What size mower do I need for 20 acres?
Mowing 4 acres is equivalent to mowing 20 acres.
What does a small farm tractor cost?
Compact tractors range in price from $9,000 to $11,000, while mid-capacity tractors with 30 to 75 horsepower cost between $25,000 and $50,000, and large-capacity tractors with about 100 horsepower and 4-wheel drive cost between $50,000 and $75,000.
What is the number one selling tractor?
John Deere is the most popular tractor brand in the United States, with iconic green and yellow agriculture and landscaping equipment sold all over the country and around the world.
What is the best tractor 2020?
The Fendt 942 Vario was named Tractor of the Year 2020, with the new 942 series reaching over 400 hp (298.3 kW) for the first time. This model also impressed the jury with its level of connectivity, which allows full remote control of several functions.