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Old 05-23-2022, 04:39 PM   #1
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Iím looking to buy a tractor real soon just not sure what size I need. I have 27 acres of which 8 acres is cleared off for for animals. 3 acres right now have animals on it, but the other 5 has been cleared about 2 years ago & needs mowing. The only thing I can think of that would be needed of the tractor is to maybe pick up a dead horse or cow, maybe pick up a round bale & mow & keep the cleared land maintained. Maybe some light clearing of the rear of the property when I get time.

The tractor definitely will have a front end loader & 4-wheel drive.

What size do yíall recommend?


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Old 05-23-2022, 04:42 PM   #2
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Buy bigger than you actually think you need. 4wd is a must.

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Old 05-23-2022, 05:00 PM   #3
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Buy bigger than you actually think you need. 4wd is a must.

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Old 05-23-2022, 05:06 PM   #4
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At least 50 hp.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:13 PM   #5
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I sold my 50hp and bought a new 4wd 26hp with loader bushog disc and forks for my 40 acres. A couple acres are food plots and several acres get mowed. It does all I need and more.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:41 PM   #6
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50 or more . I have a 45 hp 4x4 wish it was larger
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:03 PM   #7
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50+ PTO hp
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:46 PM   #8
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I have a 48 hp JD 4320 and I love it. Was worried it was a little small but it gets around fine.

Dug out a trash pit with it today
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:07 PM   #9
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My 50 horse Kubota does really well in that environment. Front end loader, four wheel drive, and HST required.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:25 PM   #10
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I have a 48 hp JD 4320 and I love it. Was worried it was a little small but it gets around fine.

Dug out a trash pit with it today
Iíve been looking for a cab 4720- tough little tractors!
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:48 PM   #11
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50 would treat you right.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:01 PM   #12
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From your description, you need need a tumble bug and a chain. Probably save a couple grand if neighbor has a tumble bug.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:09 PM   #13
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I have a 47 hp 4x4 HST and it is great. Still small enough to get in the tighter spots. The dozer and skid steer is called in to do the tougher stuff. The tractor and the grapple bucket does wonders after things are knocked down. Get the front remotes.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:33 PM   #14
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I have a 47 hp 4x4 HST and it is great. Still small enough to get in the tighter spots. The dozer and skid steer is called in to do the tougher stuff. The tractor and the grapple bucket does wonders after things are knocked down. Get the front remotes.
2nd this.
Get front remotes to run a grapple. Just got mine installed on tractor and did some work with it. Awesome addition!!
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:41 PM   #15
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I sold my 50hp and bought a new 4wd 26hp with loader bushog disc and forks for my 40 acres. A couple acres are food plots and several acres get mowed. It does all I need and more.
Since he wants something that will move round bales a 26 hp is going to be hard to do without the front wheels touching the ground.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:04 PM   #16
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Agree with larger is better, running a smaller tractor to it’s limit will incur more maintenance and breakdowns. IMO front assist/4wd is a huge plus along with cab/ac.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:05 PM   #17
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Since he wants something that will move round bales a 26 hp is going to be hard to do without the front wheels touching the ground.
I added 600lb of washer fluid to the rear tires. The loader is rated at 1800 pounds what does a round bale weigh?
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:44 AM   #18
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There is truth in buying larger than you think you will need however.......

I have a 40hp Mahindra and just added a 75hp John Deere cab tractor to the stable.

I am shocked at the difference in fuel consumption. The Deere is real nice tractor but I can watch the fuel gauge move as I drive around the property. The Mahindra I only refueled every once every 2-3 months.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:59 AM   #19
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We have a 30hp 4wd w/FEL for 32 acres, does pretty good. Went with the smaller 30 due to around 1/2 the property is quite hilly and wooded. Ended up getting a used 70hp 2wd for the flat areas, and what a game changer!!!

Iím going with the 50hp + camp for my recommendation


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Old 05-24-2022, 07:15 AM   #20
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I have a similar sized property and we have a 5065e. It is pretty close to perfect but wish it was slightly bigger sometimes. It pulls a 10ft shredder no problem, lifts 5x6 bales no problem and has 4wd. No cab though. If you have the extra to get the cab it is absolutely worth it. I kinda wish we had gotten in but not missing it enough for the trouble of trading/buying again.

No way you're picking up 5x6 bales safely and without a load of ballast on some of the smaller tractors. Even on the rear you will be hard pressed. In the John deere world I say the 4 series is the smallest you could get by with round bales "safely".

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Old 05-24-2022, 07:28 AM   #21
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I take care of a small family property, mostly mowing. I've got an ancient 60 horse JD right now with a 7 foot shredder. If I was upgrading I'd get about the same size, but with 4wd, power steering, and less leaks The 90hp at the ranch with a grapple and a cab would be nice at times, but way too big in the woods. I'd say get you a nice 50-60 hp and you'd be set.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:48 AM   #22
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https://www.tractorhouse.com/listing...99-hp-tractors

Got one just like this, and it has been a great tractor. This one looks clean. Ours has the 16 speed transmission, which is real handy. As you can see it is shorter (notice you straddle the transmission), but it is a stout tractor. I really like how Case did the stabilizer bars on the 3pt. They make hooking up implements allot easier/faster.
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:15 AM   #23
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I am a Kubota man but very impressed with the Kioti and their lift capacity. I'm running a L2501 Kubota but with I had atleast 35 hp plus. A Kioti CK 3510 is a beast of a tractor and would be my recommendation

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Old 05-24-2022, 08:48 AM   #24
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I am a Kubota man but very impressed with the Kioti and their lift capacity. I'm running a L2501 Kubota but with I had atleast 35 hp plus. A Kioti CK 3510 is a beast of a tractor and would be my recommendation

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I went with a Kioti DK4710se when I decided to buy 2 years ago. Iíve been very pleased with the tractor. One of the main factors was the lifting capacity vs some of the comparable tractors. Iíve been contemplating selling to get a larger tractor. Iíve got 200 acres and could use more Hp for a larger mower and grain drill Iíve been eyeballing


Having said that, the size I bought has been nice for working in the timber with the grapple. Great unit


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Old 05-24-2022, 08:59 AM   #25
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Iím looking to buy a tractor real soon just not sure what size I need. I have 27 acres of which 8 acres is cleared off for for animals. 3 acres right now have animals on it, but the other 5 has been cleared about 2 years ago & needs mowing. The only thing I can think of that would be needed of the tractor is to maybe pick up a dead horse or cow, maybe pick up a round bale & mow & keep the cleared land maintained. Maybe some light clearing of the rear of the property when I get time.

The tractor definitely will have a front end loader & 4-wheel drive.

What size do yíall recommend?


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If you have 8 acres to mow, I would just pay someone to do it. My yard is 3 acres and I can mow it with a riding mower in less than 3 hours.

Take that $20-30K that you are going to spend on a tractor and buy some more land.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:18 AM   #26
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Get a skid steer. I love mine.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:25 AM   #27
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I agree with the more hp the better.. when I had my place I started out with a 40 hp tractor when I sold the place I has a 110 hp cab air.. I wouldn't buy anything that won't pull at least a 10 ft mower.. if you plan to stack round bales lift height will come into play too. Mowing 8 acres with a 5 ft mower is a all day project if not longer with anything less than a 45 hp at the pto tractor.. 60 would be my lower limit . The physical size isn't much bigger than the 45 hp.
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Old 06-03-2022, 08:00 PM   #28
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Well after much stress I finally did it. Left this morning with the full intent on going to pick up a used Mahindra 4550 with 94hrs
on it. I got ten minutes done the road & I just didnít feel right in my gut. So I pulled over & made a few phone calls. 45 minutes later had a sealed deal on a brand new 4550. Walked in the tractor store with a check & loaded it up.


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Old 06-03-2022, 08:16 PM   #29
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Old 06-04-2022, 05:10 AM   #30
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Well after much stress I finally did it. Left this morning with the full intent on going to pick up a used Mahindra 4550 with 94hrs
on it. I got ten minutes done the road & I just didnít feel right in my gut. So I pulled over & made a few phone calls. 45 minutes later had a sealed deal on a brand new 4550. Walked in the tractor store with a check & loaded it up.


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Nice. How much one of those costing these days?
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:28 AM   #31
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Nice, I have a 2555, which i believe is just the older version of yours. One thing i learned, that you might check on yours cuz its not in the manual for mine, is that there is a grease zerk on the power steering motor in the engine compartment that has to be greased as well. Its only on a few of their engines. Learned that the expensive way....never seen a grease fitting inside an engine before
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:18 PM   #32
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Nice. How much one of those costing these days?

I got it for $27,600. Itís a huge step up from my olí 1953 Ford 8N


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Old 06-04-2022, 09:17 PM   #33
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45-60 would be plenty most likely. Biggest suggestion is go with quick connect bucket and wet lines on front. You never know if you want to run a grapple or something else on the front. We have a 45hp Mahindra that has been great, but we could have went up one more level and had one with the wet line hookups on the front.


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Old 06-04-2022, 09:37 PM   #34
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I am thinking I will be in the market sooner or later. Good thread.
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:22 PM   #35
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I take delivery of a new 100HP John Deere 5100E on Monday!


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Old 06-04-2022, 11:24 PM   #36
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Dang Gary thatís a nice one . AC cab and all ?
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