GT farmers what tractor is good

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  1. GRD67

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    I am looking for a tractor up to 35 horse power to use with a brush hog, box blade, tiller, with a front loader and possible grapple. Which tractor would you recommend, thanks for your help.
     
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    Can't go wrong with anything in the Kubota line.
     

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    I like my massy ferguson. You may want to get get four wheel drive .
     
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    The farm that I have permission to hunt, has an old John Deere (diesel) w/ a 6' bushhog attached.

    I've been using that tractor for over 3 years, now, and we just fill it with diesel and go.

    That Deere is 4-wheel drive.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, are the new models as good as the older models?
     
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    I'd go with a John Deere, but I my opinion isn't impartial. I spend a lot of time in them.
     
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    I've got a Yanmar four wheel about 22 horsepower which has been a good machine for my five acre place. This is a "grey market" unit from Japanese rice fields. Quite well supported stateside. Yanmar makes/made John Deere units if similar size.

    Box blade, bush hog, tiller, etc just need to be sized for whatever tractor you buy.


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    John Deere 9030


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    Orange or Green.

    It's like Ford vs Chevy or Stihl Vs Husky.

    Take your pic, and let availability of local parts influence your decision.
     
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    Man if I had something that big I could have all my work by lunch time.:supergrin:
     
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    Kubota B7800.

    ETA- Yes, I'm biased. I used to work at a Kubota dealership (a long time ago) and I own that model. They are second to none.
     
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    Kubota l3200 4x4 with front end loader is what I use for my garden and food plot needs . When I bought mine I checked out every brand possible and bought the Kubota. As much as it pains me to say, the john deer compact 32hp does not deserve to be painted green . I was raised on my grandfathers 3020 JD
     
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    John Deere and Kubota are best quality, the rest are less. More horsepower is better for real farming, 4WD is usually worthwhile, and heavier implements will last longer with fewer maintenance issues.
     
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    I love my International Farmall M.

    And the nice thing is, being older, I got quite a bit more tractor for quite a bit less.

    Anything in the 450/500+ line would do anything you want in a new tractor to do and cost 10k or more less than a new model.
     
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    I would recommend you buy one that has a dealer in close proximity. I've spent years on tractors and with equal maintenance, they all faired about the same when used within their capacity (JD, NH/Ford, International, imports etc).
    Obviously, used tractors can be found for less, but be cautious. Many people buy tractors, use them a few times, then just let them sit, which result in many problems down the road. So, low hours aren't always a good thing.
     
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    I'll say depends on what you want to spend. Mahindra is a decent tractor for the $$ as is Yanmar, Long and New Holland . Perhaps you want a premium brand such a Kubota, John Deere, or Case/ International. Considering a used tractor, well used tractors under 50 hp are almost like gold or Pmags :whistling: . They fetch a premium price. I will also say, whatever you purchase , make sure there is a service dept and parts available to you in your area.
     
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    Have you priced tractors and equipment yet? This stuff is hello high compared to a few years ago. For everything you want if you buy new your probably looking at $50k for name brand. I think I'd look at used equipment and haunt the equipment sales.

    Massy or John Deere you can always get parts for. The "overseas" have to get parts ordered in and if you need to special order something it could take a while.
     
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