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Old 08-21-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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HI,I live in Canada and the winters We have are just bad.Now I have A 2008 B 7510 21 HP kubota 4wd HST trans,LA 302 loader with the Wallenstein GX 620 backhoe and belly mount sub frame for strength . What"A" machine! There,s know stopping it. This is one Tough unit.Good little tractor and backhoe for the farm,cottage or home. Now if you can get your hands on one ? BYE IT!! Dano.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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HI,I live in Canada and the winters We have are just bad.Now I have A 2008 B 7510 21 HP kubota 4wd HST trans,LA 302 loader with the Wallenstein GX 620 backhoe and belly mount sub frame for strength . What"A" machine! There,s know stopping it. This is one Tough unit.Good little tractor and backhoe for the farm,cottage or home. Now if you can get your hands on one ? BYE IT!! Dano.
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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Recently added a Deere 350c dozer to the fleet... capable little dozer and fun to operate.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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My neighbor bought one but really has little use other than at ne time he did. Not that he regretted it but he sold it finally and bought more what he need which was a riding lawn mower. It was nice the time when we bought dirt to spread together tho.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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People need to take the time to size the tractor to what they will be doing with it. Keeping filters clean and greasing all the zerks will help make things last. Many old tractors are still going strong.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Is it cost effective to get a tractor to both snow plow and mow? 1.5 flat acres.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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When anyone asks how big a machine they need I always answer figure out the biggest load or toughest job you will be lifting or doing and get the next bigger machine. The most expensive machine you can own is one just a bit too small for the job.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Is it cost effective to get a tractor to both snow plow and mow? 1.5 flat acres.
How deep / how far (snow)?

How tight (trees and height clearance)/ how hilly / bumpy for mowing?


AG tires might tear up your lawn. Turf tires are not great for snow (might need chains anyway)

Probably a compact / 25- 35 HP tractor ($3000 - $30,000) with some 3 point attachments. ($300 - $3000).

Possibly a belly mount mower for finish mowing. Brush-hog for field work.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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The land is fairly flat and not bumpy and pretty much cleared. We won't have a pristine lawn, basically whatever grows.

We get plenty of snow - somewhere around 150" a year. Driveway is not too long, about 125 ft.

Not sure if a loader would plow very well? Something like this? 2013 Kubota BX1870 Tractors | Heartland Kubota, LLC SHERIDAN, WY
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Is it cost effective to get a tractor to both snow plow and mow? 1.5 flat acres.
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The land is fairly flat and not bumpy and pretty much cleared. We won't have a pristine lawn, basically whatever grows.

We get plenty of snow - somewhere around 150" a year. Driveway is not too long, about 125 ft.

Not sure if a loader would plow very well? Something like this? [Kubota-BX1870l]
Do you 'want' 1.5 acre of lawn? That is a huge lawn.

My Massey-Ferguson is only a little bit larger, with 24Hp. It can accept a mower-beck, but I have no intention to be mowing lawn, so I do not have the mower-deck.

For me a backhoe is a huge advantage.

I have 100+ yards of driveway. A loader-bucket can clear a driveway, much better than a shovel. However when we get 18" of snow, it still took half-a-day to do it. After a few years, I got a pto-powered snow-blower, and now I clear my driveway in 20 minutes.

In fact, in this area, you could buy a brand new 24Hp tractor with snow-blower, and just by clearing other people's driveways every winter, make enough cash to cover the payments for buying it.

Put a disc-harrow on it, and you can work your land. Reshape it slowly and replant anything you want.
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