Tractor Ideas and Opinions

Rodeo man

8 pointer
Aug 31, 2011
All the new tractors are junk. Anybody that claims to get good service out of a newer model tractor, is obviously not using it for farm work. Buy you some good old American made iron.


12 pointer
Feb 20, 2013
La Grange
Always think safety first when using a bush hog. You mention "rough, hilly areas" on the 11 acres. You can get hurt real quick pulling a bush hog. Ruts, rocks and holes on an incline can be enough to roll a tractor - especially if the tractor isn't large enough for the implement.

That said, if the rough area isn't too grown up I would rent a DR mower the first time or two....just until you know what is there. You can cut briars and small shrubs with the DR, and you can take a chain saw to the larger stuff. After you get a better feel for how rough the area is you can make a better decision on the size and type of tractor you will want to buy.


12 pointer
Dec 17, 2007
Greenup Co.
Pay somebody with a big rig to clean it up the first time, and then you'll have time to find a good deal on an appropriate tractor for your needs.
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