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crazecoyote    Posted 08-06-2001 at 18:49:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is everyones opinion on what tractor I should buy if I plan on using a brush hog, and putting a frontend loader on it for light work around the place?

Tinker    Posted 08-08-2001 at 19:28:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're thinking of buying an older tractor, try to stay away from the tricycle types. They're easy to turn over when using a front end loader. Also, aren't as stable on hillsides.

Richard    Posted 08-08-2001 at 18:14:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A bit further, any color you prefer, but look in your area and get what most everyone else has, as that might be the best brand in your area to support your needs as far as tech knowledge and parts. For strictly bush hogging and some material handling, a utility style is best. Also the nice amneties of live pto, power steering, 3-point, hydraulics are what to shop for.

Gary    Posted 08-08-2001 at 05:09:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, We need more info what you plan on doing? How much land you bush hogging? How much do you plan on moving with the loader and what are you moving? How much time do you plan to spend on the tractor? What other activities do you plan on using the tractor for?

If you only have a few acres and dont have to move ton and tons of materials every day with your loader then a small compact should meet your needs. The need for a front end loader (assuming its not just a manure scoop) pretty much takes most of the tricycle tractors out of the picture, rules out a lot of the small older units.

Greaseman    Posted 08-07-2001 at 12:50:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I will go with the other's. I have used a Farmall Super C with a manure pitcher for years with out power steering, though. No matter what you get--make certain that you get a ROP's on it though.

Spence    Posted 08-07-2001 at 05:37:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
For a regular size bush hog anywhere from a
30 horse on up. For front end loader the older
tractor steering is somewhat stiff even without the loader so I'd suggest power steering which
takes u out of the antique tractors.
That's not to say you can't do it but it'll
be tough on the your arms with the older ones. Also if you decide to install a bucket on the older models you'll have to keep the front wheel bearings and steering housing in tip top shape. Don't overload with excesses like wet concrete
like someone I know does.

Larry    Posted 08-06-2001 at 19:10:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I kind of like the J.I.Case 400. I have three of them. I use a loader on one of them,and it works just fine. These tractors came from the factory with live hydraulic,live pto,Catagory 1 three point hitch,and a lot of them came with power steering. Click on the link below to see what they look like.

LazyHorse    Posted 08-06-2001 at 18:53:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinda depends on how much hoggin and how much weight you plan on moving with the loader. Also depending on your budget whether you are looking to buy knew or used. At any rate I would reccomend a unit with live pto, hydraulics, and power steering.

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