Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres

   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #121  
I am sorry that your tractor has needed the dealer so much. I haven't had mine into the dealer since I bought it.
Don’t be sorry for me I just got my seafood fix and have gotten over the issues the John Deere had long ago. We have been very happy with the Kioti it has proved to be a very dependable replacement and hasn’t had any issues.

Glad you haven’t had issues. Most I talk to think the LS is a good tractor and I haven’t heard one complaint from those around with them.

Janet
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #122  
I have the Yanmar YT235C backhoe & loader
no problems works great for me. A/C keeps
me nice and kool at 107 degrees and has all
the power I need. Plus the backhoe works much
better than a shovel! Cheap on fuel and a very
nice warranty to go with it!
LS blue is a nice tractor and they are expanding

willy
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #123  
Hello! I’m under contract on a house with about 4.5 acres (1.1 ac wooded) and would like some opinions.

Most of the property is grassland, so mowing would be the most frequent usage. It has a 300’ dirt driveway and the property needs some grading and dirt work near the foundation, so I’d like a box blade. After the initial grading, the box blade usage will be seasonal for driveway maintenance.

The current owner is using a zero turn mower, but about an acre of the property is severely overgrown. I’d prefer a fail mower to a brush hog for maneuverability.

It also has a hobby farm set up that we’ll continue to use, so the loader will be handy.

It’s in Kansas, so some snow, but not in huge quantities… usually.

I was originally looking at the Kubota BX2380 and Deere 1025R. I’m leaning to Kubota, but it looks like I can get a B2301 for only $1000 more.

This will be my first tractor, but I often used my dad’s Deere 4310 when I was in high school on about the same amount of land. He lives in a state with a lot of snow, so it’s mostly used as a plow.

Are there any other contenders I should look at? And is the B01 worth the price jump over the BX?

Thanks!
I would recommend the largest tractor you can justify possibly the l2501 Kubota. Larger tractors are more stable for loader work and more comfortable on rough ground because of the larger tire size
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #124  
Except now they pronounce "Branson" as "TYM". Not trying to start anything, just keeping it real.

I love my Branson. It's been rock solid. Over 5 years and over 300 hours without needing any repairs. But my dealer is gone, and so far the only TYM dealer is on the other end of the state. Sure hope they can keep it growing.
Sounds to me like you have a business opportunity...Slowpoke Slim's Equipment - Central ND's home for Branson, TYM and Bad Boy. :)
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #125  
Limit yourself to whatever color has a good cheerful and cooperative dealer near by. YOU WILL have continuing needs to work with a dealer be it questions, parts, upgrades, repairs -- dealers are very nearly more important than whatever brand they sell. Ask around. See what the farmers (even weekend farmers) say about the local dealers. Valuable.
I’m a weekend farmer but mileage wise I drive “past” three closer dealers to get to my tractor’s color dealer. I drive past one to get to my favorite dealership ever but they only sold me my baler and implements. Both are more than a four hour round trip, nearest dealers would still be 2-2.5 hour round trip. I’d argue look at the machine first then decide who you want to work with, like JWR said talk to the locals and they will have a favorite (that’s how I found my favorite tractor dealer so far away).
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #126  
I’ll take a look at those as well. I’d be lying if country of origin wasn’t a concern of mine though. Thanks for the recommendation!

Thanks for the models, I’ll have to see if there’s a dealer near me.

I think his is a 30 horse model. I didn’t look that high up the range because we never really used it to it’s capability, I always thought it was too much tractor for the land. I’m quickly seeing that was the wrong assumption. Unfortunately, $25k is already towards the top of my price range, so I don’t know that I could go much bigger unless some of the other brands are considerably cheaper.

Thanks for the advice.
Don’t forget to look at Kioti. A CK 3510 - 35 hp. That’s what I have for my 5.5 acre hobby farm
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #127  
Hello! I’m under contract on a house with about 4.5 acres (1.1 ac wooded) and would like some opinions.

Most of the property is grassland, so mowing would be the most frequent usage. It has a 300’ dirt driveway and the property needs some grading and dirt work near the foundation, so I’d like a box blade. After the initial grading, the box blade usage will be seasonal for driveway maintenance.

The current owner is using a zero turn mower, but about an acre of the property is severely overgrown. I’d prefer a fail mower to a brush hog for maneuverability.

It also has a hobby farm set up that we’ll continue to use, so the loader will be handy.

It’s in Kansas, so some snow, but not in huge quantities… usually.

I was originally looking at the Kubota BX2380 and Deere 1025R. I’m leaning to Kubota, but it looks like I can get a B2301 for only $1000 more.

This will be my first tractor, but I often used my dad’s Deere 4310 when I was in high school on about the same amount of land. He lives in a state with a lot of snow, so it’s mostly used as a plow.

Are there any other contenders I should look at? And is the B01 worth the price jump over the BX?

Thanks!
For smaller acreage I would say a skid steer or similar, they have many attachments and are more maneuverable.
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #128  
Hello! I’m under contract on a house with about 4.5 acres (1.1 ac wooded) and would like some opinions.

Most of the property is grassland, so mowing would be the most frequent usage. It has a 300’ dirt driveway and the property needs some grading and dirt work near the foundation, so I’d like a box blade. After the initial grading, the box blade usage will be seasonal for driveway maintenance.

The current owner is using a zero turn mower, but about an acre of the property is severely overgrown. I’d prefer a fail mower to a brush hog for maneuverability.

It also has a hobby farm set up that we’ll continue to use, so the loader will be handy.

It’s in Kansas, so some snow, but not in huge quantities… usually.

I was originally looking at the Kubota BX2380 and Deere 1025R. I’m leaning to Kubota, but it looks like I can get a B2301 for only $1000 more.

This will be my first tractor, but I often used my dad’s Deere 4310 when I was in high school on about the same amount of land. He lives in a state with a lot of snow, so it’s mostly used as a plow.

Are there any other contenders I should look at? And is the B01 worth the price jump over the BX?

Thanks!
I got 9.37 acres and have had bigger tractors. I bought a GC1728 Massey. The bigger tractor could pick up 3000 #. The little Massey is rated 600# but I can get the Massey in places the big tractor would not fit. I'm not surpriece
Hello! I’m under contract on a house with about 4.5 acres (1.1 ac wooded) and would like some opinions.

Most of the property is grassland, so mowing would be the most frequent usage. It has a 300’ dirt driveway and the property needs some grading and dirt work near the foundation, so I’d like a box blade. After the initial grading, the box blade usage will be seasonal for driveway maintenance.

The current owner is using a zero turn mower, but about an acre of the property is severely overgrown. I’d prefer a fail mower to a brush hog for maneuverability.

It also has a hobby farm set up that we’ll continue to use, so the loader will be handy.

It’s in Kansas, so some snow, but not in huge quantities… usually.

I was originally looking at the Kubota BX2380 and Deere 1025R. I’m leaning to Kubota, but it looks like I can get a B2301 for only $1000 more.

This will be my first tractor, but I often used my dad’s Deere 4310 when I was in high school on about the same amount of land. He lives in a state with a lot of snow, so it’s mostly used as a plow.

Are there any other contenders I should look at? And is the B01 worth the price jump over the BX?

Thanks!
Hello! I’m under contract on a house with about 4.5 acres (1.1 ac wooded) and would like some opinions.

Most of the property is grassland, so mowing would be the most frequent usage. It has a 300’ dirt driveway and the property needs some grading and dirt work near the foundation, so I’d like a box blade. After the initial grading, the box blade usage will be seasonal for driveway maintenance.

The current owner is using a zero turn mower, but about an acre of the property is severely overgrown. I’d prefer a fail mower to a brush hog for maneuverability.

It also has a hobby farm set up that we’ll continue to use, so the loader will be handy.

It’s in Kansas, so some snow, but not in huge quantities… usually.

I was originally looking at the Kubota BX2380 and Deere 1025R. I’m leaning to Kubota, but it looks like I can get a B2301 for only $1000 more.

This will be my first tractor, but I often used my dad’s Deere 4310 when I was in high school on about the same amount of land. He lives in a state with a lot of snow, so it’s mostly used as a plow.

Are there any other contenders I should look at? And is the B01 worth the price jump over the BX?

Thanks!
I’ll take a look at those as well. I’d be lying if country of origin wasn’t a concern of mine though. Thanks for the recommendation!

Thanks for the models, I’ll have to see if there’s a dealer near me.

I think his is a 30 horse model. I didn’t look that high up the range because we never really used it to it’s capability, I always thought it was too much tractor for the land. I’m quickly seeing that was the wrong assumption. Unfortunately, $25k is already towards the top of my price range, so I don’t know that I could go much bigger unless some of the other brands are considerably cheaper.

Thanks for the advice.
I would get a tractor that is newer to have a Quick change bucket. I can go from a bucket to forks to Grabble. Less that 10 minutes to change. I got a Massey and I would not have a John Deere. The John Deere quick change will only work on John Deere. The John Deere bucket, forks, and gabble cost a lot more.
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #129  
Started out with a 1968 mf 135 with FEL used,. got tired of fixing and got 1999 jd 4600 with FEL ( kept MF because I can always use it to pull out the tractor from our wet ground)), With this level 43 hp you can run a chipper (started with bearcat pto 70554 5" then got a woodmax 9900 big throat hydraulic feed ..they sAy 9" but really 5-6" is more realistic) to take care of downed trees/ or 35 fruit tree prunings and chips double as bedding for critters or landscape mulch). have 12 acres and now wish I'd gotten more hp. Don't know how much tree work you'll have to do. In SW wash state storms regularly down trees/branches.don't buy a backhoe, Rent anything requiring a big dollar layout or some thing you won't use at on a regular basis.
if buying a tiller make it as wide as tires, here I started with troy built rear tine tiller but got a 6 ft Howard and now can till both 50x100 gardens in 1/8 time vs walk behind. the cost of a rear tine rototiller walk behind is close to 3 pt tiller but you save soo much time and with better tillage but then 1use it only twice a year but I till all the neighbors gardens and chip neighbors trees..( I also have a pto manure spreader I chip neighbors trees/limbs and dump in my cow padock).
i Love my Seppi M 7 ft flail sml will chop up to 3/4 " limbs is reverse rotAting and mulches everything down to 3/4' tall grass, I can also clip the "Pizza grass" for the cows/ goats ( cows if you get some like tender new grass and you see pastures where the grass is very high in 1 spot and low in others this is called pizza grass and if you clip the tops off the regrowth is tender and they'll graze it ) just stay clear of rocks, ......so I always rent backhoe, post hole digger, in your case because of the food plots a tiller might be a good buy because you'll probably have to rent tractor with the tiller, box blade is handy but don't use it much or the angled back blade.
 
   / Recommended Tractor for 4.5 acres #130  
when i was shopping the nearest LS dealer offered me a mt342 with loader for 24k and change. that is a MUCHHHHHH more capable tractor than the SCUTs you are looking at. IMO the only real reason not to use a medium sized CUT is if the SCUT is the only thing you can get into the places you need to use it. but on that note my huge 5145 is so much more maneuverable than my old ford 2000 with manual steering and it weighs close to twice as much.
Did you dive Into the MT125 and the MT225E? The MT125 is the best deal I have found with FEL, MMBM and backhoe for 25
 
 
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