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Advice on 1st Tractor

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I am looking for a tractor to mow about 8 acres I have recently acquired. Thats all I really plan to do with it. Want to keep it under 12-13K on the price, looking for used and would just like advice on brands and what not, thanks!

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my personal preference is kubota, the dt 3200 3600 4200 are all real good, mechanical no electronics real sound stable hard working machines. i would stay away from the jap jobs. the parts for them are getting more and more expencive. theres montana tractors that that are kinda new but there based on the old newholland tractors. my advise as a mechanic, is stay away from the newer junk with electronic this computerized that.......... also if your gona do alot of open stuff try to find a straight gear tractor. being no shuttle shift or hydrostat. if you have any questions just ask!

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My dad seems to have it bad for gettin a Deere. Any opinions on that?
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If you don't want a new one you can mange for a lot less $$$ than that and end up with a good machine that'll do that and more if you want it to. Personally I think you would be ok with a MF 135 (Diesel) and a 6 foot mower..... we did everything with one of those little 135's for years, they're almost indestructable. If you want a Deere a 2020 or 3020 would be good. Should be able to get a good used one, possibly even with a loader for around $10,000, then a mower of your choice.

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We have a '49 Ford for sale, good machine and well taken care of. Only drawback is it burns gas, not diesel. Gramps has had this thing ever since I can remember and it still works every day. I dunno what attachments he is willing to let go of?? If you're interested lemme know and I can get you pics, vids and more details.
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whatever you do, don't get a rear discharge mower

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why not? whats wrong with a bushhog

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Nothing wrong with a bush hog...

I mean a mower, like a finish mower. The one on my tractor, while it does cut nice, if you wait too long to cut the grass it comes out in clumps and looks like crap.

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yea i know what your talkin about now. we have a 5ft woods that does the same thing, we pull a drag harrow behind the finish mower so it spreads it all out pretty nice and spreads the horse poop out to

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ill will tell you one thing, i had a 8ft double blade bushhog brand bushhog and man did that thing wook great. you could drive into 4ft high twitch grass and that thing would never miss a blade of grass,

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