Re: Generalized Tractor Recommendation
I guess I take a little different view of the description than the others. Tractor class should be by physical size and features, not HP and suitability should be by tasks and not acreage.
Would you classify an older 8/9N Ford, MF 35,135, etc as compacts or small full size models? By HP they fall into the CUT class but many of these were the main tractor for family farms in their day.
Up until I bought my Yanmar I used my bil's Kabota, 30-35 HP model to mow my 3 acre's of pasture and with the grass tall enough to cut for hay, this tractor and mower were straining in a lot of area's. I sure would classify this tractor in same class as the small older Ford's, MF, etc. But by the above list this tractor was more tractor than needed for the land size.
I'd classify my Yanmar as a full CUT and it is rate as 24 pto HP. (9 fwd speeds + creep range, shift-on-the-go, PS, 4sp pto, FEL rated for >2k#, 24" rear tires) Same series tractors were available down to 16HP and up to 40HP. By the list my, model would be called a sub-CUT. For a few tasks I've found my tractor to be a little small.
Just my $.02.
Cub Cadet 3204 48" mower
5' rotary mower
52" Yanmar RSB1300 tiller
Koyker 155 loader