seeking cut recommendations
Looking to see what make, model, HP ect people will recommend for me to get. a small 22 acre farm coastal south carolina with horses on them, my wife and I are taking over 8 acres of it that has been let to grow on its own. there are some very large pine trees put of a lot of shade, and we plan on doing some serious pruning to get some sunshine on the pasture. our soil is a mixture of very sandy on top with clay underneath, but very flat. My father in law has a mf 135 2x4 no loader, no ps that is very strong and good for most things, but here are my questions:
I'm looking to get into composting and some worm farming. I may go to other farms to pick up horse and cow manure and don't want to spend all my time shoveling it up. a compact loader seems to be the ticket. we also hope to be having material dropped off at the farm to be mixed into the compost. this will not be a large operation, but more than just a hobby.
I believe I'm gonna have to have topsoil & compost trucked in to start off with and disk it in to the field so we can get good grass for new horse boarders. This is very compacted soil right now. Not planning on doing the whole 8 ac at once, maybe one or two. The mf 135 will stand as back up for mowing ect for now.
Not looking for new, can't afford it. But don't someone else's headache either. I'm mechanically inclined I don't mind to drive to get a good deal. I'm ready for all your suggestions.
thanks in advance,