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post #1 of 5 Old 05-22-2019, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Essential acreage implements?

So I bought 70 acres about 9 minutes drive away from my current house, deal closed today. It has 1200+ feet of road frontage and power along this frontage. Maybe going to build on it in the 5 year plan. For now just going to mess around there cut some wood for my house, food plots potentially and likely bow hunt if I have time. It was logged about 10 years ago and the trails are still there but have a lot of ruts and wild raspberry bushes have taken over. I need to build a bridge across a large creek to access the back roughly 45 acres with the tractor.

Speaking of which I got some second hand fenders for it cant even get them from kubota anymore but haven't posted about the new to me L2550 in a while.

Anyways I dont have a loader for the tractor yet and likely wont until next year. I have a 6' back blade and 7' landscape rake. If I do end up doing some small food plots next year I'm leaning towards a small cultivator over a small offset disc since the ground has never been worked since the land is all bush. I think I want a box blade they seem handy as hell for keeping trails decent. I'd like to be able to get my f550 4x4 dump truck and chipper in there with relative ease eventually as a goal I guess. I'll also likely have about 40 loads of woodchips a year I can dump there and spread out on the trails or something to keep the weeds and undesirable crap like raspberry bushes from coming back thereby avoiding extensive brush hogging hopefully.

Anyways I'm open to any and all suggestions with information as I dont do 3pt implements since I've always had loader tractors and never had the need. Thanks 🙂

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Re: Essential acreage implements?

Definitely loader. Skid steer quick connect and 3rd function hydraulics are great. Think: forks and grapple.

Backhoe - 3pt mount model can be useful, but be careful not to damage tractor.

Box blade as you said.

For future lawn, york rake.

I'm big on 3pt snowblowers, but I think I'm in the minority on that one.

Brush hog.

Ground engaging stuff such as middle buster, plow, and disc (or rototiller, but that'd be tough if you have lots of stumps/roots/rocks).


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I guess I should note that you cant get land here with a loan so I had to pay cash for this land which ate up all of my fun fund. So yeah I know you need everything lol but affording everything atm isnt possible. I'm 30 and have 3 kids Haha. I have a 29.5hp 4wd tractor will not be getting a loader until next year. I have intentions on getting auxiliary hydraulics and a grapple for the loader to use in my arborist business for loading wood into my dump truck but that additional 5 odd thousand dollar touch likely wont happen right away either.

What I'm wondering is in regards to 3 point implements I can pick up for a couple grand total and get by with on the bare minimum for maintaining trails and the odd foodplot. Do I need a box blade or can you really get by with using a grader blade if you are good with it? I don't know because I've been spoiled with always having a loader tractor never had a need or really used 3pt implements since I didnt need them.

This will be my first winter without a loader tractor so I need to get a snowblower for the back for sure.

I can get a full size backhoe and a 48hp kubota with one pretty much as required and plan to buy a real backhoe at some point of my own. I dont want to go crazy on the place since I dont live there so opening everything right up to invite trespassing and poaching isnt what I'm into.

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Re: Essential acreage implements?

Box blade with teeth will tear into the top layer a lot more, and be more efficient at relocating dirt (small distances) than a grader blade would be.
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Re: Essential acreage implements?

Perfect grouse and deer land, good get.
I'd look for a used tractor w/FEL, at least 50 hp.

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