Hey everyone! I am brand new here - and actually to tractors for the most part. I have had a small rider for a while but nothing fancy at all. Well, I ended up moving and now have about 4 acres(for a city boy like me that is HUGE). The house is situated on about .75 acre, so there is a bit of open brush space to play with. Between Craigslist and looking on here I really want to get a used tractor. One LARGE problem is I am totally clueless as what to look for. I do know I want something with a 3 point hitch, and would like the option to get any number of attachments for it down the line(loader bucket, possibly a backhoe). Now, do I need a tractor(or a compact utility tractor I was thinking)? NO, but I was also hoping to get one that might need a bit of work, so I might get my self a nice hobby. For starters, is Craigslist a good place to look? Are there better places? Anyone want to give me a few suggestions of what I might want to look for? What are some things that should be looked at and checked out when buying a used tractor? And although I look at the fancy expensive ones, right now they are financially just not a option. I was looking to spend around(don't laugh) $2000 maybe a bit more, but a bit less would be GREAT! It doesn't really even need to run right away I guess. So are hopes totally crazy? Where should I start looking? Anyone with any opinions would help my search! I live in Minnesota so it would only be used for about half the year. If people are still reading my rambling post at this point, and are willing to give me there 2 cents this truly is the friendliest forum around! Thanks for your time and input!