Tractors for lite homesteading/utility?

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Re: Tractors for lite homesteading/utility?

Post by Albert » Mon May 03, 2021 7:55 pm

I've got a 40 year old J. I. Case Diesel agricultural tractor in the 70-horsepower range. It's been surprisingly reliable, and has absolutely no electronics on it, except for the alternator, battery, and starter. For whatever that's worth.

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Re: Tractors for lite homesteading/utility?

Post by sheddi » Tue May 04, 2021 6:31 am

raptor2 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 am
I am considering a Ron Beer riding lawn mower.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-0wTje ... ingerBilly
That is simply awesome :D
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Re: Tractors for lite homesteading/utility?

Post by MPMalloy » Tue May 04, 2021 11:52 am

raptor2 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 am
I am considering a Ron Beer riding lawn mower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-0wTje ... ingerBilly

That model or this model ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Grqq44 ... ingerBilly
That man is a Hardcore Hillbilly.

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Re: Tractors for lite homesteading/utility?

Post by raptor2 » Tue May 04, 2021 12:24 pm

I subscribe to the saying: If it works and does the job who cares what it looks like.



MPMalloy wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:52 am
That man is a Hardcore Hillbilly.
A lot of his videos are hilarious.


Back on track. I looked at this and it seems to do everything I want:
https://www.parishtractor.com/equipment/inventory/34379

That said they rent a similar one and I think I will rent one for a month and see if it does what I want.

My needs are light duty and more along the lines of a lawn tractor but there is some good advice here and it made me change my mind.
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