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Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? #16281519 07/25/21
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Always have projects here and 3 of my 5 neighbors have little kubota type tractors. My mower is starting to smoke which might be minor, or not. It’s up there and a tree fell on it it’s first year,,, twice when the removal company dropped it again on the same shed. Owes me nothing at this point.

I just had a neighbor over a few days and spent a bit renting skid steers and excavators for projects. Only 2 acres but house is 4 stories ish with the larger drive floating and the lower drive to a lower 4 car garage ready for a repave.


Seems I’m always grading something living on steep country, moving small boulders, stone, etc. Backs getting tired too. I saw a few “Yard Tractors” with small attachments and the belly mower for an AWD kubota. Gut says the former will be mediocre to terrible at moving anything really and the later will mow like crap unless I’m mowing country fields so to speak. Yard described by a neighbor as “Park Like”.


Figured the collective experience here can cover thermal dynamics to unsolvable mathematical problems so there’s bound to be some experience with a dual purpose machine.


My one neighbor had a ready made shed built for his machine. Sits behind his house on a half acre. Measure his yard in inches. Still seems to always be using it for something. All neighbors have Zero Turns as well which might answer my question already. Or I just shell out a few $k a year and rent what I need. Big issue there is nothing rented locally with turf tires at any of the usual places. Tracks don’t get stuck easy but are heck on the yard.

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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16281578 07/25/21
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Kubota BX weight lifting.

https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/bx-weight-lifting-test.311309/

I don't know how it mows. I don't have a lawn. Or a mower.

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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16281827 07/25/21
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I would not go smaller than the 2501. Bucket, rear blade, brush hog. Can't say about a finish mower.
I have ag tires on mine. Mostly for snow and I can chain them up. Turf tires don't work well in steep country with ice/snow if you have any of that, but they are better on lawns


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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16281852 07/25/21
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I should say it’s steep cliffs around me but most of my yard is flat or slight grade. Beyond the septic mound which I rarely bother mowing. Being on a grade the backside is stupidly steep. Rather than replace the failed leach field the PO when we bought split the cost with us. He cleared one of our extra lots to cover his end which was crummy but it was costing me $2-3k/wk for a vacation rental with the Hangup closing during the RELO. I’m a Tech guy that can’t figure out full size pics on here sadly enough.


I was thinking something like a 4wd 20hp kubota diesel with the mini excavator attached and bucket. Just don’t know how the finish mower would do under the belly.

Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16282532 07/25/21
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Get a tractor to be a tractor. Get a mower to cut the grass.

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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: AB2506] #16282556 07/25/21
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Originally Posted by AB2506
Get a tractor to be a tractor. Get a mower to cut the grass.




agree with this....^^^^^^^

My mower..24 horse Cub Cadet...Kohler twin cylinder..46" cut..

My tractor...the other orange tractor... is a Kioti CK 35

Favorite impliment....other than the front end loader ?

Tiller and snow blade scraper....post hole digger means work !

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Originally Posted by AB2506
Get a tractor to be a tractor. Get a mower to cut the grass.



Yes.


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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16282670 07/25/21
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I agree. A tractor should be a tractor. We went small with a massy 1705. Lessoñ learned. Also have a bobcat 324. I love the bobcat.


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Get a zero turn first.

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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: AB2506] #16282738 07/25/21
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Originally Posted by AB2506
Get a tractor to be a tractor. Get a mower to cut the grass.



+ 1 more

Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: tikkanut] #16282743 07/25/21
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Originally Posted by tikkanut
Originally Posted by AB2506
Get a tractor to be a tractor. Get a mower to cut the grass.




agree with this....^^^^^^^

My mower..24 horse Cub Cadet...Kohler twin cylinder..46" cut..

My tractor...the other orange tractor... is a Kioti CK 35

Favorite impliment....other than the front end loader ?

Tiller and snow blade scraper....post hole digger means work !

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

buddy o' mine had his kid use the Kubota to flip the suburban so he could pull the frame for another project..
his kid has a feathers touch with that thing..

he couldnt turn the corner to mow his yard with the thing, but he still puts it to good use..


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Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: gremcat] #16283092 07/25/21
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I’m thinking a BX sized Kubota and a ZT. Thought I could get more tractor if I threw the mower cost into it. Intuition said get specific equipment for specific tasks. Compromises are poor at both. Eh well, I confirmed it anyway. Maybe I can figure out oil burn on the 24hp Husqy and still get a bigger/better tractor. Thinking AWD is a must. Excavator is ok but don’t know it’ll get the use it should and most projects we’d need a bigger one anyway I think.

Re: Yard Tractor? Two pieces of equipment? [Re: Fireball2] #16283407 07/25/21
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
When you're a hammer everything looks like a nail.



Well, I won’t argue there.


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