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Tractor or quad?
« on: January 19, 2021, 12:05:23 PM »
As many know Mrs. Turkeyfeather and I just purchased 20 acres of land. We decided that we are not as young as we once were and definitely want to make taking care of the property easier. Plowing snow, cutting brush, etc. Our question is can we do all this with a quad or are we better off with a small tractor?
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 12:07:16 PM »
Quad for fun...tractor to get work done. :twocents:

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 12:09:55 PM »
Depends on where you are located and how much snow you get.   Quads are limited to what they can do and how much snow they can push.  My vote would be a tractor.....and a quad for just dunking around.  There are great financing rates on new tractors right now.   

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 12:16:08 PM »
Both. :chuckle:
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 12:17:31 PM »
Have them both on my property. Couldn't get it done without my kubota.

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 12:17:40 PM »
I vote tractor. An atv just doesnít make the low end grunt that a tractor does for pushing a pile of snow or dragging a cutter through heavy brush. Around here some people have snow blowers on the front of their tractors. Thatís something to see, they throw snow a long ways.

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2021, 12:21:24 PM »
4wd tractor and chains!
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2021, 12:22:41 PM »
Id say 35 hp 4x4 or larger if you are going to do much as you stated "small tractor", small tractors do small jobs.  Id rather have my quad than a small tractor, I plow a lot of snow with my quad but do a ton of work with my 30 hp tractor.

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 12:26:17 PM »
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2021, 01:00:40 PM »
Bring it!!   :chuckle:
Thought about selling the "Rice Paddy Rumbler" but I know what shape it's in and if either one of my sons buys a place it would make a good starter tractor. 🤠
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2021, 01:09:30 PM »
Pics of tractors 🚜 ..... now you know what you need. 

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2021, 01:21:06 PM »
Tractor for work, quad for fun and hauling.  Bucket/backhoe on the tractor plus maybe another couple implements for the tractor.  A box scraper is invaluable for unpaved driveways, especially long ones.  A small, heavy duty trailer for the quad is money well spent. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2021, 01:22:10 PM »
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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2021, 01:26:18 PM »
Guess it kinda depends what you'll be doing on your property.  Are you staying there thru the winter when you'll need to be plowing snow or are you even in an area that gets lots of snow. Moving a little of dirt or preparing a lot of ground for a garden. I have a little Kubota bx2380 with a 60" belly mower and a front loader. Pretty well takes care of what I need around my 20 acres. I do also have a quad for just general messing around and back and forth to the lake. Mowing about 8 acres so too rough on the quad using a tow behind.

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Re: Tractor or quad?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 01:56:55 PM »
Guess it kinda depends what you'll be doing on your property.  Are you staying there thru the winter when you'll need to be plowing snow or are you even in an area that gets lots of snow. Moving a little of dirt or preparing a lot of ground for a garden. I have a little Kubota bx2380 with a 60" belly mower and a front loader. Pretty well takes care of what I need around my 20 acres. I do also have a quad for just general messing around and back and forth to the lake. Mowing about 8 acres so too rough on the quad using a tow behind.
Right now the plan is to park the travel trailer and use it for recreational purposes and build in 3-4 years. We would like to be able to go up there almost every weekend till that time but the road would most likely not be passable in the event of a significant snow fall.
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