I'm going to be buying a tractor this summer in the 35 hp range with 24 or so at the PTO. The front runners are the 3033R (24 PTO) and LS XR 3135 (28 PTO) Hydros.
I'd like to run a baler someday, but can never find the HP requirements when I find older balers. I remember my Grampa baling (I was one of the wagon stackers as a wee lad) with his 420 and if the spec site is right it had around 25 or 26 HP PTO, but no idea what baler model (JD) he had.
Anyone have recommendations on certain vintage models or a site that gives the specs?
Also giving serious thought to a new mini round baler, but no haying for the time being.
I have a 6.5 ac fallow hay field I want to reclaim as well as access to about 12 more acres belonging to the original farm my property was carved from. AND if an out of state neighbor agrees I would have another 15 (ish) acres to hay also carved from the original farm. So potentially 25+acres to supply my budding homestead. The neighboring fields are being hayed now by someone who has to trailer his equipment in, but the on site owner has already given me the green light for his field.