I've been reading and reading and still not coming to any good conclusion, so I figured I'd try a thread specific to my questions.
What I've got is 1 acre of actual mow-able yard to maintain (out of my 3 acres total.)
After a lengthy conversation with my local Penn State Ag Extension Office, I've decided to go with granular fertilizer and herbicides sourced locally. The decision is now needed on what to use:
3. 3PH mount
My 1 acre that I mow is not a regular shape. Its the combination of several yard sections added together. (I live out of town, in a rural area, surrounded by some farmland, woods.) The walk-behind option is fine - no physical issues doing the job. But, I have a tractor, I'd like to be lazy.
I'm leaning towards a tow-behind, simply because a 175 lb unit would be "right-sized" for the job, but I fear that it will be difficult to handle since I'm on a higher tractor.
I'd love to buy a 3PH spreader, but it seems like COMPLETE overkill - every one of them is designed to hold several hundred pounds of material and they all throw 20+ feet wide. Perfect for a an acre or several pasture/field to maintain. But for several smaller sections? Doesn't seem like the right tool for the job.
I think my question that I'm getting around to is: are there any tow-behind models that I can reach from the seat of a 2320/2025R tractor? Anyone out there with actual experience using one on something bigger than a lawn tractor?