I just created an account today, since I notice I keep ending up here trying to decide what tractor to purchase.
Currently I have just over 2 acres, half wooded that I want to clean up. I will eventually have 13 acres that is 70% wooded.
I have been paying down some bills waiting to get my first JD Compact tractor and have been going back and forth between the 1 series and the 2 series tractors.
The other thing I have been looking at is trailers for the tractor. Just when I think I have my mind made up I change it again.
I like the size and price point of the 1 series but I worry about the pto not having enough horse power for what I want to do ( clean up and manage the woods).
Options I am looking at are a grapple bucket for brush and logs, and a Flail mower to clear and maintain the undergrowth(also maneuverability vs brush hog). I will also be purchasing the 60" mower deck to keep the yard mowed. Currently I only mow about 1/2 acre but eventually hopefully in the far future I will get my dads place which has 4 acres that are mowed around the house and 9 acres of much neglected woodlands.
I currently uses a second hand troy built 42" mower to maintain my yard.