I am new here and have enjoyed reading the posts, havn't finished all yet, but I will. Learned things each time I didn't know. I have 11 acres, mostly hilly, heavy clay soil. I don't need a tractor but I want one. Just to have fun with and garden and cut grass. I have used Allis Chalmers, 1026, and New Holland. But my friends sold them and I decided I miss playing around the property with them.
I want to do lots of tilling and some may require ripping up sod. I have a few large food plots and sunflower patches I want to till and plant. I am going to plant lots of potatoes and have a large garden. For cutting grass I have a nice Simplicity Prestige 42" lawn tractor, I cut about half acre, but might cut more. I actually enjoy cutting grass.
I like the 1025r and looked for used but there almost as much as new. So I think new it might be. First off I need some help on implements and I know the 60" mmm is questionable to some. But I thought it would speed the grass cutting in the large fields and I would cut more than I do now. I was thinking about H120 fil, 60" mmm quick connect, I hitch, a quality tiller, and maybe a muldboard for planting potatoes and digging them up. This is where I need the help. Not sure what tiller to get, not sure the moldboard is the right equipment for potato harvesting, also wondering if it mounts to the I hitch.
I am also concerned about the loader, my pole barn has gravel floor, and my property is very hilly, but I do have a fairly level asphalt spot to load and unload. But for storage it's the pole barn floor for everything.
I am also interested in the price that would be reasonable for a new tractor and implements. I have read some in the forum, but mostly need the input and experience to help me before I order one.
Many thanks in advance.