Hey guys, I'm looking for information on determining what size tractor (weight, HP, frame size, tire type, etc.) is ideal for a particular application.
We own nearly 50 acres of premium Middle Tennessee hillsides & hollers. Two residences on the property, each with approximately 2 acre lawns. We grow Christmas Trees on about six acres of the remaining flattish ground. The rest is wooded. We do a fair amount of firewood business, skidding logs & hauling loads of wood, we move 5x5 rolls of hay for six-eight months/year for 4H steers, bushhog small clearings, and we give free hayrides to our Christmas Tree Farm customers... All with a Ford 1310 with turf tires that my dad & grandfather bought new around 1985.
Future plans may include; larger herd or year round cattle, bigger groups on hayrides, more extensive hayride trails, increased firewood production, clearing small tracts for increased Christmas Tree production, and I would like to do more frequent small-scale timber harvests myself. Without having to hire local professional "loggers"
What, in your opinion, would be the ideal tractor to carry out these tasks?