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Buying land and building! Need attachments

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Finally, I can justify having a Scut. My 1025r hasn’t been sweated yet. That being said, we are buying 4 acres of farm flat land and building our dream house. What attachments do I need and want! I already know a 260B because of all my landscaping needs.

I am thinking a post hole attachment for the needed fence. That being said, how do these tractors do handling it? It’s clay but no roots or rocks.

Debating if my 60D is sufficient or if a bush hog is waned for the larger open field mows until I really have it landscaped.

Go! Budget isn’t unlimited but it’s realistic. CFO already approved. Realistic things please.


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Thankfully I scored 10, 42lbs weight last fall for $200. Brand new. So I have that covered.


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Thinking outloud, after just spending more than I would like to on suitcase weights, that's something I wish I had rolled in to the 0% loan. I plan to buy the same amount (2-42s, 2-70's) again after the bank recovers, but if it had been rolled in to the loan I'd have 8-70s and 4-42s. Another positive is there's usually further discounts on attachments saving some more money when bought with the tractor. Adding an extra ~16.67/mo (5yr @ 0%) for 728lbs of flexible ballast is totally worth it. Further thinking outloud- paying for suitcase weight ballast outright is painful, considering how expensive it is for what it is. When rolled in to a 0% loan is so much more palatable cause you don't see the line items for every payment.
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Thankfully I scored 10, 42lbs weight last fall for $200. Brand new. So I have that covered.


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In my opinion you would do well to acquire a PTO driven fertilizer spreader. After my initial tractor-owning year and paying to have fertilizer, lime, and fire ant bait spread, I bought both an imatch hitch compatible Frontier PTO driven fertilizer spreader and a Herd GT-77 seeder for spreading winter ryegrass seed and fire ant bait. I saved enough money doing these services myself to reach the break-even point financially after the first year of ownership of the spreader and the seeder.

You mentioned your 1025R and need for a post hole digger. There is an ongoing thread about this right now. The 1025R has a category-1- limited three point hitch which will restrict the length of auger it can use, and you will find that the holes may not be deep enough for your fence posts. If you are young, strong, and motivated enough you can dig 3/4 of a hole, and then finish the last 1/4 by hand.

Other things to think aboout acquiring are a core aerator, a pinestraw rake, a chain harrow, a set of pallet forks, a single point hydraulic connector, and a canopy for all those sunny summer days coming up soon,

It's been a pleasure to help you spend your money. :)
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I have a 25g sprayer that I power with my tractor thankfully. I will get a spreader for sure, though. I have forks - the best thing I thought I’d never use - I use them all the time!

How deep can I expect to go with a post hole digger without blowing up my tractor? I’m not trying to put up an 8’ fence, but I figure if I can get 2’ deep, that’s plenty.


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In my opinion you would do well to acquire a PTO driven fertilizer spreader. After my initial tractor-owning year and paying to have fertilizer, lime, and fire ant bait spread, I bought both an imatch hitch compatible Frontier PTO driven fertilizer spreader and a Herd GT-77 seeder for spreading winter ryegrass seed and fire ant bait. I saved enough money doing these services myself to reach the break-even point financially after the first year of ownership of the spreader and the seeder.

You mentioned your 1025R and need for a post hole digger. There is an ongoing thread about this right now. The 1025R has a category-1- limited three point hitch which will restrict the length of auger it can use, and you will find that the holes may not be deep enough for your fence posts. If you are young, strong, and motivated enough you can dig 3/4 of a hole, and then finish the last 1/4 by hand.

Other things to think aboout acquiring are a core aerator, a pinestraw rake, a chain harrow, a set of pallet forks, a single point hydraulic connector, and a canopy for all those sunny summer days coming up soon,

It's been a pleasure to help you spend your money. :)
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You could eliminate a lot of effort folks will make responding to your post if you would list what you already have. You might consider editing the original post to include more information. A lot of members used to list all of their implements and attachments as part of the signature after all their posts. I haven't seen that lately, though.

IMO, a 2 foot hole is really not enough. But you don't say if the fence is for containment of farm animals, or if it is just for decoration, or for home security.
I have a bush hog brand 500 pound pto spreader and it's awesome. I got the polymer one.

Thankfully my hunting club split the cost with me if I let them (me) use it for two years.
That’s hilarious, I just told my wife about this post, the first thing she said, “one of everything”!

I must say, I have a one in a million, wife that is!
If the table is wide open then get ALL of the implements. One of everything.
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My vote for spending your money:

Pallet forks. Tooth bar for loader bucket. Grapple for loader bucket. Ballast for rear of tractor.
I don’t foresee a grapple needed since the land is cleared already. I’ll be planting everything from scratch.

I debate a toothbar. Digging, sure. But I suspect it wouldn’t be much used and ultimately kill the option of back blading.


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My vote for spending your money:

Pallet forks. Tooth bar for loader bucket. Grapple for loader bucket. Ballast for rear of tractor.
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