Well after 2.5 years of shopping I finally found a tractor.

SCOTT S.

Burning Hunk
Mar 22, 2014
238
Waupaca WI
Put 3 hours on it today. Mostly putting wood chips in flower gardens. Love the hydro transmission, My other tractor is a farmall h, everything is so much quicker and easier it’s unbelievable. Can’t wait until fall and get her in the woods.
 
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pjohnson

Burning Hunk
Oct 2, 2013
113
I use my tractor for everything I really don’t know how people get by without one.
 
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Medic21

Feeling the Heat
Feb 26, 2017
492
Northern Indiana
TC and TZ series were the best New Holland compacts made. Much better than the Workmaster series today. Enjoy, it will last you a long time.

And that is a hell of a price with a loader.


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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,767
Philadelphia
If you’d been in my yard an hour ago, you’d have seen a woodshed driving down the hill from my barn to the wood lot, on a 3-point forklift on the back of my tractor. I really don’t know how people do this hobby on any scale, without a tractor.

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SCOTT S.

Burning Hunk
Mar 22, 2014
238
Waupaca WI
TC and TZ series were the best New Holland compacts made. Much better than the Workmaster series today. Enjoy, it will last you a long time.

And that is a hell of a price with a loader.


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I looked at the new ones and I agree the older ones are made better, my local NH. Dealer quit selling any NH. Under 75 horsepower and started selling Kioti compacts.
 

Medic21

Feeling the Heat
Feb 26, 2017
492
Northern Indiana
I looked at the new ones and I agree the older ones are made better, my local NH. Dealer quit selling any NH. Under 75 horsepower and started selling Kioti compacts.
That’s a good dealer. 75 and up are made here. The rest are imported in. They are made by LS but are a cheaper version of those.


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Dataman

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2018
486
Newport, Wa
How do you hook that to the tractor?
I hook ours up to our Rear Implement. We have 8ft rake, Plow and Blade. Plus added 2" ball. Lots of places. Too handy to do without. I had big one made up locally. 35ft one for tension when I need to drop big ass tree not on my ass or anything important. Great for hauling them out of the forest too (smaller size).
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
2,624
Downeast Maine
If you are cutting down a lot of trees yourself, a skidding winch is a very worthy investment for a tractor. I agree with @Ashful, if you have any amount of land a tractor really is necessary. It only took me three months on our basically undeveloped land before I gave in. Great looking tractor, I'm jealous of the PHD.
 

WinterinWI

Member
Dec 6, 2018
89
Wisconsin
If you’d been in my yard an hour ago, you’d have seen a woodshed driving down the hill from my barn to the wood lot, on a 3-point forklift on the back of my tractor. I really don’t know how people do this hobby on any scale, without a tractor.

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Plus it gives you time to hop off and snap a few pictures, while wondering how much "fun" you'd be having if you didn't have it.
 
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SCOTT S.

Burning Hunk
Mar 22, 2014
238
Waupaca WI
Pallet forks are supposed to be here tomorrow can’t wait to see if it will lift an Ibc tote filled with wood.
 
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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
I bought a skid steer a year ago but I haven’t really found much use for it yet but if I had more land I’m sure I would. I only have a 2 acre lot here and I’m not sure if I’ll keep it yet or not. I might find it more useful if we have a heavy snow year again like the latter part of last winter was. Time will tell.
 

lsucet

Minister of Fire
May 14, 2015
1,515
San Ysidro, New Mexico
I bought a skid steer a year ago but I haven’t really found much use for it yet but if I had more land I’m sure I would. I only have a 2 acre lot here and I’m not sure if I’ll keep it yet or not. I might find it more useful if we have a heavy snow year again like the latter part of last winter was. Time will tell.
I know what you are saying. Once everything is done/organized the skid is not of a big use. A normal tractor can do the rest. I am in middle of many projects and the skid steer is unmatchable, is like I can't do anything without it. I become stupid if I don't have the skid but once I am done, my beat up old Kubota will takes care of everything else. Now I just use it to mow the fields
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,427
Kirtland Ohio
Nice tractor! I use mine for about as much as I can. I spent some time looking for one as well. the wait is worth it nice tractor! Get a grapple.Resized_20190830_172917_9316.jpeg
 
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sloeffle

Minister of Fire
Mar 1, 2012
553
Central Ohio
Pallet forks are supposed to be here tomorrow can’t wait to see if it will lift an Ibc tote filled with wood.
My rear tires are filled ( approx 900lbs ) on my tractor and they still come off of the ground a little when moving a 330 gallon IBC tote filled full of wood. Make sure you have an implement on the back of the tractor or have the tires filled before you start moving them. I usually have an implement on the back of my tractor during the winter. During the summer I leave my bush hog off when moving stuff with the tractor because it is so long. If you get the tires filled, get them filled with beet juice. Calcium is cheaper and heavier but it will rust the rims out.

Nice machine, and you get one hell of a deal.
 

lsucet

Minister of Fire
May 14, 2015
1,515
San Ysidro, New Mexico