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Moving....Time to buy a machine to move dirt, and plow snow

 
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So, I finally found and for the most parts have had my offer accepted on a good homestead. I know I'm going to need to buy a tractor, skid steer, or some type of machinery. I'll be building some more hugel beds...digging a "pump track" for mountain bike/MX riding, plowing snow in the winter, and just basically saving my back alot of uneccessary damage.

Any thoughts on what I should be looking for? The most bang for the buck is the key element...

Links appreciated also.....

Cheers!
 
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If you dont need a conventional farm tractor for field work, I would suggest a Skid-Steer Bobcat. Maximum versatility and maneuverability.
 
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I've been mulling those over, but man....the price tag on those...I guess the biggest question is...are they going to be more reliable than a 1970's type farm tractor? I need simple and reliable. Load it up and move it functionality. I do like skid steers...very manueverable that's for sure...keep the suggestions coming.
 
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I wouldnt buy new, check around for used ones. For what you want to do, it is a vastly superior machine to a typical farm tractor. The maneuverability and power will make dirt, and even snow, moving much easier. Reliability from what I hear is excellent.
 
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