I have looked around on this site for a thread on tractors and I am glad I found this one. I thought I would comment/recommend a slightly different type of tractor. For 12 years I owned a subcompact tractor. These machines look like an overgrown riding mower but have many features of a full sized tractor.
These features include the following:
A Diesel engine
A three point hitch
Hydraulics to operate a loader
Mid and rear PTO’s
These tractors are fairly small but very powerful for their size and can operate a large number of attachments & implements. They are also quite efficient by virtue of the Diesel engine. Mine burned a meager 2/3 gallons per hour. I highly recommend these machines to the landowners who need the extra mechanical help but still want to minimize the impact on the land (they don’t really compact soil).
Hope this helps someone,
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