Eric Hanson wrote:Travis,
You are correct, the subcompacts don’t have a lot of ground clearance, but whenever I used my subcompact in the woods I made certain that I never went over any objects that could possibly get tangled up under the tractor. This was pretty easy as it was small and maneuverable enough that I could steer around almost any obstacle.
Eric Hanson wrote:Out of curiosity, is yours powered by its own engine or is it powered by your tractor hydraulics? When fantasizing about one I could never decide if I wanted one to be pulled by my tractor or if I wanted some other vehicle (4-wheeler, UTV, etc.) to pull it while I used the tractor separately.
Look forward to your answer!
Eric Hanson wrote:Going back to the original question, I suppose that tractors plausibly are a luxury regardless of how much land one has. Present day Amish are evidence of being able to do large scale farming without any mechanization whatsoever.
Maybe a better question then would be under what conditions would a tractor be practical. Partially this is answered by how much land one has, but a better answer depends on one’s intended usage and application.
Cécile Stelzer Johnson wrote:
Another possibility is my Ryobi hedge trimmer, with a bar. I'm musing mounting it on wheels, high enough to not damage it on stones.