For many years I've wanted a small
tractor to use at on the land surrounding my house. I looked
at the small Kubota 4-wheel drive
tractors and one of them would be ideal, but even used they
cost way more than makes sense for my needs. In the past I
had anAllis Chalmers B12 (see the tractors
web page) but they no longer are available. It had 12
Horsepower which was adequate. But the 2-wheel drive is not
as good as 4-wheel drive.
I looked at the Cub Cadet LTX 1040 42"
Lawn Tractor at Tractor Supply Co and the Jhon Deer &
Troy-Bilt Bronco and Pony at Rainbow Ag, but when reading the
reviews and looking around on the web the Home Depot Arines Model
156550) seems to get much higher ratings and appears to be a
better buy. It's made by Husqvarna at the Orangeburg, SC
factory. This is the version that's compliant with the
California Air Resources Board (CARB). I ordered it
yesterday (6 June) and after faxing back and forth some paperwork
it should be delivered today. Bummer. . . . it's going
to be about 2 weeks wait to have it delivered! Scheduled for
20 June 2012 - Supper Bummer. Home Depot called to say
that the tractor does not work and that MAYBE by Friday
they could get another one from a nearby store.
I've canceled my order and am looking for something else.
The local Friedman Brothers has the YTH2042
in stock and will deliver it.
I'd like to know if it will accept the Grader/Box Scraper, (requires the Sleeve Hitch) and/or the 36" Front Scoop?
This is a small front loader bucket
that can dig and is operated by an electric actuator. About
$1340. Fits many riding mowers.
It would be nice to have:
This is a standardized way of
attaching rear implements to a tractor. The layout and
coupling are standard so you can mat various brands of tractor and
|Category||Tractor HP||Top Link Pin Diameter||Lift Arm Pin Diameter|
|0||Up to 20||5/8 in||5/8 in|
|1||20 to 45||3/4 in||7/8 in|
|2||40 to 100||1 in||1⅛ in|
|3||80 to 225||1¼ in||1 7/16 in|
|4||180 to 400 and up||1 3/4 in||2 in|
There are a number of classifications
for small tractors.
A riding lawnmower is also called a
lawn tractor. They typically weigh less than 700 pounds and
are priced new under $3,000. They do not have a three point
hitch, but rather have a thin sheet metal tab with a hole so you
can attach a trailer. Most are 2-wheel drive.
The Garden tractor weighs more than
700 pounds and is priced in the $6,000 area. These are also
called Sub-Compact or Compact tractors and typically have a
category 1 3-point hitch (Wiki).
Either have 4-wheel drive as standard or an option.
A guess is that Sub-Compact tractors
have a category 0 3-point hitch. (<= 20 HP)
Yanmar Sub-Compact Tractors - Sc2400/2450 - 24HP diesel, Cat-1 hitch, Dual hydraulic pumps
Sc2400 - 1280 pounds
Sc2450 - 2520 pounds
Kioti Tractor - CK20S 2,125 pounds, 4WD, manual transmission, The CK20HST has a hydrostatic transmission
John Deere model numbers are 1023E and 1026R.
BX25 - only comes with LA240 front loader and BT601 backhoe
3-point hitch is an option because of the standard backhoe. 1542 #.
about $20k - 5 year 0% financing available.
The Kubota 1860 and 2360 do not have an option for a backhoe but you can add a front loader.
BX60 Front Loader (pdf)
BX60 backhoe - only on BX25 - (pdf)
RCK48-18BX is the 48" mower (the smallest one they have) -
BX60 Series tractor specs (BX1860/BX2360, BX2660/BX25 (pdf)
A guess is that Sub-Compact tractors
have a category 1 3-point hitch. (20 to 45 HP)
While searching for something I came
across the John Deere 1 Series Sub-Compact Tractors.
These typically have a category 1 3-point hitch.
Keeping the weeds mowed is an annual
chore and is required to minimize fire danger in this rural
setting. Because I haven't yet acquired some form of riding
weed mower I've made a number of repairs to the self-powered walk
behind lawn mower and have gone through the first tank of
gas. For more see Hints and
Tips: What Goes Wrong.
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