Posted by Russ on March 30, 2001 at 23:34:18:
In Reply to: Re: Am I Asking For Too Much? posted by Garry on March 29, 2001 at 10:52:13:
Nope, The front loader is nearly useless in hard ground, it's a matter of traction (pulling power) not HP. Thats where the rear 3 pt. scoop can handly outdo a front loader, it pulls rear wheels down as it digs to double or even triple traction in clay.
: Jeez! That must've taken forever! Do you think one of these 30-ish HP compacts with a front loader has enough grunt to cut thru the clay?
: Thanks, Garry
: : Gary, I dug a pond with my old 35HP tractor w/ a 3 point rear scoop. It also handles a 5 ft. 3 point rotary mower(brush hog)
: : : I have never owned a tractor before, but I plan on buying soon. But I think that my "wants" may exceed what I can reasonably expect out of one machine.
: : : I have three rough partially-wooded acres. I want to put in about 1.5 acres of lawn and also put in a small pond (100 x 40?). I will want to be able to mow the lawn with the same machine in the summer, and clear the driveway in the winter (heart of the snow belt).
: : : Is there a machine out there small enough to mow over the septic field, yet big enough to dig the pond? I have about a foot of topsoil, then it's all clay underneath. I understand that if I pay someone to do the heavy pond work with a dozer, there are plenty of machines that can handle all of the other tasks. Thanks for your suggestions. Garry
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