Posted 12/5/2018 15:27 (#7150883) Subject: Equipment for Beginning Farmer
I recently was able to purchase a house and 80 acres pasture to start a small beef heard and feed some cattle. I am in the market for items below, and any advice from anyone about best equipment pairing or choices if starting out completely fresh on a budget. Located in SE IA near Ottumwa.
Need for next year:
1) 4250/4450/7700/7710/7800/7810 for Rd baler/mower tractor (125hp+). With or without loader. MFWD would be nice for feeding hay in mud and for future tillage work if row crop potential comes around. Also looking for PS and low hours, but maybe that's too picky.
2) 6300/6400/2950/2955 or similar for general utility/raking/loader tractor. With loader preferred and MFWD for feeding hay in mud.
3) 3pt mounted mower.
4) 8 or 10 wheel rake
Nice or next year:
1) Manure spreader. Deere 450 size should be adequate
2) Skid loader