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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Just had an offer accepted on house with 8 acres. We need something to mow the yard with, move recycled hay (3 horses), plow the driveway with, and use to groom the riding areana. Where in the Metamora Area do they sell such equipment new or used. Or, do any of you have anything your willing to sell.
The place on M-24 and Pratt is closed.

Also, any web sites- i.e. autotrader type places you can refer me too.
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Just had an offer accepted on house with 8 acres. We need something to mow the yard with, move recycled hay (3 horses), plow the driveway with, and use to groom the riding areana. Where in the Metamora Area do they sell such equipment new or used. Or, do any of you have anything your willing to sell.
The place on M-24 and Pratt is closed.

Also, any web sites- i.e. autotrader type places you can refer me too.
weingartz in utica is closer to work, than the property. also, munn tractor sales in auburn hills?

my best friend just googled john deere when he bought his, but he was looking new...

and yes, there are trader publications for such things - look for one at your local TSC/Tractor Supply ?
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Be prepared to spend some $$$. A John Deere with a front end loader, a 60" deck, and a back blade will set you back $18k minimum new. That is for a little one. A decent sized Kubota will be the same or slightly less. Don't plan on getting a great deal on used either. Green and orange paint holds its value extremely well. I've been warned that the Ford/New Hollands are under powered. I have been patiently waiting to buy something similar for a while myself.

http://www.dgequipment.com/
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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There was a place on Van Dyke north of Dryden Rd. All I remember as far as the name is bigcountry Brothers. They delt in used farm equipment. Last I herd, they were still there.
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look in an auto-rv trader, they are found almost everywhere, and have a huge tractor section. there is also an auto-rv.com, but it is hard to navigate sometimes. there is also a farm trader, but i forget what its called. it is distributed to farmers with over 100 acres or something like that.
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Be prepared to spend some $$$. A John Deere with a front end loader, a 60" deck, and a back blade will set you back $18k minimum new. That is for a little one. A decent sized Kubota will be the same or slightly less. Don't plan on getting a great deal on used either. Green and orange paint holds its value extremely well. I've been warned that the Ford/New Hollands are under powered. I have been patiently waiting to buy something similar for a while myself.

http://www.dgequipment.com/
that's in line what my best friend paid for his deere a few years ago down in tecumseh.

it's pretty cool tractor though - 4wd, and aside from the deck, he got a PTO posthole digger, which made boring holes for the fences and/or decks he built shit-tons easier.

oh, and here's a deere, that's just a mower...
http://www.bidcorp.com/auclist3.asp?lot=13973

2nd, or 3rd time listed...
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Go to Rosy Brothers, in Dryden. They are on Dryden road, I believe.

We've bought 2 Kubota's from them in the last 3 years.

I think your limiting factor might be your hay bales, what size (weight) are you lifting?

One of ours is here, 31 HP diesel, it has a 5ft wide bucket, and 7 ft back blade. Thats a chipper shredder on the back, it handles 4" branches/logs.

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The other is one frame size smaller. I much prefer the smaller one, which has a 30 hp diesel. The bigger one would be a lot nicer if my dad got the bigger engine. My grandfather has the same tractor with I think a 46 hp diesel. The 31 hp can get bogged down. Its capable of lifting 1000 lbs, I think I've done more than that, but it strains the hydraulics. We have water in the tires for counterweight.

The smaller one we have has a 4 ft bucket and a 5 or 6 ft back blade. Its nice for most stuff. We have a 6 ft belly mower for the mid pto, which does a nice job for rough mowing.

With the bucket, forks, and chipper, the big one is about 20-21 ft long, ~6000 lbs. Its about as big as my trailer can handle, and its hard to get loaded right, so tosses my V10 3/4 ton around a bit (the weight is all on the rear tires of that thing). The smaller size fit on my old 14 ft trailer nice and was much easier to transport.

No tractor, though, will be as fast or nice as something like a dixie chopper.


Anyway, Rosy brothers is the place to go, they are nice there.
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There was a really nice Kubota on the cover of Michigan auto & RV last week and for a good price.
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look in an auto-rv trader, they are found almost everywhere, and have a huge tractor section. there is also an auto-rv.com, but it is hard to navigate sometimes. there is also a farm trader, but i forget what its called. it is distributed to farmers with over 100 acres or something like that.
I think its the auto r-v 'b' book, it has power equipment, bikes, quads, etc., the 'a' has the cars and stuff
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move recycled hay (3 horses).
i don't think he's talking about hay bales, steaming piles of hay maybe.

congrats on the house by the way. sounds like a nice place.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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My husband keeps mentioning selling his old 8N Ford. So far, he hasn't done anything about it.
We bought an X-Mark and mow a couple acres with that. We've got 12.75 acres. We only mow around the pond and house, though. The rest does whatever it damn well pleases.....
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