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Ground Preparation Tractor Recommendations

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Offline conc2steel

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Ground Preparation Tractor Recommendations
« on: Sun August 29, 2021, 03:26:15 PM »
I'm getting ready to purchase a tractor and disc harrow (or other attachment) for large projects (5-100 acres).  I'm looking for any recommendations on Tractor Size and attachments.
I'm trying to address requirements that specify that the soil is tilled to 4-6" deep prior to hydroseeding. I have a Skid Steer Harley Rake that has been adequate for small (less than 2 acres) projects, but now need equipment for larger sites. I've identified that I'll get a Sides Lime Spreader to apply specified 4,000#/Acre of ag-lime (getting away from bagged lime in my hydroseeder)... but I'm looking for input from successful seeders before putting $80K in ground-prep equipment.
Thanks for any feedback/input.
Finn T-330, Finn T-120, Bowie 1100, Kincaid 1200 Pro

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Re: Ground Preparation Tractor Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: Sun August 29, 2021, 09:35:19 PM »
I have been away from the tractor end of the business for some time but Kubota and John Deere are hard to beat.  I think most any tractor will work for what you want. 

Are you thinking about an offset disk or a tandem disc?  Offset disc take about 10 H.P. per foot. 

I think as far as size of tractor I would suggest deciding which disk you want and what size and then see what the power requirements are.  Let's see if we get any good input from our other members.
« Last Edit: Sun August 29, 2021, 09:39:11 PM by Turboguy »
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