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Need a tractor but can I move it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird1 View Post
    A 4020 will be too much to tow with an F 150, it would do it but it is not a sane thing to do, but if you insist I would not put a 4020 on anything smaller than a trailer rated for 14000 lbs.
    Everything about the 4020 except the horsepower can be had on a smaller 2020, built practically the same but a smaller engine the 2020 will handle food plot, property maintenance and mowing just fine and be able to be trailered by an F 150 on a 10,000 lbs trailer.
    Thank you for just straight saying this, I pretty well knew that was the reality of things but I needed to hear someone else tell me I'm crazy. I think perhaps a 2630 would be better for what were looking at. I'm worried the 2020 doesn't have the horsepower to lug around a 15' rotary mower all day without really straining it? thoughts?
    @MMCdude I actually have looked around for the AC 180/190s but i have hardly found any in decent condition anywhere near me! but you're definitely right there are no hills around me lol.
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    If someone sells you a tractor then they very likely have a means of hauling it. So you could negotiate for delivery.

    Not it sure about your need to haul it around once it is on your property but it might be time to rethink the F150.
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    I still see some 180's for sale around here every now and then, the 190's seem to be getting harder to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4HHE View Post
    If someone sells you a tractor then they very likely have a means of hauling it. So you could negotiate for delivery.

    Not it sure about your need to haul it around once it is on your property but it might be time to rethink the F150.
    That is a very fair point, depending on distance it could work. Once its on property it won't leave very often but the ability to take it to get maintenance thats beyond my capabilities or to help at friends farms farther than I want to drive with a tractor.

    I am currently still in college and hope to hang onto my current truck as long as possible but I will be graduating in less than six months and starting full time work. My next truck will likely be either a 3/4 ton or 1 ton srw (very close in price surprisingly enough) but not for a while at least.
    @MMCdude I found one around here but it was in real rough shape for the price.
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    I"m not sure about what part of Kansas you're in but I remember the state being dry enough that grass was not super thick and I think a 2020 could handle a job with a 15' batwing, albeit slow, but drop down to a 10' and you're ready to rock and roll. While I love the look of the AC 180, have spent many hours on one and have me eye on one (for sentimental reasons) I wouldn't want one for utility tasks that are in small areas. Now the 100 acre property you're talking about it would handle tillage, mowing and whatever else on that just fine. I sure wouldn't think a 180 or 190 would be much lighter than a 4020 John Deere, on second thought if I had no hills to contend with and mostly two lane Kansas dirt roads I'd lug a 4020 through Kansas with an F 150, but with a trailer more than heavy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMCdude View Post
    One advantage OP has is that there aren't many hills in Kansas like that leading from the river up to the court house in Chester.
    That hill ain't no joke, but I can honestly say I have never lugged a trailer up that hill, typically if I'm pulling a trailer through Chester I take the truck bypass and luckily every time I have towed through Chester that road has been open. But that Chester hill ain't the only steep one down this way.
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    I think you first need to figure out what kind of tractor is going to fit your needs. Are you cutting hay to bale? Are you just keeping the grass cut down? Do you need a front end loader. Are you going to be using a big round baler with the tractor or just feeding round bales?

    A 15 foot batwing rotary cutter is one heavy beast, and they're very expensive. Used 70-85 horsepower tractors also pull really big prices on the used market due to their long life (being cast iron, etc.)

    Many can get by with acreage with a disc mower and a smaller tractor, like a Ford/NH 3930 or 4630. Disc mowers cut as fast as you can run the tractor--depending on the conditions of the property. They're incredible pieces of equipment. That size tractor can do so many different jobs, and that's why they remain such big sellers on the used market. Case C50's and C60's are comparable in size.

    Like I say, it all comes down to what job you wish to accomplish.
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    @Bird1 I grew up outside of Steeleville, not many of those hills that I haven't travelled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMCdude View Post
    @Bird1 I grew up outside of Steeleville, not many of those hills that I haven't travelled...
    Raised outside of Murphysboro, still live here.
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    Sorry for the slow response this time my grandmother passed last week and things got crazy.

    THank you all for the responses. I kind of figured the 4020 was too big and was confirmed when I measured the widths of pretty much every trailer I have access too (should have done that earlier I know (I never claim to be smart) and its too wide/ heavy. I have decided to shy away from the 4020 just from a size and weight perspective. I am looking at AC, IH, and JD tractors between about 50 and 80 horsepower now.

    Ive found a couple of all of them around.

    Thanks guys!
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