I bought my Kubota L3750 in August 2016, at Empire Farm Days. It’s the largest agricultural trade show in the Northeast. This happens to be an hour or so from our new homestead and start-up chicken farm in upstate New York. We had owned our property almost a year, and soon as we moved in I starting thinking about tractors. My aim was something big enough to manage food plots, handle firewood, and clear brush. In the L3750 I have that, and I hope what I learned along the way can help other greenhorn farmers and homesteaders make that first tractor purchase.
The sheer range of functions they are capable of makes skid steers highly sought after on the used skid steer loader market. Some skid loaders have an automatic attachment changing mechanism. This function allows the driver to change attachments without leaving the cab of the compact loader, as the hydraulic supply line couplings are located adjacent to the cab, and these can be connected or disconnected with ease. Othe skid steer loaders with an extended reach design are capable of a greater operating height and are able to unload into tall receptacles with ease. Skid steer loaders may even be capable of being used as an excavator; this is particularly useful in height restricted work areas where there may not be sufficient clearance for an excavator boom. If you want greater stability and traction in the worst terrain, then you'll want to check out a track skid steer second-hand market.
For sale is a 2005 Caterpillar 304CR Excavator, Cab/Heat/Air, Aux Hydraulics, Mechanical thumb,2 Speed, Backfill Blade, VERY GOOD tracks, Cat Coupler, 10,844# Operating weight, 43 HP Diesel engine, 4,221 Hours. Cranks right up and runs good, Tracks straight, turns strong both directions. Has some dents/dings/scratches but seems to be mechanically pretty sound. Cylinders all seem dry.
On their own, compact tractors are powerful engines with wheels that can go pretty much wherever you want them to go. When they are combined with extra equipment, however, their power increases greatly. Most compact tractors have loaders on the front, which feature two parallel arms with connectors on the ends. Some of the following accessories attach to these loaders, and others attach to the back or the bottom of the tractor.
2009 Caterpillar MT755B Tracked Tractor, 4,588.7 Hrs Showing, 290 Hp, Diesel, Water Cooled Engine, Hydrostatic, 16 Forward Speeds, Large 1000 PTO, Small 1000 PTO, Hydraulic Brakes, Heater, AC, Radio, Pin Hitch, 20 Weights, 118 Fuel Capacity, Tracked, 4 Reverse Speeds, Air Ride Drivers Seat, Buddy Seat, Bent First Step, 3 Point Hitch, Rear Quick Hitch, SN: 1754 ...more
ENGINE,(4JG1T-ISUZU) 81HP,3.059|LIGHTING, INTERIOR & WORK|AUXILIARY HYDRAULICS 19.8G|OROPS /EPA LABEL / AMICS|6567 / 08/01/18|SEAT,STANDARD W/BELT (WORN)|2 SPEED TRAVEL / PILOT CONTROL|ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL|HEATER / DEFROSTER|HYDRAULICS, STANDARD FLOW|2007 GEHL CTL70 TRACK LOADER|AS IS / AS RECEIVED|BUCKET-GP, 76" W/EDGE|TRACKS, 18, 20/32 TREADS| ...more