How Much Tractor Do I Need?

How Much Tractor Do I Need?

How much tractor do I need? That is a good question. There is a lot of things that can make this decision or break it. Lot of times more is better, but not always. If you have 5 to 100 acres something with 35 to 50 horse power is usually plenty. Of course this does depend on the use of the unit as well. I think as long as you can manage 5 – 6 foot implements you will be fine.

One thing to keep in mind is weight. One deciding factor in us buying a tractor was we wanted the ability to stack round bales if necessary or to be able to off load round bales from a trailer. So lifting height and capacity of the front end loader did play a factor in our decision. If not for that we could have picked a smaller unit for our farm. At the time of this article we have a 4 wheel drive 4025 Mahindra. Believe me it is plenty for a small farm. Now that we have customers a little more under the hood would be nice.

Always keep in mind when it comes to tractors more power doesn’t mean you can go faster when doing a job. It means that you can run bigger implements, attachments or not bog down as much running smaller ones. You may gain a little speed, but odds are your travel speed will remain the same.

Here you can see in the video below that with 41 engine horsepower and 31 pto (power take off) we can run a 6 foot rotary cutter through some serious stuff. So bigger is better, but not necessary if you have the time to go slower. The canopy on the tractor is approximately eight feet off the ground to give you an idea of what is being tackled on the jobs we do.

Side shot of the berm.

Shredding San Antonio

Shredding San Antonio, TEXAS and surrounding areas.

We maybe getting the wagon in front of the horse, but we have customers calling already. They are wanting their fields cut and maintained. Shredding San Antonio and surrounding areas is upon us folks. We get booked fast. ESPECIALLY WEEKENDS !!! Please be flexible and try to schedule our services during the week because odds are the weekend you want is already gone. Again weekends go fast.

We provide all sorts of services like shredding San Antonio and surrounding areas. If you are in Bexar county or surrounding counties please do not hesitate to contact us and see if we can help you. Sometimes, but rare we will travel farther than normal because people just prefer our services. You can get a jump start on scheduling our services by clicking HERE. This is the best way to reserve the time and day you would like to have. Although not guaranteed the chances are higher by using our book online option.

We do take all forms of payment such as checks, cash and most major credit cards.

We have sharpened our blades and are ready to maintain your property. Rather you call it shredding, mowing, or bush hogging let us help you. We have added a video and pictures of our sharp blades because we maintain our equipment to help you while at the same time it is easier on our machines, operators, and both of our pockets.

Finally here is one way how we sharpen our blades.