Old Bloke old farmer
Hello am chasing any recommendations re a new tractor with FEL .
Why > I am sixty and have never had a tractor with bucket attached and I have just contracted Ross River Virus [ don’t panic mosquitoe borne only] . So to add to the old aches and pains I am getting that way I will need a lifting mechanism of some sort. To retrofit the existing Ferguson (175) is not viable although I love the old girl and will sadly miss her !
History > have farmed but now hobby only .
Present > 35 acres pasture improved run a dozen cattle. Tractor work > slashing and lifting when needed , general tidy up work Etc etc
So I am looking at perhaps a non traditional brand of tractor that will do the job , most likely Chinese / Indian import or rebuilds around 30 -40 hp ,no cab, FEL ,that can handle light duty
work. I would be surprised if I put 150 hrs per year on the clock . Can’t justify a common brand machine given its usage / hours and second hand machines with FEL are rare and or expensive.
Any recommendations would be appreciated re imports / rebuilds or you might just know of a secondhand one that’s for sale . Any advise appreciated thanks Alfie
PS > any natural remedies for Ross River . I am all ears. Cheers