OK, here is the deal, I am looking into getting government grants and loans for small farms. We have always wanted to grow old varieties of wheat for flour. We grind our own flour (have for 15 years) and the good old kinds of wheat are either impossible to find or they want a couple hundred dollars for 50lbs. We always talked about doing this, but never had the land (only have 3 acres) but now with the low cost loans and grants from the government, it makes all of this possible. I know it is just not, throw some seed down, let it grow and make $$$.
There is a lot that will go into it, but I think we can make it workout.
To the tractor buying, I went and looked at Kubota. WOW what a disappointment . Their tractors cost a fortune (about the price of a deere) and the loaders don't lift much. You half to buy the warranty which is $1700 for 3 years (OUCH) .
So I got to looking at TYM, I started liking the looks of them and they seem to get good reviews. I know they also make Mahindra, which I have never liked, I heard some bad reviews about them and I always wanted to avoid them for that reason. I then found out that the same TYM dealer (only 25 miles away) also sells LS which is the same as New Holland. They look nice, they have a 5 year warranty (that is free), loader lifts 2900lbs (kubota lifts only 1300lbs), 3pt lifts 3500lbs.
I'm looking into getting a 45 to 50 hp (or maybe smaller ???) , 2wd with loader and cab.
I just need something to pull a 10' disk and a seed drill.
I am not going to be buying anything for about a year (maybe less?), I need to see how the loans/grants take to get, then find some land close by.
Nothing is set in stone, still trying to figure all of this out.
Anyone have any experience with LS or TYM, what are your thoughts, I won't be able to afford anything else.
I have thought about buying used, but I would like something with a cab and I am tired of working on tractors so I can use them.
If I need to, I can buy a older used tractor and then upgrade to a LS or TYM in a couple years.