I need a tiny tractor to do work for me.
I am older and my heath is not good. Neither is my husband's. But, there is still snow to be shoveled and a garden to be worked, and I think I need mechanical help! The rear tined tiller worked for me once, but the darned thing is getting heavier every year. And, pulling the cord to start it is something that my son has been doing for me, and he is now an adult and he is looking to move out this winter.
Now we only own one acre, and we also have a chicken house, greenhouse, septic laterals, and so forth to take into account: I do not think that a large tractor would fit: there is just not that much turning radius! And, a new tractor with what we need would cost what, $20,000? For us that is a pretty steep price just so that we could reduce the work on the garden and push some snow around! So, I started thinking about the old garden tractors: the ones that are shown on youtube plowing and cultivating and pushing snow around. I would REALLY like something like that!
The drawback is, I know nothing about tractors.
Could you kind folk give me some advice on how to learn about old tractors and how to FIND such a tractor? .Also, I believe that the plow must be lifted at the end of the row with a lever, and I am pretty darned small. Can that be altered, and if so how can I find someone who can do this? Because, of course, I know nothing about tractors and I am not very sympatico with machinery!