I've been asking around the forums on some topics related to my new-to-me older garden tractor (Simplicity Sovereign 18).
I am a hunter, and there are a bunch of chores on the property I hunt that need equipment to make them manageable. They include:
Access road maintenance (rough guess, we have a mile, give or take of various access roads in and out of the place).
-Mowing weeds on the roads.
-On rare occasion they need grading, but we hired a guy with a dozer to come in and regrade for runoff, and that's helped stop a lot of the problems we'd had. Mostly they just need to be smoothed once in a while, and it's just dirt/rock, not terribly loose material in most instances
-Weeds on the sides, and dangling brush/raspberry bushes/etc need to be cut back
Food plot work (two existing plots that are mostly flat, and 1/3-1/2 acre in size, and have my eye on one area on a slope that is maybe an acre in size)
-Right now, they've grown weeds, so the weeds need cut off, I need to spray/kill them, and then I need to break it up and prep it.
New trails/shooting lanes (brush mowing/cutting)
-Pretty self-explanatory, this is clearing areas that are current brushed in.
There are two other hunters who have compact diesel 4wd tractors. One guy has a disc, and both have towed finish and brush mowers. The guy who has a disc also has a loader on the front of his tractor. I think he has a Massey-Fergusson, somewhere around 20hp. The second guy's tractor is a Kubota diesel, but I don't know the HP.
Anyway, after all that....
1- What can I reasonably expect to be able to do with my Simplicity? The reason I even ask is because all three of us are busy, and getting time to do the work is tough, so anytime I have free, if I can load up my tractor and get something done without having to coordinate with them, that helps me a lot.
2- What implements could/should I look for to hit these jobs above? I also need to install a garden for my wife at home, too.
Pretty new to all this, so I'm full of questions. Sorry. :)
Edited by tddeangelo, September 20, 2016 - 08:23 AM.