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Big Kahuna
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Okay, I bought a house on some land and will be needing one of these things to get around the property to grade and tame the brush and grass. I know nothing about them, other than they look like a lot of fun. :)

I'm thinking I'll need a sturdy 4x4 with good torque for gettin' up the hills and the ability to pull a trailer and maybe some sort of grooming thing behind it to keep the weeds down.

So, what are the brands to look for or to avoid. I'm hoping to buy a used one, what are the going prices for these things used?

hippylong
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:52 AM
congrats on new home.
I think get the correct tool for the task.
not sure if side by sides are worth it. ( for your needs)

I would get a bobcat or tractor with a pto ect.
your looking for a life long property tool..

just my 2 cent.

Big Kahuna
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:02 AM
I don't think I need something that drastic. The guy who owned the property before used a Rhino ATV for the entire property.

I'm looking for a vehicle that:


the wife can operate easily.
I can use for garbage can runs out to the curb (it's a rather long driveway).
can carry things too small for a pickup, but, too big for the wheelbarrow.
provides transportation around the property and to neighboring homes.
will do light grooming work around the property.

montibank
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:14 AM
congrats on new home.
I think get the correct tool for the task.
not sure if side by sides are worth it. ( for your needs)

I would get a bobcat or tractor with a pto ect.
your looking for a life long property tool..

just my 2 cent.

:iagree:My brother in law picked up a "well used" bobcat for $1000. It has a spring-tooth attachment and a PTO ( I think ). Used to use it on his property up in placerville worked great. Get an old reliable tractor :thumbsup: they also look really simple aka easy to work on.

If you want a toy get a side by side - it'll be fun, but I think after two or three years of use/disuse it will start to fall apart. Look around at off the grid properties and how many circa 1940's tractors litter their yards. Its because they will last a LOOOOOOOONG time. Side by sides - not so long.

How long do you plan on living there?
How many acres you on?

hippylong
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:45 AM
I don't think I need something that drastic. The guy who owned the property before used a Rhino ATV for the entire property.

I'm looking for a vehicle that:


the wife can operate easily.
I can use for garbage can runs out to the curb (it's a rather long driveway).
can carry things too small for a pickup, but, too big for the wheelbarrow.
provides transportation around the property and to neighboring homes.
will do light grooming work around the property.


A Surrey with a fringe on top?
heheh, just kidding.

Big Kahuna
Jun 7th, 2010, 12:03 PM
A Surrey with a fringe on top?
heheh, just kidding.Hey, my family is originally from Oklahoma!

Ciner929
Jun 7th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Keep your eyes open for a Yamaha YFM660 Grizzley....they are now fuel injected 700's, so the 660's are out there used at cheap $$$....or a YXR450 or 660 (Rhino)....both will be fun and usefull!