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« on: September 06, 2008, 14:22 »
my allotment site is thinking of getting something like this, is it possible? can you simply slap on attachments to a tractor such as a shovel and rotovator? any help/tips appreciated. the allotment committee isn't made of money so the cheaper the better.


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 16:14 »
Ours had a tractor but said it was to expensive to run, as you really need someone who knows what they are doing esp with PTO shafts servicing etc.
They are now looking at a 2 wheel tractor type thing that pulls a plough etc. I suggested this on ebay but it takes ages for a decision to be made  :roll:
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 18:44 »
anything like a second hand tractor and attachments normally cost a bomb, if it's cheap, it's usually clapped out :roll:
I often have to help source small to medium sized tractors for some of our static gardening sites. I'm always knocked sideways by the money some people want for them. I'm involved in the servicing side of things as well. believe me, it isn't cheap to do the job properly. maybe it's worth a re-think if the committee's skint?? :wink:

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 23:31 »
Can you not secure funding??

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 09:38 »
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Can you not secure funding??


Good idea I know ours has approached the city council for help towards our site tractor or whatever we get.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 08:30 »
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my allotment site is thinking of getting something like this, is it possible? can you simply slap on attachments to a tractor such as a shovel and rotovator? any help/tips appreciated. the allotment committee isn't made of money so the cheaper the better.


I would suggest that you make contact with the local tractor enthusiasts, I am sure one of them would be prepared to do what you want for a fee, or could put you in contact with someone who would. It would be cheaper than buying the equipment.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 21:20 »
Take a look at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120302614951&ru=http://search.ebay.co.uk:80/120302614951_W0QQ_trksidZm37QQfromZR40QQfviZ1 I recon it is a Wolseley Twin Six “walking tractor” and looks to be in superb condition. These cost £350 in the mid 1970s, about half the price of a Mini car. There is no spares back up for the Wolseley bits, though I have Instruction/parts books and replacement blades.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 00:04 »
we need something to move the rubbish tip and push back our tainted manure as well as the rotovator.

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 02:59 »
How about a regular garden tractor/mower with a front blade and attatchments for the rear of the tractor. Here in the States, Sears sells a rototiller that is self contained with motor that hooks to the lift arms on the rear. And we are talking a small 8hp or so unit. I will have to look on Ebay to see what's available over there. Something like this, add a box blade for leveling and pushing and you are in business. I have one myself with about 2000 hours of very hard use and it is totally worn out but still works for me.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/kubota-b7100-compact-tractor-with-rotavator-digger-tidy_W0QQitemZ110294801978QQihZ001QQcategoryZ92021QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 08:09 »
I would think you would want to budget for this at least:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/kubota-l245dt-compact-tractor-with-digger-and-loader_W0QQitemZ140272019255QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item140272019255&_trkparms=72%3A1121%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

You would be able to spend less but I wouldn't unless there is someone there who is capable of repairing and maintaining a machine. Parts for old tractors are cheap and easy to come by but they do get expensive when you have to pay someone to repair them for you.

That little kubota would rotovate (you obviously need to buy a rotovator as well!), pull a trailer, load stuff onto a fire. I can't think of anything you would need it to do that it wouldn't do easily.

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 22:40 »
The best value two wheeled tractor i found was this http://www.rabeng.co.uk/implements.htm
still saving to have one. They do a tractor thats belt driven for around £2K but its not allowed on the road.
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 12:51 »
8) Frankie think I'll add it to my Shhh... list  :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 22:45 »
Frankie, i like! the £2K tractor looks like a direct copy of the 1970's Yanmar/kuboto compact tractors ?see: http://www.affordabletractors.co.uk/search.php?area=2
is all rebangs stuff chinese made? amc

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 21:01 »
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Frankie, i like! the £2K tractor looks like a direct copy of the 1970's Yanmar/kuboto compact tractors ?see: http://www.affordabletractors.co.uk/search.php?area=2
is all rebangs stuff chinese made? amc


its from China they must of copied it from somone :shock:  :?



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