Classic Tractor

I grew up in Iowa where there are many tractors. Farming is a major way of life in the midwest. Today farms are getting larger and larger and fewer and fewer. Many are now abandoned.


My Farming Experience!

I wanted to move from the city out to the country. I knew nothing about farming, but I did know I wanted to get away from everything about living in a city. Neighbors, noise, complaints.

While looking at the want ads, I spotted an ad that offered 40 acres for almost the same price as an acreage. I checked into it and purchased the farm. Now I had a farm, what could I do with it to make some money. It was too small for corn and beans, the normal Iowa crop. I finally decided on Christmas trees. That didn't require much land, many tree farms are under 10 acres. I thought is didn't require much work, but I was wrong about that. Seems Christmas trees require a lot of work.

tree farm

tree farm

Since most tractors are for larger fields and not designed to Christmas tree farms, I have to look at smaller size tractors. After all if I have my tree rows 6 foot by 6 foot I can get approximately 1,000 trees in that space. Now I needed a tractor with3 to 4 foot wheel base. I live in Ankeny, Iowa where John Deere has a factory, however their small tractor wheel base at the time was still too big to get between the rows as the trees grew. I had to buy Kubota 16 hoursepower tractor that had a very small wheel base size.


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