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When More Horsepower's Needed

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When you need a tractor for tough horse chores, which statement applies?

I own one, so I just go turn the key and get to work.
63%
334
I rent one.
4%
19
I borrow one from the neighbor or friend.
10%
51
I do without.
14%
76
I have no need for a tractor.
9%
50

Total votes cast: 530

Comments & Write-in Answers

could not run a 10 horse barn without my tractor... it saves me HOURS of work each week.

9/21/2013 11:35:11 PM

All the tractors are antique but still run like a charm!

9/21/2013 8:47:34 PM

We have an old Ford that has a loader which is invaluble to the operation of our farm.

9/21/2013 12:01:57 PM

Old John Deere 1967

9/21/2013 9:08:07 AM

use a four wheeler and hand tools

9/21/2013 3:41:11 AM

I turn the key and HOPE it starts!

9/20/2013 4:35:35 PM

Limped along without one for years. It's so much easier with.

9/20/2013 12:58:52 PM

Wish I could afford one. It would be nice to have but I do without.

9/20/2013 9:31:11 AM

we have a farm truck

9/20/2013 7:12:02 AM

could not do horse ranching without one!

9/20/2013 12:53:24 AM

i board my horses. stable has a tractor.

9/19/2013 9:12:05 PM

yup

9/19/2013 8:30:07 PM

Can't beat a tractor for moving round rolls and sand.

9/19/2013 5:07:19 PM

but... one needs the appropriate attachments for said tractor! ;-)

9/19/2013 12:17:57 PM

I'm a boarder but I do see the need for a working tractor at all facilities.

9/19/2013 12:14:41 PM

contract haying and any other rare need

9/19/2013 11:25:35 AM

I own 2, lg and sm. makes life easier!

9/18/2013 10:47:14 PM

'if wishes were horses ' i would buy one !

9/18/2013 10:36:55 PM

Couldn't survive without my tractor! Got one big enough to move round rolls. Job #1

9/18/2013 10:29:44 PM

Yamaha "mule equivalent" to haul 150 lb hay bales on hay day.

9/18/2013 9:01:18 PM

My husband does the bush hogging with Bif Blue. I have an ATV I use for everything else.

9/18/2013 12:56:37 PM

Wish I could have owned it years ago...saved my back.

9/18/2013 11:14:10 AM

I live on an Amish farm, so we use my Shires or his mules...

9/18/2013 9:35:55 AM

cant do without it..front end loader too

9/18/2013 9:15:24 AM

We have 2. One is 35 hp with a front end loader. The other is 50 hp and we use it for baling hay.

9/18/2013 8:51:47 AM

we have a small garden tractor that we haul and empty manure with

9/18/2013 7:41:25 AM

I hire a friend's tractor if need to bury a horse, or for serious fencing jobs.

9/17/2013 10:49:38 PM

1956 Ford Jubilee in very good condition

9/17/2013 10:36:18 PM

I hire my neighbor to come over with his tractor.

9/17/2013 9:43:52 PM

horses and tractors go together for so many things

9/17/2013 8:45:21 PM

Subcompact tractor is perfect for composing manure, adding dirt to stalls

9/17/2013 8:34:19 PM

Best investment my little John dere especially as we have a paddock sweeper aswell now

9/17/2013 8:20:17 PM

three different kinds so I always have the right one for the job

9/17/2013 8:12:03 PM

barter for use of one or pay to use it or for them to come & do what I need done

9/17/2013 7:47:40 PM

I borrow the neighbor along with the tractor. He gets the work done much faster.

9/17/2013 7:26:28 PM

couldn't run this little ranch without one

9/17/2013 7:19:26 PM

There are 1001 uses for our tractor and we keep finding more!

9/17/2013 6:17:48 PM

Love my John Deere!

9/17/2013 5:44:31 PM

It's a small tractor, but big enough for my needs.

9/17/2013 5:36:37 PM

Biggest job is filling dumpster w/manure and moving bedding/fill dirt for holes in stalls

9/17/2013 5:17:31 PM

We move large square hay bales and bundled small squares, plow, mow. Couldn't do without it.

9/17/2013 5:17:24 PM

I can't do without it as we use round bales.

9/17/2013 5:12:17 PM

but i need more than one!

9/17/2013 5:11:50 PM

Actually, it's not mine, but the owner of where I board has his own tractor and uses it daily.

9/17/2013 5:01:58 PM

Actually own 2.

9/17/2013 4:48:16 PM

Would love to have one, but there are other equipment items I need more

9/17/2013 4:36:59 PM

2 tractors actually!

9/17/2013 4:30:26 PM

does a bobcat count .... we couldn't be without it!

9/17/2013 3:21:32 PM

A bucket, forks and a box scraper are things we can't do without.

9/17/2013 11:11:38 AM

A tractor with a Front End Loader is the best invention ever

9/17/2013 10:58:55 AM

I hook up the Belgium horse

9/17/2013 10:41:04 AM

I use my lawn tractor w/a cart for heavy jobs-up to a point. I hire a man w/tractor for other jobs.

9/17/2013 10:11:51 AM

I ask for extra men power, or try to think of way to do without.

9/17/2013 8:49:41 AM

Since I board, I don't need one myself. Our barn owners have lots of heavy machinery, though.

9/17/2013 8:33:02 AM

I own one, but a powerful one is too expensive

9/17/2013 8:27:22 AM

Can't afford- ATV and hard work does the job

9/17/2013 2:47:04 AM

Cannot live without

9/17/2013 12:45:35 AM