Believe me Gordo, if I currently had the scratch for all of that equipment (the 966 would have to be a new McCormick, though), I'd have it. It's certainly becomming more of a reality as I'm beginning to get a bit older & my back injury dictates that I should save up to mechanize & keep all my loads hands-off. I'd keep the "junk" for the tiny fields & to keep the collection interesting. :v)
Not having a truck sucks. Only way to put it. I had a truck, but as I went over it, it had the potential to be an outdated gas-sucking money pit. So, I rid myself of it in favor of a money pit I can at least cut my hay with. Lol!
As for the top dollar hay, that will have to wait, too. I want that here on the family farm where I can keep a close eye on it. The current renter has a ways to go on his lease, yet. I also have to practice & perfect my putt before I can operate the farm here. Working with old equipment for a horse farm is just what I need to hoan my (temperment) skills. There's this feeling I'm going to be talking to the Good Lord quite a bit.
Could you give me an idea of what a good framework would be for a buisness plan?