I've got about 5 acres of former field that has been let go for 15 years. A wild mix of trees, heavy on maples, and brush has overtaken it. Access to my other field is thru this one. I have started brush hogging some paths but there are a couple areas that I just can't get thru. I'd like to clear paths wide enough for my truck. I also need to do some light drainage grading, occasionally move some of my heavier parts around, etc. I already have a couple of tractors (case 430 and smaller) but nothing capable of convincing a 4" tree to leave my clay soil.
Two options available fairly locally, a nice looking OC4 track loader, no PTO, 3 point or winch, and a Super 55 with a loader and backhoe, no PTO, unsure about 3 point, no power steering.
Crawler is cheaper but would have to hire it transported (would crush my 7000# trailer) so in the end the cost would be similar.
Which would you choose?