Sounds like you’ve got the right machine picked out. The MX or L4702/4802 would have done the trick too. As you know, the Grand is, well grand. My L is a Grand L3830 HST with about 30 Hp to the PTO. If I had to do it over I’d have gone up a size or two to get more ponies at the PTO. The 5’ brush hog bogs down pretty bad in the wire grass in the swampy part of the pasture, or just early season long grass. So I end up cutting it high and hitting it again. You’ll be glad to have the additional PTO Hp.The Ltd Edition is a bit less expensive. I was initially looking btw MX5400, L4701 now replaced by L4802. So started chatting w folks in here and at dealers regarding L4802.
Grand L4760 was out of my price range w implements.
L4802 was my initial interest though I noticed smaller Grands had higher lift capacity.
A friend w a much larger property has an MX & loves it though he also has several other massive working farm tractors (400 cattle & 464 acres) that’s big for where I live … might be nothing other places.
The MX was then at the top of
my price range (higher lift cap than the L4802)
Eventually, I found the Grand series (by accident) looking at LA 805 & LA 1055 loaders.
Went down the Grand rabbit hole. Long story shortened - the L4060 w needed implements & cab comes in below my price pt. The Grand 3560 (28 PTO) even lower though I’ve got 12 acres I need to hit a few times w a bush hog & it gets 4.5 less at PTO than the L4060 (32.5 PTO) …
Initially, I wasn’t considering a cab bc I thought they’d add 9-11k to the cost. Turns out it’s actually closer to 5-7k to the cost on smaller tractors.
My buddy has done bush hogging for me
last couple years w a Kubota L3430 (27 PTO) and often struggles w some
of the hills when grass is tall. I’m on 18 acres w some hills, flat pasture.
Use cases for tractor: Invasive Russian Olive removal w grapple & FEL w Piranha blade on FEL, removal of several large fallen black walnut trees, plus limbs down after storms, grading 400 yrd gravel driveway, leveling several smaller 1 acre fields w some dips & ruts, snow removal, 4 - 6 1/2 acre to 3/4 acre food plots, building out larger garden for
my wife approx 1/3 acre … I’m sure there is other stuff.
So on that Limited Edition model, is a bit less like $2k or like $5k? If you recall.