FL Farmer

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Grant, No need to worry about the future, there is another "G" made in Alabama. I have owned one since 2010 and know folks that have owned them for 40 years and still going strong. After 40 years the only problem was a leaky fuel tank which was replaced immediately by the new owner. This tractor is called a Tuffbilt and offers standard hydrostatic transmission and dual 3-point hitches (cat. 0) with hydraulics. The company has already delivered an electric model but is not currently manufacturing same. The best part is the standard hitch (unlike the original "G") thus one can purchase or make components not available from the OEM. The original "G" was manufactured for 7 years only the Tuffbilt now over 40! I use vegetable knives and other components on the front(mid-mount) hitch and the tine weeder on the rear hitch.

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Most of us are far smaller operations than Roxbury thus a simpler arrangement could be constructed. I have been frustrated with this also even though I have a pressure washer. One requires a device to hold the bin so it does not move about and the ability to turn/flip thus addressing all sides. This is the most frustrating part as one must constantly stop/start, put down the wand, bend/stoop, pickup the wand to complete just one bin! An arrangement where multiple bins could be held off the ground and turned/flipped sans dropping the wand would be most advantageous.

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The DeWitt bed rake is indeed an excellent tool and is a favorite among our hands so much so that we have two. You still must pickup all those stones, a job hated by all! We have found the "compost fork" sold by Johnny's is excellent. It has 1" tine spacing thus picking up all consequential stones.