I have had a mini digger for a few years now, which I bought to dig ponds in the UK. It was knowing what it was capable of doing that helped give us the confidence that we could take on such a huge project.
It has helped us to dig tracks through the wilderness. Dig out dead trees and excavate the tons of rubble and rubbish that filled the moli.
After a couple of years we realised that we were not going to be able to work the olive groves properly without a tractor and some related equipment. Having done a bit of homework, we decided to buy a new Kubota M6040. It has 66bhp and selectable 4wd and is very easy to operate. We bought a 3 tonne trailer and a chain grasscutter with it and soon afterwards ordered a Pala (rear scoop) from the village metal worker. We bought a cultivador earlier this year ('10) and are on the point of buying a roller.
The crop spraying plane is the coolest bit of kit you see around and about, but I have always liked the photo of the two old tractors. I think they are Modesto's. They make a great pair. The Pasquale is a classic.
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