Kevin and MizBrown are correct. We were looking at the BCS 722. If there are Chinese versions for sale in MGA that is something I wish I knew more about. We already have a $2000 chipper with no engine, so we have to buy a small engine.
Mowing is being done by machetes now. I have suggested that scythes are better, but I'm going to have to prove it before people believe me. The farm owner was thinking about buying a DR field and brush mower or something like that. We won't be getting a riding tractor anytime soon, but we will probably get horses and oxen.
We have two main objectives for mowing. 1. Create clear lanes down which to run temporary electric fence. 2. To clear away dry and undesirable forages and make way for new growth. Right now the second objective his handled by machetes or fire. Part of my job is to figure out another way.
Our only full time worker is about 20 years old. He is a good cowboy, but I doubt if he would grow a garden just because we had a rototiller. It seems like a worker with a walking tractor would be in a lot of demand by the neighbors. If there was some way to work things out to everyone's benefit.
Driving through Mexico sounds like fun to me. I would spend the night in hotels along the way. However, the plan only works if the truck would sell. Our farm is barely accessible by off-road vehicles during the dry season, we won't be keeping a truck. The farm is about 170 mzas, 25 miles south of Boaco, near the Rio Negro.