Say the word tractor and most people will immediately conjure up an image of John Deere farm tractors. John Deere makes great tractors, but there are plenty of other tractor suppliers out there who can furnish anything from a compact tractor to an agriculture tractor.
A tractor is not just for agricultural use. You can use industrial tractors to build a gravel road, dig up and loosen compact soil, plow snow, cut grass, or haul debris or equipment. To determine which tractors for sale are the best for you, answer these questions first.
1. What is your budget?
2. Do you want a light-duty or heavy-duty tractor?
3. Do you need farm tractors or industrial tractors?
Decide whether you need a light or heavy-duty compact tractorLight-duty tractors are cheaper to purchase, are belt-driven and require less maintenance than heavy-duty tractors, but there are some drawbacks. Tractor parts for light-duty machines are more difficult to find and some breakdowns cannot be fixed which means that you may have to buy another tractor. With appropriate maintenance and use, light-duty tractors can serve your needs for many years.
Buy used tractors at auctionEspecially if you are in the market for heavy-duty tractors, buying used is a great way to stretch your budget. Because heavy-duty tractors are made of steel, they are built to last so you can get a pretty good deal on a used one.
Decide the features you will need for your industrial tractorsOnce you know whether you need four-wheel drive and how many passengers you will have to transport, then you can start your shopping as these features affect tractor prices. Consider purchasing a three-point hitch (3PH) because it is a standard mechanism for attaching different implements to your tractor, and you will most likely need one at some point.
- Consider what surface your tractors will be running on before making your purchase. Some models run better on hilly terrains than others so you'll want to choose the best tractor for your terrain.