What You Should Know About Buying a Tractor for Your Property or Farm

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What You Should Know About Buying a Tractor for Your Property or Farm

7 February 2022
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Tractors come in many different sizes, brands, and configurations, and buying one to use on your property or your farm can be a big decision. A new tractor can be expensive, so it is crucial that the one you buy will do what you need to and make the expense worthwhile. 

Tractor Size

When you begin looking at tractor options available to you, there are a lot of brands and dealers that you can visit. A John Deere tractor could be a good fit if you prefer that brand, but other manufacturers may offer models to consider as well. 

The size of the tractor is essential because it needs to be able to get into all the areas you want to use it. For instance, if you want a tractor to use in an orchard, the rows can be narrow between the trees, and buying a larger tractor that doesn't fit down the row doesn't make sense. However, if you are farming wheat in an open field, the tractor can be much larger to work in that environment, but if it is the only tractor you own, you will still need to consider where else you will use it. 

Engine and Power

The engine options in the tractor you are considering are vital because too small an engine can leave the tractor struggling with moving other equipment. However, if the engine is too large, it will burn more fuel, produce more emissions, and could overpower the machine in soft soil or mud and make it harder to get traction. 

Talk to the tractor dealer about the engine options for the tractor model you are considering, and they can help you select the right model for your situation. While there is no one perfect John Deere tractor for every task on any farm or property, it is essential to decide the way you will primarily use the machine and pick one that will best match your day-to-day use.

Accessories and Tools

When considering a tractor, you may also want to look at the accessories and tools available for the machine. If you need a front loader console on your tractor, make sure the machine you are considering supports one and has the additional accessories like a bucket, bale or hay forks, pallet forks, or anything else you need. 

If your primary need for a tractor is to clean up around the property, a bucket that tilts and rolls can be an excellent way to scoop up material and move it somewhere else. However, if you want to haul logs out of the woods with the machine, a set of forks might be easier to work with. Ask the tractor dealer about the accessories you need, and they can tell you the best way to see the tractor up to get the work done.