Tractors are traditionally used on farms to mechanize and automate several agricultural tasks. Modern tractors are used for a variety of things: ploughing, tilling, and planting fields. In addition to that, tractors are also used for routine lawn care, landscape maintenance, moving or spreading fertilizer, and clearing bushes. Hi, everyone! Bennett Kireker here. Let me share with you the many advantages to owning a tractor, especially when you operate a small farm. Before buying one, you must first orient yourself on the different kinds of tractor out there in the market.

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Tractor Options

Tractors are available in a wide range of options for specific tasks and requirements. These are some considerations when purchasing a tractor: construction, drive, and purpose.

Construction type has two options: one in which the driver can easily sit and drive the machine; the other is where the operator walks alongside it, also called as walking-type tractor. Drive pertains to track and wheel tractors. Track tractors have tracks instead of wheels; while wheel tractors are exactly that. Wheel tractors can also differ in the number of wheels a tractor has. And lastly, probably the most important factor, the purpose of your tractor. Will you be using it to haul dirt? Or till new land? Or maybe just create another garden bed? Whatever the job, make sure to get the right kind of tractor for the job you need.

Another way of looking at tractors can be through this set of categories: brand, power, mileage, and economy efficiency. You can’t undermine a tractor with brand appeal. Household names go a long way when deciding a purchase, especially one as significant as a tractor purchase. Just make sure to do your due diligence in research before getting carried away by a brand name.

Another thing to consider is power. How much horsepower do you really need? Farming duties that require heavy duty equipment mean big machines with a lot of power. You don’t need that much power for simple gardening tasks though. Assess your task at hand to get an idea of how much machine power you should get.

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Mileage

When we discuss mileage, we’re talking about how long the tractor will last before you have to replace anything on it. As we mentioned earlier, you should get a tractor based on the job you need to do. A small tractor will not give you the mileage you need when the task is hauling massive amounts of dirt. That job is best left to an industrial tractor with enough power to move mountains. If you buy the wrong tractor for the job, the mileage won’t be worth it and you’ll end up spending more on repairs or an eventual replacement. As for economy efficiency, if you think only carmakers do this, tractor manufacturers have been innovating for some time too. Tractor makers are rolling out more efficient machines at a time of rising fuel costs. This is important because tractors are starting to be used for more than just farming; they’re being used for other commercial activities as well.

There are a lot of things to consider before you buy a tractor, but the most important part is what you need it for.

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