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Tractor Buying Guide

A tractor is a commercial vehicle particularly intended to get across a high tractive effort at slow speeds, for the use of hauling a trailer or other farm-machineries used in agriculture or construction. In modern agricultural era, tractors provide ease to farmers, landscapers, engineers, construction workers and others the ability to work the land around them. Modern tractors are used for ploughing, tilling and planting fields in addition to regular lawn care, landscape maintenance, moving or spreading fertilizer and clearing bushes.  Tractors offer number of advantages on small farms as well as in regular lawn and garden work for farmers and cultivators. Without the use of tractors, the difficulty of daily field-work would increase gradually. However, people connected with farm work, the word tractor has other meanings associated with its depending on the automobile business.

KhetiGaadi assist you with an ample of experience in the agricultural machinery sector. We can endow you with the knowledge required to select a right machine for your business and save money on machinery purchases. Our knowledge of expertise reviews and their suggestions and for saving money while selecting right machine, our manufacturer discount structures and procedures enable us to advise our customers successfully and save their money too!

Buyer must decide first which tractor type buys for his business like utility, loader, or for should garden, among others, that best expresses the tractor they presently own. The following types mentioned below gives a description of many common tractor types:

  1. Compact Utility Tractor- Small tractors used for work in an agricultural setting mainly for landscaping and land management duties as opposed to planting and harvesting on a commercial level.
  2. Backhoe Loader- Tractors designed for use in a construction environment; used mostly for light transportation, digging, powering onsite machinery, and other applications
  3. Garden Tractor- The workhorse in any agricultural environment, garden tractors come with strong axles, sturdy frames, and a robust transmission built for performing farming duties at a consistent and durable pace.
  4. Utility Tractor- Can handle farming and landscaping with a more powerful engine than the typical compact utility tractor; useful in such tasks as hauling hay.

 

Tractor rated by many methods such as Horsepower, Weight, Size and Lift Capacities. So let us see some tractor buying facts. At the time of tractor purchase, consumer should keep certain factors in mind.    

 

Tractor Horse-Power

A tractor's size doesn't basically relate with its power. A small tractor with very high horsepower (HP) can do better than a large one with low HP. Lower horsepower i.e. below 35 HP tractors are powerful enough to handle tasks like mowing lawns, but can't perform heavy farming tasks like making hay. For main farm duties using implements, it's important to understand that there's another horsepower number to notice, Power Take off (PTO) horsepower. It refers to the power available to attachments or implements, and is actually measure of the capabilities of a tractor than engine horsepower.

How much horsepower do you need?

If you want to operate a shredder, the best technique is using 20 PTO horsepower rather than engine horsepower and a six-foot cutter requires nearly 30 PTO horsepower. A tractor used for mainly plowing and disking and also has many points to be considered to examine like soil type, implements pull & cart and much time taken for this work. According to an experienced trader is the best option for help in sizing this type of equipment. If the tractor will be used primarily for loader work, then find out if you need lift capacity, such as to lift a round bale of hay, or bucket capacity, to move a specific size load of dirt.

Weight

If we talk about the tractor weight, some of the manufacturers and dealers give importance to heavy weighted tractors. But technically, weight has somewhat impact on the quality of a tractor only and also of any brand of tractor does not going to be break into pieces. Weight is the less concerned point to analyze by a manufacturer while buying a tractor. If you want a heavy tractor, there are so many options and ways to add weight to an existing tractor if that is making importance for you. And most notably, is the tractor must be viewed as a quality tractor in the marketplace.

 

Size

It’s again a matter of tractor size, so it is least concerned while measuring by tractor horse power. Many manufacturers have already experimented with high horsepower engines in small tractors and vice-versa, so chose according to your need for implements and job. What they get is a high-horsepower tractor in a small size tractor. This enables the manufacturer to have an inexpensive tractor for a given horsepower.

 

Lift Capacities and Front Loaders

Lift capacity is possibly the most unreliable way to measure a tractor existence in the industry. Whether it is lift capacity of the loader or three-point lift, often times the number quoted is not the weight the tractor can actually lift.

We recommend buying a loader produced by the same manufacturer as the tractor that is performance matched to a particular model tractor. A trade-off exists between actual lift capacity and speed. If a front loader will lift what seems like a lot of weight, chances are it will have a very slow cycle time.

Four-wheel Drive

We recommend that most tractors with less than 50 engine horsepower have four-wheel drive when operated with a front loader. The reason for this is due to the extra weight placed over the front of the tractor which will bury the front wheels in any soft or wet ground conditions causing a noticeable loss of traction. Even if the tractor is a well-balanced two-wheel drive tractor, a sinking front end will cause an unsafe condition. It is also possible that one front wheel can sink further than the other creating an imbalanced load, which might lead to a tractor rollover. Moreover, the tires on four-wheel drive tractors are wider, creating a larger footprint, which is less susceptible to traction loss and has less resistance when turning.

A two-wheel drive tractor with a front loader will also have excess strain placed on the power-steering system, which in most small tractors is not strong enough to turn the wheels effectively in soft ground conditions. And finally, the added weight of a front loader will place a heavy load on the front axle kingpin and pivot points, causing early wear. With a four-wheel drive tractor, the front end will pull itself and the likelihood of losing traction is decreased.
We have found that dealers and manufacturers who shy away from selling four-wheel drive tractors are usually not competitive from a price standpoint with other four-wheel drive tractors.

Resale Value

“The bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweetness of a cheap price.”

Remember that at some point, everything you buy will have to be sold. Buying a “name brand” tractor will guaranteed that in the future you will have no trouble finding a new home for your machine. If the current nationwide market-share of a particular manufacturer is high compared to other tractors, then that tractor will be more popular in the used market.

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