Picking the best tractor for your operation can be a bit overwhelming, especially with so many options available. Small tractors are often the best option for property owners who want something to manage a few acres of land, farmers looking for a tractor to knock out chores in, and landscapers who need a tractor small enough to navigate yards without disrupting the grass. Compact tractors are versatile, easy to use, and easy to maintain. To help make the decision-making process less stressful, we’ve broken down the three most important things to consider when choosing which compact tractor is the best choice for you.
When you started looking at all the small tractors available, one of the first things you probably noticed was that there are a lot of different horsepower options to choose from. As a basic rule of thumb, the higher the horsepower, the greater workload the tractor can handle. For example, if you are needing a tractor for mowing your lawn and hauling gardening tools, a lower horsepower option such as John Deere’s 1023E or 1025R would likely be enough for you. The 1023E has 21.5 HP and the 1025R has 23.3HP. If you are looking for something to take on tasks like clearing thick brush and hauling heavy loads, a higher horsepower option like John Deere’s 4052R or 4066R. The 4052R has 51.5 HP and the 4066R has 65.9 HP.
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Know Your Terrain
Terrain is an important factor to take into consideration when picking out a tractor. If the land you’ll be maintaining is small and relatively flat, our John Deere 1 & 2 Series tractors might be a good fit for you. They are designed to work in tight spaces and navigate obstacles without leaving tracks as heavier tractors do. If you’ll be doing a lot of field work and working on rougher terrains, our John Deere 3 & 4 Series tractors are likely a good place for you to start. Thanks to their larger frames and their ability to work at higher speeds, you can make quick work of tasks like tending to animals, hauling hay, and clearing brush. If you are looking for a good mid-size tractor that can take on both yard maintenance and farm chores, our John Deere 3 Series tractor is what you need.
Pick Your Implements & Attachments
Along with deciding which tractor size and model you want, it’s also important to think about what sort of implements you’ll want. It’s easy to just think about the implements you need to accomplish your current tasks, but also take into consideration jobs you’ll want to take on in the future. John Deere offers a wide variety of implement and attachment options for each of the series. Below are some of the most popular options people choose but are far from the full list of things you can get.
- Front Loader
- Rotary Cutter
- iMatch Quick Hitch
- Front & Rear Hay Spear
- Landscape Rake
- Box Blade
- Work Lights
- Post Hole Digger
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Tired of reading about small tractors and ready to talk to an actual person? Give us a call or swing by our dealership in Douglas, Georgia. Our staff can help you figure out which model is best suited for your needs and even set up a time for you to demo the machine so you can see how it feels and make sure it’s what you are wanting. Let us know when you’re ready, and our team will be happy to help.