When most people think of tractors many think of brand names like John Deere, New Holland, and Massey Ferguson. However there are many other quality brands such as Kubota, LS, Kioti and Case. Depending on which part of the province or country you are in, some brands are more popular than others.
Kioti makes a good tractor that is related to the Kubota brand. My neighbour (friend) has an awesome Kioti with several attachments for it. It is a fairly big machine that is over 70hp. I was hoping earlier this year to get a Kioti however it didn't work out. Im looking for 40-50 hp model and used ones in that size aren't on the market for long before they are sold.
The different tractor companies all seem to have their own brand colour. John Deere are green while Massey Ferguson and Case are red. New Holland and LS are both blue while Kioti and Kubota are orange.
People often stick with a specific brand of tractor as they do with trucks. Things to consider when buying a tractor are similar to when you are buying a vehicle. Is it quality built? How far is the dealership and is the dealership good to deal with for after sale service? What is the warranty like?
If you are buying a used tractor there are additional things to consider.
Are replacement parts expensive? Will the shop pick up and deliver your tractor for a good price (or free) when service is required? How many hours of use does the tractor have on it?
Tractors have hour meters that give you an idea on the usage. Do you want a tractor with a cab? Some tractors have no cab and just roll over protection while others have a fancy cab with air conditioning, a heater and a radio!
What kind of attachments and implements, if any, come with the used machine? What type of attachments are available? What horse power does the tractor have and what's the horsepower of the PTO? The PTO is a "power take off" which is a shaft that spins when the tractor is running. You can connect a auxiliary hydraulic pump to it which can run the hydraulics of a post hole digger, or a wood splitter or a post driver or a ....
Soooo, we just bought a used CaseiH! 😃 It is the Farmall 45CVT. That's a 45 horsepower tractor. It has a cab which will be nice in the winter when plowing and in the early summer when the mosquitoes and black flies are out in full force. It has 1100 hours of use which is not a lot. It is a 2015 that was coming off lease and apprears to be in great condition. It comes with a front loader. Yes that's the bucket on the front to scoop up gravel or topsoil. New tractors are usually priced without the loader... yes 🙄 the loader is a add-on! Hard to believe. I also bought a snow blade for it so we can quickly clean the driveway.
I am very thankful that the financing worked out. 🙏🏼