Tractors; a guide to buying the right machine

When buying a used tractor it is important to choose the most suitable machine for your specific requirements. In order to help with your decision we have summarised the key considerations below;

 

  • Manual or hydrostatic transmission; manual transmission is suitable for more evenly paced work whereas hydrostatic transmission (HST) is suitable for more variable work as it offers simple speed adjustments during work.

  • Operator cabin; cab or rollover protective structure (ROPS). Consider whether you'll need to operate your tractor within a cab or whether ROPS is more suitable.

  • Tyres; agricultural, industrial, or turf. The type of work that you are doing will influence the type of tyres required. Agricultural tyres are generally used for farming work, industrial tyres are designed for hard surfaces and turf tyres are designed for turf and groundcare.

  • Tractor attachments; you will also need to consider what additional attachments your tractor will require as this will further influence your choice of machine. There are many different attachments available for tractors including backhoes, buckets, chippers, hedge cutters, pallet tines, loaders, mowers, rollers, seeders, snow ploughs, sprayers, and trailers. Please make sure that your tractor can accomodate all attachments that you may require.

 

  • Sub-compact tractors, up to 23hp; we offer a large selection of sub-compact tractors from a variety of leading brands including Kubota, John Deere, Iseki, and New Holland. A prime example of a sub-compact tractor regularly offered by RJW is the Kubota BX2350 which is available in either a 2wd or 4wd and has multiple attachment options depending on your specific needs. The Kubota BX2350 (below) comes complete with a 23hp, 3 cylinder Kubota diesel engine, 4wd, hydrostatic transmission (HST), power assisted steering (PAS), rollover protective structure (ROPS), spool valves, a 48" rear discharge mid-mount cutter deck, and to suit out customer's specific requirements, was fitted with a Kubota LA243 Loader and bucket prior to delivery. Kubota BX2350 sub-compact tractors are well suited to turf and groundcare work for both domestic and commercial purposes.

  • Compact tractors, 24hp to 50hp; we offer a large selection of compact tractors from market leading brands including Kubota, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and New Holland. We regularly stock Kubota STV-36 compact tractors (below) is available in 2wd or 4wd and is powered by a 36hp, 3 cylinder Kubota diesel engine, and comes complete with auto-throttle, bi-speed turn, hydrostatic transmission (HST), power assisted steering (PAS), spool valves, 3pt linkage, Lewis 25QH loader, 4-in-1 bucket. The STV-36 compact tractor is versatile and hardy and is well suited to challenging work both domestically and commercially. Kubota STV tractors are known for their power to weight ratio and are ideal for low ground pressure work, such as pitchcare and golf course maintenance.

  • Mid-size tractors, 51hp to 95hp; we offer a good selection of mid-size tractors from market leading brands including Kubota, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and New Holland. A good example of a mid-size tractor is the Kubota M6040 (below) which is a 4wd tractor powered by a 63.5hp, Kubota 4 cylinder diesel engine, and features manual shuttle, power assisted steering (PAS), rollover protective structure (ROPS), with optional cab, spool valves, and the option have a Kubota [LA1153] loader and bucket. Tractors of this size are more than able to cope with heavy workloads in a variety of environments.

  • Large tractors, 96hp plus; owing to our established supplier network we are able to offer large tractors from a variety of leading brands including Kubota, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and New Holland. The latest Massey Ferguson 5455 tractor is a 2wd machine powered by a 105hp, 4 cylinder Perkins turbo charged diesel engine. The 5455 is available with Dyna-4 semi-powershift transmission and comes complete with multiple spool valves, power assisted steering (PAS), suspended seat, and air conditioning. Tractors within this sector are designed to cope efficiently with demanding work loads and are well suited to large commercial operations.

  • Tractor attachments; all tractors offer flexibility in that a large variety of attachments are available from market leading brands including Bomford, Kubota, Hayter, and Trimax. When considering your purchase you should first establish if attachments are required and then be certain that your potential tractor is fully compatible with the necessary attachments; we know from past experience that this process proves cost effective. We have provided some gallery photos of just some attachments so to give you further insight into the options available to you.

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