Finding the right tractor can be a complicated process. At AFGRI Equipment, we are here to make it a little easier. In finding your new tractor, a lot depends on the list of jobs you have to do and the size of your property. It also depends on if it will be used for commercial work or for personal use such as maintaining your property. A good rule of thumb is when speaking with your local AFGRI salesperson about your requirements, to single out the most important job you’d like to do with the tractor. We can then make sure the tractor we recommend will have that task covered and then we will make sure the tractor can handle the rest of the jobs you require from there. We have a wide range of tractors available that will suit various applications. It’s not one size fits all so working together, we can help you find the right tractor for you.
What difference does horsepower make when buying a new utility tractor?
With our smaller compact tractors, horsepower will dictate how big an implement you can run on the back, such as a slasher or anything that is going to be ground engaging such as a rotary hoe. To a degree, it will also influence things such as pulling a plough or similar. However, as far as lifting capacity of the front-end loader and the strength of the transmission, this is dictated by the hydraulic output being a hydrostatic transmission in our compact utility tractors. Overall, horsepower and hydraulic capacity are both important things to keep in mind.
Do I need to get a loader and bucket with my tractor, or can I just get the tractor only?
Customers can purchase the tractor by itself or with a loader and/or bucket. If you think there might be an application you would need a loader and bucket for down the track, we recommend getting the loader and bucket when purchasing your tractor. This can avoid any sort of disappointment with lead times for the loader. In the compact tractor range, it is most common to buy a tractor with a loader and bucket and a lot of this is down to the versatility having a loader can provide. You can do everything from shifting soil or firewood to leveling ground with the bucket to name a couple examples. Also, if you had work where a loader was not required, most of our compact utility tractors also have the Quick Attach option which means you can remove your loader without the need for any tools within a few minutes. Removing the bucket is also a relatively quick and smooth task to complete.
Do I need an open station or cab tractor?
In choosing between an open station or cab tractor, a lot of it comes down to application and comfort. If you will be using it for longer hours, then a cab option away from the elements may be the preferred option, especially during peak winter and summer conditions. It is also recommended if you were using the tractor for spraying of chemicals. However, if you have a hobby farm and are running a lot of implements, an open station will likely be fine most of the time. Adding the cab option will come at an additional cost as well but again, this comes back down to your preference as well as your budget.
Does weight of the tractor matter?
Weight of the tractor does matter. If you have got really hard, rugged jobs such as pulling out tree stumps or pulling a plough through hard clay, then even with high horsepower you will require appropriate weight. Otherwise, this can lead to spinning the wheels and/or getting stuck. For these heavier jobs, the correct application of weight will need to be applied as well. This may involve balancing the machine with additional weight either at the front or the back of the machine. This can be done with ballast boxes or attaching other implements depending on the application as a counterweight.
What are the main benefits of a hydrostatic transmission?
Hydrostatic transmission is most common throughout our range of compact tractors. It is a proven technology with ease of operation and longevity as two of the main benefits. The twin touch pedals are very user friendly and provide great control. Moreover, if you have driven a ride-on mower, it will be a very similar style of operation so this will make it easier to transition across. The transmission also has great longevity, so with the correct maintenance, this will lead to fewer repairs over time.
How important is drive comfort when purchasing a new tractor?
Drive comfort is something that is often overlooked but is a very important part of finding you new tractor. If you will be sitting in the machine for long hours, you want to be as stable and comfortable as possible to help minimise fatigue. John Deere have had a longstanding focus on operator comfort – and when they say it they mean it. They strive to continue to make improvements and alterations to ensure customers are comfortable in their machines. A lot of this flows through into design such a placement of levers and pedals and more.
How easy are utility tractors to transport?
For our compact utility tractors, most of the time they can fit on a trailer depending on the trailer you have and the vehicle you have to tow it. For the larger utility tractors, we are here to help you get the machine to your property. We also pride ourselves on our quality handovers to ensure you get the most of your tractor from day one.
How can I find the right attachments or implements I need for my tractor?
In finding the right attachments you need, it’s highly advised to speak with a member of our sales team. They have extensive experience in the industry and can help you find the right equipment required for the application. We can also come out to your property and recommend what would work best, taking into account the different variables on your land such as slope, terrain, soil variety and more. We have a wide range of suppliers which means we can narrow down a range of options to show you the most suited implements you would need. Some of the most common implements we provide are loaders, slashers, rotary hoes, offset discs, box blades, carry alls and grader blades.
Why choose a John Deere utility tractor over other alternatives?
John Deere tractors are known for their quality and serviceability. This is also supported by a 6-year powertrain warranty in our compact tractors. Choosing a John Deere tractor also means you get the aftermarket parts and service support from your local AFGRI Equipment branch. Trust in us and the reputation John Deere machinery has garnered across the world.
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The right tractor for the right job
Whether its for personal or for the business, AFGRI Equipment is dedicated to helping you find the tractor you need. We sell new compact and full-sized John Deere tractors to numerous customers requiring them for a range of different applications.
Whether you need a tractor for your farm, vineyard, earthmoving company, or other kinds of business, or you require it for your residential block or lifestyle, we will happily help you find the tractor most suited.
Our range of new utility tractors
Depending on the industry you work in, the size of your business, and what your requirement is, we stock a range of compact and full-sized John Deere tractors you'll need to handle the job. Some of the tractors we stock and sell include:
Compact Utility Tractors – Despite being small, our John Deere compact utility tractors can handle the largest jobs. Perfect for commercial, governmental, and residential use. Starting from the entry-level 1 Series up to our range of workhorse 4-Series tractors, we have a compact utility tractor for you.
Utility Tractors – With a focus on comfort, serviceability, and productivity, our range of utility tractors will meet your needs no matter the size of your land. Built for hard work, these tractors are equipped with features for the tougher jobs. Ranging in horsepower and with different transmission options, we can help you find the right tractor for your operation.
From loaders to backhoes, post hole diggers to slashers, grader blades to hay forks, we also supply a wide range of utility tractor attachments so all specific jobs can be sorted with ease. Our implement and attachment suppliers include Himac, Fieldquip, Silvan, Major Equipment and more.
Let us help you find your new tractor
With an extensive branch network across Western Australia, AFGRI Equipment is perfectly able to help you find the John Deere compact tractor you've been looking for. Our dedicated staff are happy to walk you through each of our options. Contact us today and let us find the compact utility tractor for you.