What Kind of Tractor Should You Buy?

When it comes to knowing which tractor you should buy, start by thinking about the size of your land and the job at hand. This will help you determine whether you need a tractor that’s versatile and compact, something built for a specific job, or something that’s going to give you a little more power over difficult terrain.

From there, your options will usually fall into one of four categories: utility, specialty, row crop, or 4WD/track. So which one should you choose, and why? Let’s take a look at the types of tractors that fall into these four categories to work out the best fit for you.

Utility and Compact Utility Tractors

What is a utility tractor?

Utility tractors are used for a number of different jobs, making them the perfect choice of tractor to power through various operations. They’re generally also easy to use and ready to go as soon as you make the purchase.

The compact utility tractor is, quite simply, a compact version of a utility tractor. Because they’re designed to be used in smaller spaces and to save on storage, they’re smaller in size, hence the name ‘compact’ utility.

While the horsepower of a compact utility tractor is surprisingly decent, we suggest a non-compact version if you’re looking for something to be used for production purposes.

What is a utility tractor used for?

The types of jobs a utility tractor is used for include:

  • Soil work
  • Towing
  • Lawn care
  • Mowing
  • Hauling
  • Landscaping

Specialty Tractors

What is a specialty tractor?

Specialty tractors are tractors that are built for specific applications rather than versatility. They can come in all types, such as high clearance, wide row, narrow, or super-narrow, so there’s sure to be something to suit your needs.

What is a specialty tractor used for?

There are many types of specialty applications that require a specific tractor, some of which include:

  • Orchards
  • Vineyards
  • Vegetable
  • High row bed
  • Low clearance buildings

Row Crop Tractors

What is a row crop tractor?

Row crop tractors are the ideal choice for handling large implements and delivering in the field. Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to row crop tractors, and our range of row crop tractors have options available in all sizes and power depending on the job.

What is a row crop tractor used for?

Row crop tractors are generally used in cropping, but can be used for other purposes in:

  • Dairy
  • Livestock
  • Loader needs

4WD/Track Tractors

What is a 4WD/track tractor?

Tractors are typically built with 2-wheel drive, but a 4WD tractor operates with all four, making them great for sloped terrain and stability during tough jobs.

There are three different types of track tractors within the John Deere 4WD/track range

, including wheels, two track and four track. This particular range is also designed based on customer feedback and innovative technology, so you can be assured of the quality and durability.

What is a 4WD/track tractor used for?

4WD/track tractors are best used for things such as:

  • Tilling
  • Planting
  • Seeding
  • Transporting

When in doubt, ask the experts!

If you’re still unsure about which tractor is the best choice for you, then get in touch with someone who can help. Our sales team has a wealth of industry experience to guide you through our range of tractors and equipment available, to ensure you find the right one to suit your needs.

Speak with one of our friendly and expert team members to help find the right tractor for you.