Buying a Used Farming Tractor


Now that we have our 40 acres, we are looking at the best tools that will help us build the farm.  Since we are growing in a cold environment, we are going to build a greenhouse first.  Our greenhouse will be built in the ground with the south facing wall being made of greenhouse film.

A List of What our Farming Tractor need to do 

Here is a list of our requirements for a tractor:

1.       Be able to dig trenches for water lines

2.       Be able to dig a foundation

3.       Have a large bucket to move dirt and create tiers inside the greenhouse

4.       Be able to unload pallets off of a flatbed truck

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One thing I like about the Small Utility tractors is that they have options of having many attachments! You can get them with the front-end loader, Backhoe, Mid-mount Mower deck, Rear PTO mower, Front mount dirt/snow Blade, Rear pull dirt/snow blade also called a scraper by some, Rear push dirt/snow blade, Many various field plows (depending on size of the tractor), rear rotor-tiller attachment, and many many more!! Some are PTO driven, some are powered by their own gas engine and towed behind the tractor, and others are just tow behind the tractor. But the major problem is Cost!! some of the smaller one start out at $10K and can very quickly go to well over $30K with just a couple attachments!! Others Start at around $20K with a couple Attachments and can soar to over $50K or even close to $70K with all the attachments you want!! Of course that depends on: name brand, size of the engine, size of the tractor, etc.! Then if you move up to the larger farm tractors the prices will start at close to $100K and above!! Another place you can look at if you are looking for used/second hand tractors, is auctions. Sometimes you can find decent tractors for a good price! Of course it depends on number of people biding on the item, as with any auction!

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