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Smallholding => Equipment => Topic started by: mebnandtrn on August 14, 2017, 10:50:53 am

Title: compact tractor vs tractor vs quad
Post by: mebnandtrn on August 14, 2017, 10:50:53 am
I know this has been asked before, but the threads I can find are for a much more expensive price bracket! We have 3 acres and are hoping to get another 7 acres shortly. That will mainly be grazed, but will need something to work with. We currently have a 4x4 quad, but to be honest I hate riding it, and so plan to sell it. The question is to replace with a compact tractor or a classic tractor. I have limited knowledge of tractor mechanics, but am compatent with a spanner etc. The budget is 2500 max. Thats only for the tractor, but puts us firmly in the old and maybe knackered range!! Any thoughts appreciated.
Title: Re: compact tractor vs tractor vs quad
Post by: Still playing with tractors on August 16, 2017, 11:04:18 am
It all depends what you are trying to do with the machinery?

Trying to get any safe reliable tractor for the mentioned budget will be a tall challenge.

Unless you are needing a loader tractor - more expensive - for lifting I would stay with an ATV / UTV. they are easier to store, use in small spaces cheaper to maintain lighter on the ground etc.

if you really want to go down the route of a tractor, bearing in mind my first question above, I would suggest looking at compact tractors avoid anything "Classic"
expensive, unreliable and mostly death traps..... leave them to the misty eyed retro 1950's lovers :roflanim: