Selecting and Purchasing a Tractor

This category covers selecting and purchasing a tractor.

  • This Dummies Used Tractor Buying Guide (Part 1 of 2)

    This Idiots Guide to purchasing an older used Tractor
    Part 1 of 2
    I thought I would see a tractor and jump on it and get all my work done in half the time and with no worries.

    I was sooo wrong. I knew nothing about tractor.

    When it wouldn't start I checked for fuel and then looked for the distributor and spark plugs. I couldn't find them and in fact I could understand how it was getting spark. All engines need some kind of spark to ignite the fuel, right? Then I did research and...
  • This Dummies Used Tractor Buying Guide (Part 2 of 2)

    This Idiots Guide to purchasing an older used Tractor
    Part 2 of 2
    Now you have the basics for looking for a used tractor. You will need to be somewhat familiar with what parts are called. Like a 3Point hitch and its components see picture

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    Once you have decided what you want in a tractor you can start looking. When you found one that interest you make sure, it's inspected well. If you have a neighbor or a mechanic...
  • Selecting a Lawn Tractor

    What do you look for in a lawn tractor that will make or break your purchase? What are your must haves and what do you absolutely not want? There are many lawn tractors on the market these days with a wide range of capabilities to get the job done. This makes deciding what's best for you that much tougher when it comes to choosing from a plethora of dazzling features you may not want or need. When everyone just wants to sell you something expensive and elaborate, what advice do you take?...
  • 6 Things to Inspect When Buying Used

    When it comes time to buy a used tractor, there is a lot to consider. Ideally you will have a grasp on what type of machine you want and what capabilities you need. This could lead to shopping and looking at a broad spectrum of tractors, or if your specifications are more stringent, a very small pool of tractors. Either way, there are tractor components you need to closely examine to ensure you bring home a machine that will work for you.

    1. Take a look at the maintenance records. Some...
  1. This Dummies Used Tractor Buying Guide (Part 2 of 2)

    This Idiots Guide to purchasing an older used Tractor Part 2 of 2 Now you have the basics for looking for a used tractor. You will need to be somewhat familiar with what parts are called. Like a 3Point hitch and its components see picture Top link pin Top link Once you have decided what you want in a tractor you can start looking. When you found one that interest you make sure, it's inspected well. If you have a neighbor or a mechanic...
  2. This Dummies Used Tractor Buying Guide (Part 1 of 2)

    This Idiots Guide to purchasing an older used Tractor Part 1 of 2 I thought I would see a tractor and jump on it and get all my work done in half the time and with no worries. I was sooo wrong. I knew nothing about tractor. When it wouldn't start I checked for fuel and then looked for the distributor and spark plugs. I couldn't find them and in fact I could understand how it was getting spark. All engines need some kind of spark to ignite the fuel, right? Then I did research and...
  3. 6 Things to Inspect When Buying Used

    When it comes time to buy a used tractor, there is a lot to consider. Ideally you will have a grasp on what type of machine you want and what capabilities you need. This could lead to shopping and looking at a broad spectrum of tractors, or if your specifications are more stringent, a very small pool of tractors. Either way, there are tractor components you need to closely examine to ensure you bring home a machine that will work for you. 1. Take a look at the maintenance records. Some...
  4. Selecting a Lawn Tractor

    What do you look for in a lawn tractor that will make or break your purchase? What are your must haves and what do you absolutely not want? There are many lawn tractors on the market these days with a wide range of capabilities to get the job done. This makes deciding what's best for you that much tougher when it comes to choosing from a plethora of dazzling features you may not want or need. When everyone just wants to sell you something expensive and elaborate, what advice do you take?...
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