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How are small tractors and compact tractors different?

What's the difference between small and compact tractors?

In the most straightforward of terms, a small tractor for sale is what is known as a middle ground between a ride-on mower and a compact tractor. However, there are boundaries and they are not 'be all things to all people' as is often misconstrued, so they are a common choice for owners of small holdings or equestrian centres.

Tractors for sale differ in substance in their physical size. As compared to a standard compact tractor with the same horsepower rating, small tractors typically have 20-26 horsepower and are smaller in size. As a result, they tend to be more manoeuvrable and skilful when it comes to getting into tight spots. They are also lighter so are more forgiving of turf and don't leave as much of a mark. As the wheels are smaller on a small tractor, the ground clearance is less and the lift capacity is less as there is a limited oil flow pump capacity and because the tractor is bodily smaller and therefore less stable.

Which tractor is right for you?

Your local dealership is the best place to obtain dynamite professional advice. Customers often request a tractor price only to bring to light that the model of tractor they are asking for isn't what they need, which could cost them a lot of banknotes! If possible, provide all the information to the salesperson at the dealership, such as your budget, what you plan to use the machine for, and the terrain you plan to work on.

You should always timetable a site visit with the dealer's excellent sales representative. Thus, you will receive the best advice and obtain the best value. It is common to believe that a manual tractor is better suited to ground preparation work like cultivating or spraying since it allows you to control the speed of the machine, which is important when working in confined spaces or when laying down sand or fertiliser and calibrating its spread rate. Hydrostatic tractors,' which are better suited for mowing and loader work, can be switched between forward and reverse by changing gears or using a shuttle lever.

Our next blog posts will investigate some popular compact tractor attachments available for small tractors and compact tractors in the UK. In these articles, we will look at some of the most popular attachments, such as flail mowers, rotavators, harrows, log splitters, etc., that are compatible with popular brands like John Deere, Kubota, Branson Tractors, and the superb Kioti tractor. Plus, we'll take a look at some great deals on second-hand tractors

In the meantime, if you need more information about tractors for sale UK, please call us at 01673 828 965.

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