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How much is a compact tractor?

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Compact Tractors UK

The UK market is rich in compact tractors for sale, and it's easy to get confused with all that's on offer. In this blog post, we will concentrate on the most popular tractors asked about in terms of horsepower; the 25 HP tractor for sale and the 35 HP compact tractor. We will aim to offer ideas on both new and used compact tractors and include premium brands from both categories, such as Kioti, John Deere, Kubota, Branson Tractors, and so on. Plus, we'll put a price to them so that when you ask yourself the question, "How much is a compact tractor?" you'll get a set of ballpark figures to base your ideas upon.

Why do you want a tractor for?

If you haven't yet bought a tractor, it's a great idea to sit down and make a shortlist of what you want to use it for. This exercise is a handy step, as you can then decide what compact tractor attachments you will also require, which figures into your overall costs. Compact tractor attachments for sale come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and if you need a place to start, we recommend checking out one of our previous blogs on tractor implements. A brief summary of some common tractor implements for sale, and their approximate cost is offered below:

  • Mowing: Compact tractor flail mower £800 - £2000 + VAT

  • Harrowing: Compact tractor harrow £1400-£1600 + VAT

  • Rotovating: Tractor rotavators £750 - £2000 + VAT

  • Excavation: Backhoe for tractor £3500 - £5000 + VAT

  • Hedge Trimming: Tractor hedge cutter £3000 - £3500 + VAT

  • Etc.

As you can see from the prices above, getting an idea of what you want to do with your tractor before making any purchase is desirable, as you most likely will have to figure in at least one or two attachments into your startup costs.

Tractor package deals

Considering the above costs, it might be a good idea to check out tractor package deals, which include the tractor and tractor implements, as you'll save quite a bit of money with this option. For example, you can get a new compact tractor with loader for £13,000 + VAT if you go for a Kioti CS2510 with loader, or if you went for one of the new Branson tractor package deals, we offer a Branson 2505H compact tractor with front loader for sale and 4 in 1 bucket for a price of £14,995 plus VAT.

What about second-hand compact tractors?

Second-hand tractors, also called "used tractors", could be a thing to go for if you are on a tight budget. Many reputable brands are too expensive for people, such as Kubota and John Deere, when purchased new - You might as well go for a new Branson or Kioti tractor, as they easily compete with these brands in terms of build quality, engine performance, warranty and support, etc., and you generally tend to get more value for money. However, you can pick up some great second hand John Deere package deals, such as a slightly larger 37 HP John Deere compact tractor with a cab, loader, and turf tyres for £17,000 plus VAT, with only 1646 hours on the clock.

To compare, if you wanted a tractor by itself, without any tractor implements, we recently had a 32 HP Kubota tractor for sale priced at £9,000 plus VAT, with 2321 hours on the clock. As you can see, there are savings to be made if you purchase a tractor package deal, a second-hand tractor, or even a used tractor package deal.

Compact tractors for sale near me

Suppose you're searching for new or used compact tractors for sale near me and don't find exactly what you're looking for with local tractor dealers or tractor traders. In that case, it's worth knowing that many tractor dealers offer UK delivery, which is another factor to consider in terms of overall cost. For example, if we sent at 25-35 horsepower tractor from Lincolnshire to Cornwall, the price for delivery would be £480.


An answer to the question, "How much is a compact tractor?" takes a little bit of thought, but it's time well spent if you want to make sure that you've covered all the bases in terms of getting the best deal for your money. Ask yourself real questions such as:

  • How much do I have to spend on a tractor for sale?

  • What jobs do I want to use a tractor for?

  • What compact tractor attachments will I need?

  • Can I get everything that I'm after with a tractor package deal?

  • Does the price include VAT?

  • Can I afford a new or used compact tractor?

  • How much is delivery?

Spend some time pondering these questions and write your answers down on a piece of paper. If you need any help or advice with choosing the right tractor, implements, or package that's right for you, please give us a call on 01673 828 965 and we'd be happy to help.

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