If you have bought a large piece of property and you need a tractor but aren't sure if you should get something used or purchase a newer or brand new model, there are factors to contemplate before making a purchase. There are many reasons why people buy used and reasons why people make the investment in a new piece of machinery as well. Here are things to know and considerations to keep in mind while checking out tractors for sale.
What to Look for When Buying Used
If you are buying a used tractor, there are things to look for to make sure that you are getting what you expect. The things to look for include:
- Fresh paint to cover up water or fire damage
- Empty fluid containers to hide leaks
- Tire quality
- Battery condition
Don't hesitate to ask the seller or the dealership if you can have a mechanic look at the machine before you buy it to get their opinion on condition and potential maintenance that could be needed for the machine.
Benefits of New
For those that aren't familiar with tractors, or with heavy machinery, it may be easiest to purchase something new that is under warranty or lease something new that you can take to have serviced. This way you don't have to worry about finding a mechanic and the problems with the machine.Instead, you take the tractor to the dealership.
The dealership can help you find the best tractor to fit your current farming or property maintenance needs and get you a high quality machine that you will feel confident about when you haul it away.
A tractor can be an expensive piece of machinery and investment. If you worry about paying for it all up front, look at financing options through your bank, the tractor dealership, or even a credit card. The dealership should have a list of financial options or banks they work with to provide loans for these types of machines.
If you know that you need a tractor and you don't have a lot of experience with tractors, and you worry that you don't feel comfortable purchasing something that could be bad, new may be the better option than used. Talk with the local tractor dealership to see if they sell used options that they have serviced, checked out and certified, so you can save money but feel confident because you are buying the tractor from a reputable dealership.