Trucks are one of the staples of farm life. We’d say that tractors are next up – they’re downright ubiquitous, come in a substantial range of sizes, and calling the tractor category anything resembling broad is always an understatement. They also feature enough attachment possibilities to fill a store with. The first and foremost thing a tractor is designed for? Pulling – usually, that’s farm equipment, you can use it to get things unstuck, too. Unsurprisingly, if you’re looking to farm, purchasing a tractor (should) always be on your list. There are multiple types of tractors; we’ll cover some here.
Compact tractors (as one would expect, given the name) are small but high-powered, able to assist with any and all basic farm work. Compact tractors are ideal for material handling and working in tight spaces, where a typically-sized tractor may have trouble navigating.
Wheeled tractors are the general-purpose tractor for all manner of farm work. They can be outfitted for more specific tasks, and are capable of meeting a variety of demands. The “classic” or “typical” tractor that many people think of.
Track tractors are one of those things that aren’t on the list of things most people think upon hearing the word “tractor”. Outfitted with rubber tracks instead of wheels, track tractors can plow fields with more power while simultaneously providing a smoother ride for their operator(s).
And then there are orchard tractors: these are specially adapted to work in orchards. They’re slender and can fit more easily between lines of trees, but retain the power needed to do landscaping and maintenance.