How to choose the right tractor for your farm

If you own a farm then you’ll know the difference high-quality equipment can make in ensuring successful operations all year round. This can be the difference between beating or losing to the other 2 million US citizens that work in the agriculture industry

One of the most important pieces of equipment is one of the largest: the tractor. The modern-day tractor we know today was first invented in 1922 here in America to serve several purposes on farmlands. This includes:

  • Farming
  • Logging 
  • Lifting

They will most likely be used in your everyday life as a farm, so getting the right one is imperative to your success. So, whether you’re a newcomer to the farming game or an experienced professional looking for an upgrade we can help. 

This comprehensive guide will make it as straightforward as possible to understand how to choose the best tractor for your farm. Read on to find out more.

How big do I need the tractor to be?

The size of your tractor will depend on how big your farm is and the power you desire for it. For example, you will feel the torque of the engine when you accelerate and the higher the horsepower the higher the possibility of getting the work done more efficiently. This may mean that a big engine is more necessary for a larger farm or those that are in more of a rush to complete tasks.

However, if it’s flexibility you’re after then a small and compact tractor may be the way to go. These are much easier to store, can handle plenty of different tasks and handle very nicely allowing you to get around your fields rapidly. 

What attachments do I need?

Tractors are extremely versatile machines but you’ll need the correct attachments in order to use them properly. We recommend purchasing the following:

• Front-end loaders

• Rotary tillers

• Spreader

• Pallet forks

Cab or no cab?

The final decision to consider is whether or not you want a cab on your tractor. The cab is a protective cabin that the operator sits in but do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?


  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Keep clean 
  • Protect yourself during allergy season
  • Protect ears from noise
  • Keep pests away from you 
  • Can listen to the radio for more enjoyable work


  • Reduced visibility
  • Dirty windows 
  • Slows you down when getting in and out

As you can see cabs have plenty of benefits but if you really aren’t sure then some tractors allow you to put on or take off a cab as and when you please. 

Follow the tips above today and you’re sure to find the ideal tractor to make your farming business the best that it can be. 


TBN Editor

Time Business News Editor Team