When buying a used tractor It is important to verify whether the tractor is in good condition. The first thing to do is to verify the number of hours, what is on the clock might not be the true hours. Does the condition look in line with normal usage are there other signs of more use than the hours would suggest?
If the tractor has high hours or looks as if it has done more work than the hours suggest, it may require higher maintenance in the future, which will be expensive. Check tyre condition the condition of the tyres since these are also expensive to replace. Look for any cuts, cracks, or bubbles. Note any uneven wear which may indicate serious problems with axles or steering Just like when buying a car, take a test drive. Check for abnormal smoke from the engine and any transmission noises or poor clutch operation. Also, hydraulics should be tested since any repairs here are generally very expensive.
All electricals should be checked and any oil or fuel leaks should be inspected. If you are not an expert, get an agricultural technician to inspect the tractor, It might cost a bit but money well spent if it stops you buying a pup. Never part with any money until you have seen the tractor, the internet is full of tractors for sale that don’t exist. Check the VIN [serial number] if you cant find it or it has been removed walk away. It is a requirement by law that all vehicles have a VIN number and it is illegal to remove it, if it has been removed it is because something in the vehicles history is being hidden. Walk away not worth the risk All tractors require dealer support for parts and service.
Similarly, any used tractor purchased will have to be serviced, verify that the tractor model being purchased can be serviced by a competent engineer with availability of genuine parts. Check if the dealer has the required trained technicians, special tools, and parts availability. Also ask for any service documents that will prove the tractor has been properly serviced in the past. Buying a used tractor is a good decision which can save a lot of money. If the above tips are followed, the buyer can minimize the risks and enjoy their used tractor for many years to come.