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What Types of Tractors Do We Appraise?

Farm tractor appraisal

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Farm Tractor

trac·tor:  a powerful motor vehicle with large rear wheels, used chiefly on farms for hauling equipment and trailers.

No wonder most of us picture a farm tractor in our minds when we hear the term “tractor”…farm is in the definition!

Though farmers are moving away from traditional tractors for their daily work, common uses on the farm include pushing/pulling agricultural equipment (or trailers), for seeding, plowing, harrowing, tilling, and related tasks.

The most popular agriculture tractor brands include John Deere, New Holland, Case IH, Ford, Kubota, McCormick, International, Challenger, Massey Ferguson, and Fendt.

Row-Crop Tractor

We know what a tractor is, but what is a row-crop?

A row-crop is a plant that is grown (in the ground, in rows) as food. Examples include beans, onions, cotton, potatoes, tomatoes, maize (corn), soybeans, and sugar beets.

A row-crop tractor, then, is a tractor that cultivates (prepares) the soil in rows so that the seeds can later be drilled into the soil along those rows.

The rear treads of a row-crop tractor are tall so that they can pass over the plants and are often horizontally adjustable to fit between the rows of the current crop type.

Row-crop tractor appraisal

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Utility tractor appraisal

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Utility Tractor

The utility is the tractor equivalent of the utility player in baseball. Wikipedia says:

a utility player is one who can play several positions competently, a sort of jack of all trades.

The utility tractor is no different, as it is compatible with many different attachments (pallet forks, buckets, etc.) to perform many different tasks in many different industries.

Common utility tractor tasks include grading, excavation, towing, pushing, site preparation, and much more.

A low center of gravity, smaller size, and short turning radius allows the utility tractor to perform tasks in spaces that other, bigger, tractors can’t.

Compact Utility Tractor (CUT)

A compact utility tractor is just that:  a more compact version of the utility tractor described above.

The CUT is used to perform a variety of general tasks around farms, or even homes on larger plots of land.

The compact version is smaller in both size and horsepower, so is able to reach tight places a regular utility tractor can’t, but unable to perform tasks that require much power.

Attachments are a compact utility trailer’s best friend.  Common attachments include blades (box, grading, mowing), rakes, diggers (post holes, etc), cutters, blowers, seeders, and tillers.

Compact utility tractor appraisal

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Garden tractor appraisal

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Garden Tractor

For you weekend warriors out there who don’t operate heavy machinery, there’s nothing like hopping on that motorized mowing machine and going to town!

Even Forrest Gump and his red Snapper “liked doin’ it so much, he cut that grass for free”.

Garden tractors (also called mini tractors, lawn tractors, or riding lawnmowers) are not only used for mowing, as they are often seen cultivating ground, plowing snow, towing small items, and pushing snow around.

Popular brands include John Deere, Craftsman, Husqvarna, CubCadet, and Simplicity.

Remember Our Slogan…

We’ve only covered a few types of tractors, but remember:

“If it’s a tractor, we appraise it.”

Actually, we’ve been providing tractor values for so long that a better way to put it…

“If it’s a tractor, we’ve appraised it!”

So if you’re in need of a tractor appraisal, answer 3 simple questions, and we’ll get you a quick quote today!

 

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What Type of Tractor Appraisal Report do You Need?

Online

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Frequently Asked Questions

Made it this far and still have questions?

Here are the questions we’re most often asked. If that doesn’t cut it, check out our full FAQ page.

If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will answer your questions ASAP so you can get rolling on your heavy equipment appraisal project today!

What else do we appraise?
If it’s equipment, we appraise it.  Here are a few of our equipment appraisal services:

What is a Desktop Appraisal?
A Desktop Appraisal is the practice of valuating an item without physically inspecting that item. For more information, see our Online Equipment Appraisal page. You can read more about our physical inspections on our On-Site Equipment Appraisal page.

Can I have more than 1 valuation type? (like Fair Market & Liquidation Value)
Absolutely! We will provide you with as many valuations as your specific situation requires. For more information on the different valuation types, check out our FAQ page.

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