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Discussion in 'Farm Implements and Transportation' started by Melancholy Bear, Oct 24, 2019.

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  1. Oct 24, 2019 #1

    Melancholy Bear

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    I will eventually be looking at buying my first tractor, likely used, 25-50 hp range. I'm reading the forum about what to look for and consider how I will be using it.
    Where do y'all suggest searching for used tractors? Dealer, tractor sites online, craigslist, auctions? All of the above or something else?
    Should I expect to also need to get a trailer to transport it? Or are there options with transport services or with dealers where you just pay them to deliver it? Or are those not worth it compared to a trailer?
    Do you suggest searching only near my local area, or do you find it worthwhile to search far away for deals?
     
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    Terri9630

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    Dealers will deliver but I'd get a trailer so you can move it yourself.
     
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    backlash

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    You can rent a Uhaul car trailer to move it. Having your own trailer would be very handy but that has a downside also. People wanting to borrow your tractor or better yet can you come over and do a small job? If you have time and can charge them then it might be OK.
    I bought one on Craigslist. I'm thinking about selling it because I really don't need it.
     

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