Small Farm Tractors: Choose Wisely

When choosing among used small farm tractors, here are a the most important factors to consider.



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You can find a bargain in the pool of available small farm tractors, but be sure to put the vehicle through its paces before making a purchase.
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Beware of a machine with a leaky hydraulic system.
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Give the hydraulic lift controls a try too.
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The splined shaft running from the back of the tractor's differential is the "business end" of the vehicle's power takeoff  (PTO) assembly.
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