Key factors to consider when buying a used tractor
The beauty of the internet (and sites like tractorsforsale.co.uk) is that it is now much easier for those on the lookout for a new or a used tractor for sale. There is certainly no shortage of choice and there's a very good chance that you will be able to pick up a model of tractor that is perfectly suited to your needs at a very reasonable price.
There are a few key factors to always keep in mind when considering the purchase of a used tractor. Ideally, you will want to get years of good service out of the used tractor you buy, so here are a few tips to ensure you are happy with the purchase... and stay happy.
Return and repair policy?
Check that you fully understand what the return and repair policy is? Obviously, with used tractors your cover is likely to limited in comparison to buying a brand new tractor, but you should ascertain exactly what is and isn't covered. Think about what happens if the tractor malfunctions or breaks down after purchase and whether the seller will pay for any repairs. Ask whether there is any sort of warranty included.
Spares and replacements
Tractors should last a long time and are resilient machines. However, nothing does last forever and, with general wear and tear, it's inevitable that in time some parts will need replacing. Spare parts for some manufacturers can be expensive, so it's good to do your research and choose a brand that has relatively inexpensive spares and replacements.
Local or global?
The days of skimming through the classified ads of the local paper to look for used tractors for sale nearby have all but gone. The internet makes the entire world a global village, and online listings for tractors for sale means that your search can be a global one. Even with shipping costs, buying from abroad can be a great way to get a fantastic deal.
However, buying from your local area - or in your region of the country, at least has some distinct advantages. The chance to see the tractor for yourself and even take it for a test drive is an obvious positive.
Remember these key points to make your search for a used tractor online a successful one.