Which compact tractor is right for my project?

posted on Monday, July 18, 2022 in Ag-Pro Companies News

John Deere compact utility tractors are versatile machines that can benefit almost any property owner.

Whether you work in agriculture or need a quality tractor to help you take care of chores around the house, there’s a John Deere tractor for sale out there that’s right for you. 

Keep reading to discover which John Deere compact utility tractor is the best fit for your project. 

John Deere 1 Series Tractors

A sub-compact tractor is a great fit for property owners working with 5 acres of land or fewer. The 1 Series line is incredibly helpful for things like light landscaping or gardening work. As the smallest option in terms of sub-compact and compact tractors, the 1 Series is often easiest to maneuver around obstacles like trees or fences. 

Below is a list of just a few things you can do with a 1 Series tractor. 

  • Grading driveways 
  • Mowing with a rotary cutter 
  • Lifting within their weight limit 
  • Transporting items across your property
  • Tilling
  • Snow work

These tractors are also the most affordable of all the options we’ll review in this blog. The use of implements like a loader make this tractor a versatile choice, helping you stretch your investment. Last but not least, many users find the 1 Series’ ability to fit easily within a standard size garage or shed to be a major plus.

John Deere 1023E and 1025R sub-compact tractors are parked on a green lawn in front of a beautiful h

Pictured above are John Deere 1023E and 1025R sub-compact tractors.

John Deere 2 Series-4 Series Tractors 

For property owners dealing with moderately difficult tasks on roughly 10 acres or more, a 2 Series, 3 Series, or 4 Series John Deere tractor will be a good fit for you. Whether you’re moving gravel, doing dirt work, or transporting materials across your property, the 2 through 4 Series lines are a great help, as long as the task fits within the machine’s weight limit. 

Although compact tractors are not built specifically for agriculture use, the right compact tractor can assist with chores like tending hay. Compact tractors are just that - compact. When compared to their larger counterparts, these tractors are much easier to maneuver. Again, the use of implements and attachments can help your compact tractor tackle a wide variety of chores. 

Useful implements for John Deere 2 Series through 4 Series tractors include, but are not limited to:

  • Front end loaders 
  • Backhoes 
  • Box blades 
  • Rear blades
  • Rotary cutters

A John Deere 3033R compact utility tractor with a cab, H165 loader and box blade drives across green

Pictured here is a John Deere 3033R compact utility tractor with a cab, H165 loader and box blade.

Those working with over 20 acres or on heavy duty tasks may find that a John Deere 5 Series or 6 Series, otherwise known as utility tractors, may better suit their needs.

From John Deere farm equipment to smaller John Deere tractors for sale, the team at Ag-Pro has you covered! Visit your nearest Ag-Pro location to learn more about which compact utility tractor is right for you.