In The Field - Compact Tractors
Published on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 8:15am
45 hp or less
BRANSON TRACTOR - 25 Series
Branson Tractors’ new 25 Series compact tractor is all about choice. This series has eight models with horsepower of either 37 hp or 42 ponies; ROPS or large, open, quiet cab models; and manual or HydroMax transmission choices. Branson claims their tractors have one of the best seats for operator comfort offered in the industry. The 25 Series also sports a new fuel filter assembly, and an A-2000 four cylinder diesel engine.
Branson Tractor - bransontractor.com
KUBOTA - Standard L-Series
Boasting more power, cleaner emissions, and a bold new look, Kubota’s Standard L-Series tractor line has three new models L3301, L3901 and the L4701. Powered by Kubota diesel engines and a Common Rail System with electronic controlled direct fuel injection, the L3301, L3901 and the L4701 engines offer 33, 37.5, and 47.3 hp, respectively. Assembled in Jefferson, Georgia, each model offers a four-wheel-drive HST model and both two- and four-wheel-drive gear models.
Kubota Tractor Corporation - kubota.com
KIOTI - CK10SE Series
Building on the minimal vibration experience of kioti’s CK10 Series, the CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC feature the same hydrostatic transmission (HST) with added features and benefits of a factory-installed cab. The CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC provide a power take-off (PTO) of 29.4 and 31.9 hp, respectively. Standard features include HST cruise and link pedals to reduce fuel consumption, and rear dual remote valves with four ports, two spring and two detents. These models feature A/C and heat for year-round work.
Kioti Tractor Div. ,Daedong-USA - kioti.com
JOHN DEERE - 3025E Series
Favored by professional landscapers, the latest addition to Deere’s compact 3E Series is the 3025E. This 25 hp workhorse has an easy-to-use, two-range hydrostatic transmission that increases tractor performance while eliminating clutching when changing direction. The operator station offers users easy access to controls with brake pedals conveniently located for increased comfort and convenience, and intuitive color-coded guides. Each 3025E is equipped with a contoured, comfortable seat, and the flat operator platform enables quick entry and exit from the tractor.
John Deere - deere.com
CASE IH - Farmall A-, C- and C CVT Series
CASE IH’s Compact Farmall tractors are designed for all-purpose flexibility around small farmsteads. The 35-40 hp Compact Farmall A series tractor is the easy-to-operate workhorse needed for all types of chores. The 35-55 hp Compact Farmall C series’ includes standard deluxe features such as a large operator’s platform, adjustable seating, and easy-to-use controls. The Compact Farmall C CVT series (45-53 hp) tractors are designed for efficiency with a smooth operating, continuously variable transmission. Compact Farmall tractors can pair with a Case IH L300A series loader.
Case IH - caseih.com
MAHINDRA - 2500 Series
A solid choice for general farming activities, Mahindra’s 37 hp, 40 cylinder 2538 HST is squarely in the middle of the manufacturer’s compact tractor horsepower range. Mahindra’s unique mCRD engine technology reduces emissions while still providing improved performance and fuel efficiency. The 2538 has a redesigned headlight assembly for better visibility, high-lift hood with removable panels for complete access, flat deck platform with comfortable padded rubber floor mat. Pair this model with Mahindra’s optional heavy-duty loader or backhoe, and work simply gets done.
Mahindra USA Inc. - mahindrausa.com
NORTRAC - 35hp Tractors
When you decide that 35 hp is the ideal combination of power and fuel economy for your operation, NorTrac gives you 18 models to choose from. The NorTrac 35XT 35HP 4WD Tractor is their number one seller in this range, and it’s easy to see why: Shuttle shift transmission has 8 forward and 8 reverse speeds, 2-stage clutch with 2-speed PTO, hydraulic power steering, and 4WD for use in almost any working condition. Front loader and backhoe join a long list of available attachments and implements.
Northern Tool + Equipment - northerntool.com
YANMAR - YT235 Series
The YT 235 open platform compact tractor, or its high-visibility cab-enclosed version, YT235C, both feature major components designed by Yanmar to work together efficiently and with low maintenance needs. The YT235 Series features infinite speed selection from the HST transmission with 3-speed range shift, cruise control, auto-throttle, and tilt steering wheel. One-touch-on/off, electro-hydraulic, independent PTO, dual hydraulic pumps and hydraulic power steering make tough tasks easier. Optional Yanmar-designed front loader and rear backhoe complement the available mid-mount mower
Yanmar America Corporation - yanmartractor.com
TYM - T394 Series
With more than 60 years in agriculture, TYM’ latest compact addition to our shores is the 37.4 hp T394 series, which is available as the T394HST or regular gear models in either ROPS or cabin variations. Featuring a hydraulic lift capacity of more then 2500 pounds, reliable and fuel-efficient three-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine, and robust front axles with poor steering, T394 models work hard and keep operators comfortable. Cab versions include a spacious workspace with heat and air conditioning for year-round work.
TYM - tym-tractors.com
More than add-on accessories
A true workhorse, compact utility tractors can be transformed through a variety of implements to power through your to-do list. Perhaps the only question to ask is, “What CAN’T they do?”
With all the options on the market, it may be tough to narrow down which implements are must-have for you. Work with your dealer to ensure you are selecting the right implement for the task at hand, your budget, and the type of terrain you are working on. A few of the most popular implements include:
From moving dirt to carrying heavy materials like gravel, loaders offer the benefits of a specialized machine like a skid steer without the added cost of owning one. Additionally, loaders can be transformed with a variety of attachments, like grapple buckets or light materials buckets, allowing operators to pick up tree stumps and branches or move large amounts of light fluffy material like tree bark or mulch.
Do you regularly work on projects with tough soil conditions? Do you ever need to mix soils together for seedbed preparation? Do you need to loosen soil prior to finishing grading? Consider a rotary tiller. Rotary tillers are multi-purpose tools that can tackle everything from small flowerbeds to large lots and fields. They can help with weed control, soil mixing, soil aerating, soil leveling and many other things.
Combining power with excellent visibility and precision, backhoes are typically used for installing underground utilities or for moving large amounts of soil. Depending on your needs, you will want to select a backhoe that offers the digging depth and digging force needed to complete the job at hand. For added ease, look for a model that has a quick-attach system which will allow you to connect the unit to your tractor within minutes.
Using a mower implement, compact utility tractors can be transformed to a powerful mowing machine. Depending on your yard type and size, you may want to select a mid-mount or rear-mount implement. Mid-mount mowers, which are attached to the bottom of the compact utility tractor, are ideal for mowing turf and creating a professionally manicured look. Rear-mount finish mowers are either pulled behind the tractor or are integrally attached to the rear 3-point hitch, and are ideal for large,