Shop smart. Here’s a roundup of the best tips when you shop for farming equipment.
Buy in groups
This is one idea that’s starting to gain a bit of popularity in farming. Buying equipment as a group allows everyone to get a bigger piece of equipment or land. That also helps you if you plan on getting new technologies. Consider this option. Weigh the pros and cons to see if it’s the right decision for your farm, the Farm Industry News says.
Look for used options
Buying used tractors in Montana is one way to save on your expenses, as you spend only a fraction of the cost you would have paid for a new one. Shop at reliable online suppliers and sources, so you’re satisfied and confident about buying one that’s still in excellent condition.
Know what you need
Do you need a tractor for road grading or field mowing? Knowing what you need can help you winnow down your options so you’ll know which ones are a good fit for your farm. You’ll need to consider horsepower range or lift capacity of the machine along with the hydraulic capacity, among other things.
Set a budget
How much are you willing to spend? This will influence your buying decision to a major degree. Figure out what your financial comfort zone is and start checking out used tractors in Montana that fall well within that price range.
Will you need a loader?
If you think that’s a possibility, then look for four-wheel drive options when you shop around for a machine. Check on the hydraulic capacity as well to make sure it can fully take on the added load.
Check the brand
Go with a brand you know and trust. Lesser-known brands may be cheaper, but they may not provide you with the durability and level of service you need.