If you run a landscaping business, equestrian centre or you simply own a house with acres of land, you’ll know just how important a tractor is to maintaining your property. However, there are so many different makes and models to choose from that selecting the right tractor for your needs can be challenging. If you’re new to buying tractors or fancy trying something different, here are some factors to consider.
1. What it will be used for
Will your tractor be used for farming, construction, agriculture, ploughing, tilling, digging or a mixture of all these things? It’s important you determine this first as Solis tractors all have slightly different purposes. For example, the Solis 20 is a small 4-wheel drive, so it’s ideal for land management and landscaping. The Solis 75, on the other hand, is a 4×4 CRDI narrow tractor which is best suited to orchard and vineyard work or spraying.
2. The cost
A tractor is a big investment, so you need to set your budget before you start shopping around. There is nothing worse than finding your dream tractor only to realise you simply can’t afford it. What’s great about Solis tractors is that there’s an option for every budget, with the Solis 20 starting at £7,495. In comparison, the Solis 50 2WD, which is designed for a variety of tasks from mowing to tilling, starts at £9,995 while the Solis 75 is available from £22,995.
3. The dealer
If you’ve never bought a tractor before or you’ve only ever used the same make and model, choosing the right dealer is essential. A good dealer will take the time to learn more about your requirements and use this information to find the best Solis tractor for your needs. They can also advise you on factors such as:
• Tyres and attachments
• Fuel efficiency
• Finance, service and warranty
Just like buying a car, once you’ve found the perfect make and model, you may decide you’d like to take it for a test drive. If you’re certain it’s the right tractor for you, your dealer will be able to talk you through the different finance options available.
To find out more about buying a new tractor, contact the team at Redblade Mowers today. We’re proud to be the best dealer in Lancashire for Solis tractors, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.