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Compact Tractor Buying & Basics
Written by Muhammad Chishti

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The World's Best Selling Compact Tractor Book!
Save Time, Money and Headache With This Comprehensive Compact Tractor Buying Guide!

Compact Tractor Buying & Basics is the ULTIMATE compact tractor beginner's guide, designed for people who want to buy a compact tractor but may feel that they "Don't know enough" about all of the options, prices, attachments and requirements. They may be afraid they wouldn't make the right decisions, or that they will appear ignorant if they even go to a dealer to check out a tractor.

This 212-page book covers thousands of topics relating to compact tractor buying and owning. Plus, it contains three great bonuses that no tractor buyer should be without:

Bonus #1:
Compact Tractor Safety Report
-- Remember, many new buyers of compact tractors have never been on a tractor before. While being a pleasure to own and operate, it is important that you have a complete understanding of how to operate your tractor correctly and safely. This report shows you all the key points of safe tractor operation. Also contains safety information for front-end loaders, mowers, loaders, backhoes, snowblowers and more. This report could save you or one of your loved ones from serious injury.

Boonus #2:
The 95 Point Compact Tractor Buyer’s Checklist -- Worth the price of the book on its own! You can print out this checklist, and go over each and every point to make sure you have considered every single angle of buying a new or used compact tractor.

Bonus #3:
Compact Tractor Acronyms
-- CUT, HST, PTO, 3PH, SSS, MFWD... what do they all mean? This list of popular acronyms will get you up to speed on compact tractor lingo!

Table of Contents

19 chapters and 212 topic points!

Chapter 1 - Making the Right Decision
1.1 - Be An Informed Buyer
1.2 - Save Time & Money
1.3 - Finding the Right Tractor
1.4 - Finding & Selecting a Dealer
1.5 - Getting Started With Your Tractor
1.6 - Protecting Your Investment
1.7 - Happy Shopping

Chapter 2 - Pre-Purchase Considerations
2.1 - Justifying the Purchase
2.2 - Costs & Additional Items
2.3 - Storage
2.4 - Transportation
2.5 - Time

Chapter 3 - Calculating Owning & Operating Costs
3.1 - Ownership Expenses
3.2 - Financing Costs
3.3 - Licensing & Registration
3.4 - Taxes
3.5 - Insurance
3.6 - Depreciation
3.7 - Operating Costs
3.8 - Keeping Track of Your Annual Costs
3.9 - Lowering Your Annual Costs

Chapter 4 - What is a Compact Tractor?
4.1 - History of the Compact Tractor
4.2 - Popular Manufacturers
4.3 - Compact Size
4.4 - Compact Tractor vs Garden Tractor
4.5 - Why Should You Buy a Compact Tractor?

Chapter 5 - Compact Tractor Information
5.1 - Basic Compact Tractor
5.2 - Engine
5.3 - Transmission
5.4 - Drivetrain
5.5 - Differential Lock
5.6 - Hydraulics
5.7 - 3-Point Hitch
5.8 - Power Take-Off
5.9 - Dry Clutch
5.10 - Draft Control
5.11 - Drawbar
5.12 - ROPS/FOPS
5.13 - Cab
5.14 - Canopy
5.15 - Ballast & Weights
5.16 - Tires
5.17 - Grille Guard
5.18 - Work Lights

Chapter 6 - Attachment Information
6.1 - Front-End Loader
6.1.1 - Buckets
6.1.2 - Cutting Edges
6.1.3 - Tooth Bars
6.1.4 - Pallet Fork
6.1.5 - Blade
6.1.6 - Bale Spear
6.2 - Backhoe
6.2.1 - Buckets
6.3 - Mowers
6.4 - Rotary Tiller
6.5 - Box Scraper
6.6 - Landscape Rake
6.7 - Powered Rake
6.8 - Posthole Digger
6.9 - Rear Blade
6.10 - Front Blade
6.11 - Snowblower
6.12 - Sweeper
6.13 - Chipper
6.14 - 3-Point Hitch Scoop
6.15 - Log Splitter
6.16 - Sprayer
6.17 - Trencher

Chapter 7 - Advantages of Buying New & Used
7.1 - Buying a New Tractor
7.1.1 - Tractor History
7.1.2 - Special Care
7.2 - Choose Your Options & Attachments
7.3 - Selection
7.4 - Strong Resale Values
7.5 - New Not Always Much More Than Used
7.6 - New Tractor Reliability & Warranty
7.7 - Buying a Used Tractor
7.8 - Used Tractor Price
7.9 - Used Tractor Resale Value
7.10 - Broken In

Chapter 8 - How to Buy a Good Used Tractor
8.1 - Places to Find Used Tractors
8.1.1 - Tractor Publications
8.1.2 - Online Classifieds
8.1.3 - Dealers
8.1.4 - Private Parties
8.1.5 - Auctions
8.2 - Making Sense of Ads/How to Read an Ad
8.3 - Getting the Information You Need

Chapter 9 - What to Look For When Buying a Used Tractor
9.1 - Tractors To Avoid
9.2 - Inspecting The Tractor
9.3 - Checking the Engine
9.4 - Take it For a Test Ride
9.5 - Final Detailed Inspection (mechanical)
9.6 - Evaluating the Potential Purchases You've Found

Chapter 10 - Used Tractor Buying Time
10.1 - Determining the Actual Value of a Used Tractor
10.2 - Independent Pricing Sources
10.3 - Places to Get More Info About Used Tractors
10.4 - Closing the Deal

Chapter 11 - Getting The Best Value For Your Used Tractor
11.1 - Factors that Affect Value
11.2 - Preparing Your Tractor For Sale
11.2.1 - Where to Sell Your Tractor, and to Who?
11.2.2 - Sell to Private Party
11.2.3 - Sell/Trade-In to Dealer
11.2.4 - Sell at Auction
11.3 - Pricing Your Tractor Right
11.3.1 - Making the Sale

Chapter 12 - Selecting a Manufacturer
12.1 - Manufacturers
12.2 - Which is Really the Best?
12.3 - Tractor Awards
12.4 - Who Builds Them?
12.5 - History
12.6 - Reliability
12.7 - Dealer Support
12.8 - Warranty
12.9 - Financing Divisions

Chapter 13 - Finding & Selecting a Dealer
13.1 - Finding Dealers
13.1.1 - Local Dealers
13.1.2 - Online Dealers
13.1.3 - Dealer of the Year Award
13.2 - Comparing Dealers
13.2.1 - Sales Department
13.2.2 - Service Department
13.2.3 - Parts Department
13.4 - Deciding Factors
13.4.1 - Attitude
13.4.2 - Staff
13.4.3 - Reputation
13.4.4 - Location
13.4.5 - Price

Chapter 14 - Selecting a Tractor
14.1 - Understanding Your Needs
14.2 - How Much Work Do You Have To Do?
14.3 - What Will You Use Your Tractor For?
14.4 - Where Will You Operate Your Tractor?
14.5 - Who Will Operate Your Tractor?
14.6 - Current Needs & Future Needs
14.6.1 - Big Needs Today, Smaller Needs Later On
14.7 - Buy the Biggest Possible Tractor?
14.8 - How Long Will You Keep Your Tractor?
14.9 - How Much Do You Have to Spend?

Chapter 15 - Comparing Tractors & Features
15.1 - ROPS/FOPS/Cabs
15.2 - Hydraulics
15.3 - 3-Point Hitch
15.4 - Power Take-Off (PTO)
15.4.1 - Safety Warning!
15.5 - Brakes
15.6 - Differential Lock
15.7 - Headlights
15.8 - Safety Lights/Blinkers
15.9 - Operator Platform
15.10 - Tractor Comparisons
15.11 - Size/Horsepower
15.12 - Performance
15.13 - Features
15.14 - Reliability
15.15 - First Year Tractors
15.16 - Price & Value

Chapter 16 - Selecting Options & Accessories
16.1 - 4WD
16.2 - Transmissions
16.3 - Steering Systems
16.4 - Work Lights
16.5 - Add-On Weights
16.6 - Canopy
16.7 - Cabs
16.8 - Radios
16.9 - Selecting the Options & Accessories You Need

Chapter 17 - New Tractor Buying Time
17.1 - Buying From Dealer Stock
17.2 - Special Ordering a Tractor
17.3 - Buying During Sales
17.3.1 - Seasonal Sales
17.3.2 - Inventory Reduction
17.4 - Tractor Package Price
17.4.1 - Tractor
17.4.2 - Accessories
17.4.3 - Attachments
17.4.4 - Assembly/Setup
17.4.5 - Delivery
17.4.6 - Other Items
17.5 - Negotiating a Fair Price
17.6 - Financing Your Tractor
17.6.1 - Manufacturer Financing
17.6.2 - Bank Financing
17.6.3 - Lease
17.6.4 - Short-Term/Seasonal Lease/Rental

Chapter 18 - Getting Started With Your Tractor
18.1 - Delivery
18.2 - Inspection
18.3 - Review of Features & Operation
18.3.1 - How Features Work
18.3.2 - Break-in Period
18.3.3 - For Inexperienced Operators
18.3.4 - For Experienced Operators
18.4 - Read the Manual
18.5 - Must-Have Tractor Items
 
Chapter 19 - Protecting Your Investment
19.1 - Tractor Storage
19.1.1 - Garage
19.1.2 - Barn or Shed
19.2 - Tractor Care
19.2.1 - High Quality Fuel & Fluids
19.2.2 - Regular Cleaning
19.2.3 - Follow Regular Maintenance Schedule
19.3 - Tractor Insurance
19.4 - Extended Warranty

Bonus Section - Safe Operation of Tractors & Equipment
1 - General Operation
2 - Safety Equipment
3 - Towing
4- Implement Operation
5 - Front-End Loaders
6 - Backhoes
7 - Mowers
8 - Rotary Tillers
9 - Snowblowers
10 - Other Implements
 
Bonus Section – New & Used Tractor Buying Checklist 

Acronyms


User Reviews

Please take a moment to read what readers of Compact Tractor Buying & Basics are saying about the book:

"It's truly a gold mine for prospective first-time compact tractor buyers, and it's a great handbook of facts for newbies like myself. ... extremely quick and easy to find anything I want. Just the way I like it ...  My hat's off to you on yet another fine piece of work."

-- Harv Crisler
Walnut Creek, CA
"If you are in the market for a compact tractor, as I am, you can't afford not to purchase this book. For newcomers, it provides a starting point and a good knowledge base on which to build... extensive review of safety considerations, as well as the excellent directory of useful web sites at the end."

-- John Tibbs
Waco, TX

"If you are among the millions who have been bitten by the "compact tractor bug," there is a book you simply must own. Compact Tractor Buying & Basics, by Muhammad Chishti, will answer your every question about buying, owning, and operating a compact tractor. Whether you know nothing about compact tractors, or are a seasoned veteran, you will learn and profit from this extensive resource guide. ... You'll learn how to negotiate the purchase or sale of your tractor, safety rules, and much, much more. I did not know anything about tractors before I began to read Compact Tractor Buying & Basics. Now, I'm afraid, the bug has bitten me."

-- Bill Thomson
Former Editor in Chief
Natural Health Magazine

"The entire buying process defined. The terminology. A summary checklist, which contains everything that I had considered, and some additional items I should of considered before buying! If the book was available at that time, I could have achieved a three-month jump on the purchase of my new tractor.

For anyone considering, or actively pursuing the purchase of a compact tractor, the $24.95 spent may prevent you from making a $20,000 mistake. The general information within the book is sound, and reflects the general consensus of the Compact Owner's community. The value-add is that the information is organized and consolidated within one reference.

You can reference the book, or you can burn up countless hours and ISP charges doing your own basic buying research. If you do it on your own, I bet that you won't think of every consideration!"

-- Roy
Central MD
"The most complete book available on the topic. It would be the best place to start for someone who has not yet bought a compact tractor, or for someone who is new to compact tractor ownership, thinking about what implements he/she wants, etc."

Bird Senter
Frost, TX

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