Good Used Tractors Under $10,000: 2022 Edition
Good Value Subcompact Tractor
The Mahindra eMax subcompact tractors can be found for less than $10,000, in many cases well below. We found a few that were equipped with just mower decks, for less than $6,000, so price is not the issue as much as finding one. But if you do, these little tractors can be a good value alternative to a John Deere or Kubota subcompact tractor, which may be more difficult to find in comparable age and condition for the price.
John Deere 4300 with loader and bush hog?
Was thinking the John Deere 55 series would make the list. Got my 1994 855 with a 70A loader for $8800 years ago. Found a 6 ft belly mower for another $750. Hydrostat, loader, 4wd, PS. It’s a joy to operate. It replaced a Ferguson TO20 and wish I had done it sooner. A lot of scouring Craigslist for the right deals and had to do some driving to get the package but well worth it !
I got a 1952 Ford 8N with a 6′ drag blade for $2,500 CDN We use it for plowing out our driveway in the winter and pulling people around the farm on the hay wagon. I was also able to get a Case / David Brown 885 tractor with a loaferfor $2,300 CDN.. We use it with our bush hog cutting the fields. They may be old, but they are pretty reliable and easy to repair
On the Massey make sure the powershift works as reverse doesn’t work in direct drive. I can drive my 2705 forward in direct drive (works okay) but no reverse.
Great range of sub $10,000 tractors but I did think there were too many sub-compact and compact types in the list. I do like to see ‘grown up’ tractors and I’m sure there are plenty out there for less than $10k. I have a 1990 Case IH 248 (485) with FEL and relatively low mileage that I bought for $5000. It is still going strong and seems unbreakable!