Good Used Tractors Under $10,000: 2022 Edition
John Deere 1050
Modern Classic and Reliable
The John Deere 50 series compact utility tractors have been around since the late 1970s and are still running strong… and holding their value. With this machine, you’ll get all of the basics you need to get a lot of work done, for about 1/4 the price of a new tractor, and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. Bonus points if you find the newer 70 series machines under $10,000; it’s possible, but you might not get a loader on one of those.
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!