Good Used Tractors Under $10,000: 2022 Edition
Massey Ferguson 2745
$127,000 tractor for $9,950
Another great ag tractor under $10k is the Massey Ferguson 2745 with dual wheels. This is a 140 horsepower tractor powered by a huge Perkins 8-cylinder diesel, 87 gallon fuel tank, and a weight of 6-7 tons. We found one for just under the $10k mark with 2150 hours and a broken fuel gauge. But what did you expect, a perfect machine for this price? After 40+ years in service, even with relatively low hours, you can expect a few things to not work—and a fuel gauge should be fixable.
With the 2745, you can expect a workhorse of a tractor at a price that is tough to beat. Back in 1983, the Massey Ferguson 2745 retailed for $44,500, which is $127,000 in 2022 dollars. As long as you find one with a strong engine, this could be a great option if you need a farm tractor on a budget.
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!