Good Used Tractors Under $10,000: 2022 Edition
John Deere 5103
Nothing Like an $8,500 John Deere
We found a 2008 John Deere 5103 with 4700 hours for $8,500 listed at TractorPage.
At this price you’ll be looking at a 2wd model, but this machine is from the 21st century. Plenty of users will find this 50-horsepower Deere sufficient for their needs. Getting this versatile size and power for $8,500 seems like a no-brainier if you like your green paint to still be relatively shiny, and need about 50 horsepower.
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!