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Buying Used Tractors for Sale Should be Like Purchasing Luxury Cars

Well, at least that's what many farmers in India are doing. The Economic Times reported that more Indian farmers are using luxury tractors and the trend is expected to persist with the generally improving economic conditions the country. This is marked by the surge of luxury tractor manufacturers and models in India:

The Japanese Kubota is sold in India now; Arjun from tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra has been in market for some time and Italian manufacturer SAME Deutz-Fahr (SDF) Group is bringing its famed Lamborghini tractor brand to India by 2014.

The country's third largest tractor maker, Escorts, introduced Ferrari in India in July. Ferrari tractors were sold out in the first eight weeks of its debut.

While the prestige of owning a tractor from a famous brand is understandable, these farmers opt for them more because they are better made and give better performance, which results in better harvests and savings. According to one farmer:

"The Ferrari tractor has the highest power to weight ratio, which allows intricate farming and the added advantage of highest fuel efficiency," says Sampat Kaanderao Chavan from Nashik in Maharashtra. It enabled Chavan to increase his income substantially.

In other words, looking for reliable tractors for sale should be done in the same way as shopping for a car. Farm equipment trading platforms like 411Farmnet have a sizable inventory of such machines being sold by various farmers in different places.

However, it can be difficult to find the best tractor that would suit one's needs and budget perfectly. For instance, gas and diesel-powered tractors both have distinct advantages. The latter is generally more efficient, but the former can work better in cold climates. It should also be noted that some tractor models may no longer be supported by their manufacturers (i.e. they no longer have replacement parts for them).

It is also recommended to test drive any used tractor for sale from anywhere before any purchase is made in order to identify any issues with the machine. Some may not have a roll-over protective structure or even a seatbelt and these should be addressed as soon as possible.

(From With high-end & customised Ferrari tractors in the field, farmers in India report high yield, The Economic Times, September 16, 2013)