SHOULD I BUY A NEW TRACTOR OR A USED ONE ONE?

When buying a new tractor it can be difficult to know whether to go for a brand new or second hand model. Both pose their own benefits so it can be tricky to determine which is right for you. We understand how important your tractor is for your land and want to ensure that you have all the information you need before purchasing.

In this blog, we’re going to take a brand new model and put it up against a second hand tractor to showcase why going pre-owned can give all kinds of benefits. 

Here at Blacktrac, all of our second hand tractors are quality controlled to give you peace-of-mind when purchasing. 

5 BENEFITS OF PURCHASING A SECOND HAND TRACTOR

SECOND HAND TRACTORS ARE CHEAPER

The most obvious benefit and one of the most important is that buying a second hand tractor is very often cheaper than buying a new model. Buying any tractor is a big investment, so care must be taken to ensure that your money is spent in the right places. 

Whilst new models may justify the higher price tag by including the latest technology, buyers should consider whether this is necessary for them. It’s recommended to have a clear idea of any must-have features prior to purchase. It’s also important to consider that any new specs may not be on next year’s model as they change year-to-year.    

IT WON’T DEPRECIATE AS FAST

The unfortunate truth of buying a new tractor is that it will instantly be worth less the moment it leaves the showroom. This is the case with any machine as over time your asset will lose value. Buying a second hand model means that you avoid the initial drop in price and it will be worth closer to what you bought it for if you ever came to sell it. A tractor can last for many years if looked after in the correct way, but any changes in circumstances in the future can mean you need to sell.   

AVAILABILITY AND EASE

The buying process for second hand tractors is also generally faster than buying a new model. Purchasing a new tractor means that you may have to wait for availability, or even wait for the stock to be ready if buying a not-yet released model. Because of this, you are far more likely to run into delays when buying due to stock, manufacturing or transport issues. 

Wait times can be increased due to a lengthier registration process with newer models. Time can severely be eaten up by long-winded form filling which takes you away from the work that matters to you. 

With a second hand tractor you can walk in that day and drive out just few hours later with a high-quality machine. The process is made even quicker and easier by using a trusted dealer such as Blacktrac, as all the information is readily available on our website. Our team is also on hand to get you on your way in no time. 

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

We know that a tractor is one of the most important machines to keep your land in the best shape, but we also understand that it’s not the only investment you will need to make. Balancing your outgoings is key to a successful business and saving money where possible frees up funds for other areas. This money can be spent on upgrading other machinery, purchasing add-ons for your current gear or buying materials to complete jobs. Whatever the use of your tractor, buying second hand will free up your funds and give you the flexibility needed to develop other areas.  

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING

Buying a second hand tractor means that the model will have been tried and tested for longer so you can be more aware of any potential quirks with the design. Newer models may look shiny and appealing but may not have been adequately tested out in the field yet. With a second hand tractor you know exactly what you are getting and will most likely have access to a wealth of reviews online to make the buying process easier. 

TRUSTING BLACKTRAC WITH ALL YOUR TRACTOR NEEDS

Here at Blacktrac, we supply a range of high-quality compact tractors from leading manufacturers such as Kubota, Iseki, New Holland, Yanmar and more. All of our second hand tractors are quality controlled, meaning that even though you’re saving money you’re not cutting back on quality. 

Still weighing up the options of buying a second hand tractor? Read our blog post here for more information.

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