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Size matters: When choosing a second-hand tractor, it's important to consider if it can support the largest implement you plan to have

Size matters: When choosing a second-hand tractor, it's important to consider if it can support the largest implement you plan to have

A well-kept six-cylinder tractor may be useful for heavier jobs like slurry spreading

A well-kept six-cylinder tractor may be useful for heavier jobs like slurry spreading

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Size matters: When choosing a second-hand tractor, it's important to consider if it can support the largest implement you plan to have

A few weeks ago, we ran a piece on the new tractors that are likely to sell well in Ireland during 2020. Afterwards, I had an email from a farmer lamenting the prices of new tractors and asking about advice for someone looking for a good quality used tractor that might not be as expensive.

A drystock farmer, his budget was around €25,000 and he intends to use it for the usual farming jobs - fertiliser spreading, loader work, mowing and slurry.


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