Compact tractors are tough machines designed to solve the unique challenges of acreage owners, hobby farmers or anyone maintaining land. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked tractor questions.
Compact tractors are small agricultural tractors designed to take on the challenges that landowners face every day. Larger compact tractors are often referred to as utility vehicles and offer a range of 50 to 100 horsepower. Mid-size compact tractors range from 20 to 60 horsepower, and sub-compact tractors are typically under 25 horsepower. Bobcat’s line up of compact tractors range from 21 to 58 horsepower.
Equipped with a 540-rpm rear power take-off (PTO) and a 3-point hitch, compact tractors are prepared for a variety of chores. Most compact tractors offer a front-end loader to help you complete everyday lifting, carrying, and light grading tasks.
The power take-off (PTO) on a compact tractor is the power source for running a variety of implements such as tillers, augers, mowers and more. The PTO shaft on a compact tractor transfers power from the engine to the implement. The power from the tractor’s diesel engine is transferred to the PTO shaft in the form of rotary motion and is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
The 3-point hitch is a mechanism on the rear of the tractor that offers three points of contact with an implement to allow lifting and towing. A compact tractor with a 3-point hitch allows you to use and change out a variety of implements quickly and easily. The basic, proven technology has been around for nearly 100 years. A 3-point hitch works with a wide variety of implements, so you can tackle more tasks with fewer pieces of equipment or replace work previously done by hand.
Not all transmission types are created equal. The best transmission option varies depending on the application of the tractor and user preference. Bobcat compact tractors offer four different transmission types available on select models.
When choosing tires for your compact tractor, it’s important to consider how you’ll be using the machine. Tires have a large impact on a tractor’s traction, flotation, ground disturbance, wear and overall performance.
Bobcat compact tractors are available with three different types of tires for a variety of applications:
Now that you’re equipped with the answers to some basic compact tractor questions, you are ready to build your compact tractor to fit the needs of your land. Visit Build & Quote now to get started.