Buying a compact tractor is a significant decision and investment – one that should come with questions and research. But how do you know if you’re getting the right answers to your questions? Where do you get the information you need? Back in December, viewers had the opportunity to go right to the source – our Bobcat team. In our live Tractor Talk online broadcast, we showcased our CT2535 tractor along with several attachments and answered real questions from real people – live on social media.
Angie Ryan, Product Marketing Manager for Compact Tractors, and James Crouch, Senior Product Manager for Compact Tractors, served as our hosts and expert resources for the broadcast and gave viewers an overview of one of our most popular tractors, the CT2535. This farm tractor offers the power, agility and maneuverability you need for a variety of jobs including tackling large acreage, backing in and out of wooded areas, clearing brush or lifting and towing heavy loads.
In case you missed it, here are some of the questions we addressed during the show. You can also watch the full video on our YouTube page here.
A: A lot of the decision comes down to cost and size. Those tractors have the same horsepower, but the CT2025 is a much larger machine, so you’ll need to consider where you’re going to store it. If you’re not worried about where to put it and you’re willing to invest a bit more, we recommend the CT2025. It’s a bigger, more capable machine.
A: With 20 models of Bobcat® tractors, there’s really something for everyone. When determining which tractor is best for you, it comes down to what you want to accomplish with it. Beyond what you want to do now, think about what you might want to do one day. As James said, “I’ve never had someone regret buying the next model up, and I’ve never had someone regret buying a cab.”
A: This is a hot topic – even internally at Bobcat. It really depends on how much you’re using the machine. If you’re a commercial snow removal company, the skid steer is much more equipped for everyday use with its hydraulics. On the other hand, if you’re a large acreage homeowner or a small business with a parking lot, a tractor and the new snowblower attachment will help you tackle the job.
A: The snowblower is currently available for our subcompact tractors and our 2000 platform compact tractors up to 35 engine horsepower. For the rest of our machines, the snowblower will be available around the springtime.
A: This past year had its challenges for so many of us, but we continue to strive for efficiency in our product fulfillment. If your dealership doesn’t currently have the tractor you’ve ordered in stock, our goal is to get the tractor to you within 60 days.
A: As always, there are several factors to consider, including your geographical location and budget. If you’ll be using it in a variety of weather conditions, we recommend the CT2535 with the cab. If you want an open station, we suggest the CT2040. And if you want something a bit more affordable, check out the CT2025.
A: To answer this question, we’ll give you a little insight into how we name our tractors. First, we have four platforms: 1000, 2000, 4000 and 5000. The first number tells you what platform the machine is. The next number will either be a 0 or a 5. If it’s a 0, the tractor is an open station tractor. If it’s a 5, then it’s a cab tractor. The last two digits are the tractor’s engine horsepower. Across the board, though, each platform and machine offers a lot of power and capability depending on what you want to accomplish with it.
A: It’s a very easy process that takes only a few minutes. For example, to remove it, you only need to drop it down, remove a couple pins, then remove the driveline and the carrier underneath the blower itself – and you’re good to go.
Make sure to stay tuned to our social media and website to learn more and watch our next Tractor Talk event live so you can ask your own questions. Of course, in the meantime, if you have questions, you can visit your local dealer.
Regardless of your question or your application, we’re confident there’s a Bobcat® tractor that fits your needs.