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When you’re in the market for a new-to-you tractor, it’s easy to drool over the shiny new machine with that new equipment smell and a scratch-free paint job. We get it. New tractors are exciting, but that doesn’t always mean they’re the best fit. There are so many benefits of buying used equipment instead, so the team here at Belkorp Ag decided to highlight a few of them for you. Read on for 5 advantages of buying used tractors over new ones.


We’ll start with the most obvious benefit of buying used: the cost! If you work in agriculture or you’ve ever owned a tractor before, then you know that tractors are not cheap. The good news is, you can avoid a lot of that initial cost buy buying a pre-owned tractor at a much lower ticket price. And you can save on accessories, too! 


Any time you buy a new piece of heavy machinery, whether it’s a tractor or a car, the value is going to depreciate considerably as soon as you drive it off the lot. When you buy used, that’s significant for a couple of reasons. First of all, you’re spending less money up front so the depreciation won’t hit you as hard. It also means that when you’re ready to re-sell it, you’ll have a good chance of getting closer to what you paid for it. 


If you’re considering buying a used tractor, it’s always a good idea to inspect it and take note of the wear and tear. If it looks to be in good condition with no leaks, excessive rust, or other obvious issues that would affect its functionality, then you can feel confident about taking home a quality tractor that will get the job done. “Used” doesn’t mean old and worn out. Sometimes it simply means that someone already put the tractor to the test for you, and it passed! 


Like we mentioned previously, sometimes the exciting new machine just isn’t the best fit for your needs. When you open up your options to used equipment, you suddenly have an abundance of choices. Maybe you’re used to an older model that you know will fit with your method of doing things, or perhaps you don’t want to be limited to a single brand. Buying used, you have the freedom to choose whatever your heart desires. 


If you need a tractor for your business, there’s not always a guarantee that you’ll continue needing that particular machine. You might be working on multiple short-term projects, or knocking out a job that’s a one-time-only task. In cases like these, you often need a tractor that you can get quickly as well as sell quickly. There’s no sense in putting a lot of money into something that you know you won’t have for very long. If you buy used, you don’t have to spend as much money up front and you won’t lose a lot of money when you sell it back, as long as you take care of it! 

If you’re considering buying used equipment from us here at Belkorp Ag, be sure to take a look at our Used Equipment Specials for the best deals on the best pre-loved tractors! If you want to check out some pre-owned machines in person, stop by one of our 7 Belkorp Ag locations or give us a call at (866) 709-4733. We’d love to make you part of the Belkorp Ag family!