Every Certified Pre-Owned Tractor, Combine and now Self-Propelled Sprayer is covered by a comprehensive PowerGard™ plan, giving you the coverage benefits of new with the extra value of pre-owned. Right now, no one else offers a low-hour machine that’s been field tested, inspected and certified on over 170 points for tractors and 200 points on combines and sprayers. Add to that a free one-year JDLink™ Connect subscription, and a John Deere Certified Pre-Owned machine deserves even more of your attention.
Visit our Cat Compact Loader Maintenance page on Cat.com. Take advantage of special offers on Cat Parts, shop for parts online, access maintenance schedules and get info on both tires and tracks. Also available for download is our latest Parts Reference Guide - listing out all part numbers required for the first 2,000+ hours of your Cat Skid Steer, Compact Track and Multi Terrain Loaders.
The Kubota was definitely not pretty. It had clearly spent its life sleeping outside. I tried to start it and nothing happened. But when Kyle brought over a jump pack it started right up. Right away it would need a battery. We started to make a list: battery, leaky swing arm on the backhoe, the filters were all old – one of them dated 2010 – two hydraulic hoses needed replacement … I Googled parts and prices on my cell phone before the bidding started. Those replacements, plus all new fluids I figured would take another $1,000 ballpark to get the machine back to level.
SSL (skid steer loader) refers to the standard wheeled machine. CTL (compact track loader) and MTL (multi-terrain loader) refer to different undercarriage designs. CTLs feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in many applications. MTLs have a rubber track undercarriage that delivers lower ground pressure compared to an SSL and CTL so they don’t tear up the ground as badly.
Bobcat Company invented the world’s first skid-steer loader. Bobcat has celebrated a 50-year history of quality, performance and reliability. It’s no wonder they’re the world’s best selling skid-steer loader. When paired with a genuine Bobcat® attachment, each skid-steer model is a force to be reckoned with on your jobsite. And with more than a dozen models to choose from, you’ll find the right machine for any size job.
Knowing the tractor you want, and the market for it is a start, but it can all go out the window after a little hands-on time with the actual machine. It may have lived a hard life, and be worth half as much, or it may be a barn queen in mint condition and justifiably cost a pile more. For the rookie tractor buyer or the mechanically disinclined, this is where knowledgeable friends come into play.
Compact tractors are just like other tractors in that they can be used with a variety of different attachments that have various purposes in agricultural and construction situations. Unlike other tractors, however, compact tractors weigh under 4,000 pounds, and they use less than 40 HP, with many using only 20 HP to 30 HP. These specialized tractors run at less than 540 RPM, and they are easier to store and maneuver than traditional tractors.
The main types of lawnmowers are the walk-behind mowers (push reel, gas or electric); riding (the fun one), hover mowers, which are push mowers that use an impeller system to push air down, allowing it to hover over the grass; and the robotic mower, which is an autonomous, self-guided unit that is as efficient at cutting the grass as it is at impressing (or frightening) the neighbors.
I waited. “8-5, in the back, can I get 8-5?” I raised my card. “9, 9, can I get 9?” Overalls was on the ropes. “8-7-5, $8,750, what do you say? Nice Kubota. Very nice Kubota. 8-7-5.” Overalls bid, that son of a gun. “9, can I get a –” I shot my card up. “$9,500, up front, what do you say?” Overalls was shaking his head no. “With the backhoe, a great deal at 9-5, 9-5,” Overalls kept shaking no. He was out. “In the back, $9,000, going once, going twice, SOLD!”