Tractors are one of the most powerful machines available for day to day activities. Originally designed for pulling ploughs, they are invaluable in construction and farms, although they are extremely useful in other applications and places, such as parks, golf courses, snow removal, emergency towing and lifting, material handling, etc.
When getting a tractor, a customer has several brands to choose from. There are big names, like John Deere, Kubota, Case, New Holland, each with its own characteristics and image in the customer’s mind. For example, John Deere is considered the “Cadillac” of tractors by most customers. It has a great quality that is hard to beat, but it also comes with a price tag to match.
Regardless of the brand you choose, one of the things you have to deal with is getting tractor parts during the lifetime of your tractor. Sometimes, missing or broken tractor parts can stop agriculture production or construction for days, so delivery time is also a consideration when dealing with tractor parts.
The most obvious solution is to get the tractor parts from the manufacturer or the dealer. Tractors bought directly from manufacturers or authorized dealers come with a guarantee that protects the owner from any malfunction that the tractor might have. This includes repairing and it also usually includes replacement of tractor parts that are necessary for free or for very little.
While this is obviously the best method in general, sometimes the delivery of the part can take a long time, since dealers don’t keep a stock of every piece of every tractor they sell. If the part is small and cheap, you might want to find it elsewhere and get your tractor going as soon as possible
If you live in a place where there is a lot of agricultural activity, chances are there is a tractor salvage yard in the area that buys used or worn tractor parts cheaply, and then sells them for a small margin. If you know your tractor pieces well enough to tell the ones still in working condition from the ones that are no good anymore, then you can get really great deals.
Finally, another great place where you can get tractor parts easily is on the Internet. There are sites that specialize in tractor parts of several brands. Since they buy the parts in bulk, they are able to give excellent prices. Also, they have a fairly good knowledge of what tractor parts are needed on a frequent basis, so unless you have a very rare need, you’re likely to find what you want with them.