A tractor is a tried-and-true piece of equipment for any hobby farm, but with all the brands and models on the market, searching for the perfect one can be overwhelming. Before making a tractor purchase, you will need to consider its purpose on your farm, your comfort when riding, your attachment needs and financing options.

In the video above, Nathan Walker, Cub Cadet Yanmar’s senior vice president of sales, will walk you through what you need to know before talking to tractor dealers. Get ready to take some notes!


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Rachael Dupree is the former managing editor for Our Site. She grows food and medicine on her 50-acre farm near Lexington, Kentucky. When not out working her land, you can find her in her kitchen not following recipes, on her yoga mat in a satisfying pigeon pose, or exploring the world’s nooks and crannies. Follow her on Instagram @rachael_dupree.

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