Balmers GM,
Manchester Road,
BB11 5PF

Tel: 01282 453 900



Balmers GM,
Units 13-14,
Monckton Road Ind Est,
Monckton Road, Wakefield,

Tel: 01924 679400


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Top Tips For Buying Second Hand Tractors

Making a decision on that used tractor you're sizing up is tough. Before take the plunge, there are some important tips to keep in mind when purchasing second hand tractors Lancashire wide.

-      What will you use the tractor for, and where?

Due to the colossal collection of makes and models at Balmers, it may be slightly daunting picking the perfect machinery for your needs. For those of you with less than an acre of land, work may be more easily done by hand, with self-propelled walk-behind machines. Using a tractor for an area this small may be more cumbersome than helpful due to the inability to turn at very sharp angles. Damage to landscape may also occur.

It may seem obvious but think carefully about the work you will be doing in the long run. Through this, you will help yourself in cutting down your choices of used tractors by make and model. By selecting a second hand tractor that does exactly what you need and nothing more, this will ultimately save money, space and delivery charges.

-       How much power do you need?

Lower torque models will be cheaper, but will you be sacrificing workload and long term investment? Your nearly new tractor is a short term cost providing long term revenue. If yours will be subject to hilly terrain, a higher-end engine and torque output will be best. More attachments require more power, also.

-      Condition

Going used when buying a tractor gives you the perfect opportunity to conduct an in-person evaluation. In doing this you can assess overall wear and tear of second hand tractors. An old used tractor, maintained correctly, will give you many years service than a neglected yet newer one. A second hand tractor should be checked for rust and oil leaks and it should be determined how many hours of usage it has seen. Additionally cross-reference this with the condition of the tyres. If you are not sure what to look for, our Balmers specialists will assist in providing unbiased, technical advice.

-      Reputation

The manufacturer of used tractors makes a big difference. You may want to peruse makes and models that hold their value. Well-known brands are more likely to produce machinery that stand the test of time. A little research will ensure your tractor lasts for years. Top brands, such as used John Deere tractors, also mean it is very easy to find spare parts when required! Buying from a reputable dealer is highly important as well, a seller who answers questions promptly and provide you with a copy of the warranty is infinitely better bet than a one who cannot produce any paperwork.  

Finally, treat buying a second hand tractor just like a used car. Know what you're getting into, ask about the differences between makes and models, and the availability of their replacement parts. When shopping for second hand tractors, it is essential to select one most compatible with your daily routine, terrain and landscape. Divulge this information to our specialists in the - consulting with our expert staff will ensure sound advice on selecting the right machinery for your exact needs. All of these tips will ensure the longevity of your nearly new used tractor purchase!




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Published: 31 January 2013 at 10:44

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.