While rural homeowners are still the primary customer, John Deere compact utility tractors have found uses in light commercial, landscaping, municipal and other non-residential environments.
With the right implement, these chore tractors can dig, transport material, mow and remove snow, doing the work of several pieces of equipment. The beauty of these tractors lies in their versatility. With more than 300 attachments available, John Deere compact utility tractors allow a professional to complete nearly any task at hand. The more commonly used attachments include a loader, a mowing deck and a backhoe, allowing John Deere compact utility tractors to quickly transition from material handling to mowing to digging tasks. Additional attachments allow Deere tractors to be used for tasks like snow removal, landscaping, maintenance and repair.
John Deere compact utility tractor attachments are designed to be easily connected and disconnected. Some attachments, such as the Auto Connect mowing deck, don’t require the operator to leave the seat. This makes John Deere compact utility tractors easy to use for operators of all skill levels. Ease of use also extends to the tractor itself and is a key concern among all purchasers — residential or professional. Whereas some larger machines require well-trained operators, John Deere compact utility tractors are easy to use for all operators, says the company. The controls are intuitive and non-intimidating. Hydrostatic drives are also a common feature on these units, meaning new operators will find them as easy to drive as cars.
John Deere offers four model series of compact utility tractors to meet the varying needs of customers: 1) sub-compact tractors up to 25 hp; 2) compact utility tractors from 25 to 31 hp; 3) compact utility tractors from 27.5 to 43 hp; and 4) compact utility tractors from 43 to 66 hp.
Advice to Buyers
“Customers considering purchasing a compact utility tractor should first consider the jobs the tractor will be used for and what it may be used for in the future,” says Richard Kershner, John Deere product marketing manager for worldwide compact utility tractors. “Take into account how much horsepower you anticipate needing and what attachments are available for the particular model. By considering these factors, customers can be sure the tractor is well-suited to their current and future needs and will help them grow their business efficiently.”