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So how in the world do I choose the correct size tractor?

ou have determined you need a tractor but you have no Idea what size you need to purchase. You can get advice from seasoned farmers, neighbors ,friends, and lawn care professionals. But here at https://www.wilmingtonlawn.com we believe you really should calculate the size of your tractor by the size of your property and the tasks at hand. Tractors come in several classifications focusing on specific purposes and expectations. With features such as horsepower,weight and size. Let’s break it down by property size.

1-2 Acres

Usually with this size lawn the tractor would be mostly used for mowing. The tractor should be easy to maneuver and have tires that don't leave tracks. A 17 hp engine with a cutting width of 42 inches or 21hp with 48 inch deck is perfectly adequate for up to an acre of lawn with a 2 or 3 gallon fuel tank.

3-10 Acres

This size acreage would lean more toward a garden tractor or a sub-compact tractor. They are good for mowing, and are used for heavier jobs on slightly larger properties. They also have many attachment options for a wide range of jobs. A garden tractor usually has a 5 or 6 gallon fuel tank with more aggressive tires. Also a 15 to 29 hp engine with a cutting width of 46 to 54 inches. Our sub-compacts start at 23 hp and go up to 32 hp.11-12 Acres This size acreage would require a compact or sub-compact tractor with a fuel tank that can hold between 6 and 8 gallons of diesel fuel. These small tractors often have four-wheel-drive and are easy to maneuver and operate on slightly larger properties. Sub-compact tractors typically have between 25 and 35 hp engines. Where compact tractors typically have between 25 and 66 hp engines.

20+ Acres

You would now be shopping for a tractor with more power that is much larger. Such as a utility tractor that is heavy duty and up for the challenge of heavy duty jobs. You would require an engine with 45 or more horsepower. The attachment would be geared for jobs like manure management, disking, clearing land ,clearing deep snow, digging post holes or handling large loads. COMMERCIAL FARMING Tractors for larger professional commercial farms usually run with a 4 to 6 cylinder diesel engine and mostly have greater than 85 hp and as high as 450 hp. These types of tractors have all the bells and whistles. AC and heat controlled enclosed cabs, sounds systems, power seats, navigation systems, and many other comforts. Stop by https://www.wilmingtonlawn.com/contact-us to view some of these models and speak with our well trained specialists. We will take all the guesswork out of purchasing the perfect tractor for you and your needs.