WHAT IS A SUB-COMPACT TRACTOR?
A Sub-Compact Tractor is a piece of farming machinery built for simple tasks without compromising efficiency. When compared to alternatives like a compact or utility tractor, a Sub-Compact Tractor is typically the smallest tractor that is offered. With power-steering, diesel engine, and four wheel drive, Sub-Compact Tractors can complete a variety of tasks and jobs, given its smaller frame and lower ground clearance.
WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A SUB-COMPACT TRACTOR?
Sub-Compact Tractors vary depending on the manufacturer. An example of a John Deere Sub-Compact Tractor are the John Deere's 1 Series and 2 Series tractors, which range from 22 to nearly 37 horsepower.
WHAT ARE SUB-COMPACT TRACTORS USED FOR?
Sub-Compact Tractors are perfect for year-round tasks ranging from preparing gardens during the spring to clearing snow throughout the winter season. Because of their smaller frame, Sub-Compact Tractors have less ground clearance, making them easy to maneuver in small spaces. Sub-Compact Tractors are also great for mowing, gardening, landscaping, clearing snow, and animal management.
WHAT SIZE IS A SUB-COMPACT TRACTOR?
Traditionally, Sub-Compact Tractors are around 4 feet wide and weigh between 500 to 1,200 lbs with a horsepower of around 25 to 35. Because of their small size, their rear wheels are less than 30” wide in diameter.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COMPACT AND A SUB-COMPACT TRACTOR?
The most obvious difference between a Compact Tractor and a Sub-Compact Tractor is their size and available horsepower. A Compact Tractor has a horsepower of up to 60, while a Sub-Compact Tractor has a horsepower of around 25 to 35. Another difference is their usage and the scale of which tasks each tractor can complete. Compact tractors traditionally weigh more than Sub-Compact Tractors, giving them more frame structure and allowing them to take on more work. Sub-Compact Tractors, on the other hand, are lighter and smaller, making them easier to maneuver in small spaces and tight corners.