Little Tractors with Big Value: 3 major-brand compact tractors worth a second look

By: 
Jeanee Dudley

When it is time to buy a new tractor, many growers and property owners are intimidated by the options. It can be difficult to strike a balance between the features needed to upkeep the farm and budgetary restrictions. Getting what you want without breaking the bank can also be a challenge, but we have selected three compact tractors that offer great value for lower-capacity needs.

Mahindra 3016 4WD HST

Mahindra is one of our favorite brands. Based in Mumbai, India, the international corporation has representation on several continents. Mahindra specializes in compact tractors that pack a punch. With 400 dealers between the United States and Canada, these tractors are not in short supply. The company’s strong warranty and service programs help keep machinery rolling efficiently for decades.

Mahindra 3016 4WD HST

The 3016 4WD HST offers a 28 horsepower engine combined with durable construction and a range of power attachments. Mahindra uses reinforced steel for fenders and hood, providing more protection from day-to-day bumps. The machine is fully customizable with implements, tires and other compatible add-ons. A clear multifunctional instrument panel makes monitoring activity easy.

This model retails for around $21,000 CAD. Mahindra offers a range of pricing and financing options. A five-year limited warranty protects your investment and ensures that all Mahindra tractors undergo routine maintenance for peak performance and longevity. With dealerships coast to coast, Mahindra’s compact trailers are work checking out.

John Deere 3R Series

John Deere is a North American classic when it comes to farm tractors. While the brand has become popularized for lawn tractors and heavier agricultural equipment, the company’s compact line is gaining speed –and for good reason. John Deere has been at the head of the market for technology, helping growers boost performance of equipment for decades.

John Deere 3R Series

The John Deere 3R Series features a range of options for tractor owners. This family of tractors ranges from 31 to 45 horsepower and offers better control for drivers than any other tractor on the market. Three cutting edge features help boost performance. LoadMatch offers automatic adjustment of engine speed to help operators more efficiency haul heavy loads. The MotionMatch feature allows users to adjust the responsiveness of the machine’s transmission. With SpeedMatch, owners can preset maximum speed to improve safety and accuracy for low-speed applications.

Outside the cab, buyers can rely on the brand’s renowned durability. Four-wheel drive and steel construction allow users to navigate land without worry of external damage. In the engine compartment, the 3R Series has been designed to maximize performance and fuel efficiency, providing added cost benefit for owners.

Kubota B3350HSDC

Kubota’s B50 series offers the best in deluxe compact tractors. This equipment is the first in its class to feature a standard, integrated cab in design, welded to the body for safety and durability. Rounded glass provides more interior space as well as better visibility for operators. This line’s engines are high-performance, much like competitors. The B3350HSDC kicks out 33 horsepower with four cylinders.

Kubota B3350HSDC

Kubota is one of the more user-friendly models on the market, placing all controls right in the hands of operators. The loader lever is integrated with other lever controls, maximizing space and providing smoother transition between functions. A two-lever quick coupler allows operators to easily change out attachments and implements and an exterior rod indicator allows users to determine whether equipment is level with a quick glance. This tractor has an easy-to read dash to monitor fuel levels, speed and engine performance and the fuel cap has been shifted to the right side of the hood in order to make refueling easier with a more accessible tank.

The Kubota B3350HSDC retails for around $31,000, making it the more expensive than more traditional compact models. While the price is higher, Kubota offers big value for these numbers. This high-power deluxe compact has a broader range of applications and a higher payload than other featured models, making it a quality choice for heavy-duty tasks around the farm. Other deluxe compact tractors in the Kubota line range from $17,000 and up.