There are many different types of tractors, but all have the same basic function. The tractor is designed to move heavy loads across a field or other area that can’t be reached by hand or machine. This blog post will go over the most common types of tractors and provide some information about each one.
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Tractors are differentiated depending on the type of drive:
- Wheeled: This type of tractor is very common and typically has one front wheel, which makes it easy to maneuver. It also often features a loader as well as other attachments such as rakes or mowers for different jobs. They can be pulled by another vehicle but are sometimes self-propelled with the engine powering both the wheels and the additional equipment attached to them. The main drawback of this kind of tractor is that they aren’t designed to go through rough terrain so their use is limited in some cases.
- Tracked: A tracked tractor, or crawler, can be identified by the tracks on its wheels which help it maneuver through tough terrain. This type of tractor is very common in farming and construction because they are able to travel through the rough ground without getting stuck while also being self-propelled so there’s no need for another vehicle for pulling them around.
Tractors are differentiated depending on the type of construction:
Riding type tractors – They are designed to provide more comfort and control than smaller tractors. They have larger seats, foot pedals for the operator’s feet, greater visibility over a hood, and often hydraulics so that they can be raised or lowered as needed.
Walking type tractors – These are the most common type of tractors. They have two front wheels and move in a line when pulling equipment behind them, much like how you see people walking their dog with a leash. These machines can be used for smaller work areas or just to help out on small tasks that need assistance from another machine.
Depending on the purpose:
Utility tractors – These are meant for heavy work. They may be used to carry equipment over large areas, break ground in preparation for planting, or do other tasks that need a lot of power and strength.
Farming tractors – This category is all about how the tractor will be used on farmland. If you are looking to farm your own land, then this type of tractor is for you. Some features to consider are horsepower, lift capacity, and terrain.
Rotary Tillers – are a good choice for gardeners that want to add or maintain their own raised beds. They can be used when the soil is wet, and they will dig deep into your dirt so you can create great planting surfaces.
An all-purpose tractor – is a perfect workhorse for any size farm or property owner. This type of tractor can be used to pull a variety of implements and equipment, including hay balers, mower conditioners, carts, and wagons carrying heavy loads (like bales), cultivators, and even sickle bar mowers. All-terrain tires provide traction on mud and slippery surfaces while providing stability at higher speeds. An auxiliary hydraulics system provides power steering making it easier to control during tight maneuvers like turning around corners or driving through narrow gates with ease.