Finding a good value at a lower price is the main reason why consumers consider buying used farm equipment. Industry experts said those purchasing used tractors and other equipment online should consider several factors.
In the case of used tractors, buyers should look for included attachments such as scrapers that are bundled with the sale. Selecting a tractor with included attachments can make for a better deal.
Other factors to consider are options for financing and for shipping the tractor. People seeking to purchase a used John Deere tractor through July 31, 2009, can qualify for financing deals from John Deere Credit.
The current financing deal offers a zero-percent fixed rate for 36 months on used row crop and used 4WD tractors at participating U.S. John Deere dealers.
Other financing offers are available on used row crop tractors, used 4WD tractors, and used round balers.
Finally, purchasers need to secure shipping for their tractor that won't cut into their savings. John Deere has partnered with uShip, an online marketplace where equipment buyers list their item for free and carriers bid on the shipping rate.