- Think about the tasks the tractor needs to perform and the type of implements it will work.
- Determine the power requirement needed to run the implements and in the conditions expected.
- Consider whether the tasks/implements will be best served by a particular type of transmission.
- Check lift capacity required for implements and consider weight of tractor in terms of stability when the implement is operating and when it is lifted for transport.
- Be sure to select a tractor of the correct dimensions to access sites and to work in row widths.
- Specify tyres according to surface and use.
- Make sure daily check points are simple and easy to access.
The following is a list of major tractor manufacturers, importers and distributors, along with details of the brands they supply:
Manufacturer and distributor of Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra brands.
Home of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana branded tractors in the UK.
Alpine Tractors (Riko UK)
Riko's portfolio includes Italian-built Antonio Carraro as well as AGT and Ergit tractors.
Manufacturer of multipurpose loader/tool carrier and a range of attachments.
BSG Tractors & Machinery
Importer of Goldoni twoand four-wheel tractors, including Quad, Maxter and Star.
Branson Tractors UK
Importer and distributor of Branson Tractors. Mowing and cultivation kit also offered.
Case IH Agriculture
0800 015 1953
Quartum, Farmall, Maxxum, Magnum and Puma tractors.
Claas IH Agriculture
Xerion, Axion, Arion, Axos and Elios tractors plus Nexos narrow-gauge units.
Conservation Technology & Machinery
Goldoni twoand four-wheel tractors from the Base 20 to the Cluster 70.
Supplies Shibaura subcompact and compact tractcors.
JCB Sales (Agriculture)
0800 085 2522
Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and large tractors plus machines for vineyards, orchards and row-crop production.
Sole UK importer of BCS range of compact and all-terrain four-wheel tractors. Also supplies Ferrari two-wheel models.
Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and agricultural tractors up to 175hp.
Imports and distributes Italian-built Ferrari tractors including Raptor, Cromo, Cobram, Thor and Vega.
Imports and distributes TYM tractors from 23-100hp.
Master Farm Services
Distributor of Mitsubishi subcompact and compact range.
New Holland Agriculture/ Grounds Care
Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and agricultural tractors including speciality models for vineyards and orchards.
Pasquali Tractors UK
Italian-built Pasquali all-terrain tractors from 26-91hp, including the Sienna, Eos and Orion.
Iseki compact to mid-size tractors.
Supplies Kiota range of compact tractors to the grounds-care sector.
Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF UK)
Brands include Same, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini and Hurlimann.
Distributor of Shibaura subcompact and compact tractors. Also Reform Metrac tool carriers.
Flat-pack 20-50hp tractors. Self-build or ready assembled from £5,250 + VAT.
South Cave Tractors
Main dealer for Mercedes-Benz UniMog municipal and agricultural tool carriers.
Manufactures the Spearhead TWIGA self-propelled tool carrier built for vegetation control, hedge cutting and verge mowing.
Sole UK importer for Tafe compact tractors.