Homemade Tractors

homemade tractor

Have you been wondering what a homemade tractor is?

Homemade tractors are tractors that have been engineered to deliver tractive effort at low speeds and it is commonly used for agriculture or construction purposes. They use biodiesel, liquid petroleum, or, diesel to power to move. It began in the early 19th century when it was discovered that portable engines and wheels can be used for mechanical purposes.

Factors to consider when choosing a tractor

  • Size
  • Task it can be used to perform
  • Take off power
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Hitches
  • Tires
  • Rollover
  • Cost of maintenance

The following tractors can be home engineered:

Type homemade tractors

  • Lawn tractors
  • Garden tractors
  • Subcompact tractor
  • Compact utility

Lawn tractors

These tractors are used for mowing and they are limited in terms of horsepower features and it cannot be expanded through attachments.
Lawn tractors have ranging horsepower from 17 to 22.
To maintain occasional needs lawn tractor is the best choice.

Garden tractors

This tractor is more powerful than lawn tractors and they are expandable by installing attachments and they have more features.
It has a wider mower desk reducing the mowing time and has hydraulic steering.
They are four-wheel drive making it more powerful and all-weather tractor.
This is the best tractor of your choice they can withstand heavy use which enables to work on many different tasks in your farm.
A gasoline engine powers it.
They have a horsepower of 20 to 25.

Subcompact tractor

They are similar to garden tractors however, they have some differences.
Subcompact tractors are more much powerful compared to garden tractors in terms of the engine power.
Subcompact tractor are diesel engine powered and they are equipped by three-point hitches making them expandable and they also have a front loader.
Moreover, They have a horsepower of 20 to 25.

Compact utility tractors

They are equipped with attachment ranging from front end loaders to backhoes and everything else is equipped at the center.
They have more powerful engines and they are four-wheel enabled.
This tractor is designed to serve all weather condition.
It can be used in more than one job due to its perfect size and it is more efficient to be used as a lawn or a garden tractor.
It has a hose power ranging from 20 to 65.

This article shows different kinds of tractors and factors to consider when choosing a tractor.