THE RIGHT TRACTOR
Since I’ve owned my Kubota B26 tractor, many envious people have quizzed me on its usefulness. I’ve now had it longer than 10 years, and have never regretted purchasing it. Here are a couple things I’ve learned. Four-wheel drive is a must for me, and can work circles around two-wheel-drive tractors.
Secondly, not everybody needs a backhoe, but they’re very handy. I’d spend the money and get one with a backhoe, even though you’ll pay a lot more for it. A tractor pays for itself by the work that it does. If you’re still renting or borrowing equipment for digging while owning a tractor, you’ve messed up.
Thirdly, horsepower (HP) isn’t everything. This tractor is 26 HP and has power to spare, granted this model is commercial grade. Lastly, fill your tires 50-75% with non-freezable liquid. Most tire shops can do this for you. It gives the tractor stability and added traction.
A quality tractor like this Kubota B26 will pay for itself through many years of use in the time and effort it saves. PHOTO BY CLAY NEWCOMB