Kindly tell me of one sales person who rubbishes his product / service. Insofar, i have spoken to atleast 3 different tractor dealers and each one claims superiority over the other two. Wonder who’s telling the truth?
Some issues i encountered and considered.
Work - On field and road. Most implements i need will work for the 35 hp and will also haul decent load.
Service - very accessible in my area.
Fuel - the heavier the machine and work load, the more fuel it will need, So make proper analysis of the work load and keep to specs that can do it. Unnecessary heavy specs will only cost in the long run.
Durability - Though i’m pretty new to this field but i’m sure you can see around your area some very old looking tractors still running on the roads and on the fields too. Tractors are heavy built machines that last longer that ordinary four wheel cars. What newly built tractors lack features i wonder.
Tomorrow i’ll be visiting a larger dealership with more brands & options, let’s see what comes. Are you aware that there are some govt subsidies on tractors for agri purpose as well as subsidize on interest for a loan? I’m yet to zero in on the exact govt. subsidies for this. If you or other members are aware of any thing on this, kindly inform here. One NABARD link i found is this : nabard.org/english/agricult … ering.aspx but couldn’t figure the subsidy element.
Also important to note is that the price for tractors could increase in the new year. Atleast that’s what i hear around my place. Could be dealers tactics but i will not take a chance on this as the increment is estimated to be around 25k. I could buy three implements with that amount.
So i’ll first figure out which one i’m going to buy and from whom, give a booking amount of about 15k to the dealer by 25 dec 2014, apply for loan, get it approved and collect the machine from the dealer by mid feb 2015 and immediately go buy thrasher as my first implement as thrashers will be hard to find if i start to look for them right when the harvest starts coz of large demand, short supply & useless hefty prices in harvest season. I will need the use of tractor not before end Feb or mid March 2015 but planning and buying it a month before will help me save costs.
Also, a fellow farmer who’s helping me buy the machine suggest to buy it a month before and make mild use of it before i put the machine to actual farm use as that helps the machine engine to be “Rawa” as that help in the longevity of the machine.
That’s the work flow chart i’ve planned for the tractor. Members, pls feel free to make suggestions. None the less, one should be the best judge for what suits oneself. Choose wisely, … & do keep us posted on the developments.