Subcompact tractors do more in less space
Like that favorite jackknife you carry to do everything from clean your nails to opening letters and packages, subcompact tractors bring a new definition to “handy.” Compact, powerful—around 25 hp—and designed with enough attachments and accessories to handle tough workloads with a minimum of fuss, it’s no wonder they are the most favored tool to have around the homestead.
Let’s take a look at these all-around wonders.
The easy-to-operate CT1025 sub-compact tractor packs a lot of power into a small frame size to efficiently mow and complete light-duty projects on your small acreage. Larger than lawn and garden tractors, it features a limited Category 1 three-point hitch for implements, and a hydrostatic transmission for clutch-free 4WD forward and reverse. Both rear and mid-PTO can power accessories.
GC1723E / GC1725M
Massey Ferguson’s GC1723E (22.5 hp) and GC1725M (24.5 hp) 4WD sub-compact tractors are perfect DIY tools for home and acreage owners. Both tractors feature the reliable Iseki 1.1 liter 3-cylinder diesel engine, 2-range hydrostatic transmission and maximum speed of 9.1 mph.
The simple, straightforward controls are easy for even first-time owners to learn to operate. Choose a tractor only, a tractor with loader, or a tractor-loader-backhoe (TLB) combination.
Branson’s 2515R and 2515h tractors provide smaller horsepower on a beefy chassis. The Branson 2515 tractors are 24 horsepower and are available with manual synchro shuttle transmission (2515R) or a 3-range Hydro-max, hydrostatic transmission (2515h). Hydro-max is a synchronized auto-acceleration system. These tractors weigh in at 3,014 pounds, one of the heaviest tractors in this class. They also feature a large loader lift capacity of 2,200 pounds.
The 1023E subcompact tractor provides excellent maneuverability and easy operation with Twin Touch pedal controls, standard four-wheel drive, and power steering. This unit incorporates AutoConnect, allowing operators to easily attach a mid-mount mower deck without tools. The iMatch Quick Hitch System simplifies switching out implements at the back of the tractor without having to leave the operator seat. Make adding and removing the loader a breeze with the 120R Quik-Park loader.
Deere & Company
Outfitted with an aggressive tire package to provides high ground clearance and stability over challenging terrain, the YANMAR SA424 is made for tough conditions. The YANMAR 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine yields 23.9 horsepower with high fuel efficiency. An accessible open-station design, the SA424 is easy to climb on and off, and features a comfortable seat that puts every control at your fingertips. The front loader can hoist up to 1,200 pounds.
Yanmar America Corporation
CS 2220 / CS2520
KIOTI Tractor’s CS2220 and CS2520 models are easy to operate, yet powerful enough for a wide variety of acreage tasks. An ergonomic operator station includes a tilt wheel with power steering, a joystick valve, quick attach and detach loaders, twin HST pedals, and a fuel-efficient 21- or 24.5-hp KIOTI diesel engine. The joystick valve gives operators convenient, comfortable and precise control over the loader to lift, lower and carry loads anywhere.
Kubota’s BX80-Series of sub-compact 4WD diesel tractors leads the sub-compact tractor class as a standard-equipped loader-backhoe unit. The BX80-Series maintains owner-friendly versatility with attachments and implements for any job, including mid-mount mower decks, operator-friendly front loaders, front- and rear-mounted snowblowers, and a full line of industry-leading Land Pride implements. The BX23S comes standard with the LA340 Swift-Tach Loader and new BT603 Swift-Connect Backhoe.
Kubota Tractor Corporation
The LS Tractor MT1 Series combines quality, power, and features into a versatile sub-compact tractor. The MT1 Series features a robust frame that allows both the MT122 and MT125 to be equipped with a high-capacity front-loader and a backhoe. This combined with a completely flat and spacious operator platform, featuring two pedal hydrostatic transmission results in the MT1 delivering what customers want, quality, capacity, and comfort. Please visit LSTractorUSA.com to view more details and learn about LS Tractor’s Free Loader Program.
LS Tractor USA
New Holland’s Workmaster 25S is designed for homeowners who need a hardworking, versatile, subcompact tractor to handle the chores an acreage demands. The fuel-efficient 25-horsepower Workmaster 25S is ready to take on your yard, landscape, gardening and property maintenance jobs with a wide variety of attachment options that included loader, backhoe, and mid-mount mower options. A cab option available for cold climates.
New Holland Agriculture
The 25 hp Steiner 450 tractor is a unique, all-season machine for a large acreage property. With its unique oscillating and articulating frame, it stays stable and agile in tight spots or on uneven terrain, keeping the operator in control, even on slopes up to 30 degrees. Steiner also offers more than a dozen attachments designed specifically for the Steiner 450 tractor. With the Quick-Hitch attachment system, you can go from digging fence posts to hauling mulch in minutes.
Simplicity’s Legacy XL subcompact Garden Tractor features a stout 33 hpVanguard V-Twin engine offering power and performance, while features like the commercial-style 18-inch high-back seat provide the signature-level of operator comfort. The deluxe instrument panel and hydraulic joystick make the tractor intuitive to operate. A suite of attachments including a dozer/snowplow blade, front end loader, tiller, dump cart, and fabricated mower deck make this tractor a four-season workhorse.
Briggs & Stratton