Guide to Buying Used John Deere Tractors ~ Antique John Deere Tractors & Dealers

Guide to Buying Used John Deere Tractors

If you are looking for used John Deere tractors, first ask yourself what type of work you will be doing with it. There are different attachments for loading, mowing, blading, grading, digging, tilling, seeding, aerating, farming, and removing debris. The second question to answer is, "Which features do you want on your used John Deere tractor?". There are many features and add-ons available only on more recent models. Some of the features on more recent models include the following:

  • Air Conditioning and Heat
  • Forward work lights
  • Sun visor
  • Right hand control center
  • Exclusive raised header bar
  • Available R1, R3, R3 Fine Turf, R4 Tires
  • Front windshield wiper
  • Deluxe cloth seat
  • Integrated radio antenna

Other options include:

  • Deluxe Air ride seat
  • AM/FM Radio w/CD
  • Cab Speaker kit
  • Front Fender kit
  • Rear Fender Extension kit
  • Rear Work Light kit
  • Beacon light
  • Back up Alarm
  • Dual External rearview mirrors
The third question to ask is: "Will I be using my used John Deere tractor for an estate or for landscaping?". Depending on your answer, you will find different sized used John Deere tractors to meet your needs. The size of your used John Deere tractor will determine how much you can mow, how many acres you can till, how many pounds you can lift, and how deep of a ditch you can dig. The high end of the horsepower spectrum is around 200HP, and the low end is 40HP.

Several sites have used John Deere tractors for sale, such as eBay or an official John Deere dealer.

One thing to be wary of is the model that you are buying because a recall was issued on January 16, 2008. About 5400 tractors are being recalled in total to fix a problem with the drive pedal. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released information that the drive pedal might get stuck and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. This recall applie to model #3203 tractors with the following serial numbers:
  • LV3203H190001 through LV3203H193434.
  • LV3203H393093.
  • LV3203H394001 through LV3203H396669.

The tractors were sold through John Deere dealers in the United States from September 2005 until December 2007 for $15,500. The tractors were manufactured in the United States. If you have already bought one of these used John Deere tractors, stop using it and contact your dealer to get it fixed.

Lots of people usually associate tractors with agriculture, but many people use them in their own gardens and at home as well. They were originally designed to face difficult soil. If you are interested in antique John Deere tractors, you can probably find some online. Buying antique John Deere tractors can help you save some money, while providing the functionality that you need. You just need to make sure that it has all the features you want.

One final thing to consider is whether you want a tractor with a cabin or not. A used John Deere tractor with a cabin can protect you from bad weather and shield you from any possible noise. We hope this guide was helpful and you have some new questions to consider when looking at used John Deere tractors.