Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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Model Engine Horsepower Gross HP* PTO Horsepower Gear (Hydro) Bucket Breakout Force Top Travel Speed Gear (Hydro) Operating Weight (Cab) Farmall 35A 35 hp 29.7 hp (28 hp) NA 14.2 mph (14.8 mph) 3,067 lbs Farmall 40A 40 hp 34 hp (32 hp) NA 14.2 mph (14.8 mph) 3,067 lbs Farmall 35C (Non Cab) 35 hp 29.7 hp (28 hp) NA 14.2 mph (14.8 mph) 3,175 lbs Farmall 40C (Cab) 40 hp 34 hp (32 hp) NA 14.2 mph (14.8 mph) 3,803 lbs Farmall 45C (Non Cab/Cab) 45 hp 38.2 hp (36 hp) NA 16.9 mph (17.9 mph) 3,770 lbs (4,453 lbs) Farmall 55C (Non Cab/Cab) 55 hp 46.7 hp (44 hp) NA 16.9 mph (17.9 mph) 3,770 lbs (4,453 lbs) Farmall 45C CVT (Non Cab/Cab) 45.1 hp 34 hp NA 19 mph 4,190 lbs (4,940 lbs) Farmall 55C CVT (Non Cab/Cab) 53 hp 41 hp NA 19 mph 4,190 lbs (4,940 lbs) S www.compactequip.com 79 T he utility tractor can be a versatile piece of iron. Ask any farmer, landscaper or large estate owner — a compact tractor is a great way to tackle that long must- do list hanging up in your garage or warehouse. Cut the grass, mulch the flower beds, bale hay, spread gravel, level a field, install that sprinkler system and then pick up dinner — it can tackle almost all of those labor-intensive chores. The diversity and approachability of compact tractors have made them big business in North America. Today compact tractors are often defined by their attachment system. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) defines compact tractors as small agricultural tractors equipped with a 540- rpm power take off system (PTO) and a three- point hitch designed for (mostly) Category 1 implements. Compact tractors quickly appeared from 40 hp down through the early 1980s, filling the gap left by tractor manufacturers gearing up to meet the market demand of American farmers for larger and higher horsepower ag tractors. Invariably, schools, parks, landscapers, cemeteries and hobby farmers all took an immediate liking to these high-production, economical-to-own and user-friendly compact tractors. There are hundreds of model choices and unique features galore (from air-conditioned cabs to power transmissions), along with a zillion different implements (mowers, landscape rakes, augers, buckets, backhoes, hay bales, fork lifts, seeders, brush cutters and beyond). These implements can be attached on the front, belly or rear of the tractor and can be powered by PTO power or hydraulic power. Today's compact tractors generally have a mass less than 4,000 lbs and use less than 40 PTO hp to run their attachments. John Deere, Kubota and New Holland are the three most popular manufacturers of these machines — all with decades worth of compact tractor experience. Yet, there are plenty of players primed to accommodate the growing compact tractor market (Case IH, Yanmar, Kioti and others are all bringing innovative alternatives to the small utility tractor market). To learn more about these compact utility tractors, peruse the product summaries and specs on the following pages.

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