Tractor Scouting » DW-1109-ANTQ-SB7
Seven: general mechanical condition. Tractors are robust, but they have usually been worked very hard. Farmers don’t usually let something go without wringing every penny of value out of it. You really need to hear it run and see it move to evaluate it properly. At an auction, the staff will usually get them running so you can listen to the engine. Only auction personnel or the owner are allowed to do this. You will usually not have the option of checking a tractor out in a “test drive” situation—a downside. Getting this 1920s-era McCormick-Deering started was a real chore with snow blowing.