Unveiling the new tractors of 2016

From John Deere to Massey Ferguson, South Africa has wide selection of tractors for sale from leading brands, each with its own set of strengths and advantages. If you are interested in finding new or used tractors for sale in South Africa, take a look at our blog to find out more.


Tractors are engineering vehicles which produce a high torque while moving at slow speeds. They are used to pull trailers or machinery. Tractors have a variety of applications and they are mainly used in the agricultural and construction industries. Tractors are used on farms to mechanise tasks such as tilling and ploughing. They can also be used for planting, disking and harrowing. You can tow agricultural implements with a tractor.

The benefit of using a tractor on a farm is that it increases productivity and profit. Specialised tractors were designed with a specific task in mind. Row crop tractors allow the operator to adjust the tread of the tractor so that it can travel along rows of crops without damaging them. High crop tractors have adjustable treads as well as an elevated ground clearance. This allows the tractors to be used in the harvesting of tall crops such as cotton.


Utility tractors have a decreased centre of gravity with a small turning radius which allows them to perform a wide range of tasks. Utility tractors are often used in landscaping and excavations. In these applications they may be fitted with loaders or backhoes.

Small tractor models can be used around the garden and if you have a large property, owning one of these machines will make keeping your lawn tidy a lot easier. Precision agriculture uses advanced tractors which are equipped with GPS and computers.


Tractors are also used to perform engineering tasks. When combined with tools such as buckets or hoes the tractors become engineering vehicles. If you are interested in finding tractors for sale, take a look at the John Deere 6E series and the Massey Ferguson tractors 2700 Series.

John Deere Tractors – The 6E Series*

Increase the productivity of your business in 2016 with John Deere’s awesome new series of tractors. John Deere tractors are renowned for their reliability and the 2016 models are no exception. Following the popularity of the 6D tractors, the latest line-up features three new models. Buyers can choose the 6105E, 6120E or 6135E.


Image via John Deere

One reason why these John Deere tractors for sale stand out from the rest, is their PowerReverser transmission which provides a versatile performance. This feature makes the 6E series tractors easy to operate and the drivers can also select the speed. The maximum speed for these models is 40 kph. The electronic mechanical front-wheel drive makes it easier to navigate challenging conditions.

The 6E series models are equipped with features that offer the operator better visibility. This useful feature contributes to the impressive performance of the 6E tractors. Radial tires offer the operator an improved ride while increasing the lifespan of the tire. Other benefits of radial tires are increased traction and productivity. These tires give the operator the ability to tackle difficult terrain with confidence. When it comes to finding tractors for sale it is easy to see why the John Deere 6E series is a popular option.

 John Deere 6105E
EnginePower FT4 John Deere PowerTech™ engine
Power Output (hp)66
Torque (rpm)2100

*Do note however that this series of John Deere Tractors is not yet available in South Africa, but you can browse www.TruckAndTrailer.co.za for deals on other John Deere Tractors for sale.

Massey Ferguson Tractors – The 2700 Series

With their rugged design and excellent performance it is easy to see why farmers choose to find Massey Ferguson tractors for sale. Massey Ferguson tractors are designed to get the job done. Their 2700 Series consists of the 2705E and the 2706E. The 2705E models feature N4LDI-T 2.2L four-cylinder turbocharged engines which deliver a 48.8 horsepower at 2600 rpm.


Image via Massey Ferguson

If you are looking for more horsepower the 2706E models produce a horsepower of 57.3 at 2600 rpm. The engines are FT4 compliant. The engines are designed to reduce fuel costs as well as to offer convenience of operation. The cooled exhaust gas recirculation contributes to the outstanding performance of these models.


Image via Massey Ferguson

Another note-worthy feature is the high-pressure common-rail injection. The 8F x 8F synchro shuttle transmission offers the operator a PTO of 41.1 hp. It has a lift capacity of 2425 lbs at 24”.

 Massey Ferguson 2705E
EngineN4LDI-T 2.2L four-cylinder turbocharged
Power Output (hp)48.8
Torque (rpm)2600

After you have learnt more about the different machinery, you can find the right tractors for sale. The tractor that you choose to buy will depend on your needs as well as your budget. Whether you are in the market for John Deere Tractors or the Massey Ferguson brand, Truck and Trailer is the ideal place to find tractors for sale in South Africa.

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