The Landscaper Magazine takes a look at some of the best compact tractors on the market in 2020.
1. Tractor for all budgets from ISEKI
ISEKI has produced class leading compact tractors for over 90 years specifically designed for turf maintenance with some of the highest lift capacity to weight ratios on the market. ISEKI compact tractors are small, light and manoeuvrable, ideal for a range of groundscare maintenance task by adding a choice of scarifiers, aerators or other implements.
Starting with the most compact tractor in the range, the 22hp TXGS24 has hydrostatic transmission, independent rear and mid PTO, auxiliary valve with optional front loader, mid mount decks and collector making it the ideal multi-purpose groundscare tractor.
Stepping up is the TM and TH range with 15hp to 35hp models available and a 3point linkage lift capacity of up to 1200kg. Both the TM and TH range comes with a choice of either hydrostatic or mechanical transmissions to allow ease of use and ultimate control.
If the budget is tight but, but you don’t want compromise on horsepower and lift capacity there is the premium economy TLE range. To complete the portfolio is the extremely high specification TG tractor available with ROPS or a factory fitted air con cab, 65hp and lift capacity of 1,600kg, hydrostatic, IQ Dual-Clutch or PowerShuttle transmission for ease of use.
All tractors are supplied with ag or turf tyres as standard and optional front loaders. Spacious and comfortable operator platforms reduce fatigue whilst the intuitive operator controls enable the machine to be safely used by a range of staff. Contact your local dealer to book a demonstration today.
3. The TS25 tractor, the multi-tasking wonder from TYM
The subcompact TS25 tractor from TYM offers customers superb value along with outstanding performance. It’s a versatile machine, a multi-tasking wonder, ideal for many landscaping and sports surfaces.
It’s part of a comprehensive range of TYM tractors which extends from 19 to 100hp. All TYM tractors benefit from powerful diesel engines, hydrostatic power-steering for effortless manoeuvrability and a tight turning circle, and a heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive front axle for greater traction where needed.
Most TYM tractors can be upgraded with optional heated and air-conditioned cabs for maximum operator comfort. But models without cabs boast a handy feature as well – the ROPS roll bar can be folded down for compact, convenient storage under a low roof. They can also be fitted with an array of attachments such as front-end loaders and backhoes.
And new for 2020, all new tractors are available with a new three-year bumper to bumper warranty package. Reesink Turfcare, the UK distributor of TYM, has long been known for offering more when it comes to its service, after-sales support, parts and warranties and 2020 starts as it means to go on with the brand extending its warranties on all TYM tractors to three years.
3. Siromer strikes excellence with the new 35hp ‘Lightning’
Siromer Tractors are proud to introduce a compact
and captivating new tractor to the UK market. Drawing inspiration from customer requirements, a one-meter wide original tractor has been designed. Partnered with a 35hp, 4-cylinder engine this smaller tractor is both David AND Goliath.
Keeping to the Siromer core values of effective simplicity, the Siromer Lightning provides an easy to use dash panel with all key controls at a comfortable reaching distance.
As versatile as all of the Siromer range, the Lightning will work with a multitude of rear mounted attachments on its Cat 1, 3-point linkage. This 8 forward and 8 reverse shuttle gear box tractor, also has a dual stage clutch which is vital for the use of any PTO driven equipment. A folding roll bar and power steering complete this practical and efficient tractor.
Designed for customers whose labour requires a nimble and manoeuvrable tractor that doesn’t compromise on strength and durability. There is a choice of
turf or agricultural tyres for this powerful workhorse, including the option of wider 13.5-inch agricultural tyres. The Siromer Lightning is a true force of nature.
4. STIGA compacts cater for both domestic and commercial market
STIGA, don’t just cater for the discerning domestic gardener, they also offers two high-end tractors designed and built to meet the needs of commercial operators, from contractors and estate managers, through to groundskeepers and professional landscapers.
STIGA Estate Pro 9122 XWSY Garden Tractor
Combining an expansive 122cm cutting-width with a positively cavernous 360-litre grass-collector, the four-wheel- drive Estate Pro 9122 XWSY is hard to beat when it comes to large-area work-rate. Its three-in-one design, whereby the operator can choose to collect, mulch or rear-discharge, confers the sort of versatility that’s essential for the management of varying grass-conditions; while its high-capacity 688cc Honda V-Twin engine, which develops a huge 18.1hp, brings the very best in both performance and reliability.
STIGA Tornado Pro 9121 XWSY Garden Tractor
The superbly well-equipped Tornado Pro 9121 XWSY
is a heavy-duty, 121cm side-discharge tractor capable of handling rough, overgrown grass across the very largest areas. Commercial-duty features shared with the Estate Pro include a four-wheel-drive transmission, a reinforced cutter-deck and Smart widescreen dashboard display. This model also employs Honda V-Twin power. Both machines excel in terms of pulling-power and are supplied with a tow hitch that will enable tasks to be carried out with any numerous trailed attachments (sweepers, rollers, flail mowers and striping kits).