Once you’ve settled on the compact tractor you want to buy, there are still a few decisions to make. John Deere tractors have a number of different options to choose from to help you customize your machinery to your application. In this blog, we’ll help you answer the question: Should I get a cab on my tractor?
Sawyer Meeks, Papé Machinery Territory Manager based in Walla Walla, Washington shares his top reasons to opt for the cab configuration below.
Top 4 Reasons to Choose a Tractor with Cab Configuration
- You plan to use your tractor for spraying or heavy-duty mowing.
In these types of applications, a cab will protect the operator from being covered with the spray or grass clippings even on the windiest days.
- You are in a climate that gets very hot, cold, or wet.
A tractor cab allows an operator to remain comfortable and get the job done, no matter the weather. With the enclosed cab, the operator can adjust the temperature to their comfort and remain dry on rainy days.
You plan to spend a lot of time using the machine.
For operators that intend to use their tractor a lot, a cab can make that time more comfortable. A cab allows for a more comfortable seat, nicer controls, and the option to listen to the radio.
You’re sensitive to noise.
If you’ve ever been near a tractor before, you know they aren’t quiet pieces of machinery. A cab can help blunt some of that noise and make it much quieter for the operator.
John Deere compact tractors and utility tractors come standard with an open station, but most models have the option to upgrade to include a cab. The 3-series are the smallest tractors with cab and air options in the John Deere catalog.
Get a Quote
We hope this information has helped you decide if a tractor cab is worth it for your application needs. Contact your nearest John Deere dealer, Papé Machinery Agriculture and Turf, for help with a quote on a new compact tractor with a cab or without.