Aftermarket tractor parts and where to find them

aftermarket tractor parts

What are aftermarket tractor parts

You use aftermarket parts to fix your tractor if it’s broken. Usually, they are the same quality or better than the original parts.

Aftermarket tractor parts can improve your tractor’s performance. For example, some tractors are able to equip a turbocharger, but don’t come with the stock tractor. So you can add a turbocharger after-the-fact using aftermarket parts.

Why you need them

Sometimes you need aftermarket tractor parts to improve¬†your tractor. If you need extra power for your tractor, they’re a great way of improving your tractor’s horsepower. So, if you want to get every bit of horsepower out of your tractor, this is a great way.

As I mentioned before, you can use aftermarket parts to replace old or failed tractor parts. They can sometimes be better quality than the original parts, which is a bonus.

Also, because they are newer parts they’re more economical either in cost or functionality.

Where do you find them aftermarket tractor parts

There are many places to find aftermarket tractor parts. Nowadays, the most likely place to look for parts is online, but you need to consider what the return policy is on those parts. So if they don’t work properly, you can return them easily.

Because online return policies are different for every company, sometimes it is better to deal directly with a parts dealer.

I asked on Twitter for some recommendations for online sources for the best aftermarket parts and the two most recommended are below.

Best aftermarket tractor parts websites

  • Fawcett tractor parts in St Marys Ontario Canada.
  • US farm parts. Obviously not in Canada, but another great place.

In Canada, you can get aftermarket parts from NAPA parts. But you have to consider what parts you need for your tractor. NAPA won’t carry all the tractor parts for your tractor.

You need to consider things like the age of your tractor, what make a tractor, and the part itself.

Sometimes your local tractor dealer will have access to aftermarket parts that you do not, so it’s always a good idea to have a chat with them first before you go online.

Final thoughts

Aftermarket tractor parts are great way improving your tractor. There also a great way of fixing parts that have broken.

You can find many parts at your local dealer as well as online. Just remember what the return policy is for the parts. That doesn’t matter whether it’s online, or at a physical store.

Leave a comment with your favourite place to get aftermarket parts.

What you need to know about tractor tires: construction, farm, and turf

used tractor tires

Tractor tire information

The information you need to find out what type of tire you have is on the side of your tire. Check the tire wall for the necessary information. You should find the following there:

  • The size of the tire.
  • The size of the rim.
  • The overall diameter.
  • The maximum load the tire can handle.
  • The type of the tire (radial or bias)

The following is an example of how to read your tractor tire.

tractor tire size

In the above picture, 14.9″ is the width of the tire, and 24″ is the diameter of the rim. In this example is also shows that this particular tractor can use 13″ wide tires on a 24″ rim. Keep in mind that your tire may not look exactly like this. For more information on agriculture tires (and how to read the other style) check the Michelin Agriculture site.

If you are more visual, here is a video.

Click here if you can’t see the video.

One particular thing to note, is whether to buy radial or a bias tire. Radial tires tend to have better traction than traditional bias tires, but that extra traction comes with a price. Take that into consideration when you are buying tires.

Farm tires (R1 agricultural)

These are your typical tractor tires that you find on most tractors. They are the most aggressive tire you can get for your tractor. They are ideal for muddy conditions.

Because they are very aggressive tires, they are idea for field work. They’ll get you through all the but the muddiest conditions.

You get the most torque out of these tires especially if they are radial tires.

Turf tires (R3 turf)

Turf tires are very common. You’ll see them on the golf course, in back yard, and just about everywhere.

You use them to avoid damaging the grass. They won’t leave imprints from their tread like a farm tire. They help to distribute weight evenly without making impressions.

Turf tires don’t offer as much torque power, and will slip in wet conditions. If you use turf tires, it is best to use them in dry conditions.

Construction tires (R4 tires less aggressive)

Construction tractor tires are a bit harder material than your typical agricultural tire. The idea behind this type of tire is to give a tractor a bit of traction on a construction site.

They can handle high weights and pavement. They are ideal first such construction equipment as a forklift.

Used tractor tires prices

What to look for when buying

Generally, it’s not a good idea to buy used tractor tires if you’re going to use a tractor regularly. The reason why it’s important not to buy used, is because you’ll put a lot of hours on the tires, and if they have cracks or heavy tire wear they aren’t going to work optimally.

One situation when buying used tires okay, is when you’re buying them to put dualies on. But it’s still a good idea to have tires of the same quality.

Used tires tend are a lot cheaper than brand-new, but they aren’t always the best choice. If you do decide to buy used tractor tires, check out the best used farm equipment websites.

Generally, a used tire can cost you around $300. If you’re going to sell the tractor you’re putting the tire on, then buying a used tires is okay. But if it’s going to be your main tractor, I suggest buying new tires.

Things to look for if you do buy used tractor tires:

  • Tread left.
  • Weather checking.
    • Tire wear.
    • Cracking.
  • Ok for duals.
  • How much money.
  • What you want to do with the tractor.

New tires

When buying new ¬†tires consider carefully what you’re going to use the tractor for. If you’re going to be doing a lot of fieldwork, consider tires that will do well in the field. Make sure to check the size of the tire as well as the size of the rim.

New tires are more expensive and can cost upwards of $1000. Just remember how many hours you’re going to put into your tractor, and remember it’s all worth it.

Where to buy tractor tires ?

There are a few options available to you if you want to buy tractor tires.

First, you can check out Kijiji or Craigslist to see if anyone in your area is looking to sell their used tires.

Second, you can buy tractors online from places like Tires-Easy.com have a decent choice.

Final thoughts

There are many types of tires that you can buy. Consider carefully what you’re going to use your tractor for, and decide what type of tire is best for you.

If you aren’t sure, talk to your local tire experts. I only talked about tractor tires here, and not tires for other farm equipment.