There are two types of tractor values that you may be interested in. Some people collect small toy tractors. These items have gained a solid reputation as collectibles, and some are quite rare. Determining the value of collectible tractors can be an art unto itself.
Other people are looking for the real thing; a piece of farm machinery. If you are shopping for a used tractor, it is important to know about how much it is worth, so that you don’t overpay. To do this, you have to find out the tractor's value.
Regardless of the type of tractor values you are looking for, there are several methods you can use to find average prices. The Internet has made shopping for many things much easier. Now with just a few keystrokes, you can find exactly what you are looking for. Look at the selling price for the same models that you are looking at. Now compare the condition that the items are in.
While doing this, you may want to keep a small notebook. In it write down the model of the tractor, the condition, its age and any other relevant information. Over time you will build a book of tractor values that you can use when you are shopping. This is important because it is likely that whether you are shopping for a toy tractor of a farm tractor, you will find many more models and a wider selection than you first imagined.
Another place to find prices for collectible tractors is in hobby publications. These publications often print an annual guide that includes an appraisal list. One of these can become a great addition to the notebook that you compiled.
There are a variety of local and regional used tractor guides that you can use to determine tractor values. They are often private listings, with each owner putting their own perceived value on the tractor. By looking at a variety of these, however, you can get an idea of what different size tractors with different features are selling for.
Whether you are comparing tractor values for full-sized tractors or small, collectible ones, it is important to compare apples to apples. In other words, compare tractors that are the same size and have the same features. If this is impossible, then acknowledge the different features and decide if the price difference makes the different features worthwhile.