Tractor Prices In South Africa

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  • Post last modified:October 1, 2022
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Technology has gifted us with tractors to make farming operations a lot easier. Tractors help to handle several farming operations as farmers can hitch several kinds of accessories to them. If you are into agriculture, it is important to know the prices of tractors in South Africa.

There are different types of tractors on the South African market. We will look at the prices of the most popular ones in this post. This knowledge will make it easy to plan the future of your farm and agricultural endeavours.

Tractor Prices in South Africa

Prices of Tractors in South Africa

Before we begin our foray into the prices of tractors in South Africa, let’s discuss the major kinds of tractors available. We can divide the tractors on the South African market into three groups, they are:

  • Hand-operated tractors.
  • Mini tractors.
  • Heavy-duty tractors.

Now that we have this division in place, let’s look at the prices of tractors in the different groups.

Prices of Hand-operated Tractors in South Africa

The tractors in this category are smaller than all the other tractors. They are operated or pushed by hand. Most people refer to them as “manual tractors.” You can either purchase brand new or fairly used hand-operated tractors on the South African market. After surveying the market, below is a list of some of the hand-operated tractors on the market.

Sims Hand Tractor – R$14,400 – R$21,600


  • Foreign-used.
  • Strong and durable.
  • No accessories added.
  • Petrol tractor.
  • Manufactured 2005.

Verts Loisirs Hand Tractor – R$7,200 – R$12,600


  • Nigerian-used.
  • Plough included.
  • Petrol tractor.
  • Manufactured in 2004.

Super quality Grillo 131 Hand Tractor – R$25,200 – R$36,000


  • Nigerian-used.
  • No accessories.
  • Strong and durable.
  • Diesel tractor.
  • 18 horsepower.
  • Weight 208 kg.

From this, you can see that the prices of hand-operated tractors in South Africa are between R$7,200 and R$36,000. You will hardly see new hand-operated tractors in South Africa. However, if you do, they are between the range of R$54,000 and R$108,000.

Note that these prices were gathered from both offline and online tractor dealers. The prices may vary slightly depending on your location and the dealer that you choose. Also, if the tractors come with extra accessories or implements, they will cost more. One major advantage of hand-operated tractors is that they aren’t so costly to rent or purchase. They are also very efficient and perfect for small to medium-sized farmlands.

Prices of Mini Tractors in South Africa

Mini tractors are larger than hand-operated tractors but they aren’t the biggest on the market. There are different brands on the market and they come at different prices. The most common mini tractor brands on the South African market are:

  • Massey Ferguson
  • New Holland

The tractors in this category present the following technical features:

  • 6 + 1 gearshift/gearbox.
  • Belt transmission.
  • Power steering to ensure that controlling the tractor is very easy.
  • Wheels provide depth control.
  • Horsepower is between 15 HP and 20 HP.
  • Single-cylinder engine.

The general price range of mini tractors are listed below:

  • Massey Ferguson (Foreign-used) – R$90,000 and R$144,000
  • Massey Ferguson (Nigerian-used) – Negotiable but generally between R$54,000 and R$108,000.
  • New Holland (Foreign-used) – R$82,800 and R$136,800
  • New Holland (Nigerian-used) – Negotiable but about the same range as Macey Ferguson mini tractors.
  • Brand new mini tractors (regardless of brand) are priced between R$252,000 and R$360,000.

These tractors can be used for the following operations:

  • Tillage
  • Transportation
  • Planting operations.
  • Harvesting
  • Ploughing

Usually, they provide a power source where the necessary implements are attached for smooth running. If you have to purchase a South African-used mini tractor, we suggest that you visit the dealer with a mechanic. This is necessary to know the condition of the tractor so that you don’t purchase a liability.

Prices of Heavy Duty Tractors in South Africa

The tractors in this category are the largest on the market and are used on very large farmlands. The most common brands of heavy-duty tractors in South Africa are Massey Ferguson and New Holland. Other less common brands include Caterpillar and Mahindra.

For this post, we will focus more on Massey Ferguson and New Holland Prices. Check them out below:

Massey Ferguson Tractors in South Africa

This brand of tractors is recognized for its very high quality and durability. There are different models of MF tractors on the market. The brand has earned popularity because its unique specifications are tailor-made for the African market. Below are the major MF tractor models in South Africa and their prices:

Brand New Massey Ferguson MF 240 Tractor


  • 50 HP
  • 2 Wheel Drive
  • Low fuel consumption.
  • Low maintenance costs.

Brand New Massey Ferguson MF 260 Tractor


  • 60 HP
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Fuel tank 47.51 liters
  • Gross weight 1,900 kg

Brand New Massey Ferguson MF 350 Plus Tractor


  • 50 HP
  • 2 Wheel Drive/4 Wheel Drive
  • Fuel tank 45 liters
  • Gross weight 1,940 kg

Brand New Massey Ferguson MF 360 Tractor


  • 60 HP
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Fuel tank 45 liters
  • Gross weight 2,100 kg

These brand new MF tractor models are between R$432,000 and R$648,000. It all depends on the one that you choose, the seller, and the added accessories. The fairly-used Massey Ferguson Tractors are of varying prices depending on the seller and the condition of the tractor.

New Holland Tractor Prices in South Africa

New Holland is also one of the top tractor manufacturing brands in South Africa and Africa. There are several models but we will focus on the ones more common in the South African market.

  • New Holland NH 480S (55HP – 2WD)
  • New Holland NH 55-56 (55HP – 2WD)
  • New Holland NH-GHAZI (65HP – 2WD)
  • New Holland NH 60-56 (65HP – 2WD)

The tractors listed above cost between R$396,000 and R$612,000. Their prices depend on the dealer and the accessories that you choose. There are also fairly used New Holland Tractors on the market. However, it is difficult to peg them to a specific price since the prices depend on the condition of the tractor.

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