Compact Tractors Market Report - Size, Share 2030

Compact Tractors Market Size and Forecasts (2020 - 2030), Global and Regional Share, Trends, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Capacity (Below 30 HP, 30 HP-40 HP, and 40 HP-60 HP), Drive Type (Two-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive), and End Use (Agriculture and Utility)

Publication Month : Oct 2023

  • Report Code : TIPRE00014273
  • Category : Automotive and Transportation
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 160
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[Research Report] The compact tractors market was valued at US$ 7,456.22 million in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 10,254.43 million by 2030; it is expected to record a CAGR of 4.1% from 2022 to 2030.

Analyst Perspective:

Compact tractors use fuel faster than their larger counterparts, meaning the machine must be refilled often to maintain operational efficiency. Smaller and lighter wheels of compact tractors sometimes lead to non-productivity. The weights neutralize the tendency to tip forward or backward when lifting loads and lower the center of gravity. Most compact tractors are not equipped with wheel weights, which sometimes reduces the efficiency of compact tractors. In addition, the narrow wheelbase is also one of the significant shortcomings of compact tractors. Several compact tractors have a wheelbase of 38 to 50 inches. The smaller wheelbase sometimes leads to accidents as it cannot handle aggressive and uphill slopes with loaded weight.

Moreover, compact tractors are developed on the principle of a lightweight frame, but they tend to tip and roll due to their lighter weight. As per the requirement for structural strength, various compact tractors are attached with mowers, front-end loaders, rototillers, and snow blowers, which often increases the overall machine weight as much as the tractor itself. The increased weight is one of the major operational challenges for the compact tractors. The operational limitations concerning wheel sizes, loading capacity, and fuel efficiency are restraining the compact tractors market growth globally.

Compact tractors' small size and operational efficiency are boosting their application in different end-use applications in construction, mining, vineyards, orchards, and landscaping. The compact tractors between 15 HP (horsepower) and 30 HP are suitable for hauling. However, with technological advancements, compact tractors of more than 30 HP range also efficiently perform small-scale hauling tasks. In addition, transportation of farming equipment and assets from farm to workshop is also convenient with compact tractors. The application of compact tractors for snow removal or dirt road maintenance is fueling the demand for compact tractors.

In mining operations, compact tractors are used to excavate and haul rubble or gravel. Moreover, compact tractors can be utilized to spray herbicides and pesticides on farming lands to save crops from locusts and pests. The small size of compact tractors is ideal for vineyards and orchards as it can be fitted into narrow spaces. Compact tractors can perform routine duties such as transporting feed and hay or cleaning stalls for livestock, making the farmers' work easier. Compact tractors are also used for residential commercial landscaping of gardens. Attaching box scrapers, hydraulic tillers, blades, or cultivators can make compact tractors more efficient for landscaping. The increasing use of compact tractors in various end-use applications drives the compact tractors market.

Market Overview:

Technological advancement in the agricultural sector, growth in small-scale farming, and an increase in the application of compact tractors are major driving factors for the compact tractors market globally.

Asia Pacific is leading the market for compact tractors. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are among the major countries for compact tractors in Asia Pacific. The agricultural sector demonstrates an important function in the economy of many countries across Asia Pacific. Compact tractors are mostly used in the agricultural sector for various tasks, including plowing, mowing, landscaping, planting, tilling, and hauling. The increasing governmental initiatives to encourage the development of small-scale farmers and support their livelihood is one of the key reasons for the growth of the compact tractors market across Asia Pacific.

France, Germany, Italy, and the UK are prominent countries in Europe. Poland, Austria, and Spain are major markets for compact tractors in Europe. The growing focus on small-scale farming is one of the prime drivers for the compact tractors market globally. The growing number of small-scale agricultural farms in developing and developed nations is boosting the application of compact tractors globally. Government policies and supportive initiatives such as funding boost small-scale farms in different countries. For instance, the new framework for the EU's farm policy 2023 will support small and mid-sized farms in 25 EU countries.

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Compact Tractors Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 7,456.22 million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 10,254.43 million by 2030
Growth rateCAGR of 4.1% from 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period2022-2030
Base Year2022
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Market Driver:

Increase in Number of Small-Scale Agricultural Farms Boosting Compact Tractors Market Growth

The increase in government policies and supportive initiatives such as funding is also boosting the number of small-scale farms in different countries. For instance, the new policy framework for the EU's farm policy 2023 will support small and mid-sized farms in 25 EU countries. The small and mid-sized firms are entitled to receive 10.6% of all direct payments, amounting to almost EUR 4 billion (US$ 4.29 billion) annually. In addition, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has also altered its Farm Storage Facility Loan Program to support small and mid-sized farmers. The growing government focus on small-scale agricultural farms is boosting the small and mid-sized farming sector, fueling the demand for compact tractors globally and has been driving the compact tractors market growth across the world.

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Segmental Analysis:

Based on drive type, the compact tractors market is segmented into two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The choice between a 4-wheel drive (4WD) and a 2-wheel drive (2WD) compact tractor depends on users' specific needs and tasks. 4WD tractors provide improved traction, especially in challenging terrain or adverse weather conditions. They are less likely to get stuck in mud, snow, or uneven surfaces. They can handle a wider range of tasks and are suitable for various agricultural, landscaping, and utility applications, including tilling, plowing, and towing. 4WD tractors tend to be more stable when carrying heavy loads, reducing the risk of tipping. 2WD tractors are generally less expensive than their 4WD counterparts, making them a more budget-friendly option. They are more maneuverable and easier to turn, which can be beneficial in tight spaces or when navigating around obstacles. They tend to be more fuel-efficient because they have fewer components.

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Regional Analysis:

By region, the global compact tractors market size is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The North America compact tractors market is further segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The region has the presence of significant tractor manufacturers such as John Deere, Solis Tractors, Brim Tractor Company, and Captain Tractors, which is driving the compact tractors market in the region. Moreover, the high demand for small-scale agriculture farms across countries such as the US and Mexico is another major factor supporting the growth of the compact tractors market in the region. Further, the US is one of the region's major producers and exporters of soybean, gold, corn, and wheat. Also, the government support for small-scale production of products such as soybean, wheat, corn, and other agricultural products is another major factor driving the compact tractors market in North America. Moreover, the US is one of the major producers of nuts, wine, and fruits across North America, wherein such food products are some of the significant applications for farming supported by compact tractors across the region. One of the major factors driving the growth of the US compact tractors market is the growing demand from the agriculture sector for small land farming applications. The rising number of small land farms nationwide generated demand for compact tractors and provided new opportunities for market vendors nationwide. However, the year-on-year growth for the new sales of all types of tractors across the country is declining. For instance, as per the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, in July 2023, ~13,212 tractors (below 40 HP under the 2-wheel drive category) were sold compared to 14,048 tractors in July 2022.

Another factor supporting the growth of the compact tractors market is the demand from the mining sector of the region. Mexico is one of the major producers of silver, gold, copper, lead, wood, and zinc. The demand for compact tractors in applications such as excavations or haulage of gravel or rubble on mining sites is driving the market in the region.

Key Player Analysis:

AGCO Corporation, Agro Tractors S.p.A, CNH Industrial N.V., Deere and Company, Deutz Fahr, Iseki and Co. Ltd., Kubota Corporation, LS Tractors, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., and Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd are among the key compact tractors market players operating in the market.

Recent Developments: 

Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the global compact tractors market. A few recent developments by key compact tractors market players are listed below: 

  • In 2023, John Deere introduced a 4075R Compact Utility Tractor for MY24. It has been enhanced by heavy-duty front axles and technology-ready capabilities, LED light packages to the 3R, and heavy-duty 4M and 4R models.
  • In 2022, AGCO introduced Massey Ferguson 1800E and 2800E Series Compact Tractors. AGCO Corp launched Massey Ferguson 1800E and 2800E Series. The new lineup replaces the 1700E and 2700E Series, and it includes five models, from 24 to 57.3 engine horsepower. It features a naturally aspirated 1.49-liter, 3-cylinder diesel engine producing 24 horsepower. The 1835E and 1840E feature turbocharged 1.83-liter, 3-cylinder engines that provide 34.5 and 39.4 engine horsepower, respectively. 
  • In 2022, Kubota released a compact electric tractor, "LXe-261," with 26 HP for mowing, hauling, and fertilization in parks and other green spaces in Europe. The LXe-261 has a large-capacity battery that can provide rapid one-hour charging and an average of three to four hours of continuous operation. It even has almost the same compact size as tractors with diesel engines.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Capacity, Drive Type, and End Use

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the major vendors in the global compact tractors market?

John Deere, Yanmar, Kubota, SDF, and CNH International are the top five key market players operating in the global compact tractors market.

What is the future trend for the global compact tractors market?

Electrification of compact tractors is one of the key trends across the industry thatis likely to transform the overall tractor industry in the coming years.

Which region to dominate the global compact tractors market in the forecast period?

The compact tractors market in Asia Pacific is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

What are market opportunities for the compact tractors market?

Use of compact tractors in various end-use applications is one of the major factors likely to generate new opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period.

What are reasons behind the growth of compact tractors market?

Increase in Technological Advancements in Agricultural Sector; Use of Compact Tractors in Animal Management, Driveway Maintenance, and Lawn Care; and Increase in Number of Small-Scale Agricultural Farms are some of the major factors driving the growth of compact tractors market globally.

The List of Companies - Compact Tractors Market 

  1. Agro Tractors SpA
  2. Same Deutz-Fahr Italia SpA
  3. Iseki and Co Ltd
  4. LS Mitron Ltd
  5. Yanmar Holding Co Ltd
  6. AGCO Corp
  7. CNH Industrial NV
  8. Deere & Co
  9. Kubota Corp
  10. Mahindra and Mahindra

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