Agricultural machines are highly complex and have many different uses. When buying a used agricultural machine, particular attention should be paid to whether the many moving parts are fully functional and well lubricated. This will give an indication whether a machine has been well maintained. Worn out bearings will clearly show what is to be expected in maintenance. In addition always check the safety equipment and the type plate.
Frequently used parts, such as pedals or operating controls, that look new could also be an indication that a machine is older than claimed. A comparison of the operating hours to the age and operating log of the seller can shed light on any possible inconsistencies. Pay particular attention to previous owners, who drove the vehicle and where it was driven.