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A tractor is a work vehicle used for farming[1] and construction. It usually has a seat for only the driver, and can be used to pull many different tools or trailers.

A tractor performing farming tasks.

Most tractors use big wheels, but some use rubber tracks to spread their weight over a large area. This is useful for farmers in places with very soft or muddy ground where a tractor with wheels might get stuck.[2]


  1. Colour Oxford English Dictionary (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. 2002. p. 747. ISBN 0198605692.
  2. "Wheels vs tracked tractor - advantages and disadvantages". UTILBEN. 12 September 2018. Archived from the original on 9 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.