Diesel tractors are popular for the features they don't have as well as the ones they do. Diesel tractors, the porsche of tractors, don't have all the extra parts of other types of tractors so there are fewer parts to wear out fix or maintain. A lack of parts does not mean a lack of performance. Diesel tractors can be put in storage for extended periods of time yet still start right up when it comes time to use them again.
Part of the durability of diesel tractors is due to the fact that they are water cooled. Being cooled by water lets the engine run at most only a more consistent temperature but a cooler temperature as well. This cooling system extends the life of the engine to the point where it`s normal for the engine to run for thousands of hours without having to be rebuilt.
In terms of power and versatility, diesel tractors more than pull their own weight. Diesel tractors are available from all of the major manufacturers, such as Allis Chalmers tractors, John Deere tractors, and many others. Diesel tractors generally have more power than gasoline powered tractors. This power can be put to use in a variety of ways thanks to the types of hitches on diesel tractors that make it possible to use different attachments. For the Farmer and Rancher in you, these are great tractors!