Row crop tractors are designed with greater ground clearance than the general purpose tractors have. This gives them the ability to straddle taller crops with less plant damage. The size range of row crop tractors is narrower than that of the general purpose, as these tractors are usually 50 to 100 horsepower (37 to 75 kW). Historically many were built with the front wheels closer together than the rear wheels (tricycle style). The narrow front wheels eliminate the use of tracks, front wheel assist, and articulating steering; but row crop tractors without narrow front wheels can be found with these configurations.
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