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1000 Platform Sub-Compact Tractors

Easy to Use and Affordable for Doing a Variety of Work on Your Property

Are projects piling up around your acreage? It’s time to move up to a 1000 platform sub-compact tractor from Bobcat, offering more power and versatility than you’ll get from a small lawn or garden tractor. Their small size makes Bobcat compact tractors easy to use in tight areas and around buildings. But they add the horsepower you need for mowing large acreages and using PTO-powered implements and attachments. Built tough and easy to maintain, there’s nothing sub-standard about these affordable sub-compact machines.

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Choose from two 1000 platform sub-compact tractor models that offer the maneuverability, versatility and power to handle a variety of projects – all in a convenient 46-inch width ideal for working around tight areas and storing inside sheds or garages. These sub-compact models feature a Limited Category 1 three-point hitch and an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission.

Studio Photo Of A CT1021 Sub-Compact Tractor

CT1021 (21.1 hp)

The CT1021 is our most economically priced sub-compact tractor, offering more horsepower and capabilities than a lawn or garden tractor so you can do more around your property.


  • 21.1 hp
  • 16.7 PTO hp
  • 46-in. width
  • Open station with roll-over protective structure
  • Hydrostatic transmission
  • Independent rear PTO system
  • Mid-PTO standard
  • 1,488 lb. weight
Side-View Photo Of CT1025 Sub-Compact Tractor On White Background

CT1025 (24.5 hp)

Get added horsepower for operating a variety of attachments and implements with the CT1025 – without sacrificing the compact size and maneuverability your property requires.


  • 24.5 hp
  • 19.4 PTO hp
  • 46-in. width
  • Open station with roll-over protective structure
  • Hydrostatic transmission
  • Independent rear PTO system
  • Mid-PTO standard

Learn More About the 1000 Platform

Get details from Bobcat Senior Product Manager James Crouch about the transmission, PTO, controls and other features of small, yet powerful sub-compact tractors. See how these highly maneuverable and versatile machines help you complete a variety of chores on your acreage.

Do More Using Attachments and Implements

You can do so much more with a 1000 platform sub-compact tractor than with a lawn or garden tractor. By pairing your tractor with attachments and implements, you’ll keep finding new ways to get things done around your property – mow, haul, move snow and make landscaping projects easier than ever.

With the standard mid-PTO, the mid-mount mower attachment is the best choice for mowing an acreage. Consider the rotary cutter for clearing undeveloped property. See your local dealer for more options.

or CT1025 + 60-inch mid-mount mower

Overgrown Areas:
CT1025 + 48-inch rotary cutter (three-point)

Make your property the envy of the neighborhood – it’s easier with the right attachments and implements. Ask your local dealer for other ideas for doing tough jobs faster.

Trenching for Irrigation:
CT1025 + backhoe

Raking Debris:
CT1021 + tine rake

Digging Holes for Small Trees and Shrubs:
CT1025 + auger (three-point)

Preparing Areas for Planting:
CT1025 + tiller

Let your tractor do the hard work. See your local dealer to get more ideas for adding attachments and implements to your tractor.

Hauling Mulch:
CT1021 or CT1025 + front-end loader

Leveling/Backfilling Gardens or Driveways:
CT1025 + box blade (three-point)

Talk with your local dealer to find the right compact tractor and snow removal implement for your property. Get started with these options.

Driveways and Sidewalks
CT1021 or CT1025 + snowblower (three-point)

Between Buildings or Around the Property
CT1021 or CT1025 + angle blade

1000 Platform Features

There’s no need to compromise when affordable 1000 platform sub-compact tractors are loaded with the features you need. Their small size, ease of use and PTO capabilities are a step up from a lawn or garden tractor for mowing wide-open areas or doing chores around or inside barns and sheds.

Operator Using A Mid-Mount Mower Attachment On A CT1025 To Mow Around Building

Mid-PTO for Using a Mid-Mount Mower

A mid-PTO is standard on 1000 platform mowers, making it possible to use a mid-mount mower.

  • A mid-mount mower, also called a belly mower, provides superior maneuverability for mowing efficiently around trees, buildings and other obstacles.The mower’s drive-over design makes it quick and easy to hook up.
  • Mid-PTO also powers front-mounted attachments, making it possible to combine two tools on one machine – one in the back and either one in the front or a mid-mount mower.
Operator Hauling Bags Of Mulch Using A Front-End Loader Attachment On A CT1025 Compact Tractor

Easy-to-Operate Hydrostatic Transmission

1000 platform sub-compact tractors feature a hydrostatic (2-Range HST) transmission for an experience that is similar to driving a vehicle.

  • Extremely easy to use with fast, simple direction changes using foot pedals. One pedal moves you forward, the other moves you in reverse – no shifting required.
  • A great choice for doing frequent back and forth movement, and ideal if you’re new to driving a tractor.
Operator Using A CT1021 With A Backhoe Attachment To Dig A Trench On An Acreage

1000 Platform Standard Features

Affordable 1000 platform models come standard with a long list of features designed to help you get more work done.

  • Four-wheel drive can be easily engaged as the work demands.
  • Compact size and tight turning radius help you work close to trees, inside buildings and around obstacles.
  • Rear PTO and Limited Category 1 three-point hitch give you the flexibility to use PTO-powered implements or attachments.
  • Generous lift capacity and height let you take on bigger jobs.

Options for Your 1000 Platform Compact Tractor.

Tire Options

Three tire options are available for sub-compact tractors, offering a combination of reliability and ride quality to match the requirements of your work.

  • Turf tires offer less aggressive tread to minimize disturbance.
  • Industrial tires deliver great traction for all ground conditions.
  • Agricultural tires have deep lugs for better traction in soft soil and deliver more power to the ground when pulling implements.

Canopy or Field Cab

Protect yourself from the summer sun by adding an optional canopy. Or take comfort to the next level for summer and winter chores by choosing the optional field cab. The cab includes a noise reduction kit. Additional cab options include:

  • Working light kit
  • CD player
  • Rear wiper kit
  • Beacon light wire kit

Talk with your local dealer about other options and accessories available for sub-compact tractors.

Cruise Control Kit

Add the optional cruise control feature and you can hold the travel pedal in place to obtain a more consistent speed with less input from you.

Rear Remote Hydraulics

Gain even more attachment versatility to control or position many implements by adding the optional rear remote hydraulics. 

Think You Need a Different Tractor Size?

Explore other platforms to find the best compact tractor to fit the work you need to do.

Operator Using Bobcat Compact Tractor With Front-End Loader To Lift Dirt From Pile In Field

2000 Platform (25–40 hp)

An Economical Workhorse for Your Acreage

Versatile, popular-size tractors with economical, enclosed cab models.

Operator Using A Bobcat CT4050 Compact Tractor With Front-End Loader To Move Mulch

4000 Platform (45–58 hp)

Strength and Versatility for Landscape Work

Open-station tractors are versatile, heavy-duty work companions.

Operator Using A Bobcat CT5558 Compact Tractor With Three-Point Tine Rake Attachment To Rake Dead Limbs And Brush Along Tree Line

5000 Platform (45–58 hp)

Power Through Big Chores in Comfort

Power through busy farm work inside a deluxe heated and cooled cab.

Get a Price Quote From Your Local Dealer

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