Big Equipment Company's New Big Bud 700 Tractor

Published online: Sep 14, 2023 New Products
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Quincy, Illinois — Titan International, Inc. (Titan) partnered with Big Equipment Company to bring a new 2023 model Big Bud 700 to the Titan booth at Farm Progress 2023 in Decatur, IL.

For the first time in 40 years, Big Equipment Company is producing brand new Big Bud tractors. The Big Bud 700 was built with two primary principles in mind — easy and unrestricted repairability by the owner, and a heavy-duty frame and components capable of the toughest farming and construction applications. 

“It’s not uncommon for our old Big Buds to run strong for decades, even into the 40,000-hour mark,” said Ron Harmon, owner of Big Equipment Company. “We wanted to duplicate that again by making everything easily accessible, with common parts and no restrictions on the owner in terms of repairs. But we also wanted to make it heavier duty than anything we’ve made before.”

Built upon a 1.5-inch thick frame and heavy-duty CAT 988 HD axles typically used on large mining loaders, the Big Bud 700 features a 640-horsepower CAT drivetrain that’s easily accessible.

“You can build a heavy-duty tractor and one that’s accessible, but if you can’t get the power to the ground, it doesn’t do you a lot of good,” added Harmon. “That’s why we’ve selected LSW tires as the primary tire we recommend people use on our tractors.”

The Big Bud 700 is available with multiple Low Sidewall Technology (LSW) configuration options, including dual or single Goodyear Optitorque LSW710/65R46 R-1 tires, ideal for scraper applications, all the way up to the world’s largest farm tire — the Goodyear Optitrac LSW1400/30R46 R-1W.

For more information, visit https://www.titan-intl.com and www.bigequipment.com/big-bud.htm.