Costs, effectivity, and safety are the main concerns.
If that person now has to drive a tractor around the tarmac, the airport would have to pay for tens and hundreds of tractors and their maintenance costs (such as fuel etc).
The person driving the tractor also has to focus on the road, and you can't move around as you wish with a tractor on an airport to observe.
If you are elevated on a tractor, you may not be able to observe what's going on under the aircraft. Is there a fire? A spark or two? We may never now.
Safety concerns are a thing too; how close can the tractor come to the aircraft? What happens if they colllide? That's extra costs for the airport. The person in the tractor has to be connected to the aircraft via a wire so range is a question here.
Airport vehicles have to have a beacon light during movement. This is to alert vehicles around (including planes) that they are moving and could be a risk. If a plane pushes back during night, a light of another vehicle could be mistaken for the truck which elevates the risks of an accident happening.
Those are the debatable reasons I could think of.