Compact Utility Tractors
Compact UTILITY tractors
Compact UTILITY tractors
There are several reasons that one may buy a compact utility tractor but more often than not, it has to do with convenience. We want to be able to do a lot of work with the least amount of effort and in the shortest amount of time. We also want to be able to do many things with one piece of equipment rather than having something of an equipment store in our garages, right?
The joys of compact tractors
The good news is that compact tractors provide both the efficiency and dynamism needed to run our small farms. How? After all, they are essentially just small tractors, aren’t they? Yes, they may be small but their design fits with various implements and attachments that are useful for anything from farming to clearing snow and even a little bit of construction work.
Some of the more popular attachments
It is not possible to list all the attachments that people can use with compact tractors but we have a list of some of the more popular implements.
1. Quick-hitch systems
It can be quite a hassle to attach the implements directly to the hitches on tractors especially if you change them often. A quick-hitch system enables quick and efficient attachment and removal of the implement. Just make sure that it is the right fit for the tractor and the implements and you will be good to go.
2. Front-end loader
When you want to do some heavy lifting, loaders, and especially front-end loaders are just the thing. The latest designs allow you to get closer to the objects you are moving due to increased visibility. Just make sure you have the right hydraulic system for the loader and based on the size and quality, you could get a loader from anywhere between $2,000 and $5,500.
3. Rear finishing mower
This is good especially if you have a rather large yard. The finishing mower will help you get a smooth finish on your lawn by adjusting to the contours of the land to reducing scalping or undercutting situations on the uneven sections of the yard. The best ones have a four-gauge wheel, a heavy deck and separate belts to reduce belt wear.
4. Rear blade
If you want to grade your driveway or to remove some snow or prepare your garden for planting, this is the attachment for you. The rear blade has to be the same width as your tractor for the easier maneuvering. Make sure the blade is strong enough and stops the tractor when it hits an object that may bend it.
5. Rotary cutter
This is great if you have large sections of overgrown grass that need clearing. The rotary cutters are great for heavy-duty mowing of up to 2 inches of grass and brush. While they can be set to lower heights, they cannot substitute a lawn mower.
Therefore, if you are still deciding on which implements to get, you could start with these five, depending on your needs. Happy shopping!