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8 Time-Saving Tractor Attachments

Landowners spend a great deal of time and energy keeping their property in shape. Many chores can be done more quickly and easily using attachments and implements for the compact tractor. Hooking up and unhooking is often an easy, one-person job that doesn't require tools, which means more work done can be done in less time.
  • Photo: © Deere & Company

    Brooms make clean-up a snap

    Forget using a push-broom or hand-held leaf blower to clear grass, leaves, and other debris from your driveway. Just attach a rotary broom implement, hop in your tractor, and cruise up and down the lane. You can adjust the ground pressure and broom angle to fit the job.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Case IH

    Dig quickly with a backhoe

    Some earth-moving jobs are just too big to tackle with a shovel. Save time and save your back with a utility backhoe attachment, which allows dirt to be dug, moved, and dumped exactly where it should be. Stabilizing bars help keep the operator safe while digging and moving dirt.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Land Pride

    Power through post holes

    Digging post holes is one of the toughest jobs on the acreage. Using a manual post-hole digger takes forever and is back-breaking work. Gas-powered one- or two-person augers require a great deal of strength and can be dangerous. Adding a post-hole digger attachment to a tractor makes really quick work of this chore, plus it keeps the operator away from the moving auger.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Deere & Company

    Blow that snow out of the way

    While folks who live in town have to clear their sidewalks and driveways when it snows, acreage owners have long lanes to plow, and paths need to be cleared so animals can be fed and buildings can be accessed. A shovel or walk-behind snow blower just won't do! Attaching a plow to your tractor is one way to get the job done, but a snow-blower implement really gets the white stuff out of the way without creating frozen mounds of snow all along the path.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Woods Equipment

    Till your garden in no time

    Whether you're planting a garden to feed your family, or growing enough produce to sell at the farmer's market or through a CSA, a well-tilled garden is the foundation for success. Using a walk-behind tiller is a time-consuming process that can be physically demanding. With tiller tractor attachments, operators can often choose between forward or reverse rotation, till a swath as wide as 5 feet, and finish with a smooth, ready-to-plant seed bed.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Deere & Company

    Clean pens with a few scrapes

    Regular cleaning of bedding and manure from stalls and pens helps keep animals healthier and prevents fly infestations, but it's time-consuming, hard physical work. A free-stall scraper or box scraper attachment makes this tough but important chore quick and easy. You can also use a box scraper to level bedding material, soil, gravel, or other materials.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Mahindra USA Inc.

    Cut mowing time in half

    You wouldn't use your tractor to mow your fenced-in backyard, so why would you use your regular riding mower to cut the grass on that acre between your house and the road? A finishing mower implement does a good job leaving a clean cut, but mows swaths as wide as seven feet, cutting mowing time in half.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017
  • Photo: © Woods Equipment

    Get loads of work done

    When you need to move materials, you could lift or shovel them into the back of your pickup or trailer, drive them where they need to go, and unload them. Or you could scoop them up with a front-end loader, drive them to their destination, and dump them out. A front-end loader is probably the most diverse tractor attachment out there, and it can be used to make so many chores easier.

    Date Published: October 1, 2017
    Date Updated: October 1, 2017

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