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Trick out your tractor

The right attachments can turn your tractor into a real workhorse. Here are some must-haves for acreage owners.
  • Front-end loader bucket

    Front-end loaders are one of the most popular attachments, and for good reason. They're incredibly versatile, taking on chores like scraping snow, moving piles of dirt or rock, and moving sawdust bins into horse stalls.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Mower

    Whether you're mowing weeds in a pasture or cutting alfalfa for hay, a mower attachment is a must-have. Looking to make quick work of a gigantic yard? Look into a finishing mower for your tractor.

    Mowing ditches and hills can be dangerous. Make sure your tractor is equipped with ROPS -- a rollover protection system -- to help keep you safe.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Hay baler

    A baler that makes consistently dense, well-shaped bales is a good investment. Whether you should choose a small square baler or one that makes large round or square bales depends on the size of your tractor and the type of livestock you have.

    Learn more about choosing the proper baler.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Box scraper

    Do you have a section of land on your acreage in need of some contouring? Maybe it's a gravel driveway you want to smooth out or some dirt in your lawn you want to landscape. A box scraper implement for your tractor could be the answer.

    Browse box scrapers from several manufacturers.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Rock bucket

    Save your back picking rocks out of fields, gardens and pastures. Rock buckets are designed to pick up boulders and rocks as small as 3 1/2 inches in diameter, depending on the width of the tines, but all of the dirt to falls back through.

    Learn more about rock buckets.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Snowblower

    Make quick work of snow removal chores with a snowblower for your tractor. Front-mounted snowblowers generally hook on with a quick-attach subframe system, while rear-mounted models attach to the three-point hitch.

    See several examples of tractor-mounted snowblowers.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Power auger (post-hole digger)

    Digging post holes is one of the most time-consuming and back-breaking jobs on the acreage. A power auger will save tons of time and energy, and can also be used for planting trees and shrubs.

    Listen to a radio program about choosing a power auger.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Manure spreader

    Turn all of that manure lying around into a powerful fertilizer. A manure spreader applies it evenly, exactly where you want it.

    Even if you don't have tons and tons of manure to spread, you can still use what your animals produce to fertilize your soil.

    Check out this mini manure spreader.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Harrow

    A disc harrow, like the one pictured here, digs into the earth and leaves behind a smooth, level piece of ground. They hook up to the rear of the tractor with a three-point hitch.

    Learn how to choose a tine harrow, which leaves a finer finish.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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