5 Tasks You Can Tackle With a Compact Tractor
Whether you work in the construction/ landscape business or you're a homeowner with acreage, purchasing versatile equipment will increase productivity.
Sub-compact tractors can be used on a variety of projects, making them a great tool for anyone looking to get more done for less.
Riding lawn mowers offer fewer capabilities while larger tractors cost more and may offer more than you need. Although Compact Utility Tractors are Smaller in size there is a wide variety of attachments that allow you to accomplish almost any task without the need for another machine.
You may be wondering what exactly you can do with a Compact Tractor and the variety of attachments. Here are five popular applications and attachments.
Gone are the days of owning multiple machines. A compact tractor can quickly become a mower with a mowing attachment. This attachment on most tractors, like a Kubota B01 Series, features a drive-over deck that is easy to attach, or you can opt for a pull behind mowing deck.
For people with larger properties that deal with pastures or rocky terrain, rotary cutters are a great option to help maintain and groom your yard. These are pulled behind your tractor and are great at trimming long, thick landscapes while being tough enough to withstand rocks or gravel that can damage other mowers.
2. Landscape & Gardening
Similar to the mowing application, Compact Tractors are great for other landscaping needs. The hydraulic tiller, box scraper, blades, and cultivator attachments are great options.
If you frequently need to tillage, seed prep, or control weeds, rear-mounted attachments will help you get more done.
When you need to transport heavy materials or move dirt, that's where the loader attachment comes in. This is one of the most popular attachments and is commonly sold with the tractor as part of the package.
There are many other multipurpose landscape tools like utility carts, sprayers that you can buy for your tractor.
3. Animal management
Apart from dealing with more acreage, property owners often have to care for animals. Moving feed, hay, and cleaning out stalls or pens are common tasks that a Compact Tractor and loader attachment can tackle. These tractors provide the added feature of being small enough to fit through gates or other tight areas.
4. Driveway maintenance
Gravel or dirt roads require maintenance, especially after heavy storms. Blade and box scraper attachments allow you to push and level driveways or roads. Using a rear-mounted blade, you can grade, level, or spread gravel on a driveway, move snow, or spread mulch.
5. Dig foundations, ditches, and more!
The backhoe attachment is perfect for digging out pits, ditches, or trenches. This option comes in handy when you need to dig post holes for fencing, plant trees, or prep an area for a foundation.
Bonus: You can make more money!
Your friends or neighbors likely need similar jobs done. Using your versatile machine, you will be able to generate some extra cash to put towards your new attachments. If you are using a compact tractor for business purposes, the variety of attachments will save you time and money, eliminating the need for multiple machines to complete your jobs.
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Our favorite Compact Utility Tractors
The Kubota B-Series
Kubota's B- Series line is great for light construction, nursery work, and projects around the property. Although they are on the smaller side, their performance and power can't be beaten. The B2650/B3350 is extremely user-friendly and comes with a cab to keep you comfortable.
- 51” Snow Blower
- 63” Snow Blower
- 60” Front Blade
- 72” Front Blade
- 60” Rotary Sweeper
The Kubota L 3310
Kubota has a variety of options in the L-series line up and honestly, you can't go wrong with any of them. Compared to the B- series, the L-series offers slightly more power and a bigger machine allowing you to do more if needed. Your decision depends on the size, horsepower, and your intended use. You can add a cab to any of the models to escape the elements.
The 3310 is one of their new additions and offers Dependable power, cleaner emissions. It offers multiple options to fit your needs along with comfortable and easy-to-use operator controls. The attachments are easy to add and remove, without the need for tools.
The New Holland Boomer Compact 24
This machine is considered a "personal piece of heaven" among many. It is a perfect option if you have anywhere from one to five acres to maintain.
This machine has a high-performance, two-range dual-pedal hydrostatic transmission that eliminates the need for gears or clutching. Allowing can control the exact speed you want for each task and shuttle more easily when mowing or doing loader work using the new dual forward and reverse foot pedals to propel the tractor.
The New Holland Workmaster Compact 25-35 or 40
These Workmaster compact tractors are perfect for the homeowner with acreage to maintain or the Ag-lifestyler. These tractors are user-friendly and ready to take on any job while being small enough to easily maneuver.
The 100LC front loader turns you into a one-person moving crew, allowing you to load and move dirt, mulch, firewood, snow, and more. The 905GBL backhoe adds digging, excavating, and trenching to your capabilities. The mid-mount mower mows five-foot wide to cover large lawns in a hurry.
Ready to get your hands on a compact tractor or add some attachments to your machine? We sell new and used Compact tractors of all sizes. If you aren't ready to make a big purchase rent a tractor or attachment today and get what you need to be done without a major investment.