The tractors for years have been used only for large-scale farming, but today the tractor manufacturers design and produce a variety of tractor attachments and tractor implements, making the tractors extremely versatile machines. When equipped with different tractor attachments, these machines are capable to complete a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently.
The farmers and the estate managers on the large farms need a tractor that can complete specific farming tasks. Because of that, the markets today offer a wide range of tractor implements and attachments, designed with a purpose to simplify the farming work. Some of the most commonly used tractor attachments are the following ones:
Mower. There are different types of mower attachments on the market, depending on the tractor model. For compact tractor, the belly mount mower which is attached on the underside of the tractor is the ideal attachment. For larger tractor models, the pull behind mower is the recommended attachment for more efficient results.
Front Loader. The front end loader is one of the most popular and commonly used tractor implements. This is actually a large metal bucket attached at the front of the tractor. With this attachment, the tractor can scoop ground, lift and dump materials directly into dump trucks. The biggest benefit is that the bucket can be easily changed with other tractor attachments that can be also attached at the front end of the tractor, like blade, tree spade, grapple, forks, and bay hale.
Backhoe. Just like the previous tractor attachment, the backhoe also comes with a metal bucket and articulating arm. The main difference is that this bucket is attached at the back of the tractor. This tractor attachment is generally used for digging applications. On some tractor models, the backhoe can also be attached at the front.
Tilling Attachments. A wide range of tilling implements are available for tilling the ground depending on the penetration that is needed. The harrows provide low ground penetration, while the rippers and the subsoilers the biggest ground penetration. In addition, plows, rotary tillers and cultivators provide medium penetration, and these tilling attachments come in various designs.
Rake. The rakes can be used as front end and pull behind tractor attachments. The pull behind rake is a good alternative to the harrow, while the box rakes are useful tools for grading and leveling.
Snow Removal Attachment. Many tractor implements can be used for removing snow. The blades can efficiently clean roads from snow. Other attachments that can be used for snow removal are: box rakes, front end loader, and rotary brushes. Be careful not to use the snow blower attachments on gravel surfaces.