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Compact Tractor Attachments: Enhancing Your Farming Experience

I. Introduction

Compact tractors are versatile machines that can handle a wide range of tasks, thanks to their various attachments. These attachments enhance the functionality of compact tractors, making them indispensable tools for landowners. This article will explore different types of compact tractor attachments available at Beckside Machinery and how they can revolutionize your farming operations.

II. Types of Compact Tractor Attachments

A. Flail Mowers

Beckside Machinery offers an extensive range of meticulously crafted flail mowers. Each mower is designed with precision, durability, and efficiency in mind, making them the best available in the market. Choose from compact tractor flail mowers, heavy-duty flail mowers, offset flail mowers, verge flail mowers, hydraulic side-shift flail mowers, ATV flail mowers, and PTO-driven flail mowers.

Flail mowers operate through a distinctive mechanism that sets them apart from traditional mowers. At the core of this machinery is a horizontally placed drum, also known as the rotor, on which numerous flails (y-shaped blades) are attached. As the rotor rotates at high speed, these flails swing out and strike the vegetation with a powerful cutting force. The unique design of these flails allows them to retract back if they hit an immovable object, reducing the risk of damage. This mechanism results in a clean, even cut and makes flail mowers ideal for tackling overgrown areas, thick shrubbery, and uneven terrain.

B. Rotovators

Beckside Machinery's rotovators are perfect for preparing vineyards, orchards, greenhouses, seedbeds, and soils. They excellently aerate the soil and prevent soil compaction, ensuring the best preparation for your seedbeds.

A rotovator, also known as a rotary tiller, works by utilizing a set of blades or rotors that spin and cut into the soil. As the compact tractor moves forward, the blades rotate, breaking up the soil, mixing residues, and creating a well-tilled seedbed. The depth of tilling is regulated by a rear trailing board that can be adjusted according to the user's requirements. The rotovator is especially effective in breaking up hard soil and incorporating organic matter, making it an essential tool for soil preparation in farming. At Beckside Machinery, our rotovators are designed for durability and efficiency, offering optimum performance even in the toughest soil conditions.

C. Finishing Mowers

The finishing mowers offered by Beckside Machinery ensure a clean, professional cut every time. These attachments are ideal for lawns, golf courses, sports fields, or anywhere else you need a well-groomed, finished look.

Finishing mowers, as the name suggests, are designed to leave a polished look on your grass or turf surfaces. They operate by using three spinning blades housed in a deck, which provide a broad cutting width to cover large areas quickly. These blades rotate at high speeds to cut grass cleanly and evenly. The cutting height can be easily adjusted to achieve the desired lawn length, while the hovering deck design allows the mower to glide over uneven surfaces, maintaining a uniform cut. The clippings are usually expelled from the rear, ensuring a neat finish. Ideal for lawns, golf courses, and sports fields, finishing mowers from Beckside Machinery promise precision, efficiency, and an impeccable finish, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your green spaces.

D. Stone Burier

Beckside Machinery's stone burier is designed to bury stones and debris, providing a clean, levelled surface ready for seeding.

A stone burier operates by digging into the soil, separating stones and other debris, and then burying them beneath a layer of fresh, finely tilled topsoil. As the compact tractor advances, the burier's counter-rotating blades dig into the ground, lifting and sieving the soil. The stones and debris, being heavier, sink to the bottom, while the lighter soil is thrown to the top. In one swift operation, the soil is both cleaned and levelled, leaving a perfect seedbed ready for planting. The stone burier, therefore, is a highly efficient tool for ground preparation, especially in rocky or debris-filled areas, enhancing the fertility and usability of the land. The stone buriers at Beckside Machinery are robustly built and engineered for optimal performance, ensuring a clean, stone-free surface in just one pass.

E. Hedge Cutter

Perfect for maintaining hedges and tree branches, Beckside Machinery's hedge cutter offers a practical solution for landscape maintenance.

A hedge cutter, as the name suggests, is a specialized tool designed to trim, shape, and maintain hedges and shrubbery. It operates by using a set of reciprocating blades that move back and forth, efficiently cutting through leaves, stems, and small branches. The balance and ergonomics of the hedge cutter make it easy to maneuver, allowing for precise shaping and neat trimming of hedges. This tool is especially useful in landscape maintenance, where hedge aesthetics play a significant role. The hedge cutters offered by Beckside Machinery are built for performance and durability, ensuring that you can maintain your hedges with ease and precision.

F. Tractor Log Splitter

The Goliath 10-Ton Compact Tractor Log Splitter is a robustly constructed log splitter that operates with a maximum 10-ton splitting force. With a 3" ram, it can cut a log of up to 24 inches in length and approximately 13 3/4" in diameter.

A tractor log splitter works by harnessing the power of a tractor's hydraulics. The tractor's power take-off (PTO) drives a hydraulic pump which generates high pressure, forcing hydraulic fluid into a cylinder. As the fluid enters, it pushes a piston forward, which is connected to a wedge or blade. As the piston moves, it drives the blade into the log, splitting it into two or more pieces. The log splitter is then reset, pulling the piston back into the cylinder and retracting the blade to its original position, ready for the next log. The Goliath 10-Ton Compact Tractor Log Splitter, for instance, operates with a maximum 10-ton splitting force. Its robust construction and powerful 3" ram allow it to cut logs up to 24 inches in length and approximately 13 3/4" in diameter, making it a reliable and efficient tool for splitting logs.

G. Power Harrow

Beckside Machinery's Power Harrows are perfect for small farms. They're specially designed for preparing vineyards, orchards, greenhouses, seedbeds, and soils.

A power harrow is a versatile farming tool designed to stir and refine the soil, preparing it for planting. Unlike a traditional plow that turns the soil over, a power harrow operates by using a series of rotating blades, or tines, to break up, blend, and level the soil. As the tractor moves forward, the tines penetrate the soil, churning it to a uniform depth and breaking down clods into a finer texture. The result is a well-aerated, smooth seedbed that promotes optimal root development and nutrient absorption for growing plants. Additionally, power harrows have a leveling bar at the rear which smooths out the soil, leaving it flat and even for sowing. Power harrows are particularly useful for seedbed preparation in vineyards, orchards, greenhouses, and general farming applications. At Beckside Machinery, our power harrows are engineered for durability, ensuring that they deliver excellent performance, even in challenging soil conditions.

H. PTO Wood Chipper

Introducing the FARMASTER WCP100 PTO Wood Chipper, a groundbreaking piece of machinery that is set to revolutionize your approach to wood management. This compact yet powerful machine is designed to handle tree branches up to 5" in diameter with ease, making it an indispensable tool for owners of compact tractors.

A PTO (Power Take-Off) wood chipper is a specialized tool that hooks up to and uses power from a tractor to chip wood. It works by feeding material, such as branches or shrubs, into a hopper where it's then directed towards the chipper knives. The RPM generated by the tractor's PTO spins the chipper's blades to cut the material into small chips. These chips can be used for various purposes such as mulching gardens, composting, or reducing waste volume for disposal. The FARMASTER WCP100 PTO Wood Chipper, for instance, can effectively handle branches up to 5" in diameter, proving its capability and efficiency in managing wood waste effectively.

III. How to Choose the Right Compact Tractor Attachment

Choosing the right compact tractor attachment depends on your specific needs and tasks. Factors such as the type of work, size of your property, and your budget play a crucial role in determining the best fit for you.

IV. Conclusion

Whether you're tending to a large farm or a small homestead, these compact tractor attachments from Beckside Machinery can significantly enhance your productivity and make your work easier. For more information or to purchase any of these attachments, please call us on 01673 828 965. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.

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