Compact Tractor Uses
Updated: Jul 1
Compact tractors are just that, compact. Offering a whole host of benefits, it’s about finding the right compact tractor to suit your requirements that’s important.
Compact tractors ultimately offer you versatility, while still being more than capable of getting the job done, allowing for much more efficiency and ease of use due to their size.
It’s not just the compact tractor for sale which you need consider, but it’s also the attachments and accessories required to carry out the different tasks, that you need to think about.
Beckside Machinery caters for a range of needs, specialising in used compact tractors and their attachments.
But when it comes down to it…
…what can a compact tractor be used for?
Let us fill you in.
When it comes to landscape gardening, you will find compact tractors being used for both commercial and residential work. Due to their slim size, they’re able to fit into most spaces making them ideal for manoeuvring.
Landscaping work does give you the option of two main attachments to use on a compact tractor - the loader and the backhoe. Ultimately, with both attachments fitted you can let the tractor do the heavy lifting for you!
Ideal for driveways, garden landscaping, maintenance of farmland, building sites, etc. You can also use box blade attachments, or across construction sites what we find extremely popular is the pallet forks – making light work of a necessary task.
2. Taking care of overgrown lawn areas
A popular choice now, speeding up the process of mowing lawns as well as being able to tackle even the most rugged lawn area with ease, is the use of a compact tractor with mower attachment. No longer is thick grass, weeds, or heavy brush in woods a problem with rotary cutter attachments!
What’s more, you can also look to use spray attachments if you want to fertilize lawns, kill weeds, carry out some de-icing, water grass areas, etc.
Compact tractors take the pressure off, allowing you to cut lawn areas with ease.
3. Planting and growing
Sticking with the green-fingered theme, smaller tractors are also an ideal solution if you’re looking to plant new trees, being able to dig out and move, as well as remove old larger stumps out of the way.
Compact tractors are also so versatile that they can also be used as a food plot seeder, allowing you to disk, cultivate, seed, cover the seed and level the seedbed.
Clearing hedgerows is also a big job. Compact tractors offer the opportunity to carry out the same task as a larger piece of machinery but don’t overpower and dominate roadsides, holding up traffic while you work!
4. Controlling Livestock
Large tractors and pieces of machinery don’t always fit, or manoeuvre smoothly around a farm, being able to access barns easily or fit through fences with smaller openings – but a compact tractor will.
Helping to spread manure, move heavy objects around, clear out ditches, clean creeks, transport hay, help remove stone foundations/fieldstones and more, can all be achieved using a compact tractor and its attachments.
5. Snow removal
There’s nothing like being prepared, especially if you know you’re in a location that suffers badly from the winter elements, or you always need access to be kept clear. With heated cabs now available, a compact tractor is something which you can use all year round.
Included with this will be the need for a front end snowblower, brows, ploughs and salters, and of course, don’t forget about the loader!
Overall, compact tractors have many, many uses. That’s what makes them so great. That and they can also be pretty much used within any sector and for both commercial and residential uses due to their versatility.
Their horsepower can vary, depending on make and model, between 15hp to 40hp, and depending on what you’re looking for in a machine will depend on the best option for you.
Smaller tractors are also easier to maintain, as they have been designed to be easy to keep, with easy access to engine elements as well as convenient maintenance points; they offer high productivity with their smooth hydraulics, making them comfortable and tailored with the attachment/accessory you require.
From being able to tow other equipment, creating new trails and maintaining and helping to manage sites, compact tractors offer complete adaptability.
Call us on 01673828965to see how our experienced team can help you today.