Lawn Tractor / June 10, 2018 / admin
If you have a large area to mow and plan on hauling large loads (i.e. hundreds of pounds) around and using a variety of attachments do accomplish various tasks around the yard a lawn tractor may not be sufficient. For heavy duty jobs and greater durability and versatility you may want to consider a garden tractor or yard tractor. Although these are more expensive they are rugged and designed for the toughest jobs you would need to tackle in your yard. For those with lawns up to a couple acres with fairly level terrain and few obstacles a lawn tractor is most definitely the right choice as long as you dont expect it to handle the toughest jobs and keep it maintained properly. For instance lawn tractors are ideal for tasks such as pulling a lawn sweeper lawn aerator small garden cart or fertilizer spreader.
Utility carts make transporting soil and other objects much easier. The best models have a sloped design and molded ribs that make loading and unloading much simpler - even with a shovel and feature wide tires to reduce resistance. Just dont overload them! Add a tiller to your lawn tractor to get your garden soil turned over and ready to plant too. It is remarkable how easily a simple lawn tractor can convert to an effective garden tiller. Cultivators harrow disks and plows are also available - some of them even in commercial grades. Blades and shovels for landscaping are also available. Fall Attachments Leaves brush and other debris need cleaned up in the late summer and autumn and a garden tractor can help you.
Basic Cost of Garden Tractors The cost of small size lawn tractor starts at $900 and goes on until $6000. The basic model available just under $900 is Bolen 762F76 and the John Deere Spin-Steer SST-16 is available for $3300. Poulan Pro PK185H42ST sells at about $1400. This is just the cost of tractor alone without accessories. Accessories cost a ton with canopy starting at $110 and grass collection bag costing $300 small and large carts costing $110 to $220 can make it a costly proposition. If you are going to use your tractor just for lawn mowing and you have a small farm of ½ to 1 acre you can have a look at the stand behind lawnmower costing $350 instead of going for lawn tractor.