Tractors have traditionally been used on farms to mechanise several agricultural tasks. Modern tractors are used for ploughing, tilling and planting fields in addition to routine lawn care, landscape maintenance, moving or spreading fertiliser and clearing bushes.
Tractors offer advantages on small farms as well as in regular lawn and garden work. This article discusses the various benefits of using tractors to mechanise farming, gardening or even excavating tasks.
Tractors are available in a wide range of options to suit specific tasks and requirements. Subcompact or compact tractors available in a horsepower range of 15hp to 40hp are ideal for heavy duty landscaping jobs and tasks such as digging, hauling or ploughing on large gardens, fields and pastures.
A smaller version of compact tractors, subcompact tractors have the power and versatility to perform a large range of gardening tasks including mowing, moving mulch and tilling gardens. Compact tractors are a smaller version of utility tractors and are ideal for landscaping tasks.
Also known as diesel tractors, utility tractors are recommended for mechanising complex farming tasks and come in different models with a horsepower range of 45hp to 110hp. A wide range of farming implements can be attached to utility tractors to help accomplish various jobs.
Though available in a wide range of models, modern tractors are designed and manufactured to offer versatility in performing a wide range of tasks. Compact tractors can accomplish tasks ranging from gardening to simple farming jobs, with the ability to do more by attaching various implements such as front loaders or back hoes.
Power and durability
Tractors are typically designed with powerful engines to run over rough terrain and pull extremely heavy loads, making them effective in tough farming or landscape tasks. Modern tractors also come with cast iron front axles for extra strength and durability.
Ease of transmission and operation
Modern tractors feature powershift transmission and hydrostatic transmission to simplify operation. While these tractors are also provided with power steering to make turning much easier, advanced models help reduce operator fatigue with exclusive shift controls and an automatically responsive transmission.
Ease of installing gardening and farming implements
Modern tractors allow a wide range of gardening and farming implements including front end loader attachments or back hoes to be attached to help perform a wider range of tasks.
A three-point hitch attaches an implement, secures it in place and also lifts and lowers the implement while the PTO (power take-off) is a shaft that goes from the tractor to the implement and transfers the tractor’s engine power to it.
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