If you own a large plot of land, having heavy equipment at the ready can be extremely helpful in the upkeep of your property, especially if any of it is allotted to farming. When deciding what pieces of heavy equipment to purchase, things such as plot size, terrain, purpose and maneuverability should all be taken into consideration.
Larger Plots, Farming Acreage – Utility Tractors serve many needs
For larger plots of land, multiple pieces of machinery may be useful. When tending to large acres of crop fields, investing in an agricultural tractor, a baler, tiller or seeder can make farming much easier, quicker, and cheaper. Companies such as John Deere, Case IH, and Claas make excellent tractors designed specifically to the needs of farmers and agricultural workers alike. Most manufacturers offer up multiple different models to choose from. A solid general purpose tractor is a great place to start when scouting out tractors to purchase for use on your land. Utility tractors mix affordability with versatility and they can carry out many different tasks ranging from anything to hauling heavy equipment to transportation to field upkeep in general.
Consider Utility Vehicles
As a luxury to complement the necessity that is a tractor, getting a machine like an all-terrain vehicle can make clearing far distances on mountainous or rocky property a breeze (not to mention they’re an absolute blast to drive). In case of emergencies, it’s always good to have a way to get across off-road land quickly in less than ideal conditions for a car, and an ATV can provide this. Companies like Honda, Kawasaki and Can-Am manufacture great off road vehicles that can be used for other things besides transportation and entertainment purposes, like hauling. Strong built-in shocks and their simple steering methods make ATVs phenomenal pieces of heavy equipment for farming, transportation, object displacement and recreation. Consider them adult go-karts with endless acreage-tending applications.
For keeping up with multiple acres of land, having access to a riding lawn mower is also crucial, unless you’re okay with spending hours pushing a tiny manual one at five miles per hour and spending a week and a half straight cutting your yard. Riding lawn mowers cover a much larger surface area than most push mowers, and as they are operated by driving can be accelerated much faster than a push mower while effectively slicing your grass down to nice, trimmed heights. However, it’s important to either have a trailer or a shed for proper storage of your riding lawn mower, or any heavy vehicle for that matter in order to prevent theft and weather damage over time. As everyone knows, equipment like this is not cheap, and no risks should be taken when it comes to storing your machinery. Companies like Toro, Grasshopper, Snapper, all make exceptional larger riding mowers than can significantly reduce the maintenance time needed on larger grounds.
Heavy equipment, specifically heavy vehicles can make tending to plots of land much easier, and sometimes even more entertaining as well. These items should be considered especially for larger properties that happen to be designed for multiple different uses. Agriculture is a tough business, with its diligent workers being the backbone of America. Heavy machinery has already revolutionized the way our country plants and harvests, and we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to help out in many different aspects of land maintenance. If you own a large piece of land, heavy equipment can make managing it much more rewarding.
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