IMPLEMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS FOR AG - COLORADO WESTERN SLOPE
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Implements Make Tasks A Lot Easier
What tasks do you want your tractor to do on your property? Once you know what you want to accomplish, it’s easy to find the right implement to do the job. But don’t risk buying mismatched attachments. If they are not made by your tractor manufacturer, do your research first and then discuss it with our implement experts.
Most importantly, be sure the implement meets minimum standards for a three-point hitch and PTO driveline. And determine the weight of the implement, so you know it’s not too heavy for your tractor. Using implements that are not performance matched may result in breaking the implement, damaging the tractor, and creating a safety hazard for yourself.
If you can, buy the implements with the tractor at point of sale. If you’re buying them later, please ask one of our experienced implement salespeople to help you find the right attachment for your tractor and the specific tasks it needs to do.
If you will need to switch implements often, your best bet is connecting them to the tractor with a quick-hitch system. The quick hitch system attaches to the tractor’s three-point hitch. Then you just back the tractor up to the attachment, lift up, and you’re good to go. However, if you’re using a PTO shaft, you will need to take an extra minute and do a manual attach. Our sales staff will help you determine which of our quick hitches will best suit your needs.
Rotary cutters, (also called brush hogs), are heavy duty attachments, using the tractor PTO’s muscle power to bull their way through tall grass, tough shrubs, even 3” saplings. They are most often used for roadside maintenance, in heavily weeded areas, and to keep meadows free of woody invaders. The rotary cutter is also useful for managing intensive grazing, as you can mow just-grazed areas to a uniform height.
Rotary cutters typically feature a single vertical drive spindle and blade carrier with a “stump jumper” pan. A shear bolt or slip clutch works to protect both driveline and gearbox from damage. Rotary cutters are available in a variety widths and blade sizes.
Because a rotary cutter can throw objects several hundred feet, the operator is protected by chain shielding. Still, caution is always advised. Remember, too, that the rotary cutter is not a substitute for a lawn mower. There isn’t much forgiveness here for small changes in the land’s relief. Cutting too low may cause the cutter to scrape the soil.
The box scraper is the attachment you want for leveling, scraping, and breaking up even the hardest ground. It carries blades on both sides of the box, and can be used to push or pull material by using the box scraper in either a forward or backward position.
Ripper teeth on the front of the box loosen compact soil, followed by the blade, which scrapes and smooths the ground. Drag the scraper behind the tractor to maintain your driveway, moving gravel from high elevation areas and redistributing it to low spots. You can easily adjust the three-point hitch’s arms to tilt the scraper and create a crown on your driveway.
You can also use the box blade for tasks like landscaping, or grading pole building floors.
To get the most out the attachment, make sure your box scraper width matches the width of your tractor's tires. A blade that's too wide could overpower your tractor. Most scrapers are 5 to 6 feet wide, and do not use the PTO at all.
If you’re planning on driveway grading, planting preparation, scraping manure, or snow removal, you’ll want to own a rear blade. Select one that is about the same width as your tractor for best results. A blade that is too wide will strain your tractor, but a too-narrow blade with be inefficient. Blades generally range from 5 to 8 feet wide.
The more adjustable the blade is, the higher the price. You will have only vertical axis adjustments on the most economical blades. Vertical and horizontal axis rotation, allowing you to lower the blade to one side or the other, cost more, but offer far more utility. Check with our staff to make sure the blade you’re considering is strong enough for the tasks you want it to do.
Post Hole Diggers and Augers
Still working by hand with a shovel or post hole digging tool? Give your back a break and buy a post hole digger or auger that will be powered by the PTO on your tractor.
Diggers make it easy to take on such tasks as fencing property or planting trees. Augers, usually sold separately, let you select just the sizes you need. The three-point hitch-mounted earth auger is a work saver when you’ve got a lot of fence posts to set, or are building a small pole-type structure. They are also useful when digging for gazebos and trellises. A three-point hitch-mounted frame is paired with a hanging PTO-driven (or hydraulic) power head and can accommodate heavy-duty auger bits from 4 – 12”. You can dig to about 40 inches.
Diggers can be used in most soil conditions, but extremely hard soil may demand a heavy-duty digger. Augers compact the soil as they dig, so use a spade to loosen the soil on the sides of the hole before planting any trees. This ensures that roots will be able to penetrate the soil.
A pallet fork can make all kinds of hauling jobs easier. Simply place a load on a pallet and strap it down. Then you can move it all at once, anywhere you want it to go. Our heavy duty pallet forks have tine lengths of 48” and carry 4200 lbs in a 50” wide carriage. Tines can be locked in any position.
We have a wide selection of bale spears which helps you move round hay bales quickly and efficiently. We have models available in several mounts, and our implement experts will help you find the right one for your needs. We also carry a four prong bale spear designed to carry large 4’x4’x8’square bales. The 49” tines and 66” frame can carry 6000 lbs of hay bales.
Need to dig some big holes on your property? Then you need a backhoe.
Backhoe performance depends on the size, horsepower, and hydraulics of your tractor. Larger, deeper holes demand more horsepower and hydraulics, so before you start the project, be sure you have a tractor that can handle the work.
The key to getting the most out of your backhoe is bucket depth. Because buckets are often interchangeable, you may want to buy more than one for your projects Backhoes come with one bucket and you can purchase other buckets as needed. And despite new and improved controls, you’ll need to take a little time to develop your skills.
A backhoe is often the best solution when you’re working in a small or restrictive area. Attachment and detachment are easy, and a quick-attach backhoe lets you install implements matched to your tractor’s specific needs.
An integral mainframe absorbs twisting loads during operation, while a braceless loader frame improves visibility. It also provides easy access for servicing. A hydraulic self-leveling loader control valve improves pallet fork work, and is easily shut off for normal operation.
Be sure to check with our sales staff: For best results, your model should include a backhoe crawling mode. This will allow you to move the machine along the trench in either direction while at the backhoe controls. This feature saves time and money when you’re working down a long trench.