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Top Rated Skid Steer Trenchers with Free Shipping

The most preferred way to dig long or short trenches is by machine, not hand, and the best machine to do the job is a skid steer trencher. Skid steer trenchers come in many different widths, lengths, and styles, all made to dig different size trenches. With your skid steer machine you can dig trenches quickly and easily in either 6 to 12 inch widths, with a digging boom up to 60 inches long.

Picking the right trencher starts with knowing the hydraulic flow of your machine. In order for the hydraulic motor that powers the trencher chain to work efficiently, you need to match it with the proper hydraulic flow from your machines pump. If your machine doesn’t have a label clearly telling you how much hydraulic flow you have in Gallons Per Minute (GPM) then you will need to contact the manufacturer or dealer to find out. If you put too much hydraulic pressure on a motor you will damage it, and if you put too little to it, it will not have enough power to work well.  Most trenchers are given a range of minimum to maximum GPM, you want to match your machine up to a trencher where your gallons per minute fall into the middle or top end of the range. For example if your skid steer provides 19 GPM, a trencher that accepts between 14-22 GPM would be a perfect fit, where a trencher designed for 18-24 would not work very efficiently.

Now that you know what width and depth of the trench you want to dig, and what size hydraulic motor you are in need of, it is time to decide on the type of chain you will need. The chain style will mostly depend on the type of ground you will be cutting into.  If you have lots of rocks or even partially frozen ground, you will need a more aggressive style of chain. If you are in a softer area, you can get by with teeth that pull out dirt faster. We have put together a guide to help you select your chain style.

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Trencher Chain Selection Guide

 

Tooth Every Station (TES)
Designed for standard digging conditions, light to moderately compacted, sandy, loam soils and loosely-packed gravelly soils. Typically good digging conditions.
Tooth Every Other Station (TEOS)
Tooth pattern designed to give the most production in wet, sticky conditions such as gumbo, wet clay, etc. TEOS allows the sticky soils to be discharged as it comes around the head shaft sprocket allowing the auger to pick it up and discharge spoil to the side of the trench. The TES chain has a tendency to hold the sticky soils causing build-up in the chain and loss of production.
Rock & Frost Chain 50/50: combination 50% Rock & Frost / 50% Cup Teeth (R&F)
The rock and frost chain will give the highest production in frozen ground, highly compacted soils and rock, allowing the cup teeth to pick up and clean the trench. The R&F chain is very aggressive in tough conditions, but not as productive in the lighter, normal digging conditions.
Shark tooth Chain 70/30: combination 70% Shark / 30% Cup Teeth (70/30)
The 70/30 chain should be applied in compacted soils, light frozen ground, baked hard clay, shale or rocky soils. The aggressive shark teeth will slice, break and relieve the tough soils, allowing the cup teeth to follow and clean the trench. As with the R&F chain, the 70/30 chain will not be as productive in the lighter, normal conditions as the TES chain.
Full Shark Tooth Chain (100% Shark Teeth)
The Full Shark Tooth Chain is recommended in fracturable rock, shale, caliche or conditions with little or no loose soil. This chain will not effectively clean the trench in sand, silt and high-moisture clay conditions.
Chain Widths
Available in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ widths
 

Bradco Skid Steer Trenchers

Our tough Bradco Trenchers for Skid Steers provide the following skid steer trencher features. Fits all Skid Steers with Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach Mount. Fixed length boom with spring loaded, self adjusting idler and full rock guard. Heavy duty boom and crumber assembly with replaceable wear strips. Single side spoil augering.

 As with all of the skid steer attachments we carry, after using this skid steer trencher attachment on our Skid Steer, we had to carry them simply because they worked awesome when we used it to lay pipe underground! Another use for these Bradco Trenchers is to lay cable.
You can count on this Skid Steer Trencher Attachment to connect to your skid steer loader, and to make quick work of your next project. We have the Skid Steer Trencher for your Bobcat Style Skidsteer Loader. Once again, these skid steer trenchers come in Several Boom lengths and widths and a variety of tooth options.

 

Tractor Supply Finishing Mower VS Everything Attachments Finishing Mower

Tractor Supply is a great place to pick up some supplies for the farm, but do their attachments stack up to Everything Attachments known quality?

We compared our top quality Phoenix M72-S finish mower against Tractor Supply’s County Line finish mower to see which mower would give you the best cut and service for your money.

As of the date of this article, the County Line 6 foot finishing mower sells for $1,699.99, and has a free floating hitch system to allow it to follow the contour of the ground giving you an even cut over uneven conditions. It’s deck is made of High quality steel, and features a cast iron gearbox. The PTO shaft you will receive with your mower has a shear pin protection to prevent damage. It measures 34 in. tall, and 75 inches wide with a full 72 inch cutting path. Total weight: 670 lbs.

The Phoenix finishing mower has a current selling price of $2,335.00 which includes shipping within 1,000 miles. The Phoenix mower has a similar free floating hitch for uneven lawns, and has a slip clutch for drive line protection instead of a shear bolt (less maintenance required) and weighs 660 lbs. The Phoenix brand has solid rubber tires, a high quality 8 gauge steel deck. A smooth cut is guaranteed by three overlapping blades with specially designed baffles, and an easy to maintain belt system.

They Seem Similar, What’s The Difference?

While there doesn’t seem to be many differences on the surface between these two mowers, they have both been around for several years, so let’s check some reviews to see what people are saying.

County Line

The current rating for the County Line finish mower on Tractor Supply’s website is 2.9 stars on 44 reviews.  There are: 15-5 star reviews, 3-4 star reviews, 5-3 star reviews, 3-2 star reviews, and 18-1 star reviews.

While many owners reported trouble free mowing, there were more that had problems with quality. One user even commented that the welds on it looked like they were done by beginners, and it should only be used on a perfectly level lawn.

A common problem reported was wheels bending or breaking off, pulley bearings going out, belts wearing quickly, and a time consuming process to replace worn or broken belts. Some owners even reported pulleys wearing out within hours.

Phoenix Finish Mower

The current rating on the Phoenix mower is five stars out of 4 Reviews. There are 3-5 star reviews, and 1-4 star review. The 4 star review seems to have been given due to it not having oil in the gearbox when it arrived. Some common themes in the reviews are the ease of assembly, and the surprising quality of the build. This mower has been on our website for over 8 years, and we haven’t received a complaint yet.

Results:

Without investigating these mowers seem to be an even comparison, but as you look a little deeper under the surface, you see that the issue of quality vs price is the deciding factor. While there are reviews of the County Line finishing mower giving trouble free service, there are more of people regretting saving money and getting a substandard attachment.
At Everything Attachments we only offer machinery that we know will do the job needed, and not require tons of maintenance. We strongly believe that quality wins over price every time.

“The bitterness of poor quality and lack of customer service lingers long after the sweetness of price is forgotten.”

The Best Grapple For Kubota BX Tractors

Subcompact tractors are very popular with land owners due to the lower price and smaller size, but can they really do any work? At Everything Attachments we made the best grapple to get the most work done with a small tractor.

Kubota makes a BX line of tractors that are very popular with small land owners. The BX Kubotas are different than other tractors, the loaders aren’t as wide, and the frame is lighter. These challenges mean that the grapple has to be smaller and lighter, and still be strong enough to get the job done.

We worked hard to make the hitch on this Wicked Root Grapple so that these small tractors could get the most out of their limited lifting capacity with a great grapple that wouldn’t overload their front end loader.

We use higher grade steel that is much stronger, so we don’t have to use the thicker steel like our larger Wicked Root Grapples. We find ways to use bracing to add strength to the grapple without adding the extra weight of thicker steel.

The Wicked Root Grapple for Kubota BX tractors only weighs 150 lbs., and is built with AR400 high strength steel. The overall width is 48 inches, with a 40 inch wide lid that opens a full 30 inches for grappling large objects.

The hitch is compatible with LA203, LA210, LA240, LA243, and other smaller Kubota loaders.

https://www.everythingattachments.com/Root-Rake-Grapple-For-Kubota-BX-p/ea-bx-wrrg.htm

5 Tips on How To Aerate Your Lawn

The subject of lawn aeration always comes up this time of year, and its surprising to see how often the question “how do I aerate my lawn?” comes up. Lawn aeration is a necessity for anyone who wants beautiful deep green grass, so here are a few tips on how to aerate like a pro.

1. Weight Is King

The biggest key for a lawn aerator is it has to be heavy. Your lawn has been baking in the sun for years, the dirt in it has settled, any loose soil on top has washed away, leaving a hard mass of dirt behind. In order to break up this hardened dirt, you will need lots of weight placed on a small surface area like an aerator tine. Many pluggers are heavy enough when they are built, others are built with a rack for placing concrete blocks on top of or are water-fillable. The Everything Attachments lawn aerators are built with solid cast iron wheels on our independent wheel model, or are filled with heavy play sand on our drum style lawn aerator. Either one of these will be heavy enough without adding extra weight.

2.Pull The Plug

Many older models were known as “spikers” they featured many steel spikes welded onto a steel roller that would press into the dirt creating a hole. These spikers are inefficient  in aerating lawns because they compact the dirt even further than what it already is. When you pull a plug out of your lawn, the surrounding soil can decompress to fill in the open hole along with rain dissolving the plug to help refill the holes during the next rain storm.

3.Spacing Is Important

It is important that you leave 6 inches of space between rows when plugging your lawn, the goal of aeration is to allow oxygen to reach the roots of your grass, not tear up the whole yard. You want to leave most of the yard intact, a little goes a long way when it comes to aeration.

4.Twice A Year Is Enough

Aeration is to be done twice a year for maximum benefit. Plugging your yard once in the spring and once in the fall keeps soil compaction down, helps keep the thatch layer under control, and ensures that the water can penetrate deep into the root system of your lawn.

5.Seed While You Are There

Seed your lawn while the holes are fresh, before they start filling back in. The new grass will come up and help keep your yard a beautiful shade of green. You should also fertilize your lawn when the fertilizer can get into the root system, a tractor can be used for both of these tasks with a PTO fertilizer spreader.  Your grass will be healthy and green and be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

 

What Is Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach?

What is Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach?

Bobcat invented the Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach under the name Bob-Tach, and it has become the industry standard for skid steers and now even many tractor loaders. The universal skid steer quick attach system uses a plate on the back of an attachment, that has clearance for a 44″ connector on the machine between two outside walls, and is tall enough to clear 18 1/2″ tall. The universal skid steer quick attach uses two pins that protrude from the bottom of the machine side of the coupler to lock into two holes on the bottom wall of the plate that is connected to the attachment. These holes are approx. 4 1/2″ wide, and are spaced approx. 31 5/8″ center to center.

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Tire Chains and New Grapple!

Tractor Tire Snow Chains

Finally at EverythingAttachments.com

Over the years we have had thousands of requests for tractor tire snow chains, and have finally found a great source of top quality chains that can be shipped anywhere in the continental US. Our tire chains can be fit on almost any tire from 4 to 48 inch rim. You can browse the tire chain section of our website or visit TractorSnowChains.com to search for your size tire.

New Wicked Root Grapple

We have added a new Wicked Root Grapple to the already large family of tractor root grapples with our Mega Compact Utility Root Grapple. This new grapple is available in 55, and 73 inch widths, for tractors with the universal skid steer quick attach. This will be an addition that accomodates tractors larger than standard compact tractors, but not full size tractors. Please watch the video for more information.


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5 Keys To A Great Disc Harrow

Get The Most Out Of Your Disc Harrow

When buying a disc harrow, it is important to look for one that will perform the task you need for many years to come. The right disc harrow will easily handle the job you need it to, and can last for generations.

Here are some key points to keep in mind when shopping for a new disc harrow.

1. Buy a USA made harrow

The quality in a USA made attachment can greatly exceed a chinese made implement. The quality of the welds, the materials used in construction, and the pride in the workmanship are all keys to a great attachment, and a reputable USA based company will always prevail against a chinese cheaply made product.

2. Check the angle of the gangs

The gangs of discs should be angled as much as possible, or adjustable. If the gangs are in a fixed position that doesn’t have a sufficient angle, it will go over the ground very smoothly, but not tear into the soil as much as needed. The angle of the gangs is what gives a disc harrow its bite. An adjustable harrow will allow you to set the perfect angle for your soil conditions. Choose a disc harrow that can be easily adjusted without tools to save time and frustration.

3. Heavy equals better

Tractors do not have downforce on the three point hitch, so it is important to get a disc harrow that weighs enough to push the discs into the soil. If you don’t have a heavy enough disc harrow, you will have to stack blocks on top of it to make it heavier which could lead to frustration or unsafe working conditions.

4. Know what style discs you need.

Most disc harrows are offered with smooth or notched discs. If you have hard, clay like ground conditions, the notched discs are what you are looking for. If your ground more closely resembles sand, a smooth disc will give you the performance that you need. Keep in mind the style of discs can also be mixed upon request by most manufacturers.

5. Ease of use

Disc harrows require maintenance, some would even say they need lots of maintenance. To make a disc harrow a lifetime attachment, you need to keep bolts tightened and axles greased. You will also have to buy parts eventually, so a disc harrow that uses odd sized axles or discs could be a hard to find parts for later on down the road.

All of these things were considered when we started making our own disc harrows a few years ago. We looked at what makes a disc harrow great and designed ours to outperform and outlast our competitors, all while keeping the middlemen out of our sales process so you can get a world-class disc harrow for the same price most dealers are paying for similar attachments  at a discounted wholesale price.

Lawn Plugger Vs. Lawn Aerator

Lawn Plugger
Alternating depth lawn plugger

Many land owners have searched for either a lawn aerator or lawn plugger based on what they have always called them, often without realizing that there is a difference. Pluggers and aerators are different to say the least, but each has its purpose in the lawn maintenance world.

Lawn Pluggers

A lawn plugger is defined simply as a machine that physically removes a small cylindrical piece of dirt from the lawn. The piece of dirt or “plug” that is removed is dissolved the next time it rains, and flows back into the hole as loose dirt, allowing the grass roots a soft place to grow into. This process helps fight compaction and allows the roots to breathe, making for a more beautiful greener grass.

Lawn Aerators

A lawn aerator is a machine that opens holes in the ground by pushing a rod or spike into the dirt that simply cuts allowing air to reach the roots. Lawn pluggers also achieve aeration, but the key difference is how it is done. Lawn aerators do not remove a plug of dirt, and can actually make the compaction problem worse around the hole since the weight of the attachment pushes the dirt around the hole away from the spike.

Generally speaking either one of these machines can help your lawn out more than simply fertilizing and seeding every year, and will give you a better lawn overall.

Football Player Now A Farmer

Jason Brown, the former Center for the St. Louis Rams was recently featured in a CBS news story about his drastic life change from the locker room to the barn, and a truly shocking story it was.

In the short video Jason Brown describes a life of service as what he considers a life of greatness, and that he started farming with nothing more than some Youtube videos to show him how it’s done. The videos featured in the article were from Everything Attachments, and you can see Ted and Peanut in what is one of our most popular videos. We would like to tell Jason that we are glad our videos have helped him help others.

Everything Attachments Hydraulic Couplers Options

Our standard coupler size is 1/2″, however you may order with 3/8″ couplers at no additional charge.

The standard configuration is 1 male and 1 female. You may order with 2 males or 2 females at no additional charge.

Flat Face Couplers are available for an additional $75.00

 

3/8″ (left), 1/2″ (center), and flat face (right)
3/8″ male – Pioneer 4010-3P 11PT
3/8″ Female – Pioneer 4050-3P
1/2″ Male – Pioneer 8010-4 1/2-14NTPF
1/2″ Female – Pioneer 4050-4 1/2-14NTPF
Flat Face Male – 18NW Parker FEM-502-8FP
Flat Face Female – 120w Parker FEM-501-8FP-NL