Category Archives: Farming & Gardening

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.

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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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Top 5 Gardening Attachments of All Time

Man has almost always cultivated the ground, whether it be your modern day garden behind the house, or a large communal effort to feed the village, but it wouldn’t be possible without all of the time saving tools that have come around throughout the years to make this heavy task one that can be more manageable. The tools used in the garden have changed only slightly over the years, but have largely remained the same, with the biggest change being what the implement was pulled by.

Turning Plow

A simple angled moldboard that tears and turns the ground making the top vegetation a fertilizer for your garden. Without a turning plow to start the ground breaking for you, it would take much more energy to break up the unbroken ground.

Tiller

Even the small hobby farms are nearly impossible without a tiller. There are many variations of a tiller, some go behind tractors, others are self propelled requiring you to simply walk behind them, yet some can be used on skid steer machines for some serious ground breaking power.

Disc Harrow

If you don’t have, or don’t need a tiller, a disc harrow is another option for breaking ground so that you can plant seeds. Disc harrows have been used to break up the dirt clods after plowing much like a tiller, but another use is to use them on unbroken ground and plant food for a deer plot.

Garden Bedder

When planting a garden, some crops do better in a raised hill as opposed to flat ground (i.e. potatoes, cucumbers, etc.). A garden bedder can be attached to the back of your tractor and create these hills for as you drive. With the furrowing attachment installed, you can have a nice ‘V’ in the top of your hills to make things even easier.

Cultivator

If you have ever hoed weeds in a garden, the single row cultivator will quickly become one of your favorite attachments. Simply drive the tractor over your rows and the tines on the cultivator will break up the hardening dirt on either side of your row, and pull out any weeds that have sprouted. A tractor can do in minutes what used to take hours by hand.

These 5 attachments can almost guarantee success in any garden, providing the weather cooperates. Everything Attachments offers the top quality of all of these tractor attachments, many being shipped directly to the customer from the factory, saving hundreds for a great quality attachment that can last a lifetime.

How to Use A Landscape Rake

Landscape rakes have been on the market for quite some time, but what do they really do? Are they a miracle attachment that will take care of all of your property needs? are tractor landscape rakes even useful for what I need to do? A landscape rake is an attachment that fits on the rear of your tractor that features curved tines on the bottom part. These tines are designed to dig through the dirt and pull any underlying debris to the top of the soil. The purpose of the landscape rake is clearing up land, but the way it does it is something very unique. The tines of a landscape rake will dig below the surface of the soil approximately 2 inches, pulling up roots, thatch, rocks and other debris to the top while allowing soil to stay in place due to the spacing in between the tines.  The curved design of the landscape rake tines makes a perfect holder for all of this debris, using the tractor to transport it to a central location and dispose of it as needed.

In our years of business we have found many uses for landscape rakes, but none as memorable as cleaning up after a flood in one of our employee’s fields beside a creek. The entire field was covered in water, leaving behind a mess of sand, limbs, roots, and other trash that was very unsightly.  We used our floating hitch deluxe landscape rake to clear out the field in a few hours, moving all the unwanted debris to a central location for disposing of, and saving the grass that was growing in his field.

Box Blade For Clearing or Grading

The Biggest 3 Point Box Blade

Many of our customers were asking for a heavy duty box blade, so we made our heavy duty box blade. Our heavy duty box blade weighed in at barely over 800 lbs. and 8 feet wide, and was a very popular box blade for most of our customers, but some of our customers offered up feedback on our box blades saying that they were not heavy enough, so we set the bar higher than we ever had before, and set out to make a box blade that could handle any tractor you threw at it. It would leave you wondering if your tractor was big enough for this box blade.

The Everything Attachments High Horsepower Grading – Clearing Box Blade

This new box blade is built from 1/2″ thick steel that is cut, bent, and welded right here in the USA. The 8 foot version of the grading and clearing box blade weighs around 287 lbs. per foot, totaling  2,300 lbs. Grading vast amounts of land and even clearing small trees should be no problem for this plus-ton mammoth box blade.

Landscape Rakes for Tractors

Landscape Rakes for Tractors

and why you need one for your project

Any tractor that does landscaping should have a landscape rake, they are very cost effective, and can be used to make any lawn look top notch. The curved tines of a landscape rake dig into the soil at a depth of about 2 inches, pulling out anything that may be there except for loose dirt. Once you have removed all the debris from your lawn (limbs, rocks, roots, trash), you are left with a nice top coat of soil ready for seeding. A landscape rake will quickly cover a new lawn, and may also be used to rework an existing lawn that isn’t meeting expectations.

The tines on this landscape rake exceed the necessary strength to clear debris from your lawn. This landscape rake is made in the USA, and available in 5, 6, 7, and 8 foot widths.


Lawn Plugger Innovation

New Lawn Plugger from EverythingAttachments.com

For as long as I can remember, a lawn plugger has had a hole in one side to allow the drum to be filled with water, which then had to be emptied. While water is a great way to add weight to a drum style plugger, it has its downsides too, leaking, freezing, rusting the inside of the plugger over time, and messing with the water hose twice a year before you could fill it up is definitely a hassle.

The New Style of Lawn Plugger

Everything Attachments has innovated the lawn plugger and filled it with sand instead of water. The Everything Attachments V2 Lawn Plugger does not have a hole for water, and weighs enough to pull 4″ plugs from just about any ground condition (that has 4″ of dirt). The drum on the new lawn plugger is completely sealed after being filled with play sand. The weight of a cubic foot of water is 62 lbs. and a cubic foot of water weighs up to 120 lbs., which can mean almost twice the weight of the filling material, and no hose, rust, or freezing to worry about.

Should the steel frame and sand combination not be enough weight to get the desired plugs out of your lawn, the top is made to accept a weight bar for adding suitcase style tractor weights across the length of the plugger and really increasing the weight of this well designed machine.

Lawn Plugger Tines

The tines on the version 2 lawn plugger are American-made, hardened, and zinc coated for great penetration and durability in even the roughest ground conditions. Replacing the tines is as simple as a single bolt, but will not need to be done very often.

Digging Potatoes For The Community

Cleveland County Potato Project

Potato Over Field In Cleveland County, NC the unemployment rate spiked over 12% in 2009 leaving many people without income. The First Baptist Church in Shelby NC had a Sunday School class that saw the need here and formed the Cleveland County Potato Project. The goal of the project was to grow as many potatoes as possible to give to the Salvation Army and other organizations to distribute to the hungry in the area. The Cleveland County Potato Project is completely non-profit, and is worked by volunteers, with volunteered or donated equipment, and the land that is farmed is provided by volunteers in the county.

The first growing season for the project was 2010, and it was a pretty bad year to start, only yielding 10,000 lbs. of potatoes for the year. Since the small beginnings, the project has grown to over 165,000 lbs. of potatoes grown in 2012, and a projected yield of over 200,000 lbs. in 2013. The growing portion of the project is spread over 8 plots of land, and is worked entirely by volunteers.

This is a truck full of white potatoes that was filled with volunteer labor in less than an hour.
This is a truck full of white potatoes that was filled with volunteer labor in less than an hour.

While the Cleveland County Potato Project wishes to grow in its own community, they also want to be an example of the change a small group of people can make with just a little bit of land and donations. For more information about the Cleveland County Potato Project, or for information on starting a community effort like this in your area contact Bill Horn at campcall@aol.com or Doug Sharp at dwsharp428@aol.com

Cole Planter

Now that the soil in your garden has been plowed, tilled, and laid out in rows, grab the bag of seed and start walking down each row, putting the seeds in the rows at the right depth, and make sure the spacing is right….. or not? After using your tractor to do so much work, why stop at planting? The Cole Planter has made its way to Everything Attachments, putting the great quality that Cole instills in each planter in an easy to find place, where you can order online, and receive the Cole planter ready to go.

Cole Planters are easy to adjust for any kind of seed, each planter comes with a set of plates that can be changed by removing a single wing nut. Immediately after planting, the Cole planter packs the soil on top of the seeds to close them off and help ensure proper conditions for germination. Cole planters also feature a fertilizer drum on top to distribute fertilizer with each seed for a fuller healthier plant from day one.

Cole Planter

Tractor Garden Bedders

Why Use A Garden Bedder?

If you need to make a raised hill bed for vegetables in your garden, a tractor garden bedder is the best attachment for the job. With simple construction, a garden bedder easily piles the broken up dirt in your garden into a nice hill, and will even leave a “V” furrow in the top for easier planting. The practice of using raised beds in the garden is beneficial with crops such as potatoes, zucchini, squash, and other large seeded crops.

Construction

The garden bedders made by Everything Attachments come in three sizes: GB-50, GB-60, and GB-60. The biggest difference in these garden bedders is the height of the main bar on the GB-50 is about half of the height of the GB-60 and GB-70, which can easily be seen because the GB-50 only has a single row of adjustment holes in the main bar, the GB-60 and GB-70 have two rows of adjustment holes making them twice as tall. The stems that connect the discs and sweeps to the main bar are held in place by U-bolts, and double U-bolts are used with the GB-60 and GB-70, giving the two larger models more lateral stability. The frame of all of the garden bedders is made from 3/8″ or  5/16″ thick steel, the hiller discs are made from cast steel, and the sweep points are made from hardened steel. All the materials used in the garden bedders promise a long life implement that will give you great garden beds for many years.

Use

Some adjustment is required to get the perfect bed in your garden, and what works in one garden might not work for the next. Here is the designer of the Everything Attachments brand garden bedders showing us how to adjust them for the perfect row every time.