Category Archives: Tractor Attachments

Information on new and innovated tractor attachments in the agricultural, construction, and other industries

Tractor Weights

Does Your Tractor Weigh Enough?

Tractors are coming out today with high horsepower ratings due to engine efficiency developments, but when joined with light weight inexpensive body parts, the weight to keep the tractor is simply not there any more. Many farmers and gardeners are having to add lots of weight to their tractors to help keep them from spinning up the dirt, or to even be able to lift objects without turning over. There are a few ways to add weight to a tractor, but none as effective as adding tractor wheel weights or suitcase weights to the wheels or frame.

Ways To Add Weight

In years past many tractor owners have used liquid in the tires to add weight, which is quite effective, but makes changing tires more expensive, and more trouble. Adding liquid also forces the owner to find a way to deal with freezing in colder climates which can really bring up the cost of maintaining liquid filled tires. Another seemingly effective and very cost effective way to add weight is to simply put a heavy attachment on the tractor to help with traction. Adding an implement to add traction has no extra cost, is quick and easy, but not very helpful if you need to use the 3 point hitch and add weight to the back of the tractor at the same time.

Tractor Wheel Weights

Tractor wheel weights simply bolt on to the wheels of your tractor to weigh down the tractor on the back axle. When adding wheel weights it is important to buy the right weights for your tractor so the bolt pattern will match your wheels.

Tractor Suitcase Weights

A set of suitcase weights will weigh your tractor down in the front by hanging on the frame that is factory installed, or by using one of the custom brackets designed to fit your tractor. The suitcase weights are the easiest to add or remove from the tractor, many times just lifting them off is all that is required (other times they are bolted).

Find wheel weights or suitcase weights for any tractor!

Gardening Attachments

Tractor Garden Attachments!

We have almost finished passing through another winter, and now it is time to focus on getting the garden ready for what is a record breaking year of crops. Whether you have a home garden or a full scale farming operation, we have attachments that will save you time in the garden, and hopefully make every square inch of your garden more efficient. Our garden attachments can take you from virgin ground to high crops all by using your tractor’s 3 point hitch to break, bust, move, and clear the ground in as few passes of a tractor as possible.

Tractor Plow

All first time gardens, and most gardens that are less than 5 years old should start with a turning plow to break up the ground and turn the existing vegetation over to decompose. The biggest issue here is choosing a plow that will maximize your tractors power by turning over as much ground as possible. Most compact or sub-compact tractors use a compact tractor plow due to the narrow design of the 3 point hitch on these smaller tractors, and some larger tractors are able to pull 2 bottom plows turning over more ground than a single bottom plow.

Tiller or Disc Harrow?

Tractor operators all have their own preference when it comes to breaking up the dirt clods in the garden after plowing, but both are effective in their own way. A rotary tiller uses the tractor’s PTO (power take off) to turn the gearbox powering the tines of the tiller to tear through the ground and an adjustable lift gate on the back to control how fine the dirt is when it comes out the back.  A disc harrow works very differently than a tiller, but achieves the same effect by using its sheer weight to push thin angled discs into the dirt clods on top of the broken ground and finish pulverizing it. The difference in a tiller and disc harrow is usually the price, as the tiller is much more expensive than a disc harrow.

Garden Bedder

Setting up rows and hills for your garden takes time, but much less when you use a garden bedder which turns three passes of the tractor into one single pass. The brunt of the work a garden bedder does is done by the discs. The discs are angled and spaced out to leave the dirt in a neat, straight hill. There is a set of sweeps that can be mounted on the back of the garden bedder that will dig out the tire tracks left by your tractor which helps to combat compaction. A furrowing attachment is an option that is commonly put onto garden bedders and digs a nice “V” shape into the top of the hill for you to put your seeds in. All of this can be done in a single pass that takes minutes with a tractor instead of hours with a hoe.

GB 60 Garden Bedder
Shown are the discs, and sweeps

One Row Cultivators

We have all taken a hoe into the garden to pull weeds out of the garden, and remember how long it takes. A one row cultivator is built with a high center so it can pass over the crops while the tines are in the dirt pulling out the weeds. Once the cultivator pulls out the weeds, it leaves behind soft broken dirt once again so the roots can keep growing. The cultivator is designed to be useful until the crops reach a height tall enough to choke out the weeds on their own.

3 point cultivator
Single Row Cultivator

 

Why You Need A Grapple Bucket

Grapple Buckets

Any land owner that has cleared trees off of their land has seen how hard it can be to gather brush up into a manageable pile for disposal. While brush is one of the worst offenders to land, it is not the only one, stumps, debris, roots, all of these things along with brush are not easily removed without the proper tools. A regular tractor or skid steer bucket is designed to dig, hold, and move dirt, and have wide open tops that do not allow you to easily stack long material like brush on them, they simply don’t do a good job in these areas. Using the universal skid steer quick attach standard, you can install a grapple bucket in a matter of minutes, and really start moving these problem piles to their proper locations.

 

Root Grapple

 

The root grapple is probably the most versatile grapple you can put on your tractor or skid steer, it has tines that will dig several inches into the ground and pull up roots and debris, leaving behind clear dirt free from sticks and roots, then the grapple can close to grip all of the freshly removed debris and move it to a pile for later disposal. The cylinders on a good root grapple are independent of each other, meaning that when one side closes on a large load, the opposite side can clamp down on a smaller load, perfect for moving trees by the larger trunk.

 

Scrap Grapple

 

Many scrap yards find a scrap grapple useful, it has a solid bottom, and a strong clamp to help it hold down its load. The most important feature of a scrap grapple is the low cut sides to allow long objects to hang out of the bucket past the sides.

Clean Up

One of the best examples of a prime time to use a grapple bucket is to clean up after a storm such as hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.  The debris left over after a storm is quickly and easily handled and removed with a grapple bucket, whether it be fallen trees and limbs or demolished buildings or houses, a grapple bucket will make quick work out of cleaning it up.

UPDATE: New Grapple Bucket for Compact Tractors

Everything Attachments is releasing a new grapple bucket designed specifically for compact tractors. The new bucket has had almost all of the unnecessary weight removed to keep your tractor lifting at its full potential. The Everything Attachments compact tractor grapple bucket is made in America out of harder steel than most other attachments, and has gone through a torture test by the attachment master himself Ted Corriher. With introductory prices starting under $1,800 this grapple is sure to find its way to tractor owners everywhere.

Wicked Root Grapple for Compact Tractors

 

Everything Attachments Wicked Root Grapple
The best root grapple for compact tractors

 

 

 

 

5 Things You Can Do With A Tractor

The first tractors were built over 100 years ago, and since then, tractors have been a large part of machinery bought and sold in the United States, but those who have never owned a tractor often mutter the words “What would I do with a tractor?” When considering the projects you could tackle with a tractor, you must keep in mind what a tractor is built to do, the jobs can be summed up to: gardening, caring for livestock, landscaping, cleaning up debris, and light construction. While not every tractor owner will do all of these tasks, the tractor can still handle them, and other things that might be similar that you do not yet realize.

Gardening has played a major role in the past and present of every civilization on Earth, but it is long hours, hard work, and not something that everyone has time to do properly. When the tractor was first invented, one of the first places it was put to use was the garden. Mankind had been using mules and other animals to pull plows and other tools across the ground, but a tractor didn’t have to rest, eat, or choose sometimes it didn’t want to work that day, so it was a natural choice that the tractor would take over in the field. A tractor can help with almost every stage of gardening, it plows, tills, beds, seeds, cultivates, and in some cases helps harvest. Many people today would not have the time to grow a garden if it was not for the faithful tractor in the barn.

Tractors make owning livestock so much easier, imagine caring for all those hungry beasts without hay bales. Tractors cut down the hay, help it dry out with a tedder, prepare it for baling with a hay rake, bale it, and even transport the bales when finished, The modern hay making process revolves around a tractor!

Maintenance of your lawn is probably one of the biggest money-savers you can do with a tractor. From the time land is cleared off, tractors can play a vital role in perfecting green grass that would be the envy of anyone. A tractor with a root rake can remove debris from the dirt, a box blade can fill in low spots, and a fertilizer spreader can put the seeds out for you. To manage large lawns, it is almost a necessity to own a tractor.

Cleaning up after trees will also leave you content of your tractor purchase, if you equip it with a brush grapple on the front end loader. A grapple is much like a regular tractor bucket, except that it has a hydraulically driven top mounted cap that squeezes down on branches or the trunk of trees to move them from one place to another. Some grapples have a single top clamp while others have 2, and some even have spacing in the bottom of the bucket to allow dirt to fall through.

In most construction projects, the need for digging a hole trench will arise, surprisingly a tractor with the right attachments is perfect for these jobs. A trencher can be placed on the three point hitch of most tractors, allowing it to dig a trench up to 8″ wide, and several feet deep(depends on tractor and trencher). Holes are as simple as pulling a few levers with a properly equipped tractor, start the auger, lower the auger, its that simple Everything Attachments Shows How To Use a 3 Point Auger.

While some feel that tractors are a thing of the past, it is clear that through innovations in attachments, tractors are more useful than ever, and will be in the arsenal of gardeners, farmers, home owners, and builders for years to come.

Tractor Backhoes

Why Every Tractor Should Have One

Every kid that played in the sand had a toy like a backhoe, so why should our toys for playing in the dirt as adults be any different? Backhoes are simply easy to use machines that can quickly dig a hole, move a rock, dig out a stump, etc, the list goes on and on, so having a tractor without a backhoe on it is really short changing yourself.

What does it do?

A backhoe is designed to dig into the ground with its stabilizer feet, and use hydraulic cylinders to dig the bucket into the dirt with an extreme force. When you add the teeth to the bucket of a backhoe, you really get a machine that can penetrate the ground under even difficult conditions, this action makes for a quick digging machine. Digging is not the only job that a backhoe can handle, the bucket can quickly fill in a hole, or smooth out part of a lawn, not to mention clean out a ditch or trench to help with water management.

Types of backhoes

The biggest difference in backhoes is how they connect to the tractor. The most common type of backhoe that goes on consumer level tractors is the 3 point version, it simply uses the 3 point hitch that is prominent on almost all tractors, from there it ties into the remote hydraulic valves if the tractor has them In the absence of remote hydraulic valves, a separate PTO powered hydraulic pump is usually available. For added strength, some backhoe manufacturers offer a sub-frame mount, which bolts on the frame underneath the tractor, reaching almost to the front where the loader mounts, then the backhoe attachment connects to the sub-frame when in use. The best fit up for your tractor will depend on the size of the tractor and the work you desire to do.

More jobs for your backhoe

With an added thumb, your backhoe can really help with heavy lifting, light destruction, material movment, and so many other new tasks, some have fixed thumbs, others are able to add a hydraulic thumb for a really strong attachment.

The folks at Everything Attachments offer backhoes for most sizes of tractors, and can definitely recommend what type of backhoe you will be happiest with, give them a call at 1-866-581-5818 to get your backhoe!

Tractor Scrape Blades

Tractor scrape blades have been a very popular attachment since the earliest days of tractors, but what is it that makes them so great? Scrape blades are usually made between 4′ to 8′ in width, and have a hardened bottom edge that will not wear as fast when scraped across abrasive materials. Scrape blades are used to mold and maintain roadways, move materials, and pretty much anything else your imagination can come up with.

While dirt road maintenance tops the list of most common uses of a scrape blade, it is by far not the only one. The convenient ditches on either side of your road did not magically appear, and the crown that helps put water into the ditches did not grow up from the center just to help out. Scrap blades are in fact great for creating, spreading, and maintaining roads, while cleaning, sculpting, and molding road side ditches and road top crowns. In colder weather, scrape blades are widely used to scrape snow in parking lots, roads, driveways, etc. since they do not have side walls like a box blade, they simply push the snow off to one side or the other.

There are a few different variations of the scrape blade, mostly the variations are to allow adjustments in certain directions. Scrape blades always angle, to allow which side you want the excess material to go to, in addition many scrape blades will also angle closer to the tractor, this means you can offset it to one side or the other depending upon needs. A tilting scrape blade will tilt the blade left or right to dig deep below ground level for ditch creation or maintenance. Some blades will have a sliding bolt or additional bolt holes to allow the moldboard to be moved either left or right, in all their are 6 ways a blade can move, and that is how many of the premium blades on the market get their name.

While determining who made the first scrape blade is a difficult task, rest well knowing that there are plenty of options on the market today, just view the Tractor Scrape Blades at Everything Attachments, they have a full selection of the best scrape blades with their own version topping the list in quality and value.

Ansung Attachments

Ansung tractor attachments are growing in popularity lately, largely due to their reputable name as a quality attachment manufacturer, but there is more to the name than that. Many users of Ansung attachments don’t realize that they are using them because they are largely re-branded  Ansung has many years of experience producing high quality attachments, and has added some features to their attachments that make owning/operating them so much easier, and has secured them a spot in the attachment industry for almost 30 years.

Ansung started in 1986 in South Korea making attachments for the local rice fields and farming industry, and began growing quickly. In today’s world, you can find Ansung front end loaders, backhoes, tillers, and more being sold at tractor stores as O.E.M. equipment. A large part of the global success of Ansung attachments is  the quality they put into their attachments, while the great pricing found on Ansung attachments doesn’t hurt either. There are other attachment manufacturers that also adopt Ansung implements as their own such as Everything Attachments. When a manufacturer has other companies willing to put their name on someone else’s products, it speaks volumes to the stability of the product.

Many of the things that Ansung has done to their attachments go largely unnoticed, they simply try to add safety and convenience features that should have always been on the attachment since its Spiral Gears in Ansung Tillers beginning. Ansung has helped owners of their world famous tillers by using spiral shaped gears to reduce wear and noise in the gearbox, not to mention they put a 5 year warranty on the gearbox of every tiller in their line. Pallet forks have largely had a round bar in the upper fork anchor, allowing the forks to slide to the side when you travel on uneven ground without a load, Ansung uses locking forks on all of their pallet forks to ensure the forks stay where you want them to be.

Ansung has come a long way since its humble beginnings in South Korea, and set a high bar for other manufacturers to beat, I think this company is here to stay for many years to come.

Everything Attachments Disc Harrows

Everything Attachments has recently started offering their version of disc harrows on their website EverythingAttachments.com. The anticipation has been high, and the opening days of sales were great on these four models of disc harrows: Xtreme Duty Compact Angle Iron Disc Harrow, Xtreme Duty Angle Iron Disc Harrow, Xtreme Duty Deluxe Box Frame Disc Harrow, and the Xtreme Duty Large Deluxe Box Frame Disc Harrow. While it the naming might seem confusing on these disc harrows, it is simply a matter of sizing your tractor to the right disc harrow.

The hangers are bent on the ends, and installed in an opposing fashion to add strength. Sealed bearings are used on all disc harrows from Everything Attachments
Xtreme Duty Compact Disc Harrow
Everything Attachments Xtreme Duty Compact Angle Iron Disc Harrow

Xtreme Duty Compact Angle Iron Disc Harrow: This is the smallest size of the disc harrows made by Everything Attachments, but it is not small on ability, with 12 discs available in 16″ or 18″ diameters, this disc harrow cuts a path 48″ wide to prepare a food plot or to finish breaking up dirt after plowing. This is great for small compact tractors, as it weighs around 344 lbs, depending upon disc sizes. The hangers for the gangs is made to add strength by folding the sides of them in and placing them in an opposing order. To make it a true Xtreme Duty disc harrow, all bearings are sealed roller bearing instead of the industry standard friction bearings that must be replaced every few years, this allows you to operate the harrow without maintenance for many years. This disc harrow is a great value especially when you add in the free shipping within 1,000 miles of Newton, NC!

Xtreme Duty Angle Iron Disc Harrow: A larger version for larger tractors, this disc harrow has a few more options, it can be fitted with 16 or 20 discs in either 16″ or 18″ diameter. The 16 disc model cuts a 60″ path through the dirt, while the 20 disc model cuts a 73″ path to open up a large food plot. As with the smaller version, all models are built with Everything Attachments Quality By Design® philosophy, all the angle iron is cut and bent in their facility in Newton, NC, and formed to add strength to virtually every part of its construction.

Xtreme Duty Deluxe Box Frame Disc Harrow: The most popular style of disc harrow is a box frame, and soon the most popular box frame disc harrow will be the Everything Attachments box frame disc harrow. Initially there are four variations of the box frame disc harrow, available in 16 or 20 disc configurations, and 18″ or 20″ diameter discs. Like the angle iron versions, it features sealed roller bearings, and formed gang hangers for added strength and durability. The angle on the box frame disc harrow is adjustable on front and back by the use of two screw jacks, no pins to remove and bang back into place, just turn the hand until you reach the desired angle.

Xtreme Duty Deluxe Large Box Frame Disc Harrow:  This is the largest disc harrow offered by Everything Attachments, and it is HUGE!! With the standard number of 20 discs, this harrow can be upgraded to 24 discs, and the discs start out at 18″, and can be upgraded to 20″, or 22″ diameters.  Weighing 1ver 1400 lbs, dirt stands no chance against this massive steel monster, the 20″ and 22″ models have upgraded the shafts to 1-1/8″ thickness, while the angle is easily controlled by the screw jack located at the front and back of the attachments.

Everything Attachments Xtreme Duty Large Box Frame Disc Harrow
Everything Attachments Xtreme Duty Large Box Frame Disc Harrow

Best Value on Chain Drive Tillers

 

Chain drive tillers have been used to break up dirt for planting for many years, and many companies have introduced their own brand of tillers, here is the one we find to be the best tiller for the money on the market today. The Tillers that EverythingAttachments offers as their own brand are manufactured in South Korea, by a company known as Ansung. Ansung attachments have been sold as O.E.M. attachments on many different brands of tractors for many years, and have been meeting the demands of customers for years.
74" Chain Drive Tiller
Ansung chain drive tillers are available in sizes from 48″ to 74″, and include free shipping to a staffed commercial business or trucking terminal within 1,000 miles of their office in Newton, NC! The tiller is available in 48″, 52″, 62″, and 74″ widths and can weigh as much as 620 lbs, and in the case of a 74″ tiller it can be used on a tractor with up to 55HP.

Model Tilling Width No. of Tines Slip Clutch Weight Recommended HP
YJC 048 48″ 20 STD 330 lbs. 15-30
YJC 052 52″ 36 STD 450 lbs. 15-35
YJC 062 62″ 36 STD 554 lbs. 25-40
YJC 074 74″ 42 STD 620 lbs. 30-55

Best value on chain drive tillers