Did you know that tractors are a great way to take care of a large lawn? Depending on the size of your land, a tractor may be a good investment and more helpful than a lawn mower. They require less of your energy and are great for tougher terrain. And really, who doesn’t want to be sitting down when they have to cut the grass?
Garden tractors are best for lawns that are half an acre or larger and you can choose a model that is the right size for your property. A lawn tractor will help with land that is up to an acre. If your outdoor property is larger, think about a yard tractor. Most of these models will not only cut your grass but also hold attachments for other tasks, such as a spreader to distribute grass food or a sweeper to pick up leaves and debris.
For even bigger properties, consider a garden tractor. They are the strongest and can support the weight of very heavy attachments like a snow blower or plough, which means it’s a machine that works for you throughout the year.
With any major purchase, you want to know a few things to look out for. Invest in a model with a bigger engine if your property has hills. If you are new to tractors, a hydrostatic transmission may be your best bet. With its use of a pedal, it’s the most similar to driving an automatic car.
Like any piece of machinery, a tractor needs to be maintained properly. The deck must be cleaned out after every single use to prevent grass moisture from causing rust. Regular maintenance includes changing the air filter and oil and lubricating the axles. Before buying piece of equipment, make sure you can have it serviced locally. When you buy something at Sears Hometown Parry Sound, they can connect you to a local technician who is able to repair all Sears lawn care machinery.
If you have more questions about what’s better for your property, call Sears Hometown Parry Sound at 705-746-2191 or visit www.sears.ca.