Tractor Talk: Garden Tractor

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Tractors are tractors, right? Not so much. They might look similar but there are so many small differences. Today we are focusing on the garden tractor.

A true garden tractor weighs over 700 pounds. It is even heavier with add-ons like hitches, hydraulic systems designed to allow you to run auxiliary equipment, or attachments such as mounted snow throwers, angle plows, rotary tillers and even small front-end loaders. The garden tractor is able to do the same things that a lawn tractor can do plus pull or push ground-engaging tools with ease.

Why would you want a garden tractor? They are useful for a variety of purposes. If you have three or more acres of lawn to mow and maintain, a garden tractor is for you. If you grow a big food garden, this tractor is for you. Do you muck out one or two stalls? This is for you. Do you routinely need to grade your gravel or remove snow from it in the wintertime? This is just what you need.

Here is an example of a garden tractor, 2012 John Deere 1026R.


Do you use a garden tractor? What do you like about it?


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