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Lawn Tractors Can Be Four-season Helpers

by Jeffrey Anderson, All About Lawns Columnist

Using a lawn tractor to mow a large yard can save time and almost be relaxing as you ride around your property. Don't assume you have to put your tractor away just because autumn has arrived; there are plenty of attachments that can allow you to relax on it all year long.

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Lawn Tractors as Four-season Work Horses

You may have purchased your lawn tractor to make mowing your yard a little easier, but even the smallest of lawn tractors has other uses around your property. If you have big piles of leaves to move to a compost pit, all you need is a cart for your tractor. Many people keep their firewood stacked away from their home to prevent insect problems, and that cart can make moving wood a breeze. Use the cart to haul your lawn and garden equipment around when pruning trees, and haul away the branches when you're done.

A few other attachments for lawn tractors that can make your life a lot easier include:

  • Snow Blower: If you live in the snow belt, this is almost a must-have attachment and may work better with wheel weights.
  • Front Blade: This attachment can push snow or grade gravel driveways, or use it for minor lawn grading.
  • Rotary Broom: Towed behind lawn tractors, this attachment can rake leaves, move up to 2 inches of snow, or dethatch your lawn.
  • Chipper/Shredder: Don't haul limbs and branches around; turn them into mulch where they are with this towed-behind attachment.

These are just a few of the accessories that companies like John Deere and Cub Cadet offer with their lawn tractors. Always verify that attachments are compatible with your model before making a purchase. You've developed a spring and summer relationship with your lawn tractor; let it make your life easier all year long.



About the Author
Jeffrey Anderson has a Degree in English from V.M.I. and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He worked in Residential and Commercial construction management for 25 years before retiring to write full time.

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