Benefits and Practical Applications of Wheel Tractors
Agricultural and industrial spheres can’t go without a wheel tractor. It represents the class of high-efficient vehicles, capable of performing multiple tasks.
The dominant technical benefits include high pulling power and substantial payload capacity. So, it’s fair enough that wheel tractors are not able to run at high speeds. And if someone finds an imperfection regarding this matter, it’s reasonable to mention that the speed is another benefit of wheeled models comparing them with the tractors on tracks.
The profitability is of extra importance. The wide-spread functionality of wheeled tractor versions comes also from its relatively low total costs (including maintenance and fuel consumption). High productivity levels are possible only in case of operation on dry soils or hard-surface pavements. Besides, wheel tractors are designed to minimize the impact on the road top layers.
Modern tractors are made to be far more than just towing machines. Multifunctional use is of major priority. The diversity of attachments widens the possible practical applications of a vehicle.
Planting preparation and driveway grading require the use of rear blades. As a bonus, it perfectly manages snow removal. Buying a blade, keep in mind the width of your tractor and select the blade that is wide enough. If the dimensions are too big, the tractor might lack the power to operate it. In the reverse case, the blade won’t be as efficient. The prices depend on the flexibility of the blade. The most economic but the less practical blades are adjusted to the axis vertically. More expensive tools involve both vertical and horizontal axis rotation, allowing drivers to lower the blade to one side or the other.
Cutting works are easily performed with rear finishing mowers. They feature a three-blade system with an adjustable cutting height. Long and successful operation presupposes some restrictions of the use. Thus, the mowers aren’t designed for cutting thick weeds or brush. Furthermore, they can show their best only in large open spaces, as these attachments are hard to maneuver around tight angles. The best offers include 4-gauge wheels, a heavy deck and outer blades with separate belts.
Large fields, covered with brush and overgrown grass are in need of a rotary cutter as an implement. It’s designed to cut brush that is up to 2 inches in diameter. Note that rotary cutters are heavy-duty mowing tools and they don’t substitute lawn mowers. So, if a cutting height is adjusted too low, there is a chance of scrapping the soil. The peculiarities of operation require extra caution and chain guards.
To improve the process of seeding and fertilizing take advantage of a spreader, attached to your tractor. Spreaders are made in two versions: rotary and pendulum-action. The second type boasts a symmetric distribution pattern regardless the material you’re spreading. Both versions require the adjustment of the swath width depending on the material being spread.
To sum it up, the optimal choice of a wheel tractor consists of defining its practical applications and considering the following main parameters: a pulling power category, engine output and axle configuration.