Most small farmers eventually come to a crossroads when it comes to adding power equipment to their tool shed. Very often, that question comes down to whether to buy a walk-behind, two-wheel tractor or a compact four-wheel tractor. Check out the list below to see how walk-behind tractors stack up against their larger cousins.
There are several advantages to using walk-behind power equipment on a small farm, including:
Versatility: Walk-behind power equipment is available in a variety of sizes and configurations, making it easy to find a machine that is suitable for a wide range of tasks on a small farm. Whether you need to mow the lawn, till the soil, or clear brush, there is a walk-behind tractor attachment that can help you get the job done.
Maneuverability: Unlike larger, heavier machinery, walk-behind tractors are designed to be lightweight and easy to maneuver, making it ideal for working in tight spaces or on uneven terrain. This makes it possible to navigate around obstacles, such as trees or rocks, without causing damage to the machine or the surrounding area.
Cost-effectiveness: Walk-behind power equipment is less expensive to purchase and maintain than larger, more complex machines. This can be especially beneficial for small farms that may not have the budget or space for larger equipment.
Environmentally friendly: Walk-behind power tools are powered by small gas engines, which use a fraction of the fuel of larger, gas-guzzling machines making them much more environmentally friendly. This can be particularly important for small farms that are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Improved safety: Walk-behind power equipment is typically safer to operate than larger machines, as it is easier to see what is going on around you and react quickly if necessary. Additionally, safety features such as automatic shut-off switchest can help prevent accidents and injuries.
Most importantly, and as one of our favorite testimonials says, "it's all about the right tool for the job."