We know many of you dread clearing snow during the winter. We also know that maneuvering your shovel or snow blower through heavy, wet snow can be exhausting. If you own a tractor, you have an alternative way to remove snow this year. You can convert your tractor into a snow blower, avoiding the need to shovel or purchase a snow blower. Our experts explain what you need to convert your tractor into a snow blower this winter.
Snow blower attachment
To convert your tractor into a snow blower, you need a snow blower attachment to remove the snow from your drive and walkways. These attachments have the capacity to handle big snow removal jobs and work well in all snow conditions.
Plow blade attachment
If you prefer to push snow instead of throw it, there is an assortment of tractor mounted plows to help clear snow from your driveway. Plow blades get closer to the pavement than blowers, leaving you with little to no snow on your pathways.
When using your tractor in the snow, your tractor tires may not have the stability and traction needed to remove snow. When the pavement is covered by snow or is icy, you can increase the traction by using tractor tire chains.
Tire chains are also beneficial when working on steep terrain and narrow roads. To maintain traction, make sure you have tire chains on your tires. They will make your snow removal tasks safer and more productive.
Similar to tire chains, wheel weights provide extra traction when working on snowy or icy terrain. Weight wheels are also recommended when adding attachments to the front of your tractor. Apply these wheels to the rear tires to help weigh down the back end of your machine and press down so the tires grip better.
For even better traction you can apply both tire chains and wheel weights to your mower.
Some tractors have built-in front and/or rear weight brackets to hang the cast-iron weights on. Other tractors require a weight bracket. Refer to your owner’s manual to determine what your tractor has and/or needs.
In addition to snow, winter brings freezing temps and harsh winds so add a snow cab to your tractor for extra protection from these elements.
It’s important to know your options when it comes to snow removal. Consider converting your tractor into a snow blower this year because it’s a great alternative to shoveling and snow blowing. With these attachments and accessories you can work comfortably and efficiently, while remaining protected from the frigid cold.
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