Tractor attachments and their uses.

Here is a list of some common tractor attachment implements and their uses. Please note that Reptec can help with machinery maintenance and customisation so contact us today if you need our engineering services.

Quick-hitch systems

Connecting an attachment to your tractor can be a hassle, especially if you’re switching implements often. Avoid this inconvenience with a quick-hitch system. Just attach the device to your tractor’s three-point hitch, back up to the attachment, lift up, and you’re ready to go. You will need to manually attach the implement to the PTO shaft if it’s used. You will need to make sure each of your implements meets the size requirement.

Pallet Fork

Along with a bucket, a pallet fork is one of those versatile tools that can make all kinds of jobs easier around your place. Stack a load on a pallet. Strap it down. Move it all anywhere you want. Handy.

Transport Tray

An attachable tray that can be used for stock transport, feeding out or as a multipurpose carrier ideal for farms, lifestyle blocks and orchards.

Spreader

Used to help evenly spread fertiliser on your pastures.

Posthole Digger

Whether you’re fencing property or planting trees, posthole diggers make digging easy. Augers are usually sold separately, giving you the freedom to choose as many or as few sizes as you need

Harrows

From primary tillage, gardening and food plots to firebreaks and weed control, there’s no faster way to make you and your tractor more productive.  Harrows are also handy for breaking up manure in the pasture and smoothing out riding-ring surfaces.

Levelling Bar

Used for grading and levelling tracks to prevent lameness the levelling bar is always a useful tractor attachment to have.

Tyre Roller

For ground compaction after drilling, to ensure seed contact with soil for best germination. Also used to improve grass or crop growth for lawns or paddock pastures, a roller is often used to help level off divots (pugging). See our tyre roller.

Plough

Soil Ploughing is defined as digging deep into the soil and turning it over, used for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil. It can be also be used to bury crop residues and to help control weeds.

Seed Drills

Seed drills are tractor attachments that insert seeds into the ground with minimal soil disturbance. They are most often used for row crops (such as grains), cover crops, and grasses or forage. There are no-till seed drills and traditional seed drills.

Transplanter

Allows the plant to drop into the hole in the ground that this tool has made.

Combine harvester

Grain farmers find they need a combine (also called a harvester) for their crops. Even with just an acre of grain crop, a combine is the most efficient means of getting it out of the field.

Mowers

Rear finishing mower

These adjust to the contours of the land with a floating deck, reducing scalping and undercutting incidents in low and high spots. Because they can be hard to manoeuvre around tight angles, finishing mowers work best in large open areas. The mowers are not designed to cut thick weeds or brush.

Rotary Cutter

If you have large areas of brush and overgrown grass on your farm, a rotary cutter is a must. Cutters are designed for heavy-duty mowing and can cut brush up to 2 inches in diameter. Be aware that a rotary cutter is not a lawn mower substitute. Although some cutters can be set to lower cutting heights, the implement is designed to cut grass no shorter than 3 inches

Rakes

Rakes are necessary pieces of farm equipment if you make hay. Wheel rakes, parallel-bar rakes, rotary rakes and belt rakes are pulled behind a tractor, and each have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the quality of the hay-cutting job, the moisture content of the hay and the equipment-storage area available to you.

Balers

Three general types of hay balers exist: round balers, square balers and large square balers. These are costly investments, and with all of their moving parts, they require maintenance, so it’s important to be confident that you’ll use your baler before you write your check.

Round balers pick up hay from the field and roll it into round bales, then wrap it with plastic.

Square balers bale and wrap in twine, they are available in various sizes and are more suitable for small farm holders.