WALK BEHIND VS. TRACTOR MOUNT SNOW BLOWER
Are you looking to customize your current equipment for snow removal tasks? With implements for your lawn tractor, you can easily use a John Deere lawn tractor for snow removal. You may also want to consider a walk-behind snow blower, but ultimately, customizing your current lawn tractor with winter-ready attachments can save you time and money; after all, versatility is John Deere’s specialty.
In this edition of the HITEC Machinery Agriculture & Turf blog, let’s take a look at how to remove snow, while comparing the efficacy between walk-behind snow blowers and tractor-mounted snow blower attachments.
WALK-BEHIND VS. TRACTOR MOUNTED SNOW BLOWERS
When it comes to comparing walk-behind snow blowers and tractor-mounted snow blowers, we consider size, maneuverability, efficiency, and versatility.
SIZE & STORABILITY
Walk-behind snowblowers are small, and generally take up less space. If you’re low on storage space, this may be a great option for you. However, if you already have a lawn tractor, storing the implements needed for snow blowing won’t add too much extra space to your garage or storage area.
MANEUVERABILITY & EFFICIENCY
When it comes to maneuverability, the walk-behind tractor is smaller in size and due to the way you operate it, operators may find it easier to use for detailed work and snow removal tasks in small spaces or tight corners. However, the tractor-mounted snowblower is more powerful, efficient, and convenient to use; you can operate it while driving as opposed to the walk-behind method, where you need to walk while operating the equipment. Ultimately, the convenience and power of the tractor-mounted snow blower gives lawn tractor snow removal an advantage over walk-behind snow removal methods.
Lawn tractor-mounted snowblowers are drivable, and operate at a much higher rate of speed, whereas walk-behind snow blowers are controlled by walking from behind, and can take more time, especially if your property is large.
Walk-behind snowblowers are effective, highly maneuverable equipment options. However, lawn mower tractors are highly versatile, and with the right implements, can be used from anything from mowing grass to plowing snow. Customizing your lawn tractor for your weather-specific needs can help you make the most of your highly versatile equipment.