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Grading and Leveling with a Tractor

No matter what project you’re working on, you want to make sure your tractor is up to the task.


While any Yanmar tractor can be equipped with grading and leveling attachments, here are some key features that will help you decide which machine is right for your needs:

  • Size of land. First and foremost, the size of your acreage will drive a lot of decisions surrounding tractor features. Smaller plots under 25 acres can be handled by the SA Series, while 25+ acres is better suited to the YT3 Series or YM Series that have a higher travel speed or larger fuel tank. What’s most important is to consider the type of work being done.

  • Lift capacity. Will you be moving a lot of earth yourself or just leveling it out? If the front-end loader factors heavily in your features, determine what lift capacity you need. The lift capacity of Yanmar tractors at the pivot pin ranges from 825 pounds all the way up to 2,500 pounds.

  • Tire tread. The terrain you’ll be working on is another important detail. Your tire tread goes a long way toward operating your machine effectively. Yanmar tractors have the option of R-1 Ag Tread, R-3 Turf Tread, and R-4 Industrial Tread. R-1 might be better suited for tillage and cultivation, where R-3 is ideal for mowing and turf care.

  • Horsepower. Horsepower isn’t everything, but a little extra can come in handy when you really need it. If you have a larger plot of particularly difficult soil, a tractor with higher horsepower can help you run larger attachments and cover more ground quickly.

  • Enclosed cab. Grading and leveling kicks up its fair share of dirt and debris. Instead of living in a cloud of dust all day long, an enclosed cab separating you from the elements can feel particularly luxurious. Some models like the Yanmar YT347C come equipped with a cab, while others can easily incorporate one as an add-on.

If you need any further help or have any questions about service, tractors, implements, or anything else equipment-related, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944. Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.


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