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Jim will help you pick out the small tractor attachment or implement that will fit your make and model and does the job you want it to do.

The power brooms work great for cleaning up leaves and even work well for small amounts of snow.

A small tractor is only as good as its implements. A tractor alone can’t till a garden, mow, or grade a piece of land.

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John Deere front end loader. Model 45 Has never been used

Universal compact utility size tractor cab

Large clear area for great visibility 800 includes shipping to your door

John Deere 3 point hitch 600 Add a 3 point hitch to use even more attachments- more info

Universal mount roto tiller.for tractors from 14 to 27 HP that have a vertical shaft engine

50 inch John Deere Mower Deck

John Deere Mower Decks

Large assortment of Rototillers for Lawn and Garden Tractors

Blades/Plows for many makes and models of tractors

This Universal Cab will fit many sizes and brands of Lawn and Garden Tractors and is priced at only 575.

Garden Tractor 54″ blade and “Scoop”

This is the Superior Scoop, a less expensive alternative to a front end loader

Used John Deere Small Tractor Snowblowers

New Bercomac 48″ Blade In the crate for 300 or 56″ blade for 400.(does not include the hitch kit) Blade/Plow video clip

New Used Snowblowers for Lawn and Garden Tractors

Massey Ferguson Mower Deck- 200

2 Stage ATV UTV Snowblowers

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Garden Tractor Attachments Questions and Answers:

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A: I have run this same load before with a 14 amp charging system and I had to run the engine wide open to just barely keep up. I think you will be doing fine with a 20 amp output. It is not necessary to run a relay, just get some quality switches.

Q: I have purchased a John Deere 425 with the hopes of purchasing a snow plow for it. I saw an auction where the seller is offering a plow for a John Deere 420 and John Deere 430 model. Will this fit the Deere 425?

A: The John Deere 420 and 430 Deere attachments will not interchange.

Q: Do you think my 1988 John Deere 216 can handle a front end loader? Or should I move up to a John Deere 318 that has hydraulics?

A: The 216 Deere will handle a loader fine. We have already installed them on the old John Deere 110 tractors.

Q: I have found a loader that was off a 420 John Deere. I have a 332 John Deere. Will the loader and brackets work with mine?

A: No, those loader brackets will not work on the John Deere 332 diesel. Another problem is that the pumps for each one of those tractors runs at two different RPMs. They also turn in opposite directions.

Q: I was wondering, would a 246 rotary broom fit a 318? How much snow can it remove?

A: The 246 is a front mount F900 type broom that will not fit on a John Deere 318. Most power brooms can handle 3 inches of snow.

Q: Does anyone make a snow blower attachment for zero-turn mowers. I have a Ferris IS2000Z zero-turn riding mower and would love to fine a workable snow blower attachment.

A: Yes, I can set you up with no problems. It would be a snowblower that will throw the snow so you will not have to play snow relay. I have the 54 inch two stage Bercomac snowblower with a 23 HP Vanguard engine installed in it or a two stage Bercomac snowblower with an 18 HP Vanguard engine installed in it. The 1 7/8″ ball will fit right into your rear hitch.

Q: I want to put a snowblower attachment on my 42 inch Cub Cadet zero turn mower with a 17 HP Kohler. The Cub is model number RZT4200. The rear tires are 40 inches from outside to outside.

A: We just came out with the Berco two stage snowblower with its own engine so you can quickly hook it up and unhook it with a 1 7/8″ ball on the rear of your machine. The snowblower is mounted on the front of your Cub Cadet zero turn. This is a 48 inch wide cut with a nice sized Vanguard v-twin overhead valve 18 HP engine.

Q: I have a John Deere 212 and a friend has a 110 that has a snow thrower. Will the snow thrower work on my tractor?

A: Yes, if he has the new style 110.

Q: Did John Deere ever make a 3 point log splitter that would work with the 455?

A: As far as I know they made it for the John Deere 318 and for the John Deere 420 only.

Q: I’ve got a cab that was on my 1982 318. Could you please tell what other years and models that this cab will fit?

A: Your cab should also fit on the John Deere 316, John Deere 322, and the John Deere 332.

Q: I just bought a John Deere 300, could I run a log splitter with this tractor?

A: Yes, you can run a log splitter of of our tractor.

Q: I have a John Deere 455 with a 3 pt hitch, I want a collection system to avoid making two runs at our large lawn to collect the cut grass. My wife does most of the mowing so I have to be sensitive about the maneuverability of anything in back. My research has led me to the MC519 with a large capacity which may be to bulky or the three bag hookup which has less capacity but easy to maneuver. Both require the Power unit. What are your suggestions?

A: I would go for the MC519 cart as you may know that is hooked solid to the rear of the tractor and the cart actually does not get in the way. You can also dump the cart without ever getting off of the tractor.

Q: I just bought my first John Deere, a model 322 made in 1988. It has 890 hours on it which seems like a lot but it appears to be in excellent condition. Seems to run great except the throttle only works good at min or max throttle, no in between. The governor does not appear to move much. There is a small link within a small spring. Would the spring need replaced or ? Any other ideas? Any help would be appreciated. Would a snow blade off a model 235 fit the 322? I have a chance on a snow blade off a 420 garden tractor. Would it fit, hydraulics and all?

A: This model 322 was basically born with the tendency to do just what you are talking about. You could try adjusting the carburetor and also check if the linkage has a slight bend or drag to it. No, the John Deere 235 blade will not come close to fitting on the John Deere 322. The 235 is a cheaper built tractor and the blade would probably not hold up to the 322. No, a JD 420 blade will not fit a 322.

Q: I have a 54″ blade from a John Deere 318 garden tractor that I have mounted to a John Deere X-475. The hoses are long enough to plug into the 475 outlets. Is the hydraulic pressure compatible? Will I harm the 475 hydraulic system in any way?

A: The 54″ blade will work fine and there is no danger of hurting your X475.

Q: I have a John Deere 140 and am wondering if a John Deere 37A snowblower will work on this tractor?

A: No, the 37A is the incorrect snowblower for the John Deere 140.

Q: Have you ever seen someone use a post hole digger with a 1995 John Deere 425 garden tractor?

A: No, I haven’t had anything to do with the post hole diggers but I know they need a 540 RPM PTO and that is the speed of my PTO kit for your tractor.

Q: Will a deck from a JD 316 fit on a John Deere 216?

A: No, the decks will not interchange.

Q: If I purchased a John Deere 425 garden tractor and buy the PTO kit for the roto-tiller would I have to take off the cutting deck, etc., or could I just leave all of that on the tractor? It sure would be a lot better if I could leave everything as it is.

A: Yes you leave the mower deck on with the roto-tiller and push a lever on the PTO to turn off the mower deck PTO and turn on the roto-tiller PTO.

Q: I know John Deere makes a single stage snowblower for the John Deere 400. Do they make a two stage for it as well? I push snow with a blade but thinking about buying a blower as well.

A: There was no 2 stage snowblower made for the John Deere 400.

Q: I have a John Deere 475 garden tractor with a blade, how do you determine the float position on the blade?

A: All you do is move your lever to the float position and then the blade will float up and down according to the ground level and angle.

Q: I have a chance to get a John Deere 318 garden tractor for next to nothing in a swap. what kind of PTO does it have in the rear and could it be used for a PTO driven manure spreader? The unit does not have a 3 point hitch but I don’t need one for the spreader.

A: You have to check and see if it has a PTO in the rear. No, this does not come standard on a John Deere 318. You also will have to watch and make sure to come up with the same RPM’s. The rear end on the John Deere 318 is running at 2000 RPM’s. I would think that manure spreader would be set up for 540 RPM’s.

Q: My Cub Cadet 1045 manual tells me that the lowest possible cutting height is 1 1/2 inches. Is there anything I can do to lower the height to 7/8 or 1 inch?

A: Yes, you would have to cut another groove in wherever you lock mechanism is located to permit your mower deck to go lower.

Q: I am looking for a front loader for my John Deere 425 garden tractor. I am familiar with the loader 40 made by John Deere, but are you aware of any other manufacturers of loaders that will fit my 425? I am looking for something that I can load dirt and gravel with. I don’t need to dig undisturbed dirt, but do have piles of dirt that have been sitting about a year that I would like to be able to move. I have heard varying opinions on if a John Deere 425 has enough weight and horsepower to perform this type of work.

A: These loaders are capable of digging hard dirt, moving piles is not a problem at all. I have a small John Deere 140 with a front end loader on it and a 14 horsepower engine and I don’t come close to thinking of running out of power. I also can tear up hard ground with that tractor package. Once you get one of these front end loaders you will wonder how you ever got along without it. I use mine for many jobs.

Q: I have a X585 John Deere garden tractor with a 54″ power angle front Blade. In heavy snow the Blade won’t stay locked in the angle position while I’m pushing heavy snow. ( one foot or more) The hoses are connected correctly and there are no leaks. So there must be a problem in the control valve or pump?

A: It sounds to me like you need to buy a mower deck lock up valve and put it on your tractor.

Q: Could you please tell me if a John Deere snow blower that fit a model 317 will fit on a Deere model 332?

A: Yes, the same snowblower will fit both tractors.

Q: I own a John Deere 316 with dual tires front and back. Will this tractor be good for snow plowing? Should I buy a blade or a snowblower for it? How deep of snow will the blade handle?

A: If you have a lot of weight on the rear of the tractor that blade will handle a good amount of deep snow. But, with a blade you have to have room to put all that snow. With a snowblower you could almost say the snow just disappears.

Q: I noticed on your website you do not recommend putting a snow blade or thrower on the “little” Home Depot Deere’s or Cub Cadets? Does that pertain to the ones they sell with 25 and 27 Horsepower?? I am thinking of buying one BUT ONLY if I can plow with it!

A: Yes, a 25 to 27 HP machine can handle a blade or snowblower.

Q: I currently have a John Deere 212 with a tiller attachment and need to get a mowing deck for it. Will the deck off the 110 fit the 212? Draft plate and hangers the same? Will I need a special belt?

A: Yes, the mower deck will exchange onto either of the 2 tractors. Yes, there’s a good chance that the belt will not be the correct length.

Q: We are interested in a loader for our John Deere 400 tractor.

A: We have a new universal front end loader that is big enough to fit on your John Deere 400. All you would have to do is make some brackets to put it on your tractor.

Q: When you say brackets, do you mean what’s required to attach the loader to the frame? Also does the loader have 3 or 4 hydraulic cylinders and are there quick connects to use the hydraulics on the tractor?

A: You would have to make a bracket to go from the loader to the tractor. The new loader has 3 cylinders with on big cylinder in the middle to tilt the bucket. Yes, it has 4 quick hydraulic couplers that plug into the front end of your tractor.

Q: I have a 425 John Deere and I’ve got a question about the hydraulic lift lever (the one below the deck lift lever) that controls a snow blade lift or whatever. I purchased the tractor used and to my knowledge, there was never any attachments used on it other than the mower deck. The spool or valve where the attachment hydraulic hoses would attach have plugs in them. I plan to install a quick coupling kit in place of the plugs, but I have 2 questions. One is after I install the couplings, which one’s ( there are 4) do I install the lift cylinder of the blade. and two is the lever seems to be stuck and won’t move. Is this because the plugs are still in the spool or should I be looking for something else that may be causing this?

A: Yes, we have trouble with those spool valves locking up and not moving after not being used for a long time. You will have to to get under the tractor by those control valves, squirt it with penetrating oil, and pry the linkage back and forth until it is free. You need to hook your lift cylinder up to the 2 hydraulic couplers that are connected to the lever that has the float position in it.

Q: I have a John Deere 332 lawn tractor that I really like but I don’t know how to adjust the deck height. On my X745 it has a depth knob. Ly LX176 has the same type knob. How, if possible, can you adjust the 332? Also the 332 steering seems to take twice the revolutions on the steering wheel to turn the wheels as the X748. Is there something that can be done to correct this problem or is there some type of adjustment ?

A: No, that is a general fixed ratio that is on your JD 332 that can not be changed. Your height adjustment on your 332 is located on the left rear side of your tractor.

Q: We have a 1984 John Deere 214 tractor and would like to get a snow thrower for it. The tractor’s shop manual includes info on a John Deere 37A Snow thrower attachment. We’ve seen a model 37 snowthrower for sale. Is there any difference between the model 37 and 37A? Would either work on the 214?

A: The 37A is made for your later style tractor like you have. The 37 has the snowblower running the other way, therefore the belt would have to be twisted.

Q: I have a Craftsman, how easy is it to change attachments with the Bercomac system? If I’m changing from blower to plow, is it just a matter of unhooking two pins, backing up, driving over to the plow and hooking two pin, or is it more complicated? If it’s more complicated, how long would you estimate an attachment change takes? If I changed over to a John Deer after I purchased Bercomac attachments, do I need to buy one set of hardware for all attachments or do I need a separate set for each attachment such as snow blower, plow, broom?

A: You would buy just one subframe for your Sears tractor now and then buy the snowblower. push blade. and broom. All this in on one quick disconnect and connect to your Sears. I would say the changing of attachments takes about 5 minutes, the snowblower involves a belt so maybe that could take a little longer. Then one day if you would buy a John Deere all you would have to buy is one subframe to fit the new tractor and your old snowblower, push blade, and broom would fit right on that tractor.

Q: I have a John Deere x585 4×4 tractor. Will the Bercomac PTO fit on it?

A: Yes, the Bercomac will go right on it, including driveshaft and all.

Q: I own a L108 John Deere lawn tractor/riding lawn mower, either ’04 or ’05. I live in southern New Jersey and we have had some significant snow falls the last few years. 12 inches or more in individual storms. I’ve got almost 400 ft of sidewalk and a 2 car driveway. I’m not too mechanically gifted so I need something easy to attach and easy enough to use so even my wife can do it. Do you recommend a blade or a snow thrower attachment? Which model?

A: Yes, we have the new Compac t Berco snowblower and subframe kit that will fit on your tractor. A 2 stage snowblower is much better than a push blade as you can always get rid of the snow with a snowblower. I would recommend you to buy the rear suitcase weight bracket and 6 suitcase weights.

Q: Do you have any attachments that will fit a Husqvarna GTH220? It’s 22HP, 53 inch cut, plenty big enough for some small attachments, but I don’t know of any available.

A: Yes, we have front push blades. tractor powered heavy duty rototillers. and snowblowers for your tractor. Let me know what you are interested in.

Q: I just purchased a John Deere 425 garden tractor with 4 wheel steer and I’m tickled to death with it. I would like to get a tiller for it. What are my options for powering the tiller? It doesn’t have a PTO, can I add a PTO kit? Can I run a tiller with the hydraulic system?

A: Yes, you would have to buy a PTO kit. The hydraulic rototiller is run off of it’s own hydraulic pump.

Q: Please give me an idea what I can do to boost my snow throwing capability. I own a John Deere 112 garden tractor with electric lift.

A: One thing that will help a lot, is if you would buy the late long shiny snow spout, that will throw the snow a lot farther than your current spout you have on that snowblower model. Another thing, turn you engine RPM’s up to 4000 RPM. The combination of these 2 subjects will make quite a difference.

Q: Does the snow blower for a John Deere 420 garden tractor fit and work on a John Deere 425 or 430 garden tractor?

A: Yes, the John Deere 420 snowblower will fit on a JD 430. It will not fit the John Deere 425 garden tractors.

Q: Thought maybe you could give me some ideas to solve a problem I have with my John Deere 455 garden tractor and 54 Front blade. The hitch has 2 hydraulic cylinders for up down and angle adjustment. The up and down using the lower hydraulic control lever works great. The problem is the side to side control. The blade will not keep its position. if I push something with the right side of the blade it turns to the right and ditto to the left. I have to constantly keep adjusting the upper control lever. I noticed discussion that there should be clicks when moving the levers and I don’t hear any clicks. Sounds like that is a problem with whatever valve the lever attaches to? I have seen a valve advertised on EBAY which indicated it is to close off the deck lift hydraulics when front attachments are used and I do not have this on my tractor. So sounds like what the control lever attaches to or possible a missing valve? Can you help with more specifics?

Second question. I thinking about adding a 40 loader for light dirt, gravel, mulch, etc. moving? I haven’t seen one anywhere I can try so I’m not quite sure what to expect as to the utility of this unit. I have used several loaders with 800-1000 pound lift capacity on 4 wheel drive tractors and know I wouldn’t have that kind of capability. Would like to be able to scoop gravel up from a pile and get a scoop of dirt or mulch out of a pile of dirt that was dumped a year or so ago. I wouldn’t expect to be able to do any scooping up of undisturbed dirt from a field where there is grass or roots. Any advice as to my expectations or the value of this loader? Will it work with the 60 inch mower deck in place?

A: Yes, you do need that valve and that will take care of the blade so it will stay where you set it for left and right. If you are interested I have one in stock. You are correct that the 455 diesel is much more than a mowing machine. A loader on a garden tractor is very valuable and useful package. I have a John Deere 140 with a loader on it and also a John Deere 318 with a loader on it too. The main thing to do is to get enough weight on the rear of the tractor so you have plenty of traction. Loaders are very expensive and hard to find. On that Model 40 loader you can mow while you have the loader frame on. The loader itself is a quick on quick off package. You can dig into harder ground if you have plenty of weight on the rear so it will rip up the ground with the loader bucket.

Q: I am having a really difficult time trying to locate a snow plow for my Scott’s tractor. It is an L1742. I went to a John Deere equipment store (since Scott’s are made by John Deere) and they said that the tractor is obsolete and they no longer carry the plows. I did see one on Ebay but was outbid at the last moment. any ideas if you carry or able to locate one.

A: Better than the blade, I can fit you with a 2 stage Berco snowblower that will fit right on your tractor. We also have a new blade for your tractor. We have a power broom for your tractor too.

Q: Do you think a John Deere 455 will be able to handle a 350 pound box blade? I have found a category 1 hitch that was modified to fit a John Deere 455 but I’m afraid that my non-4WD 455 might not be able to handle a heavy box blade.

A: I would not worry about it. I had a category 1, three point rear blade on the back of a 455 John Deere and that blade was 7 feet wide. I did have suitcase weights on the front to hold it down. I think the front end holds 5. I bought that suitcase bracket that bolts to the front and then I think it holds 9 so I had 9 weights up front. Probably more than I needed.

Q: I am thinking of getting a new 2 stage for the 140. Does that fit up just like the 49″ thrower with the hydro and belt etc. How heavy is it? From what I hear the 2 stage that they use on the 318 will fit up but is too big and heavy. I would like to get a 2 stage that is durable, light, and will throw a lot better than the 9″ thrower. Please let me know what your thoughts are. If a guy were to get a Berco how would I get parts bearings etc?

A: Yes, the two stage John Deere is a very heavy snowblower. The 2 stage Berco will out throw the 2 stage John Deere and is more of an average weight snowblower. The Berco parts are not problem as we stock most of them. Any 2 stage will throw the snow farther than a one stage. If you want to throw the snow a long way get a Berco and your troubles are over.

Q: I recently purchased a front-mount snowblower for my John Deere 455. After connecting the hydraulic hoses on the front-hitch to the ‘spool’ I found that the front-hitch won’t lift. I have never had anything attached to the spool in the 9 years we’ve had the 455. Would lack of use possibly cause it to freeze up over time?

The two lower hydraulic connections on the spool, used to angle the front hitch to the left and right, DO work. Would you happen to have any suggestions on how to trouble-shoot the problem with the front hitch not moving up and down? Do you think part of the ‘spool’ could be seized somehow?

A: We have trouble with those John Deere 400 series valves seizing up a lot. If that one lever does not move or go click-click when moving it, that is your problem. You would have to get underneath it, lubricate it, and pry it back and forth until you get it freed up.

Follow up: I just wanted to let you that I got under the 455 and lubricated and pried a few of the pivot points on the rods that connect to the hydraulic valve and I was able to get the valve to work!

Before hearing from you I was starting to think the problem could be inside the valve and that I might have to spend a significant amount on a new part.

I greatly appreciate your response to me. I didn’t even know that the lever was supposed to ‘click’ until you told me about it.

Q: I have a John Deere 216 garden tractor which I’m trying to put a front 43″ blade on. I have the mounting bracket for the tractor and the blade fits fine, I just can not figure out the lift linkage (where it goes behind the tractor. Can you help me?

A: There should be a linkage arm hanging down behind the front cross frame. It has a square hole in that front piece. There is a good chance that all that linkage is not on that tractor unless it already had a snowblower or a push blade on it.

Q: I have Cub Cadet LT1018 and wanted to know if you have any 2 stage snowblower attachments available? I’ve been told this model with the Briggs and Stratton 18.5 HP Intek engine might be too small to handle a snowblower attachment, what’s your thoughts?

A: You will have plenty of power, there are some tractor manufacturers that send out eight horsepower engines with a snowblower on the front. Yes, I have quite the unit for you. The Berco snowblowers are a 2 stage unit that will throw the snow out of your driveway and over into your neighbor’s yard.

Q: I have a John Deere 112 serial no. in the 130000 range. It came with a sleeve hitch. What other models will this hitch work on?

A: That hitch should also work on the 200, 208, 210, 212, 214, and 216.

Q: I am interested in the John Deere 2 stage snowblower you have on your site for a John Deere 317. Can you provide the model number and more details please.

A: That is a model 47, 2 stage snowblower. One hydraulic lever on your 317 would be used to raise and lower the snowblower. The second lever is used to turn the hydraulic spout. The 2 stage has a better lifting system than the 1 stage as it will lift higher. The 2 stage snowblowers will throw snow a lot farther than a 2 stage blower. The 2 stage is also a lot more heavily built than the 1 stage.

Q: I am considering the purchase of a John Deere 430 tractor. It has approximately. 1400 hours on it. I currently have a John Deere 332, and have a 54″ front blade and a 48″ snow thrower for it. Are these units compatible with the 430, or what would be needed to make compatible? Also. are the rocker shafts/3 pt. hitch assemblies interchangeable? How about a rear PTO unit?

A: None of the front mount attachments will interchange without modifications. The 3 pt hitch and rear PTO will interchange fine.

Q: I have a John Deer model L130 lawn tractor. I would like to be able to push or lift small amounts of dirt for my yard landscaping. Does the blade that you have on your web-site fit that tractor? Do you have any other suggestions? This is asking a lot but are there any hydraulic front loader lifts for such a small tractor?

A: Sorry, but your tractor can’t come close to taking this kind of punishment. You would have to get something like a JD 140, 300, 312, 314, 316, 317, 318, 322, or 332 to add that kind of attachment to. Other newer big garden tractors of course will take attachments also.

Q: I am thinking of getting a snowblower for my John Deere GX255 lawn tractor. I was told that Bercomac out of Canada makes 2 stage blowers that will fit my GX255 and was told Deere only makes a single stage blower for the GX255, help me out. Which one should I get? I don’t get a lot of snow. will the single stage be good enough. or can you adapt the other 2 stage blowers Deere makes to fit the GX255?

A: You are right, Deere only has a single stage which I think would be O.K. for you. We have sold both Deere and Bercomac snowblowers for quite a few different tractors. If you want to throw snow a long way the Bercomac is the only way to go. Another big advantage to the Bercomac is it has the Quick Hitch. If you ever wanted to put on a push blade it can be done in a couple of minutes. The same goes for their power broom, it snaps right on also. The Bercomac has good resale value. As an example, if you wanted to sell it, you could sell it to someone with a Cub Cadet and many other makes and models of tractors. All they would have to do is buy the Quick Hitch for their tractor. The price on the Bercomac is about the same price as the singe stage Deere and you would have a more deluxe unit.

Q: Does the Bercomac only fit larger tractors or could it go in a John Deere 317 Garden Tractor?

A: Yes, the Bercomac is made for the large tractor or the small tractors. We have them for the 317, 318, 425, 455 and more. On the 317 the bracket is actually for the 318 so needs a little modification.

Q: My neighbor is getting one of the 2 stage Berco snow throwers for her new John Deere GX335. Since I’m probably going to get “volunteered” to install and remove this thing every year, how easy is it to swap from the mower deck to the snow blower?

A: The mower deck comes off easily. You do not have to use any tools to do the job. There are instructions with the Bercomac equipment.

Be sure that the hydraulic fluid is at the proper level.

When checking for leaks in the hydraulic system, use a piece of paper or cardboard. never use your hands since oil from a pin-hole leak under high pressure can penetrate the skin.

Travel with the bucket low to ground to for stability and better vision.

Avoid driving forward when going downhill with a loaded bucket.

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Craftsman Lawn Mower Front end Loader Kit

Move topsoil, mulch, and more during your next landscaping project, with the Craftsman lawn mower front-end loader kit.

Designed to fit select Craftsman tractors and riding mowers, this handy accessory helps you save time.

With up to a 200-pound capacity bucket and two handles, you’ll be able to raise, lower and dump a heavy pile of lawn material right from the tractor seat.

Lawn-mower with no front-end loader? No problem, even though your lawnmower tractor didn’t come with or doesn’t have a Front End Loader, we have the solution!

Universal lawn tractor front scoop

There are two solutions for those in your situation:

Save the extra time and money trying to find another lawnmower with a front-end loader.

Instead, make the most use of the compact lawn mower tractor you already own by adding a simpler and much cheaper attachment.

One solution for your tractor without a front-end loader is the scissor high lift and the other is the three-point Universal Skid Steer Mount Adapter.

The best part of these two rear attachments is: They can be used in conjunction with each other. Actually, we advise it because you get the best of both worlds.

Garden tractor loader kits

A Loader is an indispensable attachment for any lawn mower tractor. They may be either permanent or removable. Removable loaders can be replaced by their specific types or other different types of loaders and thus can be varied according to the need.

What are the different types of loaders that can be used in lawnmowers? Are they interchangeable?

Are lawn mowers loaders Universal?

Although most loaders may be customized to fit any tractor, not all can. Because most loaders are compatible with all kinds of lawn mowers tractors, you may connect one to almost any tractor. Most quick-attach loaders can be used in any tractor and can be used interchangeably.

Most loaders are designed to suit different tractors. This is why several manufacturers sell loaders to complement the numerous jobs that a lawnmower may do.

One rationale for the universal use of loaders is that they are easy to install on any tractor.

Universal Dump bucket for lawn tractor

Universal Dump Bucket for lawn mowers tractor makes moving snow, dirt, and gravel quick and easy.

It has a wide 44-inch bucket and 1/8-inch steel construction for powerful moving capabilities. It features a quick-release dump engagement and a durable powder coat finish that will stand up to harsh climate conditions.

Once installed, the bucket can be attached and removed in seconds without tools. Made in the USA.

Amazon offers American-made outdoor power equipment that is built to last.

From zero-turn mowers to finish rough cut mowers to log splitters attachments. Everything you need to make life easier and maintain and manage your property.

Craftsman Lawn Mower

This Craftsman 3-in-1 21-inch push mower is the real deal.

Its 150cc engine is up there with the best when it comes to quality and durability. The mower’s vertical storage technology can reduce your storage space by over 70%.

The 3-in-1 deck allows you to mulch, side discharge or bag. Say goodbye to rounding up those grass clippings and let the rear bagger do its thing!

This mower is great for all kinds of yards – especially those that are medium-sized.

The mower has an ergonomic handle created to give you comfort and control while mowing. The 6-position height adjustment makes it easy for you to change the cutting height while mowing. With heights ranging from 1.25 inches to 3.75 inches high, this mower will fit the needs of your yard.

Craftsman Lawn Mower Front end Loader Kit

There were many manufacturers in the United States that made front loaders for lawn tractors from the 1950s through the 1990s. You can still occasionally find these loaders on internet classifieds like Craigslist.

The two most likely models you will find are chargers already attached to tractors or chargers for a different lawn tractor than yours. The options in these cases are to manufacture a custom way to connect the loader to your tractor.

This process is not difficult but it will require creativity and some crafting skills.

This process can be facilitated with pre-designed plans. The process is not difficult. You can build one with an inexpensive welder and angle grinder.

Universal Lawn Tractor front Scoop

The universal lawn tractor front scoop is an easy-to-install attachment

Garden Tractor Backhoe

The loaders and backhoes illustrated here are the perfect tools for the care and maintenance of your property and landscaping.

Lawn Mower Front end Loader Kit

Whether you call it a bucket, a scoop, or a front loader, the solution for handling materials with a lawnmower is through a kit, which you must install in your equipment.

Garden Tractor Loader Kits for Sale

For those unfamiliar with garden tractors, a front loader doesn’t seem like a useful tool. The truth is that garden tractors can be fitted with a front loader kit.

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Mechanic Dies When Tractor Overturns While Removing Tree Stump in Cemetery

During the spring of 2004, a 36- year-old mechanic died in a tractor overturn. He was working alone in a cemetery picking up tree trimmings and removing a tree stump. He was using a narrow front- axle (tricycle-type) farm tractor with a front-end loader. The loader was an older model with hydraulically-extendable lower links/lift arms to raise the loader bucket and its load (Photo 1).

Photo 1 – Side view of the overturned tractor showing the raised front-end loader with the stump secured by a log chain.

He had been picking up tree limbs, removing brush piles, and working to extract a large tree stump in an area of the cemetery with sloping terrain. He used a chain saw to cut through the roots of the previously felled tree so he could hoist the old stump from the ground and place it into a nearby wagon, already partially filled with tree branches and trimmings.

The tractor was aimed at an angle forward and downward across the slope, tilting to the left as he attempted to lift the heavy tree stump by raising the front-end loader. The stump was secured to the loader by a log chain around it and the loader bucket. As the loader bucket raised well above the height of the hood of the tractor, the tractor tipped onto its left side and continued to roll onto its top, stopping upside down on top of the operator. The victim was found by another worker who came to the cemetery to mow grass later in the day.

The victim had been crushed between the ground and the steering wheel of the tractor and was pronounced dead at the scene. Because the loader lift arms, and therefore the loader bucket, were raised high the tractor was protected from damage in the overturn. Although there were other tractors reasonably available for the victim to use, none of them were equipped with a loader. The victim had also been drinking alcohol and this likely influenced his assessment of the equipment, loadings, terrain, and overall risk of an overturn.


  • Tractors suitable for the task, properly equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and seat belt, configured and ballasted appropriately, should be used with a capable, properly-installed front-end loader recommended for the tractor.
  • Operators should be educated and trained to recognize and assess the risk of an overturn and the factors that contribute to an overturn.
  • Workers should not operate tractors while under the influence of alcohol or when taking medications for which doctors advise against the operation of machinery.


During the spring of 2004, a 36-year-old male part-time mechanic was killed in a tractor overturn. Iowa FACE personnel were alerted to this incident by a local newspaper article and began an investigation. Information was gathered from the County Sheriff, the State Medical Examiner, and the Clerk of the local township responsible for maintaining the cemetery (Photo 2).

Photo 2 – Overview of the cemetery showing the wagon load of branches and the degree of slope in the area.

The Township Clerk, who owns a small farm near the cemetery, would volunteer his tractors and other equipment needed to perform work for the township. This clerk/farmer had hired the victim to perform odd jobs in the past and was aware of his skills as well as his inability to perform strenuous work for more than brief periods. The victim had experience with equipment on the farm and was considered a safe and conscientious worker.

The township did not have permanent employees, but did have a budget to pay for occasional work needed to properly maintain the cemetery. Although safety training may have been part of his previous fulltime employment, no safety training program or written policies were in place at the farm where the victim occasionally worked or within the small, rural township.


The victim had performed various jobs for the farmer/Clerk over the past four years and was known to be a good worker. He was a skilled mechanic, worked on small engines, enjoyed working with tractors, and performed farm field work. The Clerk had in previous conversation mentioned to the victim that trees needed trimming and a stump needed to be removed at the cemetery. There was an understanding between these two men that the victim could use the equipment and tools necessary from the farm, including the tractor of his choice, to do this work.

The victim was undergoing treatment for a chronic medical condition that prevented him from working full-time and was on medication (Diazepam) that made him feel tired most of the time to the degree he could not fulfill the requirements of full-time or regular part-time job. He performed occasional mechanical work for others, often doing it for free.

On the day of this incident, the victim was transported to the farm by his wife to start work at about 8 o’clock in the morning. A hydraulic hose on the wagon he planned to use to haul brush needed to be replaced and he exercised his standing permission to purchase repair parts as necessary. He drove one of the farmer’s larger tractors into town before noon to get parts. He was seen after lunchtime driving a similar but smaller tractor pulling the wagon full of tree branches away from the cemetery. Subsequently, upon his return to the cemetery, he started or resumed work on the tree stump, using a chain saw to cut its roots.

Later in the afternoon, another laborer from the nearby farm loaded a lawn tractor and drove to the cemetery to mow grass. While making his first pass around the area, he noticed the victim’s tractor upside down at the base of a short incline. He found the victim unresponsive, crushed between the steering wheel and ground and immediately called for help. When rescue crews arrived, it was determined the victim was dead at the scene.

Photographs confirm the tractor had its front-end loader raised high (Photo 3) with the large stump reportedly tethered by a length of log chain secured around its bucket. The victim was apparently attempting to carry the stump and proceed to load it into the wagon nearby when the overturn occurred. The tractor-loader combination was aimed forward downhill in an area sloping downhill and to the left ahead of the tractor. Rescue workers found a bag containing several cans of beer, and postmortem tests results documented the victim’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at 0.11%. This likely influenced his assessment of the overturn risk, including the equipment, operating, loading, and terrain factors contributing to it.

Photo 3 – Front view of the tractor, with the wagon uphill in the background, showing the front loader was raised prior to the overturn.

Cause of Death

The official cause of death from the Medical Examiner’s report was “asphyxia due to crushing chest injury due to tractor roll-over”.


Recommendation #1 – Tractors suitable for the task, properly equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and seat belt, configured and ballasted appropriately, should be used with a capable, properly-installed front-end loader recommended for the tractor.

Discussion:All tractors with front-end loaders should be equipped with a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) and seatbelt to minimize the potential for injury in the event of an overturn. Front End loaders should be installed only on tractors that have a wide front axle, not on those with narrow (tricycle-type) front axle, with both front- and rear-wheels of the tractor spaced as widely as possible. The tractor-loader-load combination should be properly ballasted with weight on the rear axle or carried on rear hitch area of the tractor.

Recommendation #2 – Operators should be educated and trained to recognize and assess the risk of an overturn and the factors that contribute to an overturn.

Discussion: Operators should be familiar with safety messages in equipment operator manuals, safety signs, and all safe operating practices. This includes understanding factors that contribute to a tractor-with-loader overturn. Changes in the tractor’s configuration, attachments, ballast, loading, and orientation relative to a slope change the overall stability of the combination in use.

The center of gravity for a two-wheel drive tractor is typically forward of the operator’s feet, ahead and above the rear axle of the tractor. The installation of a loader causes a forward shift in the center of gravity for the tractor-loader combination, and the center of gravity moves upward as the loader is raised. Placing a load in the bucket or lifting a load tethered to the bucket further shifts the tractor-loader combination’s center of gravity forward and potentially upward. As the center of gravity moves forward or upward, the tractor-loader combination becomes less stable because tractors with narrow front axles have a base of stability that is narrower at the front.

The precise positioning of the log chain around the bucket and the stump, as well as the resultant path of the chain between them, could not be determined after the overturn. To the extent that the loader was lifting upward on a stubborn load offset to the left, or the stump was swinging left from the bucket, these factors would contribute to the potential for the overturn.

Recommendation #3 – Workers should not operate tractors while under the influence of alcohol or when taking medications for which doctors advise against the operation of machinery.

Discussion: The victim in this incident was under the influence of alcohol at the time the tractor overturned. He tested 0.11% BAC postmortem when 0.10% (0.08% in some states) is the legal limit for driving a motor vehicle. Alcohol affects judgment and risk perception. It can impair a machinery operator’s ability to perform tasks with the care, precision, and coordination required. In addition, this victim was reportedly taking medication which alone or in combination with alcohol could have adversely influenced his ability to perform the task safely.


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Iowa FACE Program

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, FACE, is a program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nationally, the FACE program identifies traumatic deaths at work, conducts in-depth studies of select work deaths, makes recommendations for prevention, and publishes reports and alerts. The goal is to prevent occupational fatalities across the nation.

The NIOSH head office in Morgantown, West Virginia, carries out an intramural FACE case surveillance and evaluation program and also funds state-based programs in several cooperating states. In Iowa, The University of Iowa through its Injury Prevention Research Center works in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health and its Office of the State Medical Examiner to conduct the Iowa FACE program.

Nationally, NIOSH combines its internal information with that from cooperating states to provide information in a variety of forms which is disseminated widely among the industries involved. NIOSH publications are available on the web at

Iowa FACE also publishes its case studies, issues precautionary messages, and prepares articles for trade and professional publication. In addition to postings on the national NIOSH website, this information is posted on the Iowa FACE site, external icon. Copies of FACE case studies and other publications are available by contacting Iowa FACE, too.

The Iowa FACE team consists of the following specialists from the University of Iowa: Craig Zwerling, MD, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator; John Lundell, MA, Co-Investigator; Murray Madsen, MBA, Chief Trauma Investigator; and Co-Investigator/specialists Risto Rautiainen, PhD, and Wayne Sanderson, PhD, CIH. Additional expertise from the Iowa Department of Public Health includes Rita Gergely, Principal Investigator, and John Kraemer, PA, from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

To contact Iowa State FACE program personnel regarding State-based FACE reports, please use information listed on the Contact Sheet on the NIOSH FACE web site Please contact In-house FACE program personnel regarding In-house FACE reports and to gain assistance when State-FACE program personnel cannot be reached.

Sub Compact Tractors

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Mahindra sub-compact tractors may be small in size, but they can offer big results. These models outperform the competition in many key areas, which is why they are used on properties around the world. Read on to discover what makes these sub-compact tractors so popular!

Common Uses

Private homeowners and professionals alike can utilize Mahindra sub-compact tractors for land maintenance work.

These models are commonly used for:

  • Chores on specialty and hobby farms.
  • Projects related to the rural lifestyle.
  • Grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Municipal work.

Mahindra sub-compact tractors are ideal for smaller tasks on smaller properties. There’s no need to pay extra for features or capabilities that you wouldn’t use anyways. Get the exact performance you need at the lowest price possible.

Compared to the Competition

Mahindra sub-compact tractors stand out among the competitor’s models in many different ways.

  • Offer a best-in-class turning radius, which allows them to fit into spaces that other tractors could not.
  • Have over 30% larger engine displacement, which leads to a lower operating RPM, a longer engine lifespan, quieter equipment operation, and better fuel economy.
  • Can lift and carry more than other models.
  • Have the highest built-in-weight for their class, which helps maximize stability and safety.
  • Have larger tires that deliver better traction and reduce turf damage in wet applications.

This is just a sampling of the many ways Mahindra sub-compact tractors beat out the competition. Why settle for any less?

Performance Highlights

The various Mahindra sub-compact tractors range from 19.4 to 24 horsepower. They are ready to get the job done!

Mahindra sub-compact tractors are also highly versatile and can be used with implements. Thanks to the quick attach couplers, connecting the attachment is easy. Choose from a range of options including mowers, snowblowers, box blades, and rotary brooms. Use one piece of farm equipment to tackle a wide range of tasks.

Operator Comfort Highlights

Long workdays are made easier with Mahindra sub-compact tractors. Enjoy perks such as the swiveling mComfort seat with foldable armrests, an ergonomically designed operator station, and a curved boom for better visibility.

Some of the models can also be upgraded to offer even better operator comfort. For example, there is an optional deluxe cab with a heater and windshield wipers.

The Lineup

The Mahindra sub-compact tractor lineup has six options:

  • eMax 20S HST
  • eMax 20S HST Cab
  • eMax 22L G
  • eMax 22L HST
  • eMax 25L HST
  • eMax 25L HST Cab

Each option offers different performance capabilities, making it easy to find the right fit for your unique needs!

For more information on the Mahindra sub-compact tractors, check out the series brochure or contact your local Mahindra dealer.

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