If the amount you mow gets measured in acres or your clients require material by the bucket load, a compact tractor is just what you need. This month’s product focus features companies who are ready and willing to equip you with the right tools for your job.

We’ve also included a section of attachments that make an already flexible tool even more so.

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2800 TLB
• Engine: 28 hp
• Trans.: 6F/2R
• PTO: 24 hp; mid 2,500 RPM
• Feature: The 2800 TLB is a total package loader/tractor/backhoe. It features a reversible seat for easy operation, four-wheel drive with main shift lever and PTO lever with Range Lever, as well as simplified display panel and easy-up hood.

Cub Cadet

• Engine: 24 hp Yanmar
• Trans.: Hydrostatic
• PTO: 540 rear, 2,100 mid
• Feature: Equipped with Shift-on-the-Go technology, three-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine, dual-hydraulic pumps for smooth operation along with an integrated backhoe, float control and easy-to-use four-point mounting system.


• Engine: 91 hp Caterpillar/Perkins
• Trans.: Sync/PS/PowerShift
• PTO: 80.3 hp
• Feature: Offers dual entry, grill guards, front fenders, large doors and short turning radius of 162 inches. The loader lever, hand throttle, PTO switch, hydraulic valve levers and control lever are all within easy reach.

Venture Products

• Engine: 31 hp Briggs & Stratton
• Trans.: Hydrostatic
• PTO: Electric
• Feature: This all-wheel drive model has a center oscillating/articulating frame and weight transfer for improved traction, lift and operation on slopes. It can mow on a 30-degree slope when equipped with dual wheels.

First Products

Offers a variety of turf equipment for aerating turf, relieving compaction, verticutting and overseeding. The 40-inch Aera-vator works well with compact tractors, with a variety of shaft options and a patented swing hitch that allows the operator to turn while aerating without tearing established turf.


The 4-foot 2848 dethatcher/overseeder requires at least 18 hp and has a PTO-driven power deck with 8-inch saw-tooth blades on 2-inch centers. The seed package includes a 42-inch hopper with either disc openers or a seed shoe assembly. Slicing blade depth is adjusted by a turnbuckle.


The Soil Renovator cultivates, grades, seeds and rolls in a single pass. It buries stone, sod and debris. The V-body blades dig with the point of the blade, reducing panning and providing better drainage. The offset design covers one tire track, and jackscrews adjust digging depth and grader blade height.


The STECAVATOR is a reverse tine tiller featuring all-gear drive and anti-panning blades. It comes in both standard and heavy-duty ranges and in working widths from 41 to 118 inches. With its reverse rotation and screening tines, it can bury both rocks and debris to create a seedbed in one pass.


AEBI New England

Deutz Fahr
• Engine: 39 hp
• Trans.: 12F/12R
• PTO: Rear 540 RPM
• Feature: Can be equipped with front PTO

John Deere

• Engine: 37.1 hp Yanmar
• Trans.: Hydrostatic
• PTO: Rear 540 RPM
• Feature: Twin-Touch pedals, Roll-Gard ROPS


DKSE Series
• Engine: 35 to 50 hp
• Trans.: Hydrostatic or synchro shuttle
• PTO: Rear up to 37.5 hp at 540 RPM
• Feature: Fold-down ROPS or cab with ROPS


5035 4WD
• Engine: 49.5 hp
• Trans.: 12F/12R synchro shuttle
• PTO: Maximum 43 hp
• Feature: Lift capacity of 3,090 pounds

Massey Ferguson

1529 and 1532
• Engine: 28 and 32.5 hp
• Trans.: Three-range hydrostatic
• PTO: Rear 540 RPM
• Feature: Category I three-point hitch


CTJ23 and CTJ27
• Engine: 23 and 27 hp Mitsubishi
• Trans.: Two-range hydrostatic
• PTO: Independent mid and rear 540 RPM
• Feature: Mower deck and loader options

New Holland

Workmaster 45 and 55
• Engine: 45 and 55 hp
• Trans.: 8×8
• PTO: 540 RPM
• Feature: Four constant mesh gears in two ranges


430 Max
• Engine: 21 or 25 hp Kubota, 33 hp Generac
• Trans.: Hydrostatic
• PTO: N/A
• Feature: Four-wheel drive, articulated frame


Bush Hog

The LLR60 landscape rake takes a maximum of 35 hp PTO and works well for moving loose roots, branches and trash.

Greenwell Mfg.

Pat’s Easy Change System fits over lift arms and changes them to a hook system to provide more flexibility for different implements.


McMillen 75 Series Augers use a sealed planetary reduction auger drive to dig hole diameters ranging from 4 to 36 inches. Drives are bidirectional.

R.L. Parsons

The 146KL-FM Micro-Mower offers a choice of four cutting heads, floating arm and head, excellent visibility and easy on/off capability.

Tree Equip. Design

The Red Boss Tree Spade comes in several models to handle tree balls from 16 to 66 inches and has self-sharpening blades made of tempered steel.


TurfEx mountable spreaders fit a variety of vehicles and provide consistent, even distribution of anything from seed to fertilizer.

The May issue of Turf will feature product focuses on Utility Vehicles & Attachments, Skid Steers & Attachments and Software.