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​Prepping for Summer: Five Implements Perfect for Summer Projects

Posted by Spencer Santilli on May 2nd 2022

​Prepping for Summer: Five Implements Perfect for Summer Projects

Grapples, Post-Hole Diggers, Brush Cutters, Land Planes, & Accessory Items

With warmer weather and longer hours on the way, now is when you should start preparations for your summer project list. Summer represents an incredible opportunity to finish jobs that depend on long stretches of dry weather to either start or complete. 

Whether you're looking to expand or repair fences, clear new areas of your property, remove brush piles, complete landscaping, or perform regular seasonal maintenance, Homestead Implements has an American-made attachment perfect for the job. We are proud to offer the essential tools to work the earth!

Grapples

Our continually expanding catalog of high-quality American Grapples has made homestead life throughout North America more manageable and, not to mention, more fun! With compatibility for Kubota, Kioti, LS, TYM, Mahindra, Massey, Ford, John Deere, and other tractor brands, chances are we offer a durable Hardox® 450 steel grapple for your machine. 

Grapples are the perfect all-season implement that, once hooked up, rarely leaves the front of your tractor. However, summer is where you'll maximize the effectiveness of your new attachment with an array of suitable projects. Moving brush piles, logs, trees with root balls, fencing, boulders, or old farm machinery has never been easier, thanks to our grapples' impressive grip strength and durability.

Independence Series Grapple for Sub-Compact Tractors (Universal Quick-Attach Compatibility)

  • Recommended HP = 15 – 30 HP
  • Working Width = 54" Only
  • 1/4" Hardox® 450 Teeth
  • Dual 2" x 4" Hydraulic Cylinders

Pinnacle Series Brush Grapple (Universal Quick-Attach Compatibility)

  • Recommended HP = Up to 55 HP
  • Working Width = 60” & 72”
  • 5/16” Hardox® 450 Teeth
  • Dual 2” x 6” Hydraulic Cylinders

Pinnacle Series Root Grapple (Universal Quick-Attach & JD Loader Compatibility)

  • Recommended HP = Up to 55 HP
  • Working Width = 55", 60", 66", and 72"
  • 5/16" Hardox® 450 Teeth
  • Dual 2" x 6" Hydraulic Cylinders

Pinnacle Series Root Grapple for Utility Tractors (Universal Quick-Attach Compatibility)

  • Recommended HP = 60 to 100 HP
  • Working Width = 72" Only
  • 1/2" Hardox® 450 Teeth
  • Dual 3" x 10" Hydraulic Cylinders

Post-Hole Diggers

Summer means it is time to expand fence lines, complete new construction projects, or add a 4 x 4 post for a new mailbox. A Hydraulic or PTO-powered Post-Hole Digger will save you time on your next project, not to mention save your back! An experienced tractor operator can quickly drop hundreds of new fence posts in a single workday. 

With our dual-flight start augers, you'll quickly dig through the topsoil and punch through compacted subsoil easily. Did you wear through your starting bits after a season of digging? No problem! Give us a call, and we can quickly send out replacement parts to keep your Post-Hole Diggers primed for the next big project.

Pinnacle Series 3-Point PTO Post-Hole Digger

  • Recommended HP = 18 – 50 HP
  • 2" Round O.D. Input Shaft
  • PTO Shaft Included
  • Double Start Auger Tip with 6", 9", and 12" widths Available

Pinnacle Series Hydraulic Drive Front-End Post-Hole Digger

  • 6 – 16 GPM Hydraulic Flow Required
  • Universal Quick-Attach (SSQA) Frame
  • 2" Hex Output Shaft
  • Double Start Auger Tip with 6" and 9" widths Available

Brush Cutters

Few attachments are more invaluable to summer projects on a homestead than our Pinnacle Series Brush Cutter. This rugged PTO-powered Rotary Cutter is perfect for taking care of the areas of your property that quickly become overgrown with brush, saplings, or grass. Keeping the longer grasses and fields trimmed around your property will help avoid unwanted rodent, pest, or insect activity throughout the warmer months. 

Cut new ATV, UTV, or general access trails through your woods with our 2" cutting capacity and robust gearbox so that no part of your property is out of reach!

Pinnacle Series Brush Cutter

  • Recommended HP = 20 – 65 HP
  • 2" Diameter Cutting Capacity
  • Cast-Iron Gear Box w/ 540 RPM PTO Speed
  • Adjustable Cutting Height, Upright Arms, and Tailwheel
  • 2-Plate Slip Clutch Protection

Box Blades/Land Planes

Perhaps our most requested implements, Box Blades and Land Planes have all-season applications but can become especially useful during the summer months. These road grading attachments can also double as material spreaders, soil prep attachments, livestock area maintenance, and more. You can tailor your approach to a project based on soil conditions, material size, and desired results by pairing extremely durable scrape blades with aggressive and adjustable ripper shanks. 

While Box Blades are better suited for spreading new material, they will also work well to revive compacted soil, gravel roads, and other materials. Land Planes are the premier attachment for any road or trail maintenance as the dual blades even the surface and allow excess material to flow behind the attachment. The more experience you have, the more comfortable you'll become with a high-quality land leveling attachment and the best ways to achieve your desired results.

Independence Series Land Plane

  • Recommended HP = Up to 30 HP
  • Two High-Carbon Steel Heat-Treated Cutting Edges
  • Working Widths = 48", 60", and 72"
  • 4" x 4" x 1/4" Front Main Beam Tubing

Independence Series Box Blade

  • Recommended HP = Up to 30 HP
  • High-Carbon Steel Heat-Treated Cutting Edge with Durable Heat-Treated Shanks
  • Working Widths = 48", 60", and 72"
  • 4" x 4" x 1/4" Front Main Beam Tubing

Pinnacle Series Land Plane

  • Recommended HP = 30 – 55 HP
  • Two High-Carbon Steel Heat-Treated Cutting Edges
  • Working Widths = 60", 72", and 84"
  • 4" x 4" x 1/4" Front Main Beam Tubing

Pinnacle Series Box Blade

  • Recommended HP = 30 – 55 HP
  • High-Carbon Steel Heat-Treated Cutting Edges with Durable Heat-Treated Shanks
  • Working Widths = 60", 72", and 84"
  • 4" x 4" x 1/4" Front Main Beam Tubing

Accessory Items: Pallet Forks, Hitches, and Baskets

Although there are no limitations on what you may use our new Receiver Hitches or Pinnacle Series Pallet Forks to accomplish, these items can be a tractor owner's best friend during the summer. Many homesteads will spend the summer moving trailers from one area to another or off-loading new plants, construction materials, or new implements! 

Our brand new line of hitches and baskets are the perfect accompaniment for those jobs in the far reaches of your homestead. Haul chainsaws, additional tools, barbed wire, and more with the heavy-duty baskets for the Pinnacle Series Cat-1 or Cat-2 Receiver Hitch. Every homestead should have a quality set of Pallet Forks, and ours are rated for 3,000 pounds, meaning your tractor will struggle to lift something long before our forks do! 

Independence Series Receiver Hitch

  • Total Weight = 37 pounds
  • Dimensions = 32” W x 9” D x 17.5” T
  • Category 1, Quick-Hitch, and iMatch Compatible
  • Standard 2" Receiver

Pinnacle Series Gooseneck Hitch

  • Total Weight = 51 pounds
  • Dimensions = 32” W x 12.5” D x 30” T
  • Category 1, Quick-Hitch, and iMatch Compatible
  • Standard 2" Receiver

Pinnacle Series Receiver Hitch w/ Baskets

  • Category 1 & Category 2 Compatibility Available
  • 31" and 43" Basket Sizes Optional
  • Adjustable Height Receiver Hitch
  • Standard 2" Receiver

Pinnacle Series Pallet Forks (Refer to Tractor Manual for Appropriate Lifting Capacity)

  • Total Weight = 375 pounds
  • Tine Dimensions = 48” L x 4” Wide
  • Spring-Loaded Fork Lock Pin
  • Universal Quick-Attach & John Deere Hook & Pin Compatibility

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