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Monday, March 16, 2020

Advantages of a zero-turn mower and why a John Deere ZTrak is the top of its class

So, you’ve got a lawn tractor, but you’ve been hearing so many great things about zero-turn mowers. Your brother has a zero-turn, your in-laws love theirs, and even Dale down the street has one. Should you upgrade? Is it worth the cost? We’ve listed out a few facts and features to help shed some light on your lawn tractor vs. zero-turn mower decision. The most obvious reason people love zero-turn mowers is the turn radius—hence the name. Put simply, a zero-turn mower has a turn radius of zero degrees. Most lawn mowers, like your current lawn tractor, have a much ... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Choosing the Right Compact Loader

Stop Imagining, Start Doing More for Less Your operation demands reliable and productive equipment. That’s why Heritage Tractor offers a full line of compact construction equipment to keep you on the leading edge. The John Deere G-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders offer proven functionality and customer-features that help you work smarter, not harder. Plus, Heritage Tractor offers a full worksite worth of attachments so you can bring blueprints to life. Not every jobsite is the same, and it’s important to ensure your machine works its hardest for you. So what’s r... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Don't Get Stuck this Spring

Pre-Season Maintenance can save time and headaches For most people, January brings to mind snow and new year resolutions — not their mowers. Now is one of the best times of the year for routine maintenance. There are two options when it comes to maintenance. You can schedule an expert technician to complete a HeritageGard comprehensive maintenance, or, if you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, you can complete the routine checks to ensure the machine’s performance in the Spring. Here are 5 tips from Heritage Tractor to check your machine this winter. Fuel Stabilizer is important t... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

How Precision Ag Technology Can Save You Money

One acre of land can grow an estimated 2,800 pounds of wheat. This has been increasing each year due to advancements in seed, fertilizer and equipment, and it must continue to increase to match the food demand of the growing population of the world. By 2050, researchers expect the need of food production will increase by 70%. This means efficiency is more important than ever for farmers. What information do you use to make decisions on your farm? Heritage Tractor wants to support your operation with our Agriculture Management Solutions (AMS) in the form of Precision Ag Technology. AMS provide... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Mower?

The right machine makes a difference. Finding the right machine for your yard is hard. We all enjoy a well-manicured lawn, but we don’t all enjoy the work it takes. Having an easy-to-use mower is half the battle. So, what should you consider when choosing a mower? Well, we’ve collected a few tips from our lawn and garden experts to help you choose a mower that fits your needs. How to Determine Mower Size and Style Property size is the biggest determinant of machine size. A machine that is too small will have you mowing for a week, while a machine that is too large will struggle... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

No-Flat Tires for Commercial Mowers

Never worrying about a flat tire again sounds like science fiction, but with the MICHELIN X TWEEL Turf Airless Radial Tire, it’s possible. Available exclusively on John Deere ZTrak and QuikTrak mowers, the Tweel was developed to prevent downtime, provide a smoother, more even ride and virtually eliminate tire maintenance entirely. This can save time and money for landscaping professionals. Your mower will be able to tackle curbs, debris, and uneven ground with ease without the concern of flat tires. The Tweel is built on a heavy gauge steel hub that fits the variations of the ZTrak Z900... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Start your Career with Us

Trade School, career change, college degree – when thinking about a future in the workforce, the choices are numerous and can seem overwhelming. If you or someone you know is interested in mechanics, engines, technology, or just like working with their hands, becoming a technician might be the right path. We understand college can seem expensive, and that is why we want to help. We sell both new and pre-owned equipment ranging from UTVs to combines, but one of the largest aspects of our business is our service department, with an ever-growing need for technicians. The world’s p... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

The 5 Steps of Haymaking

Producing your own hay begs many questions, even if you’re not a first timer. Do I need to use a tedder? What makes a good windrow? Is it better to make round bales or square bales? What are the advantages of silage? There are many factors that go into haymaking, but for some farm operations, cutting your own hay is a great choice. Smaller farms with the field space and livestock can reduce the cost of feed and save money in the long run by producing hay. Hay production involves 5 keys steps: Cutting, Drying, Raking, Baling, and Storing. Each step requires specific equipment for a ... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Three Ways You Can Use Your John Deere Gator

Is there a more versatile utility vehicle than a John Deere Gator? First introduced in 1992, John Deere Gators were once referred to as farmers’ vehicles because they could be found on farms across the country. Today, they are used for construction, military, and many recreation applications. There are many different models available in the John Deere Gator series, including Crossover Utility Vehicles, Work Series Utility Vehicles, High Performance Utility Vehicles, Military Utility Vehicles, and Turf Utility Vehicles, depending on what the job calls for. Here are several ways you may ... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020

Top 4 Recommended Attachments for Compact Utility Tractors

Get the most out of your tractor by choosing from a selection of more than 600 attachments and implements. When deciding what is best for you, start by reviewing your chore list. Feeling overwhelmed with choices? Here are four of our top selling attachments, implements, and accessories we think property owners should consider having in their shed. Tractor Loader With a loader or bucket, you have the options to move, dig and dump materials across your property without strain. Loaders offer many interchangeable options including bale huggers, debris grapplers and bale spears to customize y... Read More
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Starting a new garden

Been thinking about a garden? With freezing temperatures gone, now is a great time to start one. No matter what property size you have, there are garden solutions for every household and every season. The first thing to do is find the right spot. Most plants like full sun, so the garden should be in an area that gets sun throughout most of the day. Easy access to water is also good to keep in mind when choosing a spot for your garden. Then, simply measure off a space for your garden. It should be spacious enough to hold all the fruits and veggies you plan to plant, but also small enough you... Read More
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mulching 101

Definitions: Mulch noun [ muhlch ] - lawn grass trimmings cut into easily decomposable sizes that prevent erosion, enrich the soil, and inhibit weeds Bagging verb [ bag-ging ] - the process of gathering trimmings to be composted or collected as yard waste Thatch noun [ thach ] - more than half an inch of build-up from roots, stems, and cuttings of old grass A big decision to make when mowing your yard is what to do with the clippings. For years, experts have claimed that bagging was the best choice, but not anymore. For most yards, mulching lawn clipping... Read More
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

John Deere Model Numbers

What do John Deere tractor model numbers mean? We all have seen the numbers on the sides of tractors, the various letters. But what do they mean?Each model number is made up of a combination of numbers and letters to help customers determine the tractor’s configuration.The first number in the model number represents the series or family the tractor belongs to. John Deere makes nine series of tractors that range from 1 to 9. The 1 Series (also called 1 Family) is the smallest in the John Deere tractor family and is made to handle mowing and yard work on small properties. On the other han... Read More
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fall Chore Checklist

Fall brings colder weather and a checklist of chores to complete before winter. But where do you start? Here are three must-do tasks this fall in order to keep your property looking great next spring. Lawn Care: Fall is a great time to check your lawn to improve the health of your grass. Aeration and dethatching can provide moisture and the room for roots to grow. If you have a small yard, you can rent small aerators and dethatchers from most home improvement stores. STHL also offers the Yard Boss, a multi-tool with aerator, dethatcher and other attachment heads to tackle yard chores. If ... Read More