ATVs are not only useful means of transportation that can help you dodge traffic and get to work faster, but they also come in handy for small chores at the farm. These vehicles have become highly popular amongst farmers and here are some of the reasons behind it.
Transporting or carrying loads
Perhaps the most useful job of an ATV at a farm is that it can help you easily transport supplies all around your property in the fastest possible time. A large UTV or ATV can carry hundreds of pounds at once, simplifying the way you move around the farm.
And, since farms tend to be quite big, it comes in handy when you want to move from one place to another in just a few minutes, without tiring your feet and exhausting yourself. Besides, ATVs are smaller, faster, and more convenient than regular trucks or tractors, meaning they won’t use as much fuel and they don’t require too much space around them to move.
With winter just around the corner, you might think that work on your farm is done and you can finally enjoy the holidays. Unfortunately, there is always some urgent matter that needs to be taken care of, and this cannot be handled with snowy alleys.
With the right accessories, any regular ATV can easily turn into a useful plowing machine that will clear the roads and clean the streets in just a matter of minutes. And, since they are smaller than regular trucks, they can fit in narrow spaces and help you clean more snow.
You can even gather all the snow in one place and use it to cover the soil or provide a natural supply of water for your crops in the spring and summer.
Don’t forget to also have your wheel weights, tire chains, and sandbags with you if you want to efficiently get rid of snow all around the farm.
Another reason why you should keep an ATV with you on the farm is that it can help you mow the lawn. Again, by choosing the right accessories such as a mower deck attachment, you can turn any of these four-wheeled vehicles into useful gardening tools.
Look after your lawn and help the grass grow stronger and healthier by performing constant trimming and mowing jobs. Owning an ATV also benefits your health and helps you stay away from back and hand pains caused by regular grass mowers.
Working on a farm implies dealing with all sorts of debris and residues. So why not get a little help from your powerful four-wheeler?
With the right rake attachments, these vehicles can quickly help you get rid of all the mess and keep your property clean for longer. You can count on ATVs to pick up dirt, debris, brush, leaves, pine needles, fallen fruits, and anything else that can cause a mess.
Preparing your soil for future crops has never been easier. Long gone are the days when you had to spread seeds using your own hands. Why not take farming to the 21st century and enjoy the benefits of a small vehicle that can help you finish your chores in no time?
Using a spreader accessory mounted on the rear of your UTV, you can scatter seeds, sand or fertilizer on all your fields. So why invest in several expensive farm vehicles when you can choose just one that can help you with all your jobs?
Although looking after animals at the farm seems like a fun way to spend your time, constantly trying to prevent cattle or horses from running away is tiring. If you want to catch your animals faster and without a struggle, an ATV could prove useful.
It also comes in handy whenever you need to count your animals, vaccinate them or catch them so you can tag them. This way, you can save up some of your energy to actually get to play with your pets after a long and tiring day at the farm.
How many cubic feet of wood does it take to heat your farm in the winter time and, most importantly, how hard it is for you to gather all the supplies? Those who work on big farms know that it is practically impossible to gather branches and firewood using large machines, especially in the forest area. So why not receive all the help you need from your ATV?
This type of off-road vehicle can easily go deep into the woods and, with the right accessories attached, it can help you gather all the firewood you need in just a few hours. Where most trailers and large tractors fail, a regular ATV will thrive and help you prepare for winter in no time.
How to stay safe while using your vehicle on the farm
Unfortunately, even the top-notch models we found can be dangerous vehicles to use on a farm. Although nobody can deny their utility, you still need to pay attention when riding and handling them.
The first thing you need to do to stay safe is to properly inspect your ride before getting on it. Make sure all the loads you are carrying on your racks are secure and don’t exceed the maximum load recommendations of the ATV manufacturer.
You should always pay attention to the road, even if you are only using your vehicle on your farm. It’s harder to ride on slippery and muddy roads, so be careful. If you plan on using your ATV in the wintertime, don’t forget to equip it with proper weather gear, including chains and winter tires. Add some decent lighting too since it gets darker sooner in the cold months.