Whether you are a farmer or a homeowner, there is a variety of reasons for you to want your ground leveled. Some people level their ground for planting seeds, while others before building a new home or to prepare for new above-ground swimming pools, driveways or patios. If you are looking for ways to level your ground, know that there are a number of implements that can be attached to a small tractor to level things out including box grader blades, box blades, 4 in 1 buckets, leveling bars and pasture harrows.
- Box Grader Blades
These implements are versatile and can be used for general purposes. Because they feature a blade that can be manually angled and tilted, box grader blades make a great choice for reconditioning driveways, leveling small areas as well as for cutting drains. They contain a blade that can scrape a small quantity of material with each pass. Moreover, box grader blades tend to work very well on soft grounds, but if the gravel is compacted or the ground is very hard, the blades tend to bounce over the top instead of cutting in.
- Box Blade
Box blades make a better option for dealing with larger bumps and hollows than grader blades. The box features a shape that suits better for moving larger quantities of soil once it has been broken up. This makes this implement ideal for tasks like leveling out market garden furrows. Unlike grader blades, it also allows you to move the soil to greater distances.
- 4 in 1 Bucket
A 4 in 1 bucket is a very versatile implement that has all sorts of uses in addition to leveling. However, we will concentrate on leveling here. The best way to level a ground is to open the bucket. This is applied for light grading and pushing of loose material. To use this cutting edge, the tractor needs to be driven forward. Know that some cutting edges are hardened, so check with your dealer if you are getting one as they tend to be more durable and last for longer.
- Leveling Bar
This bar is very handy as you can add it to a 4 in 1 bucket. The advantage of using a leveling bar compared to using the bucket only, is that it allows you to smudge out larger areas faster and even if you do not have much experience, you will be able to achieve a very smooth tidy finish.
- Pasture Harrows
For roughly leveling off small bumps in a larger area, pasture harrows are the right implements to choose. They are ideal to smooth out ground that has been rotated by discs or to tide up pieces of ground that have been plugged up by cattle once it has dried out.