Today, landowners have a real opportunity to save themselves hard work by replacing an excavator with a walk-behind tractor, which processes large volumes of soil much faster and more efficiently. It is not at all difficult to manage this unit, but beginners may have some difficulty with spring and autumn plowing methods. In this article, owners of walk-behind tractors will find some useful tips that will help them properly plow their land and not leave streaks on arable land.
Preparation for work
At this point you need to prepare the walk-behind tractor for work:
- change the wheels into cutters;
- install the coulter;
- start the unit.
The preparatory phase is over. It’s time to move on to direct cultivation of the soil in one of two effective ways. Let’s take a closer look at both options.
Method number 1
Ideal for small areas, but it takes time, some skill and extra attention.
When choosing this option, we start plowing from the edge of the site, the choice of which directly depends on the location of the gas handle on the walk-behind tractor. If the handle is on the right, we start from the left side, and if it is on the left, vice versa, from the right edge.
We install a walk-behind tractor. We deepen the ploughshare and proceed to plowing. Please note that the coulter divides the plowed land into two halves. Thus, you can only intervene with your feet on the half located on the side of the throttle.
We come to the end of the first row. We engage the reverse gear and, in its absence, simply drag the walk-behind tractor to the start of work on the virgin ground. We install the unit so that one knife cultivates an area of already cultivated arable land with traces and a furrow of the coulter, and the second is located on uncultivated land. Moreover, we work according to this scheme. When processing the last row, we cross the virgin soil, then close the furrow of the coulter with a rake.
Method number 2
Thus, it is possible to plow the land not only in small, but also in large areas. In this case, you do not need to carry a walk-behind tractor, because we start work in the middle of the site, then we just move in a circle clockwise or counterclockwise. clockwise, depending on which side the throttle grip is on.
The plowed land in this case looks perfect. The advantage is time saving.
We hope that these tips will help beginners to master the techniques of a walk-behind tractor and tillage in the shortest possible time so that there are no traces and furrows of the coulter on the plowed land.