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I'm looking into expanding next year and will need some equipment. I'm looking at top dressers, sprayer/spreaders, aerators and whatever else you can think of and it occurred to me that there are attachments that can be had for ATVs. I'm pretty sure swstout uses an ATV to spray organics but what about the other things?

I seem to remember there were some ATVs with PTOs but I'm not sure that's even necessary.

I'm not going to replace my mower with an ATV but for spreading fertilizer, aerating, topdressing compost, spraying and even snow removal, it sounds like a great idea. Anyone ever tried anything like that?

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If it has the option for two wheel drive many are o.k., four wheel drive will tear up the lawn and even some of the two wheel drive units will.

I personally think you would be better off searching www.machinefinder.com for a good used lawn or garden tractor, it would be cheaper than an ATV and you could do more with it.
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If it has the option for two wheel drive many are o.k., four wheel drive will tear up the lawn and even some of the two wheel drive units will.

I personally think you would be better off searching www.machinefinder.com for a good used lawn or garden tractor, it would be cheaper than an ATV and you could do more with it.
Very good information. Perhaps I should give in and get something in the utility line so that I can not only do what I currently want to do but also pick up some heavier jobs such as harley raking and full lawn installs.
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Yea it seems the atv's never really work out well. You also rarely see anyone using them for long either. I tend to think, in general, they are purchased for fun but with the goal of writing their costs off on taxes.
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Yea it seems the atv's never really work out well. You also rarely see anyone using them for long either. I tend to think, in general, they are purchased for fun but with the goal of writing their costs off on taxes.
I can see that.

I guess I'm just interested in having one piece of equipment that does everything well instead of 30 specialized pieces.
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Yea it seems the atv's never really work out well. You also rarely see anyone using them for long either. I tend to think, in general, they are purchased for fun but with the goal of writing their costs off on taxes.
I have had ATV's for almost 20 years, they were great when the kids were younger, we were gone almost every weekend, year around.

Now in my Garage is a 2007 - 700 Kawie Brute Force, a 2007 - 400 Yahama Kodiak and a 2006- 450 Honda, you know they haven't moved this year, in fact I think it been two years since two of them have been used.
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I guess I'm just interested in having one piece of equipment that does everything well instead of 30 specialized pieces.
It sounds like a job for the compact utility tractors Andy uses.

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I have had ATV's for almost 20 years, they were great when the kids were younger, we were gone almost every weekend, year around.
Did you ever use them on any jobs that they were helpful with?
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It sounds like a job for the compact utility tractors Andy uses.
Pics and info, please???
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