Choosing the right 3-point implement
How to select the right Bobcat implement for your next soil preparation project
Bobcat box blade
There are a variety of 3-point hitch implements to choose from to prepare soils. It can be difficult to decide which one is best for different applications, such as installing a new yard or reconditioning an existing yard, preparing for a new garden or simply doing light grading.
Bobcat Company offers many rear-mounted implements for its compact tractors and Toolcat™ 5610 utility work machine to help homeowners accomplish their smallest to biggest soil conditioning tasks. Read about these Bobcat® implements on these pages and learn about the advantages of each implement type for preparing soils.
TASK NO. 1: ROUGH GRADING
Bobcat soil conditioner
A real workhorse of 3-point hitch implements, the box blade is used for rough grading, fast leveling, working gravel, topsoil and landscaping applications.
- Three models with widths of 60, 72 and 84 in.
- A 4-by-4 in. mainframe and double-lug lower hitch points
- Two reversible, high-carbon steel cutting edges provide the shearing action
- Adjustable and removable scarifiers allow up to 3 in. of ground penetration for breaking up hard ground
TASK NO. 2: FINAL GRADING OR CONDITIONING
Bobcat angle blade
The soil conditioner separates rocks and debris, grades, levels, fills, pulverizes clumps of dirt and tears out old sod.
- Angle the attachment up to 25 degrees left or right
- Optional hydraulic depth control and hydraulic angle
- Manual depth on 3-point hydraulic or manual angle available
Sculpt final grades, dig ditches and swales and maintain gravel or dirt roads with a Bobcat angle blade.
Bobcat tine rake
- Rotates 360 degrees allowing forward and reverse travel during operation
- Four models with widths of 60, 72, 84 and 96 in.
- Reversible cutting edge, blade oscillation and blade offset
As you level the soil, the tine rake implement rakes and collects surface debris.
- The rake can be angled or reversed by simply relocating the index pin
- Flexible tines vibrate to loosen soil
- Tines are spaced so dirt falls between, but rocks and other debris are raked up
Bobcat disc harrow
TASK NO. 3: PREPARING SEEDBED AND GARDENS
Prepare soil for new seedbeds and plantings with a Bobcat® disc harrow implement.
- Two models with widths of 72 and 84 in.
- Four sets of five 18-in. discs
- Adjustable cutting depths and aggressions
Use the tiller to break ground, prepare soil for planting, amend soil with fertilizer, manure or mulch, and remove weeds between tree rows.
- Three models with widths of 48, 60 and 74 in.
- Tines rotate in the same direction as the tires when the compact tractor is moving forward and cover the tire tracks for a consistent finish
- Slip clutch protection to prevent driveline component damage
- Control digging depth with adjustable skid shoes from 0 to 7 inches