From preparing and planting food plots to hauling your harvest out of the woods, ATV’s have definitely made hunters' lives easier. For many small land owners and hunters it is hard to justify the expense and upkeep that comes along with owning a tractor. With a few implements and accessories an ATV can become a worthy alternative to tractors for hunters.
There is a wide array of implements on the market but the basic ones that you will need for planting food plots include:
- Agricultural Sprayer - this is an important piece of equipment to have in your arsenal. Since most disks that are pulled by an ATV are light compared to the ones used by tractors, spraying becomes a vital step by killing the vegetation on the plots so that the disk can easily get into the soil.
- Disk - Don’t skimp on this piece of equipment. Lightweight disks bounce over the top of the ground and do not really get down into the soil to disk it up. Buy the heaviest one that your ATV is rated to pull.
- Spreader - it is a great time-saving tool for spreading fertilizer and seed.
- Harrow - this is needed to smooth out food plots and cover the seed after it is spread.
Most four-wheel drive ATV’s with at least 300ccs are capable of handling most implements. It is a good idea to talk to your dealer to make sure your ATV is compatible with the implements that you are planning on using. ATV’s are great tools to have as a hunter. With the wide range of accessories that you can purchase for them there is no limit to what they can be used for.