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    How MOD Helps You Get More Done

    Last updated 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    John Deere’s ZTrak™ Zero Turn mowers and QuickTrack™ Stand-On mowers are designed to help you get the job done quickly. One of the most revolutionary and time-saving features on these John Deere mowers is Mulch on Demand, or MOD. The MOD feature allows you to go from side discharging to mulching and back again with the pull of a lever or the flip of a switch. Watch this video from John Deere to learn how MOD will help you get more done.

    If you are interested in a new John Deere mower or tractor, come to Washington Tractor. Visit one of our 12 locations in Washington for the best deals on residential and commercial power equipment. Visit our website to browse our inventory online or to find the Washington Tractor location nearest you.

    Essential Equipment for the Fall Season

    Last updated 7 days ago

    You may be enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures now, but fall in Washington is just around the corner. In order to get ready for the cooler season, you need the right equipment for your yard and home. You can get your firewood cut quickly when you use a chainsaw. Stihl chainsaws are ideal for novice and experienced users, offering excellent handling, ergonomic grips, and lightning-fast shutoff for safety. Homeowners with larger yards or more work to do will appreciate John Deere’s line of compact tractors and Gator utility vehicles, which are useful for hauling, building, mowing, and more. If you’re not much of a builder, a riding lawnmower may be the perfect option to help you get yard work done quickly and comfortably. Check out this infographic from Washington Tractor to learn more about the equipment you need this fall. Please share with your friends and neighbors.

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    Caring for Your Lawn During the Summer

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Springtime lawn care is about getting your grass healthy and green; summertime lawn care is about keeping it looking that way. Even though Washington is relatively cool compared to other parts of the country, summers here can bring high temperatures and minimal rainfall, which often spells disaster for lawns in the state. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your lawn looking beautiful over the long, hot days of summer. Here are some top summer lawn tips, courtesy of your friends at Washington Tractor.

    Know Your Lawn

    In order to give your lawn the care and attention it needs to flourish, you need to know what type of grass you’re dealing with. Cool-season grasses such as fescue, bluegrass, and rye require different care than warm-season grasses such as St. Augustine and Bermuda. If you aren’t sure which type of grass you have, pick a few blades and take them to your local lawn expert.

    Water Wisely

    Although you may be tempted to give your lawn a long, refreshing drink on a hot day, your lawn only needs one inch of water per week. Overwatering can be just as harmful as underwatering, which means you need to take rainfall into account when irrigating or using sprinklers on your lawn. Use a rain gauge to keep track of the amount of water your lawn receives from rainfall and irrigation.

    Raise Your Mower Blades

    Before you mow your lawn this summer, be sure to raise your mower blades so that your lawn is mowed at approximately three inches. Longer blades provide shade for the roots, which will help keep your lawn healthy during the warm summer months.

    Washington Tractor has everything you need to keep your lawn looking its best all summer long, including the best deals on walk-behind and riding lawn mowers. Visit our website to see our selection of lawn care equipment and tractors, or call us at (360) 529-5826 to find the Washington Tractor location closest to you.

    Planning a Summer Getaway to the Washington Coast

    Last updated 14 days ago

    After a long winter and spring tending to the farm, it’s about time you put the Equip away and reward yourself (and your family) with a trip to the beautiful Washington coast. Between the snowcapped peaks, pristine evergreen forests, driftwood-covered coastlines, and heavenly weather, Washington’s coast is the ideal summer getaway. Once the tractor is covered and the tools are put away, be sure to check out these destinations along the Washington coast.

    Whidbey Island

    Just a short ferry ride from the Seattle metropolitan area is Whidbey Island, the largest of the Puget Sound’s island crown. You can also drive into Whidbey Island from the north, where you’ll pass beautiful Deception Pass State Park. If you’ll be pulling a travel trailer or fifth wheel, North Whidbey Island RV Park is a quiet place to call home while you explore the island and it’s bounty of sights and attractions.

    Port Townsend

    If you’re family loves to eat, a trip to Port Townsend is in order. As the reigning foodie capital of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is home to some of the best restaurants in Washington, many of which offer breathtaking bay views. To get an even better taste of Port Townsend, look for restaurants that use straight-from-the-farm organic herbs and vegetables, locally crafted breads and cheeses, and fresh-caught seafood.

    Olympic National Park & Forest

    Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park & Forest is the crowning jewel of Northwest Washington. Whether your family prefers to hike through the park’s breathtaking rainforest, explore quaint villages nearby, or beat the summer heat high in the mountains, you can have an unforgettable summer getaway in Olympic National Park & Forest.

    If there’s work to do before or after your summer getaway, Washington Tractor can help. We offer the best deals on the best selection of tractors, hay balers, sprayers, riding mowers, and other farm equipment in Washington. Visit our website to see all of the tractors and farm equipment we offer, or call us at (360) 529-5826 to find the Washington Tractor location nearest you. We have 12 locations in the state, including showrooms in Wenatchee and Okanogan.

    Which Washington Water Adventure is Right for You

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Washington State may just be the most beautiful place on earth—in the summertime. Are you making the best of the sunshine that Washingtonians receive in abundance during July and August? If you are not already working your way toward getting your fill of sun-kissed and water-blasted fun before the next never-ending drizzle arrives, hop down from your tractor and take yourself on a water adventure. Here are some popular Washington water activities.

    Kayaking

    Thanks to its abundance of calm waterways, Washington State is an excellent place to kayak. Choose from sea kayaking with whales around the San Juan Islands, gliding down the Wenatchee River, kayaking in the lakes and tributaries around Wenatchee, and other adventurous, beauty-packed options.

    Rafting

    Few group water sports provide the adrenaline rush and excitement afforded by whitewater rafting. With rapids for all experience levels and plenty of safety-conscious rafting experts, Washington State is a great place to conquer river rapids.

    Surfing

    You can enjoy Washington State’s prime surf spots without having to worry about large crowds. Depending on what you are looking for, Westport or the Juan de Fuca Straits should satisfy your surf cravings. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit.

    Tubing

    Depending on your personality and interests, one of two types of water-based tubing likely comes to your mind as you read this. Both types are available in Washington, where you can cling on for dear life to a tube attached to the back of a boat, or laze the day away with friends as you float down a river.

    At Washington Tractor, we wish you and your family a safe and fun summer. As harvest season approaches and the time comes to focus on your Okanogan, Olympia, Snohomish, or Wenatchee field or orchard, give us the privilege of servicing or upgrading your tractors. For a look at our inventory, or to find out what tractor maintenance and repair services we offer, call (360) 529-5826.

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