farm-tools

Why a PTO Slip Clutch Needs to Make Your Farm Tools List

Anyone who owns a proper farm tractor will tell you two things: they’re indispensable and they’re expensive to fix. I recently pursued a quote for repairs on our John Deere …

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Ballast: The Tractor Tire Fluids Rundown

Since the day tractor manufacturers moved from steel wheel traction to tire on wheel configurations, farmers have added tractor tire fluids to their equipment to add traction weight, counterbalance and …

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Getting Started with an Oxy-Acetylene Torch

The oxy-acetylene torch is one tool I can’t live without. Working on old trucks and farm implements alike, you’re bound to find yourself in need of a heat source above …

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Does Buying Older Farm Equipment Save You Money?

Buying older farm equipment can be an economical way to get started in the world of farming. Farmers and homesteaders have long been a thrifty bunch, either out of necessity …

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Chainsaw Safety Gear to Get the Job Done Right

Chainsaw safety gear, albeit costly, is a necessary addition to any operator’s collection of farm tools and equipment. Unfortunately, farmers tend to be prone to disregarding safety devices, safety equipment …

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Top 10 List of Farm Tools and Equipment You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Leading the self-sufficient, homesteading lifestyle can be rewarding as well as trying at times. Over the years of setting fence posts, fixing barns, and repairing equipment, I’ve built a little …

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A Universal Tractor Maintenance Checklist to Keep Your Tractor Running Well

Using a tractor maintenance checklist is a great way to keep your small farm tractor operating smoothly. For many of us, we’ve come to rely on our tractor, and being …

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How to Move to New Homesteading Land
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

When you’re searching for new homesteading land, the hardest part may prove to be the decisions regarding your livestock. Moving yourself, your family, and all the household goods is difficult …

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Extend the Growing Season with Cold Frame Gardening

By Sue Robishaw – Whether we blame it on El Niño or the gods, chaotic weather is too often a part of the gardener’s life. While this makes life more …

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The Best Way to Loosen Rusted Parts

Is there a best way to loosen rusted parts on the farm? I’m sure there is, but I’m more inclined to say; there’s the best way for each situation. Farmers …

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BOAZ: A Mini Wheat Harvesting Machine

By Benjamin Hoffman Choosing the right mini wheat harvesting machine for our small-scale operation took research. We settled on the BOAZ mini-combine. Bob Mowdy and I have independently fooled around …

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How to Weld on Tractor Bucket Hooks for Additional Utility

Tractor bucket hooks are seldom a stock option from the factory, but nearly every farmer I know adds them at some point. A bucket with hooks is a valuable addition to …

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How to Build a Compact Tractor Implement Counterweight

Compact tractor implements are designed to add utility, ability and function to your small farm tractor. Many implements can get expensive when you opt to buy them from your local …

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Picking the Best Tractor for Small Farms

Buying the best tractor for small farm work requires searching for the right tractor for the job. Tractors can be used for many reasons. Identifying the jobs and eliminating the tractors that won’t …

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Tractor Paint Colors — Breaking the Codes

Today’s tractor paint colors identify which manufacturer made the machine, but it is not always this simple. The common John Deere green is a more modern addition to the history …

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