Tractors & Farm Equipment

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 collection of specialty tools to make my life that much easier.

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Diesel Injection — When Even the Best Small Farm Tractor Fails

Add to Favorites Click Click, Click Click … I’ve come to really hate that sound this year. Our 15-year-old John Deere 5105 (one of the best small farm tractors) has …

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Decoding Tractor Tire Sizes

Different sized tractors call for different tractor tire sizes, and styles for that matter. Understanding the gibberish printed on the sidewall of your tires is your first step to understanding what you need to buy to properly shod your mechanical workhorse.

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Tractor Comparison: Thinking About Buying an Old Tractor for Your Homestead?

Add to Favorites By Ken Johnson – In the past 40 years or so, I have owned a few old tractors and liked most of them. When I was a teenager, I …

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Flammable Materials on the Farm

Add to Favorites Flammable materials are abundant on every farm and homestead. Barn and coop fires are an unfortunately common issue, but there are a few critical things we can …

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The Best Tractor Tires for Your Farm

Add to Favorites Choosing the best tractor tires for your small farm tractor can be a make-or-break deal. Not all tractors are the same, and not all tractor jobs call for …

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Chainsaw Safety Gear to Get the Job Done Right

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Changing a Tractor Tire Valve Stem

Add to Favorites A broken tractor tire valve stem can put a damper on your day. We use our tractors in some pretty rough terrain, but I’ve found that dealing …

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Getting Started with an Oxy-Acetylene Torch

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Grade a Driveway

Add to Favorites Learning how to grade a driveway on the farm or homestead is not all that difficult, but some basic concepts and tips will make the process easier. …

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Why The Best Fuel Type For Tools Doesn’t Come From The Pump

Add to Favorites The best fuel type for tools used to be your standard pump gas from the local gas station. Unfortunately, that’s changed. What’s even more unfortunate is that …

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The Best Small Tractor Hacks

Add to Favorites Life is different when you own a tractor, so much so I don’t really know how I would function without one. Even with the best small tractor, …

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Firewood Management With Pallet Forks For Tractors

Add to Favorites Pallet forks for tractors and other tractor bucket attachments are great complements to your wood-splitting tools. From dragging logs, bucking, moving and storing split wood, your farm …

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Tips For The Beginner Welder

Add to Favorites A beginner welder has a lot to learn, but don’t let it intimidate you by any means. Welding is a useful skill that can save you lots …

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Make a Handy DIY Cargo Bike

Add to Favorites By Jeff Hoard – What the heck is that?! It’s been a common phrase here at HM Ranch for the last couple of years. I thought I would …

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