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 …

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The Top 5 Farm Implements List for Homesteading

One of, if not the most useful thing any farmer or homesteader owns, is a tractor. Speaking from someone who has always owned a tractor of some kind, I can …

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In Old Small Farm Tractors, Lubrication is Key

By Dave Boyt – Call me sentimental, but I have a soft spot for old small farm tractors and here’s why. Just a couple of weeks ago, my wife, Becky, surveyed …

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

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 it changed back …

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Minimizing Fire Risk on the Farm

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 do to avoid …

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Bring in the Drones

Often called “flying robotic snoops” capable of crop surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are known as “Drones.” Experts predict nearly 8,000 drones could be flying over the U.S. within five …

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Digging Holes 101

Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as how we communicate, …

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Outsmarting a Deere

Nothing can stop a homesteader with a skid steer. Piles of snow, mountains of manure, hills of gravel—all are easily handled with the help of a skid steer. It’s an …

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Illinois Farmer Finds Labor Savings and Versatility with Skid Steer Grapple

by Mike Kloster, President of Worksaver, Inc. – Farmer Tom Justison recently bought a Sweep Action Rock Grapple (SARG) from Worksaver, Inc. to use on his family farm in Montgomery County, …

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Baling Hay On The Homestead

Baling hay is a staple of livestock farming. The very act of harvesting hay has been the lifeblood of farmers for centuries, which is why it’s become the most iconic …

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Kubota vs. Mahindra Tractors: Which Brand is Better?

This question plagues ranchers and farmers all over the United States. Purchasing a tractor isn’t quite like picking up a product from the store. Every angle must be assessed, every …

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Flammable Materials on the Farm

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 do to avoid …

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Changing a Tractor Tire Valve Stem

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 with brush and …

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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 Grade a Driveway

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. For those of …

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