Tractors & Farm Equipment

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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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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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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Firewood Management With Pallet Forks For Tractors

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 tractor will be …

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The Best Welding Types For Homesteading

There are many welding types available today, but for the beginning welder, there are three kinds you should consider. They all have their place, their good points, and their downfalls. …

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Tips For The Beginner Welder

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 of money and …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig a post hole, …

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