For some tasks, such as heavy mowing or plowing, full throttle is necessary, but for many others, less throttle saves fuel and also creates less noise.
It depends. Consider how you’ll use them to transport water on your farm, and you might end up purchasing both types. The differences can be significant.
Do you have the right stuff? Agriculture expert Carol Ekarius shares her list of essential tools and equipment that every hobby farm should have.
An orchard full of mature apple trees is quite pleasant, but low-hanging branches can complicate or prevent mowing. A little pruning can make a big difference.
This John Deere 594 could be 75 years old but it still serves admirably thanks to simple design, ease of use and the fact that it just plain works.
Is the latest always the greatest? Not necessarily, when it comes to tractors. A restored Massey Ferguson 135 shows that old tractors still have use on hobby farms.