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.
A little strength, a little patience and a pair of pruning loppers can unite to help you remove small stumps without big holes. Here’s how.
Tractors, lawn mowers, ATVs, chainsaws, snow blowers—farmers use a lot of loud equipment, so it’s important to own noise-cancelling earplugs or earmuffs. Here are tips on buying as well as other ways to mitigate noise.
Don’t discount the idea of heirloom tools. Some old tools I recently found on a family property are going back into service, and I find them just as special and meaningful as any other type of heirlooms.
Air compressors of various sizes and strengths can refill small and large tires as well as power other equipment. Having an air compressor can save hobby farmers a lot of time and trouble.
Does mowing in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction really matter? It could, depending on the length of the grass that you have to mow.
Why struggle with a less-than-ideal tool if a more appropriate tool will save you time and effort? That’s why I recently bought a set of snap ring pliers.
Websites such as craigslist can often lead you to the used farm equipment that you need or want, but it can take diligence, patience and careful searching.