Farm Storehouse: 8 Products to Help You & Your Operation

A utility loader, a cordless chainsaw, vitamin-and-mineral supplement for goats and a rototiller that's also a cultivator are among items our editors found.

by Sarah Coleman

Every issue of Hobby Farms magazine, our editors search for items that are useful to hobby farmers, whether they’re heavier equipment such as tractor attachments, useful tools, innovative helper items or accessories for livestock management.

So have a look at the things we found that can help your farm run better or keep you and your animals safer.

1. Compact Utility Loader

The compact Boxer 320 Mini-Skid Steer (pictured above) can get into tight spaces and has a full array of attachments.

2. Kubota RTV

kubota rtv

The new Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick features quick acceleration, high transport speeds—as fast as 40 mph—and a 48-horsepower gasoline engine.


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3. Cordless Yard Tools

toro leaf blower trimmer clippers

Toro’s new PowerPlex 40V Max lithium ion products with an interchangeable battery include a brushless DC blower, a brushless DC chainsaw, a 24-inch hedge trimmer, a 13-inch string trimmer/edger and a 14-inch brushless DC string trimmer.


4. Blade Wash for Clippers

oster blade wash

Show season is ramping up, so keep your livestock clippers working with Oster Blade Wash, which flushes away hair that becomes trapped between the blades and provides lubrication.


5. Paw Cleaner

dexas dog paw cleaner

Clean your dog’s dirty paws with the MudBuster’s soft silicone bristles inside an easy-to-grip tumbler.


6. Tiller and Cultivator

earthquake rototiller tiller cultivator

Earthquake’s VERSA works as a rototiller and a cultivator; its 21-inch front-tine tiller turns into an 11-inch cultivator with tool-less removal of its outer tines and shields.


7. Goat Supplement

kaeco goat selenium vitamin e gel

Keep your goats healthy by making sure they are getting the correct amounts of vitamin E and selenium in their diet using a dial-a-dose tube.


8. Pet-Hair Remover

fur-zoff pet hair remover removal

Fur-Zoff removes pet hair from clothes, furniture or cars with a light sweeping motion, is made of 90 percent post-consumer recycle materials and is hypoallergenic and odor-free.


This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.

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