Sarah Coleman
January 31, 2018

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. Reflective Collar

Help motorists see your horse when riding at dusk with a reflective collar that won’t cause hair loss or rubbing.

$15.95 at EquestriSafe

2. Backhoe Attachment

John Deere’s new 260B backhoe implement for its mid-2017 1023E and 1025R compact utility tractors is equipped with an opposed-to -the-swivel tractor seat, a new ROPS-mounted grab handle and integrated step on the stabilizer arm.

Learn more about it and find a dealer at John Deere.

3. Mat Mover

The EZGrip Mat Mover is specially designed with a large tooth for moving heavy rubber stall mats and won’t slip even on old or wet mats.

$39.99 per pair at EZGrip Mat Mover

4. Noise-Safe Earphones

Etymotic HD Safety Earplugs and Earphones block external sound to reduce external noise; high-def sound reproduction means there is no need for high playback levels to hear the music.

$64.95 at Etymotic

5. Power Wheelbarrow

Yardmax’s Power Wheelbarrow has a load capacity of 660 pounds and offers the traction and stability needed to move heavy loads across rugged, uneven, muddy and wet landscapes. Product features include a Briggs & Stratton engine, self-propelled all-wheel drive with directional ag tires, zero-turn radius and a multiple-speed heavy-duty transmission.

$2,199 at Yardmax

6. Cast Iron Dishes

Comfort foods taste even better when served out of cast iron cazuelas, which keep food hot long after it’s taken from the oven.

$55 each or $200 for a set of four at Borough Furnace

7. Sharpeners

Sharpen hand tools and axes before storing them for the winter with Gränsfors Bruk files, available in steel or diamond file faces.

Starting at $50 at Garden Tool Co.

8. Picking Apron

The Picker’s Apron assists in picking the last fruits and veggies of the season. www.glwholesale.com

Learn more and inquire about pricing at Great Lakes Wholesale Group

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.

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