Why Nelson Tractor?

Years ago, as a child, I remember riding by Nelson Tractor and being amazed by all the tractors and cool implements I saw on their lot. We only had a couple of acres and had no large property by any means. However, we always grew a garden in the spring, had grass to...

Critical Equipment For Your Small Scale Farm

Whether you’re a hobby farmer or operating a small commercial farm, you’re going to need some equipment to make your life easier. Your needs will vary according to what you grow or raise, so I’m going to include a general list with suggestions for different purposes....

Not Your Grandpa’s Tractor

"Tractor" just doesn't have the same meaning today that it did back in your grandpa's day. Classic tractors introduced in 1923 by Farmall were clunky workhorses with huge, deeply treaded back wheels, manual steering, and brakes on each side of the engine compartment...

Husqvarna vs John Deere

What a dilemma...how do you choose between two well-known brands? To answer this question, let's start at Consumer Reports. With 11,217 subscribers, the biggest winner was John Deere for lawn tractors, and Deere ranked near the top for zero-turn mowers as well. The...

How to Get Tractor Parts Fast

It happens. Your bucket crumbles under a load, a belt breaks, a seal leaks. You know the drill. Your tractor needs to be repaired fast, or you can't get the job done and you loses money as a result. Here are some ideas about finding new and used tractor parts when you...

Most Popular Compact Tractor Uses

Compact tractors are a great deal more useful than simple lawn mowers. If you have a property bigger than a postage stamp, you have all kinds of jobs that need doing, and a compact tractor is exactly the right equipment to get them done. Here are the most popular ways...

How Much Oil Does my Tractor Need?

This is the question we get asked most frequently, and it's also one of the hardest to answer because oil capacity depends on the specific make, model, and year of your equipment. Rather than try to list thousands of models, here's how you can find the information on...

Types of Tractor Plows

When ancient men started planting crops, they needed a practical method for turning the soil. But they didn't get a truly effective tool resembling the plows we still use today until a man with a familiar name patented a steel cast plow called a "grasshopper plow" in...

John Deere, American Legend

Very few companies so entrenched in American culture that songs are written about the products. John Deere is one of those, so iconic that when you say “John Deere green” everyone knows the color...and for most of us, hearing it carries a little jolt of nostalgia....

How Often Do I Change the Oil in My Tractor?

Like any engine, your tractor needs regular maintenance to keep it humming along and avoid costly repairs. Changing the oil is part of a regular maintenance schedule, so here’s how often to change the oil, along with everything else you should do. Since tractors...

Why You Need a Tractor on Your Chicken Farm

No, we're not talking about chicken coops on wheels that you roll around your yard. We're a tractor company, so we're talking tractor. I don't know why those things are called chicken tractors, it seems like they'd call them roller coops or something. We're eating...

Daily Compact Tractor Maintenance Checklist

Your compact tractor is a significant investment that will last a long time with careful maintenance. Your owner or operator manual will have instructions and a detailed tractor maintenance schedule for your specific model, but there are some simple checks that apply...