PTO Safety: Careful, You Might NEED That Arm

Warning to our readers: Nelson Tractor Company’s blog posts are intended to give you tips on what works best from our opinion. We strongly recommend consulting on your owners’ manual as the ultimate guide. The power take off (PTO) shaft is what powers implements that...

Safe Farm Tractor Operation

Tractors are the most common piece of farm equipment in use today and are essential to a huge number of daily tasks performed on the farm. They provide the power that is necessary for high production agricultural operations. They are used to transport supplies,...

How to Free a Tractor Stuck in the Mud

No matter how careful you are and how precisely you follow proper procedures while operating, chances are good that your tractor will eventually get stuck in the mud. This could be with or without an implement attached. Don’t worry, there are a few precautions you can...

How to Tie Down Farm Equipment for Transport

Warning to our readers: Nelson Tractor Company’s blog posts are intended to give you tips on what works best based on our opinion. We strongly recommend consulting on your owners’ manual as the ultimate guide. When transporting equipment like tractors and mowers, it...

How To Handle Large Round Bales

Large hay bales can weigh anywhere in the range of 500 to 2500 pounds, and anything that big can be pretty dangerous. When handling huge bales, it’s very important to follow safe handling and storage procedures, and critical to use the right equipment for the job....

What to Look for When Buying a Skid Steer

The skid steer was invented in 1956 for a single purpose, cleaning poultry barns. They've come a long way since then. Today's skid steers are powerful and versatile, but still feature the small space maneuverability that made them popular in the beginning. With all...

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...