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...

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...