Skid Steer vs Compact Tractor Loader Backhoe

When it comes to adaptability and versatility, both the skid steer and the compact tractor loader backhoe are at the top of the list for equipment. Each have numerous attachments and some of those attachments can be interchanged between both of the machines. Even...

Avoid These Easy-to-Make Tractor Mistakes!

Owning new, unfamiliar equipment can be challenging. There’s a lot to learn, and you just want to get busy! But even the most experienced operators make mistakes. Here are the most common tractor fails and a few "nuggets of knowledge" to help you avoid them. Not...

How to Hook Up and Level a Rotary Cutter

Regardless of what kind of land you have to maintain, a lot of the time there is ground that is covered in bushes, weeds, or tall grass. A tractor mounted rotary cutter is the implement necessary for keeping overgrowth under control. A rotary cutter, also called a...

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...