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...

How to Sharpen Bush Hog Blades

After a while, any blade will get dull. When you start seeing that your bush hog is no longer cutting easily through the brush, it’s probably time to clean and sharpen the blade. When your blade is sharp, you’ll see grass, brush, weeds, and saplings cut clean and...

What Does an Aerator Do Anyway?

Aeration is essentially a process of making small holes in the ground to help air, water, and fertilizer reach plant roots. Over time, the top layer of soil becomes compacted and forms a hard crust, which makes it hard for water and nutrients to penetrate, and...

How to Buy the Right Garden Tractor

Home gardening has been enjoying a real boom in recent years, with more people every year becoming interested in growing their own food. And there are plenty of versatile compact tractors to help you garden and do a lot more around your property: mow, grade, clear...

What is Bush Hogging?

You may have heard bush hogging called brush hogging, rotary cutting or rough cut mower; it all refers to the same thing. The term "bush hogging" originated with the company that invented the first rotary cutter, the Bush Hog®. We use the brand name to describe this...

The Most Popular Compact Tractor Implements

The hydraulic systems on modern compact tractors make them incredibly versatile. Hundreds of attachments available for every brand and model can perform more jobs on your property than you can imagine. When you're deciding what implements to buy for your compact...

Specialty Tractors for Orchards and Vineyards

From sweet Georgia peaches our famous pecans to the  $7 million wine industry, orchards and vineyards are part of our history and legend. Orchard farmers work under unique circumstances, and they need tractors engineered to meet those conditions. Without sacrificing...

Gray Market Tractors – Bargain or Bust?

Gray market tractors, or grey market if you prefer, are older tractors manufactured for sale in Japan and shipped back to the U.S. for resale. In 2003, as part of their effort to reduce pollution, the Japanese government passed laws that required drastic changes in...

What’s the Hobby Farm of Your Dreams?

If you've got a good-sized property and some extra time, a hobby farm may be exactly what you need. It's a lot of work, but the end result is incredibly satisfying. People decide to farm for many different reasons. You might simply want to get back to your roots by...