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Why You Might Want To Consider Tractor Rentals For Your Next Project Instead Of Buying One New

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Whether you work on a farm or a construction site or you are just planning an outdoor event, there are a variety of different scenarios where you could benefit from having access to a tractor or two. But buying a brand-new tractor is expensive. That’s why it’s possible today to contact a company that offers tractor rentals and rentals for other vehicles or equipment. Here’s why you should go the rental route instead of buying new for your work site or upcoming event. Read More»

2 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Your Hydroponic Growing System

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A hydroponic growing system allows for more versatile growing opportunities, as with a hydro grow system, you can literally grow plants from anywhere, not just from a perfectly fertile field. However, when it comes to setting up a hydroponic grow system that results in thriving plants, there are specific steps you can take to ensure your system succeeds. It Is All About the water With a hydroponic grow system, it is really all about the water. Read More»

What To Do When Your Tractor Is Not Running Properly

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No matter how small or large a tractor you have, when it is not working, there are things you can’t get done. Calling a tractor repair service to get the tractor fixed is often your best option, and for large machines, finding one that will come to you to make the repairs could be crucial. Tractor Breakdowns Farm tractors often need some service that is done on the farm by the owner, but sometimes something goes wrong that you can’t fix yourself, and you need to call a farm tractor service. Read More»

Helpful Tips When Shopping For An Oil Filter For A Tractor

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If you’re looking to keep your tractor working at an optimal rate, the oil that lubricates the motor needs to be clean. That’s what an oil filter can help with. If you’re looking to replace your tractor’s current oil filter, these tips can guide you in the right direction. Assess Reported Longevity A huge determining factor for which oil filter you go with for your tractor is longevity. Just how long can the filter last before it has to be replaced with another one? Read More»

How Do You Get Water To Hard-To-Reach Places?

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There are many uses for water on an active farm or ranch. Often, the problem is how to get the water to the place where it is needed, especially if that place (or places) always require guaranteed water delivery but not all the time. Enter the need for polyethylene pipes which can be coiled up, transported, and then unrolled to get water where it is needed. How Do You Get Pipe Where It Is Needed? Read More»

If "No Till" Means No Tilling, Why Machinery? And Other Questions Answered

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Most farmers use tilling equipment to churn the soil up from several inches underground. That is the traditional means of getting crops started in the spring. Unfortunately, it takes hours to do the tilling, and by the end of the first day, nothing has been planted yet. If the weather changes or the fields become too wet, all of that tilling has to start over to prepare the soil for seeding. Read More»

Heading Into Farming As A Career? Pointers On Buying Tractors

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If seeing a tractor for sale makes you long for a house with a red barn and a hundred acres behind that, you may be the perfect person to become a farmer. Family farms are on the decline because recent generations do not want to be farmers like their parents and grandparents. As such, there is a lot of farmland for sale, as well as a lot of equipment. If you know for sure that you are going to become a farmer now, here are a few pointers on buying your very first tractor. Read More»

Why Cedar Lumber Is A Good Type Of Wood For Farm Use

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Cedar lumber is a good building material to use around your farm. You can use it for a variety of purposes such as building a storage shed, tractor carport, or even a chicken coop. Although it costs more than pressure-treated lumber, if you buy the lumber in bulk and construct the building yourself, you’ll save on costs. Here are some reasons that cedar is such a good building material for outdoor projects. Read More»

Becoming A Beekeeper To Start A Honey Business

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Have you always wanted to sell your own honey? It is actually worth venturing into such a business because honey is a food product that many people love. However, there are many things that you should know before venturing into such an industry. Going into beekeeping without the proper kind of knowledge can lead to you getting attacked by the honeybees, as well as the business failing. There are a few things that you can do in preparation to make sure that your honey business will be successful. Read More»

Used Farm Equipment ~ What New And Experienced Farmers Should Keep In Mind

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Are you a farmer or planning to start a farm? If so, you likely know that having the right farm equipment is essential to smooth farm operations. Running a farm is sometimes a costly endeavor, and buying new farm equipment is not a reality for many farmers especially those who have start-up farms. The following are a few points to keep in mind about used farm equipment.  Cost The cost of used farm equipment is expected to be cheaper than new equipment that is the same make and model. Read More»