Equipment for Maintaining a Farm

Equipment for Maintaining a Farm

Tips for Buying a Used Tractor for Your Hobby Farm

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If you recently purchased a hobby farm and are in need of a used tractor, then you will be pleased to know there are specific things you can do to ensure that your new-to-you tractor meets your needs. Just as with buying a used car, buying used farm equipment requires that you perform some due diligence and possess the knowledge to know which problems will require inexpensive fixes and which will require major repairs. To assist with your search, here are some tips to help you buy the best used tractor for your new hobby farm’s needs....

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Buying A New Home? Two Reasons Why You Should Call A Land Surveyor

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Buying a new home can be an incredibly exciting time. You’re probably filled with ideas concerning how you’ll decorate your house and transform it into a home. However, in all of the flurry of activity, one thing you shouldn’t forget to do is contact a land surveyor. Land surveyors are skilled professionals who know how to delineate your property boundaries, so you’ll know just how much land now belongs to you. Learning more about the benefits of working with a land surveyor during a home purchase can help you see why...

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Three Types Of Boots Every Equestrian Needs

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Working around horses requires proper footwear, but all boots aren’t appropriate for all tasks. Farms can actually be harsh environments for clothing, especially boots, and you need boots that can not only keep you safe but hold up no matter what horse-related tasks you’re doing. Whether you are starting riding lessons, going off to horse camp or starting a job at a horse farm, you’ll need at least three types of boots. Riding Boots Whether you are taking lessons, trail riding or riding in horse shows, all riding boots...

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Don’t Fix Up Only Your Home Before A Sale — Fix Up Your Trees As Well

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If you’re about to put your home on the market, you’re going to have to improve the appearance of the home to make it look like a place that people would want to be in. But many times, sellers end up concentrating solely on the house and not on anything in the yard. That can be risky because your trees could influence your sale by a large margin. Before you show the home to prospective buyers, have the trees checked out yourself to ensure that no major problems are forming. Tree Appearance and Health Well-kept trees along the west...

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Preventative Maintenance Tips for Cone Crusher

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A cone crusher is a key piece of equipment that allows you to make mining operations more environmentally feasible by crushing up the product that is removed from the earth during the digging process and depositing it in a location where it can be incorporated into the landscape. If your cone crusher should cease to function or function on a lower level than what is needed, then it could be very difficult for you to continue mining operations as normal. Here are some preventative maintenance tips for your cone crusher. 1. Clean Out the Oil...

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Three Tips To Help You Find The Right Wood Chipper For Your Needs

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If you have a lot of tree materials to mulch up, a wood chipper can be a great investment. It may seem as simple as a machine with a hammer mill to tear through debris like never before. Wait. It is not as simple as that; there are many different types of chippers. For light duty, you may just want to a small machine, while larger machines can be good for larger materials. It is also important to consider what you are using the material for, which the chipper can create wood chips of different sizes. Here are some tips to help you find the...

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When To Use A Tree Spade Vs. A Tree Shear

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Often it is necessary to clear a lot of trees to make room for building projects. To clear trees in as little time as possible, you need the right equipment. Two options for clearing land include tree shears and a tree spade. Your choice for which to use will depend on the circumstances you’re working with.    What Is a Tree Spade? A tree spade is a large tractor or attachment that you can use to uproot a tree and transplant it to a new location. In many cases, you can move full-grown trees without any ill-effects. The...

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Tips For Selecting A Good Horse Trailer

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Summer is horse show and county fair season. If you’ll be going from event to event, you need a good trailer in which to transport your animals. If you’re new to these events, it may be confusing trying to decide what type of trailer you should buy. Not all trailers are alike, but the process of selecting one isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. Simply, keep a few tips in mind and you’ll find a trailer your horse will be comfortable in at a price you can afford. Tips to getting a good horse trailer First, make...

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Winterizing An Outdoor Fountain

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Whether your outdoor fountain is just for looks or if it supplies necessary drinking water for your animals, proper winterization is necessary. This is especially true in areas prone to freezing temperatures. The following guide can help you get your fountain ready so it can survive winter unharmed. #1: Drain the Water Water expands when frozen, so any water left inside the fountain can lead to a cracked basin or leaking water tubes later. Drain the water out of the fountain and then hook a compressor up to the water hoses and blow out the...

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When To Supplement A Horse’s Diet With Alfalfa Cubes

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Alfalfa cubes are a dietary supplement that can help feed your horse during times when access to baled hay is difficult. Though alfalfa cubes look too small to be considered long stem forage, they’re actually compressed forms of processed alfalfa hay that act similarly to baled forms in a horse’s digestive system. Because they are the same composition as baled hay, you simply substitute alfalfa cubes in a 1:1 ratio for feeding. Alfalfa cubes can either be chewed whole or partially soaked in water to remove the hazard of choking...

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