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What is a three-point hitch?

What is a three-point hitch?

A three-point hitch (also called a three-point linkage for those across the pond) is found on most tractors and used for attaching tractor-drawn farming implements for planting, haying, tilling and...

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power take off powering implement on a tractor

What is Power Take-Off (PTO) on a tractor?

The power take-off (PTO) system on some tractors transfers power between the engine and various implements. The PTO connects to the tractor's transmission, allowing the engine to be powered by direct input...

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How to Select an Old Tractor for your Small Farm

How to Select an Old Tractor for your Small Farm

When it comes to taking care of a small farm, having the right equipment is key. And for many people, that means getting the help of a useful tractor. Old...

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Drones and Agriculture: A Change is Coming

Drones and Agriculture: A Change is Coming

Farmers and agriculturalists have been innovating and inventing for generations, so it should be no surprise that we've seen considerable changes in this space for a long time. Some of...

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Preparing for the Next Great Recession with Homesteading

Preparing for the Next Great Recession with Homesteading

Preparing for the Next Great Recession with Homesteading Everyone knows about the Great Depression when living was tough, unemployment was high, and food was scarce. The GDP declined 26.7%, setting...

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Restoring a Used Tractor in 2022

Restoring a Used Tractor in 2022

If you’re considering buying an older machine, there will inevitably be both a learning curve and some tune-ups involved in making it look and run as well as possible. The...

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Choosing an Orchard Tractor

Choosing an Orchard Tractor

Orchard or vineyard production is a multi-year project, and once the dimensions are set and rows are planted, the machines used need to fit in between them. Image Source Newer...

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Choosing a Baler

Choosing a Baler

There are a number of things to consider in buying a baler, beyond basic concerns like budget. 1. Square or Round Bales? Firstly, it is important to decide whether you...

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Top 5 tractors by Decade, 1950-2000.

Top 5 tractors by Decade, 1950-2000.

There are a lot of compact tractors out there that were so well-made at the time of manufacture, that they have become classic pieces of farm equipment that are still...

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Who owns your tractor?

Who owns your tractor?

Recently, Deere & Co.--the company that manufactures John Deere farming equipment--struck a deal with Monsanto in order to use both hardware and software from a subsidiary company called Precision Planting...

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