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Two-wheeled Tractors: Just Right for the Homestead

Robert Plamondon’s newsletter is fun to read and packed with great information on raising poultry, gardening and farming. He’s recently purchased a two-wheeled (walk-behind) tractor. Here’s a little bit of what he has to say about it.

If you don’t have the space to maneuver a full-sized tractor, or don’t have the budget to buy one, a walk-behind tractor might make sense. Do you have experience using two-wheeled garden tractors? How does it compare to using a four-wheeled tractor? Tell us about it in the comments section below.


Robert Plamondon is an expert in pastured poultry production. In addition to publishing books he’s written, he also republishes out-of-print books. Here's a sample of what he offers:

Fresh-Air Poultry Houses

by Prince T. Woods, M.D.
Success With Baby Chicks by Robert Plamondon
The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
Feeding Poultry by G. F. Heuser