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Things to consider when purchasing a new or used tractor.
The new Ventrac 4500Y tractor is most suitable for those maintaining large acreages of property.
Agreement makes Tractor Supply the exclusive national retailer of Jonsered.
The new Kubota models will provide increased power and added versatility.
KIOTI embarks on a major process upgrade to exceed the needs of their customer base.
Denim is strong and durable, and used jeans can be recycled into all kinds of fun and useful creations.
If you need a little horsepower for your homestead, a two-wheeled tractor may be a good choice.
The Tractors and Power Equipment blog is all about tractors and the equipment powered by them — loaders, graders, mowers, cultivation and logging implements and more.
Outlining our process for locating a suitable location for finding a new homestead.
Drawers overflowing? Drowning in a sea of more T-shirts than you can wear? Here are two quick and easy ways to get those used Ts back in heavy rotation.
An emerging leader in the compact tractor market, Cub Cadet Yanmar is now backing each product with its all-new Premium Advantage Package. Standard on all new tractor purchases, the package features a five-year limited powertrain warranty.
With new powerful engine options, more safety features, enhanced technology and easy, comfortable handling, the 4500 will soon become a customer favorite in Ventrac’s lineup.
It’s time for lawn and garden work. In your opinion, which is the best garden tractor? Which tractor will you be using this year?
A look at the history of tractors.
An expert on do-it-yourself projects explains how to apply the fundamental KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) to tractors.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence offers up some home decluttering tips.
KIOTI Tractor, one of the fastest growing utility tractor manufacturers in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of the DS3510, a 34 horsepower compact utility tractor.
Beginning July 1, 2011 and continuing for the next five months, legal residents of the U.S. and Canada can enter to win a five-year lease of a New Holland Boomer 30 compact tractor and loader with the industry-leading Boomer Guard5.
The CS2410 subcompact tractor is appropriate for those homeowners with property sizes ranging from just under an acre up to 5 acres, possibly more.
A harrow tractor implement is very helpful in breaking up manure and old hay on pasture ground.
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
The T7 Series fuel economy is attributed to the design of the engine. With the SCR technology, the engine “breathes” clean air, instead of re-circulated exhaust gases, allowing the engine to simply do what it’s designed to do: produce maximum power.
The new cab system features a commercial-grade ROPS (Roll-Over Protective Structure) enclosure and has been designed for optimum flexibility with a variety of attachments including loaders and backhoes.
New Holland has introduced its next generation of hardworking utility tractors, the T4 Series. This tailored offering produces between 84 to 106 horsepower thanks to powerful 4-cylinder engines with Common Rail technology and a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system to meet Tier 4A compliance.
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Chicken tractors are not for me — here's why.
Yanmar’s TracTour showcases the new line of sub-compact tractors.
June is National Safety Month, and the Kubota Tractor Corporation’s safety program reminds its customers to make tractor safety a priority.
Mahindra USA, the leader in affordable, high-quality farm equipment, continues its commitment to provide hard-working, high value tractors in the United States with the launch of 13 new models for the 2011 season.
These new UTVs are now available to the North American marketplace. The new MECHRON® is pure UTV, offering more combined productivity features for either work or recreation than any other UTV in North America.
The new sub-compact tractor line offers “max performance, versatility and value.”
The advantages of having stabilizer bars on your tractor when using an implement such as a mower are described.
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Ag Branch encourages purchasing tractors with a Rollover Protection Structure. Programs exist that will help offset the cost of the ROPS to add to older tractors. Tractor rollovers are common accidents that will lead to severe injury or death, but an ROPS will keep the driver safe.
EZ Mover - A 2" Receiver for Your Three Point Hitch
How important our tractor and snow thrower are in keeping us from getting snowed in. Our local cooperative.
After discovering a family of wrens in his sawmill, Dave Boyt decides to take a break from sawmilling and make some necessary repairs to his antique tractor.
Yanmar announces new utility tractor in the Lx HST Series.
KIOTI tractor company realizes significant growth in North American markets.
You can boost your mpg by losing the cargo in your trunk. Then help reduce global warming emissions by sweating off a few pounds.
5W-30? 10W-30? Be sure you get the right motor oil grade.
Make new friends, save big bucks on gas, reduce pollution!
Slow down and enjoy the scenery — you'll also enjoy a significant boost in your mpg.
Here's how to change your car's air filter — do it yourself to save big bucks and boost your gas mileage by 10 percent.
15 tips to help you get rid of clutter once and for all and create a clean, serene home.
Give thanks and give back to the earth this Thanksgiving by greening your celebration. Here are eight tips to get you started.
How long has it been since you checked your tire pressure?
Green means go, but don't go too quickly.
Here's another gas mileage myth busted: it's better to turn off your engine than to leave it idling.
Sometimes the most direct route to your destination may not be the most fuel-efficient.
Forget what your grandpa told you — there's no need to warm up your car every cold winter morning.
New Holland Agriculture is unveiling a number of new tractors as well as new haytools and other equipment at the 2012 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California and the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Don’t let this tricky pipe slow down your projects — these CPVC basics will help you ease into those plumbing repairs.
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
A front-mounted snowblower with a 72-inch cutting width is now available for Bobcat compact tractors. The new snowblower joins front-mounted models with 49- and 62-inch cutting widths introduced last year.
These compact pallet forks incorporate many of the same durability features found on larger Worksaver units and utilize Class I forks (1” x 3.5” x 42”) rated at 2,000 lbs. for optimal lifting capacity.
The new L3200 and L3800 deliver extra horsepower providing superior and efficient performance. Both models come equipped with either a gear-drive or three-range HST and an ample 10-gallon fuel tank, providing excellent efficiency.
The RTA12 & RTR12 Series Rotary Tillers from Land Pride till soil for seedbed and planting preparation with uses and applications in landscaping, gardens, and residential areas.
Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent catastrophic damage to their homes and property.
New Holland has announced it is now backing its compact tractors with an industry-leading 5-year Boomer Guard5 limited warranty on all Boomer 30/35/40/50 deluxe compact tractors.
The level of interest in chicken ownership indicated among non-owners could potentially double ownership levels in the next 12 months.
A few simple steps to make sure your tractor is ready for spring.
A beginning farmer enjoys the work she has to do by hand. But would still like a tractor.
To create a chicken tractor that will keep both you and your hens happy, you'll want to focus on weight, shelter, doors, handles, and more.
Ventrac unveils the 3400 tractor, the newest sub-compact tractor to their product lineup.
Wood stove considerations that should be considered before you purchase a stove.
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
Ed and Joan Kobrinski left a large family home for a smaller, simpler cottage—and they’ve never looked back. Their tips for downsizing and living in smaller spaces could help make your transition easier.
Considerations of sustainability factor into countless supplies, tools and methods present in your garden. What do you do in your own garden to be a sustainable gardener?
Clearing out life's detritus is an important first step when spring cleaning. Follow these tips to make clutter-free, organized living possible.
Want more gas for your money?
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
Sue Parker shares her grandmother's secrets to a strong tomato crop.
A contribution for wildfire mitigation.
Car tips for prepping and survival for driving in extreme winter weather.
Natural Home editor in chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence suggests some tasty, eco-conscious recipes and tips for your Earth Day celebration.
Feeling blue? Try these simple happiness exercises including bouncing on an exercise ball and smiling while holding a pen or pencil in your mouth.
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
Consult these seed starting tips for easy advice on seed planting, using the best materials, watering, grow lights and more.
Catch the gardening bug, and start to grow your own food! Once you start, you’ll love it. Here are some basic pieces of advice for the budding gardener.
Keep your garden safe by testing your organic materials for herbicide residue. A few simple tests can help you avoid harming your plants.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean--without chemicals.
Katie and Martin Clemons share how they make super-efficient use of every inch in their 36-square-foot kitchen. How much appliance do you really need?
Save energy and resources and reduce waste when traveling by dumping all your trash in one receptical.
Capable of moving a host of materials: snow, aggregate materials, livestock feed and silage.
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
Friends and I travel to the Open Source Ecology project in rural Missouri to take a tour and help out laying up earth bricks.
Buying a tractor? How much tractor do you need? What are the horsepower requirements for mowing?
How we cope with heavy snow in the mountains.
When the farmer's away, the animals will play (safely, please!!). Preparing your farm for a farmsitter
Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.
Robert Zwald shares his childhood experiences of selling frogs for fish bait and working on the family farm in the 1920s. This is part three of eight of Robert's stories.
When you get home today, do this simple test: Close your fridge door on a dollar bill or piece of paper; if you can pull the bill out easily or worse, if it falls, then it is time to replace the seal.
Did you know that heat transfer through windows can account for up to 25 percent of your energy bill by allowing heat out during the winter, and makes your air conditioner work overtime to combat the sun’s warming? Drafts and leaks can be the biggest culprit of energy waste but can also be fixed with relatively little effort.
Attics can be a huge energy drain if they are not insulated sufficiently. We’ll leave the
heavy lifting for next weekend, but for now look for uneven insulation, base sports, water damage, and anything else that looks out of place.
It might seem like a small thing, but your refrigerator can be a HUGE drain on your energy bill. We’ve already shown you how to check for leaks in your refrigerator seal—now let’s take the next step in keeping your fridge in top working order.
Calculating your fuel economy is easy and can help you save big bucks at the pump.
Learn three simple tips for making the most of small gardening spaces, including hanging plants and advice for selecting seed varieties.
Here are two helpful tips that will help you have a successful tomato plant.
Cole takes you through the first steps in learning to cut your own meat - sourcing.
Use our popular When to Plant app to know when to plant each crop in your area.
The vegetables and herbs that are still available in our Southeast garden make for delicious, festive and surprisingly varied holiday fare.
Learn how to rotate crops with this helpful crop rotation video.
Don’t let the cost of gardening keep you out of the dirt this year. Cheap gardening can be fun and easy. With these tips for gardening on a budget, you’ll save on seeds, make your own fertilizer and impress your friends with your gardening know how.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributing editor and compost expert Barbara Pleasant provides some great homestead compost tips in celebration of Compost Awareness Week.
Send us your garden tips and you could win a free deluxe, ergonomic garden trowel.
Get tips on growing watermelons from the expert growers at Willhite Seed company, which offers dozens of unique watermelon varieties.
Follow these tips to banish clutter and increase your efficiency, from your home office to your garage.
When the dining table is laden down with mail, laptops and other clutter, the entire house feels messy. Follow these seven steps to keep your dining table free of detritus. (Set it for dinner right after breakfast, if you have to.)
Put your kitchen on an energy diet without spending money on new appliances. Use these simple tricks to use less energy while cooking, freezing and refrigerating--even drinking your morning coffee.
Food preservation expert Sherri Brooks Vinton makes food preservation look easy and shares helpful hints about equipment and technique during a standing-room-only workshop at the Fair.
Air conditioning accounts for as much as 20 percent of the average homeowner's utility bill. These simple tips can help you reduce your mechanical cooling needs, meaning more money for you and better-quality air for the world.
Follow these simple guidelines to make the most of your small space: contain clutter, find furnishings do double-duty, and make maximum use of color and light.
Not quite ready to get rid of family heirlooms and art that you don’t have space to display? The Japanese practice of rotating precious items through a special alcove, or tokonoma, on a seasonal basis is less painful than giving away or selling them.
Comparing different home made do it yourself chicken carriers for the Tractor Supply animal swap this past Saturday. Reporting on edible mushroom cultivation harvest and what it takes to pick the right disease resistant apple variety.
Creating your own start-up is full of obstacles, but rewarding. MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Jessica Vaughan shares advice from her experience as a first-time small business owner who teaches clients how to grow organic produce.
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
Empty nesters Ed and Joan Kobrinski downsized their lifestyle and moved to a smaller home where they could grow more vegetables. "We've learned to enjoy and appreciate living comfortably and contentedly with less," Ed says.
Researchers have found that inhaling a bitter substance calms and dilates the airways. Can sniffing horseradish also calm and soothe the mind? Sniffing horseradish works for Ellen Sandbeck; can it work for you?
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
We can learn a lot from the Amish, who have passed down wisdom on living simply and celebrating community for generations.
We all have hoarding tendencies. If yours are getting the better of you, rest assured that there are support groups and professional organizations just waiting to help.
In my hometown of Boulder, Colorado, kids are leaving town and dumping a lot of really good, useable stuff. If you have a college in your town, it's a great weekend to go Dumpster diving near campus.
Flea market shopping takes dedication and agility--and it's a ton of fun if you're well prepared.
Use a digital tire gauge and learn how to check tire pressure regularly to get better gas mileage. While other types of gauges exist, the digital tire pressure gauge is an accurate and simple way to keep your tires properly inflated. Read this digital tire gauge review to see what digital tire pressure checkers you can buy.
An experiment in urban gardening produces a melon miracle.
Tips for starting seeds indoors and a calendar for when to start your seeds indoors for a Zone 6 garden.
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
Heritage breed chickens are more nutritious and flavorful than store-bought chicken, but require different cooking techniques. Learn different methods of cooking different age and different breeds of chickens.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Victoria Gazely considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin on 7 acres of fertile earth--purchased for $150--a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
Karen and Tony Tipsword's rehabbed 720-square-foot cabin allows them the freedom and independence to live their dream of running a campground. "Being happy does not mean a large home filled with things," Karen says.
Housekeeping tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News--published in 1970--are surprisingly relevant today. Use these to make this task--which we all have to do sooner or later--more efficient and enjoyable.
In a wabi-sabi house, space and light are the most desirable ornaments. Follow these steps to clear the clutter so they can shine through.
Check out these tips and share your ideas for welcoming 2010 with a green New Year’s Eve party.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
In my quest for the most energy efficient ceiling fan, one model blows the rest away. Now is the time to install ceiling fans for lower electricity bills this summer--here's how.
Black bears and rural living go hand in hand in many parts of North America. So how do you keep bear/human conflicts to a minimum?