Mother Earth News Yanmar Field Day at Sanaview Farms

As a Mother Earth News blogger community member, I was invited to tag along on Yanmar’s Field Day with 60 other participants. Arriving at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania a day early, we rode to Sanaview Farms (Champion, PA) via bus just 20 minutes away. All I knew was there would be tractor and greenhouse workshops, so the entire endeavor was quite a mystery. Sometimes not knowing is the best thing to happen.

A Security Upgrade for the 'Egg Cart’n' Chicken Tractor

Several years ago we purchased an “Egg Cart’n” brand chicken tractor and have been very pleased with it, save for one significant security flaw we only discovered after a predator slaughtered the coop’s residents. The fix was simple, once we figured out the flaw, helping us feel comfortable using a product we’re otherwise very happy with.

The Dramatic Drop in Solar-Energy Prices

The price of solar energy is at an all-time low, according to a recent report. The average installed price of photovoltaic (PV) devices has fallen by more than 50 percent since 2009, making the initial investment cost of system installations feasible for a much wider range of homeowners and businesses.

Why I Use a Chicken Tractor

Chicken tractors, which sit directly on garden beds during fallow times, maintain soil, reduce insect pests and even provide fresh eggs.

How to Build a Chicken 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.

Sawmill Visitors and Tractor Repair

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.

Disease-Resistant Apple Varieties and Bamboo Chicken Carriers

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.

Ventrac Unveils New 4500 Tractor

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.

Chicken Tractors

Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.

New: Bobcat 3-Point Tillers

Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.

Kioti Enters Subcompact Tractor Market

The CS2410 subcompact tractor is appropriate for those homeowners with property sizes ranging from just under an acre up to 5 acres, possibly more.

What’s new at New Holland Agriculture?

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.

Back to the future

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.

New 34 Hp KIOTI Tractor Raises the Bar on Value

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.

Land Pride Introduces New Rotary Tillers

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.

Cub Cadet Yanmar 5-Year Limited Warranty

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.

Harrow the Heck Out of It!

A harrow tractor implement is very helpful in breaking up manure and old hay on pasture ground.

New Holland T7 Tractors

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 Ultimate Transport Vehicle

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.

American Society of Safety Engineers’ Ag Branch Encourages Use of ROPS

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.   

Kubotas L-Series Standard Compact Tractors

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.

Worksaver Offers New Pallet Forks for Compact Tractors

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.

Photo of the Week: Tractor Trails

Enjoy a glimpse of history with the Photo of the Week. Capture your own memories, and submit them to our CU photo-sharing site. One of yours might even be the next Photo of the Week!

Which Is the Best Garden Tractor?

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?