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Let It Tow: Choose the Correct Vehicle for Towing Your Loads
Shutterstock Engine Type Choosing between gas and diesel engines is more a matter of preference than utility. The load might be as small as a few 50-pound sacks of feed or as large as a 5-ton tractor.
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Italian Farm Trucks
That honor would go to the little three wheeled scooter trucks called Ape (Ah-Pee). The owner of the Ape in the photo is a local small farmer. One of my favorite features of the Italian small farmer scene is the way products get to market.
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My Waterfall and My Truck
We can always tell how hard it's raining at night by listening to the changing sounds of the water in the creek. I once snapped the clutch cable when I had two sacks loaded. Liguria isn't built for big trucks.
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Why Every Hobby Farmer Needs a Farm Truck
If you need to bring home lumber or other supplies, what's simpler than driving them straight to the site of your project? Four-wheel drive is also ideal if you want to get down and dirty in tough conditions.
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Highway Bill\'s Farm-truck Exemption Awaits House Approval
The U.S. Senate recently passed an amendment to S.1813, the transportation or Highway Bill that would exempt farm trucks from the restrictions of commercially licensed truck drivers.
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This Year\'s Farm Challenge: Gardening With Baby
So now we're moving into our third summer here on the farm: the year of the baby. Each evening when I came home from work, I was overcome by waves of nausea, so getting on my hands and knees to pull weeds wasn't exactly what I could manage.
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Take Advantage of Free Compost
Those temps are much higher than the average home compost pile , so it isn't as great of a concern, but take care to ensure the pile is fully composted before using it. As always, wear gloves when working with any compost or manure products and wash well...
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Traveling with Livestock
It's important to protect animals hauled in trucks from wind, cold and rain, and if you stop in the summer, be sure to park in the shade so your animals don't overheat. Mom and Dad often transport one or two sheep or goats in the back of their minivan,...
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Fiddleheads!!!
It is one of more than 20 species that was included in the diets of early North American Indians. This is the proper way to harvest any wild food, always leave behind more than you take ensuring the plants are around for future generations to enjoy.Fiddleheads...
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Trailers: To Hitch or to Haul
What about maintenance; do you have time and skill to do it yourself, or will you have it done by someone else? Class 1 and 2 hitches are insufficient for pulling any kind of livestock trailer.
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14 Trailer Safety Tips
Although your vehicle may pull and stop the trailer, in an emergency situation, the tow vehicle needs to mange the weight and the forces put upon it by the trailer, and not let the trailer take control.
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She opened her door to greet us and I could smell it wafting its way to the front porch. Bake about 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.1 Tablespoon rum (brandy or bourbon can be substituted if you prefer)Mix sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg; gradually add water and...
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A Moveable Feast - Urban Farm Online
A spinoff of food trucks, mobile farmers markets […] “We'll pull in, sell for 30 minutes and then pack up and head to the next town.” Tags gorge grown , Jodi Helmer , mobile grocery store , mobile market , revival foods
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Why I Can\'t Live Without My Red Wagon
Such is the case with my red wagon. The red wagon is pretty old at this point; maybe not 20 years old, but close to it. The red wagon is roughly what its name implies—a two-wheeled, medium-size wagon with a metal frame and wooden sides painted red.
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The tete-a-tete daffodil - enjoy it twice, once in a pot and forever in your garden!
I'm buried in paperwork, not seeds . Now that we have refrigerated trucks and interstate shipping and all the other conveniences of modern society, we also have forced bulbs available in supermarkets and chain stores all over the country.
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Recycled Building Projects, How to build a deck for $150
Then figure out where your main beams will go, ideally you want a beam to support the joists every 8' or so. All this from just one house, and I could have gotten more but the excavator came the next day and demolished the house.
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Making Do
It was certainly nothing fancy, but it worked. Night was falling, rain was expected and I needed it out of my truck. In my next entry, I'll run through what you need to make your own sledge.
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Buyer\'s Guide To Small Farm Utility Vehicles
The units are typically less expensive than diesel varieties, and simple oil changes and routine maintenance can be done at home. Likewise, 4-wheel-drive vehicles will, by definition, have more horsepower.
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Weekend NATRC Trail Ride
Soon enough, his dream of a riding buddy came true. But hauling my precious cargo 90 miles each way all by myself would be another thing. Read more of City Stock » Tags Audrey Pavia , competitive trail ride , NATRC , North American Trail Ride Conference
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Turn A Piece Of Wood Into The World\'s Simplest Wagon
A 4-by-8-foot piece of plywood can work well for simple jobs. With these holes, you can use hooks, chains, ropes or wires to attach the board to the hitch of your tractor. Fortunately, a simple piece of wood can save the day! By wrestling or rolling heavy...
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Pioneer 500: Fun, Compact and Ready for Your Farm\'s Heavy Lifting
Now, if you're like me, you might be wondering if a vehicle this small is good for anything but a trail ride. This price is highly reasonable if you're not quite ready to take on a compact tractor, which can easily start in the $10,000 range.
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How do I Calculate Transport Costs?
In addition, you are paying for the fees of the truck whether it is full or not, so combine your costs by joining with other farmers to fill the truck to capacity.Total the final number of boxes of product to be shipped and their weight per unit, if applicable.
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Can\'t Afford A Tractor? Use Your ATV/UTV To The Max
If you need two or more people to help run a fence line or maybe just to move cattle from lot to lot, you can get up to six friends into some UTVs and up to two individuals on the ATVs made for two-person riding, all while pulling that fencing trailer...
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Use Your ATV/UTV for Hunting
Using your machine for ­hunting can be yet another way to really get the best bang for your buck—pun intended. Learn more about ATVs and UTVs on HobbyFarms.com: All-Terrain Farming Tools for Tight Spaces Farm Utility Vehicles: A Buyer's Guide Video:...
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How to Sell Pine Straw
Landowners growing pine trees to sell for timber may not realize they have an annual cash crop when the trees shed their needles every autumn. Call several and ask their current price.
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What The Microloans Program Can Do For You
Matt and Peg Sheaffer, of Sandhill Family Farms in Brodhead, Wis., tapped into the FSA microloans program to purchase a refrigerated box-delivery truck to help support their growing community-supported-agriculture business.
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A Stock Trailer Buyer\'s Guide
The Frame Trailer frames are generally made from one of two materials: aluminum or steel. He did, said it was good and sent me on my way. Ensure It's Safe The trailer needs to have basic safety equipment that is in good shape: safety chains and an electric-control...
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UF Hack: Save Your Autumn Leaves
Bojan Rantasa/Flickr If collecting leaves and deadheads is a necessary part of your autumnal routine, consider fermenting them into leaf mold on-site instead of trucking them off in clear plastic bags.
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Old Patio, New Patios
She's going to put in a patio where her pool used to be. They are going to use them to make a new patio of their own. It is made from about a million brick pavers, each of which weighs about 5 pounds.
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