mike wiles aka Ask Tractor Mike

A Quick Note From Mike

I started the Tractor Mike website to assist both new and experienced tractor owners in learning all the basics about tractors, from purchasing tractors and implements to safety. You’ll find a wealth of videos and blog posts that cover all the facets of tractor ownership and usage. After 20+ years working in ag dealerships and a lifetime on the farm, I’ve got a lot to share with you.

You’ll also find a wide variety of products for farm and home for sale in my Tractor Fun Store. I’ve tested all of these products myself, and even designed a couple of them!

We're always adding new products and videos, so come back often to see the latest!

BUYING A TRACTOR SOON? I CAN HELP

The Insider's Guide is chock full of useful hints and tips.

I've got a special offer for you!When you purchase the Insider's Guide To Purchasing A Tractor, I'll send you a coupon code for the selling price of $29.95 to use for your next purchase over $250 from my website, good for one year. If you’ve already bought the book, e-mail me here, and I’ll send you a coupon code to use on your next purchase of over $250 from the website. Essentially, the book is free!

tractor-purchase-guide A Peek At What's Included

        • How to choose the right dealership, and what to expect when you arrive.
        • How to negotiate effectively on price. I'll help you save money!
        • How to decide what brand of tractor to buy.
        • How to buy a used tractor.
        • Basic tractor or deluxe? How to decide.
        • Do you need four wheel drive? A front end loader? Which transmission? I explain.
        • An explanation of quick attach loaders and quick attach buckets.

      And Still More Info!

      Other tractor options the Guide discusses include options like a Folding Roll Bar, Economy PTO, cabs, seat types, and canopies.
      I walk you thorough a selection of implement types and uses. You may want to buy attachments when you purchase your tractor, but know which ones you actually need.

      There are a number of other options I talk about; most worth your investment, but some not. You'll know what to consider when you're at the dealership. I also walk you thorough a selection of implement types and uses. You may want to buy attachments when you purchase your tractor, but know which ones you actually need.

      Buy a copy of The Guide here.

HOT TOPICS VIDEOS

You've Got Questions. Tractor Mike Has the Answers!

A visitor to the site wanted to find obsolete parts for a New Holland Tractor.
This video explains it all!

From One Rural Landowner to The Rest of Us:
A Commitment to Products We’ll Use

With so many products on the market, we do a lot of testing and research to be sure that items we offer on this site will be of use and value to our viewers.

From tractor accessories to grease guns and sprayers, I test what I can on my acreage and in my tractor barn. Plus, I know a number of my suppliers personally, and feel quite confident in what they manufacture. So whether you’re looking to buy implements and attachments, the latest quick attach conversion kits or newly designed sprayers that put the old ones to shame, you’ll find products that you can trust and use with confidence.

Of course, the RhinoHide Tractor Canopy is one of our best sellers, because it just makes sense to have a removable, flexible cover to protect you when you’re out in all sorts of weather doing your land tasks.

Pat’s Quick Hitch has proven to be the magic charm for hooking up three point implements with ease. It’s a truly universal solution, made with the only spring loaded latch system on the market. And it’s built of quality hot rolled steel, and made right here in the USA.

We carry a 3 point sprayer in three sizes, and all of them are built to hug the back of your tractor for exceptional stability. With features like a built-in flush tank and pallet fork holes in the sprayer frames, plus a wide tank lid opening for easy cleaning, each three point sprayer offers convenience and safety not found in other brands. Need a boom? We carry one to fit all three sizes.

Tractor Attachments You'll Use For Years

And if we’re talking tractor attachments, we have a selection that includes five types of the add-a -grapple tractor grapple and a grapple bucket. Recent additions to our lineup include several models of tree shear for tractor and tree puller, plus a hydraulic diverter valve kit that will allow you to run front end attachments even if you lack hydraulic ports at the tractor’s front end.

Looking for a tractor quick attach? The Kubota Quick Attach Conversion Kit is in high demand, as is the Kubota Quick Attach Bucket. But if you need a John Deere Quick Attach, we’ve got that, too. In fact, we carry Q/A kits for nearly 2 dozen brands and models of tractors.

Tools and Tractor Add-Ons That Make Sense

My favorite grease gun is also a big seller, because it just works so darned well. The Lube Shuttle Grease Gun comes in three styles and makes lubing fast, clean and easy. We carry a variety of grease products for it, too. You’ll wonder how you managed without it!

And I’m proud to say I helped design a tractor tool box that puts an end to the hassle and danger of loose tools bouncing around in the cab. The Tractor Caddy attaches to your roll bar and holds whatever you need to work out on your place, from chainsaw to spare parts.

We also offer you helpful items like a tractor cup holder, the Radiator Genie, and Speedbinders, a dandy new product that lets you secure your chains safely and quickly with a cordless drill or impact.

Visit the Tractor Fun Store to find all these products and more.