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Now THIS is a Field Sprayer

By Tractor Mike / July 19, 2019
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Land Champ Field Sprayers Most field sprayers are pretty much alike, but Land Champ Field Sprayers broke the mold! I’m pretty skeptical about new products, so when I was contacted by a company who had a “new and improved” sprayer, I didn’t expect much. But when they started telling me what they had done to…

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10 Tips For Easier and Safer Brush Hogging

By Tractor Mike / July 9, 2019
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Getting Comfortable With the Brush Hog Most people buying a tractor get some form of three point cutter with it for brush hogging. And yes, they are a little intimidated the first time they use it. Usually it is called a brush hog (or Bush Hog, but that’s a brand name).  In the U.K.  it’s…

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Can Adding Fluid In Tractor Tires Make The Bearings Fail?

By Tractor Mike / January 23, 2019
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Fluid in Tractor Tires- Yes or No? January 23, 2019 / No Comments Today’s question is from Glenn in Florida. He wants to know about filling tractor tires with fluid. His local dealership salesman told him they didn’t recommend putting fluid in the tires. He said it would ruin the wheel bearings, and that wheel…

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What Is the Best Brand of Compact Tractor?

By Tractor Mike / January 11, 2019
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Tough Question, Fairly Simple Answer Today, we’re going to talk about my #1 most frequently asked question about tractors, and that is: “What is the best brand of compact tractors?” As you can guess, that could open up a can of worms.  What I’m going to tell you first is that there are eleven brands…

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Pat’s Easy Change Quick Hitch

By Tractor Mike / December 12, 2018
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Attaching Implements Is Now An Easy Task  Are you looking for the magic formula to make hooking up 3-point implements easier? You’re not alone. Let me tell you the story of my neighbor Chuck and the 3-point hitch. Chuck and I talk tractors a lot. He said one day that he doesn’t like how much time…

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Forget Your Tractor Tool Box. Use The Tractor Caddy

By Tractor Mike / July 15, 2018
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Forget Your Tractor Tool Box. Use The Tractor Caddy I want to tell you about the Tractor Caddy, a new product I created. Recently, one of my YouTube viewers asked me to list what I thought you need to carry in your tractor toolbox. That brought up a really sore subject with me – these…

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Introducing the safeLOCK Grease QUICK ATTACH

By Tractor Mike / July 11, 2018
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Introducing the safeLOCK Grease QUICK ATTACH When I recently introduced the Lube-Shuttle Grease Gun, I got a lot of questions about the special end tips that lock on the zerk. Let me sum up the answer for you. Now, the tips you are accustomed to using have slightly different threads than the safeLOCK tips. The…

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The Reinvented Lube Gun

By Tractor Mike / July 10, 2018
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Meet the Lube-Shuttle NO-MESS Premium Pistol Grip Grease Gun Every so often a new product comes out that just makes your life a lot easier. Let’s talk about the lube gun. I think we all know the importance of lubricating equipment– PTO shafts, loader pivot points, your implements, your tractor. Keep them lubricated, or you’ll have…

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Three Good Reasons for a Tractor Canopy

By Tractor Mike / July 8, 2018
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Three Good Reasons for a Tractor Canopy I started writing this piece in early summer in Missouri where we’ve had unseasonably warm weather. If you’ve spent any time out brush hogging with a 100 degree heat index, you’re sweating. If, like me, you can’t afford a cab tractor, then you’re stuck out there in the…

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