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Bobcat Is Back In The Compact Tractor Market

By Tractor Mike / October 8, 2019
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For those of you who are tractor geeks like I am, there was an interesting development in the last few days that you might want to know about…Bobcat is getting back in the compact tractor market! Their offerings range from a sub-compact model with 21HP to a compact utility model at 60HP. When thinking of…

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Add-A-Grapple For Convenience, Economy

By Tractor Mike / September 10, 2019
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Add-A-Grapple Changes Everything Grapples are a tractor owner’s best friend when it comes to moving brush, debris, logs, rocks and other bulky material that you might otherwise have to haul by hand. The Add-A-Grapple is the economic alternative. There are a lot of these products on the market. Many of them are stand-alone attachments that…

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You Really Need a Tractor Grapple

By Tractor Mike / September 9, 2019

The Easy Way to Move Brush And Other Things Now, if you’re new to tractor ownership, a tractor grapple might be something you’ve never heard of. Or maybe you’ve owned a tractor for a number of years, but haven’t thought about this time and back-saving invention. So let me explain. I spent a lot of…

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Who’s Trespassing On Your Land?

By Tractor Mike / August 29, 2019

Who’s Trespassing on Your Land? You’ve purchased some acreage, either as private hunting land, or as a country residence. It’s private and quiet…until hunting season comes and you discover that strangers are trespassing – wandering around your land, determined to shoot some wild game. Mostly likely they feel they have that right because at some…

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What Does “Quick Attach” Mean?

By Tractor Mike / August 20, 2019
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If you’ve been shopping for a tractor, you’ve most likely heard the term “quick attach.” These inventions are probably one of the biggest time savers when working with your tractor. As the name implies, the device lets you attach an implement in virtually no time at all. There are actually two quick attaches available on…

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Best Time to Buy A New Tractor

By Tractor Mike / July 30, 2019
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One of the questions I get asked all the time is “When is the best time to buy a tractor?”  If you’re shopping for a compact or subcompact tractor, it might be time to start looking.  Generally the best time to buy a tractor under 100 hp is when there’s too much inventory, and at…

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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 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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