What Should You Consider When Buying a Utility Tractor

Do you want to fire up your 300 horsepower tractor to run an auger or move a bale of hay? Or is that the machine of choice to mow weeds from the road up to your barn? Probably not, in both cases. The utility tractor – the 40 to 100 hp – unit better fits the job. But...

Regular Maintenance Prevents TMR Mixer Breakdowns

With fall fieldwork nearing completion, it’s time to focus much-needed attention on our livestock equipment. Preventing a TMR mixer breakdown through regular maintenance is a much better situation than finding yourself with a half-loaded tub and an empty feedbunk in...

Current (and Obsolete) OEM Credentials for Tractor Hydraulic Fluids

With more low quality fluids popping up on retail shelves every day, it is getting harder for you to choose fluids that provide your tractors optimal protection. TractorLife.com offers this advice when selecting fluids: Check your owner’s manual for the OEM credential...

Slow Down And Stay Safe

By Fae Holin It’s not exaggerating to say my brothers and I were raised in a barn — and out in the field. Hay bales were our playpens as our parents milked cows or fed hogs and we played and fought together at end rows while they planted or baled, trying to keep us...