Machines and technology from rural America
Manufacturers have made great advances in tractor engines over the years.

Tow-Behind DIY Garden Watering Tool
Clark Kadis got inventive and rigged a tow-behind garden watering tool to a 2-wheel trailer that he pulls through his market garden with an ATV.
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How to Clean your Hot Melt Equipment
Hot melt adhesives are fantastic for low and moderate temperature applications because they bond to just about anything, dry or cure quickly, and are extremely versatile.

How to Set Up a Kerosene Lamp
Get the most out of your kerosene lamp by knowing these tips for proper set up and use.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Tools

Picking the Perfect Log Splitter

Make free firewood from your woodlot or hedgerow using a log splitter.


1,000,001 Use for a Backhoe


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