Machines and technology from rural America
An innovative approach by an Ohio flower farm, in which he built a 4-row Earthway Seeder, meant faster seeding and transplanting of sunflowers.

Find the Best Lawn Mower For You
With so many choices, find the best lawn mower can be difficult, but make it easier on yourself with these tips.
Mower Maintenance
Make sure your mower is in tip-top shape for the season's tasks.
Contributing Editor Jason Cole demonstrating the Lehman's Garden Cultivator
Using a Garden Cultivator
Add a rotary garden cultivator to your tool shed to save time and energy when preparing your garden beds each year.

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

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DIY Pothole Repair Front-End Loader Attachment

With a little cutting and welding, make your own pothole repair attachment for your front-end loader.


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