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Machines and technology from rural America

Top 10 Reasons to Own a Compact Tractor

There are many uses for a compact tractor that can be a real time saver on your rural property or acreage.

Maintaining Driveways and Lanes

Maintaining roads during all seasons is a lot easier with the right equipment.

How to Choose a Blower: Backpack or Hand-Held

Learn which blower type (hand-held, backpack, or wheeled) is the best choice for your outdoor cleanup.

Buttoned Bucks: DIY Antler Buttons

By Dennis Biswell

Rack up the style points by adorning your items with a polished piece of deer antler.


How to Remove a Tree Stump

Learn how to remove a tree stump with the help of a backhoe.

Safety Measures to Practice when Handling Rope

By Lucy Davidson

Storage conditions and temperature can compromise a rope's strength and safety. Keep these important precautions in mind whenever working with rope.

Useful Tips, Terms, and Techniques for Knot Tying

By Lucy Davidson

Try your hand at knot tying with these helpful tips and techniques. Knot tying is a handy skill for the outdoors or to create projects as gift ideas.

The Benefits of Adding a Loader and Backhoe to Your Tractor

Add versatility to your tractor and tackle unique projects by adding a backhoe and loader to your equipment tool kit.

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