Small Farm Equipment
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The Library’s first release is Small Farm Equipment, covering many facets of equipment use and maintenance on the small- to mid-size farm. Topics include the following:
- Mechanical concepts and terminology
- Best practices and safety around farm equipment
- Tools for maintenance
- Tips for shop work
- Regular maintenance tasks
- Troubleshooting start-up problems
- Common small equipment
- Tractor operation and safety
The book is written to be accessible and straightforward—detailed, yet broad enough for the variety of skills needed on the diversified farm. Clear illustrations of tools, parts, and equipment are provided throughout the text.
Small Farm Equipment offers various benefits to daily farm work: Reduce downtime from non-operational equipment. Learn common terminology to better communicate with mechanics and service personnel. Improve the quality of on-farm repairs with the proper tools and methods. Stay aware of safety and working standards on the small farm.
If you’re new to farm work, Small Farm Equipment offers a valuable introduction to equipment and safety. If you’re already experienced in farm work, the book offers plenty of tips often overlooked—as well as reminders of how to stay healthy and safe during challenging tasks. For farm owners and managers, consider using Small Farm Equipment as a basis for on-farm training.
About the author
Jon Magee has worked for Atlas Farm in western Massachusetts since 2009, after working on small vegetable farms in Pennsylvania and Missouri. In 2012 he started The Farmer’s Library to offer educational resources on farming.
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