Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers & Other Implements

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Cherry Hill and Richard Klimesh provide in-depth information on every aspect of selecting, maintaining, and using the most essential pieces of equipment on any horse farm — tractors, horse trailers, and trucks.Theyalso discuss the smaller farm implements that many farms use, including loaders, discs, harrows, manure spreaders, mowers, post-hole diggers, hay balers, and wagons. Equipping Your Horse Farm is an authoritative, comprehensive handbook that every horse farmer will want to consult before investing in ...

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Overview

Cherry Hill and Richard Klimesh provide in-depth information on every aspect of selecting, maintaining, and using the most essential pieces of equipment on any horse farm — tractors, horse trailers, and trucks.Theyalso discuss the smaller farm implements that many farms use, including loaders, discs, harrows, manure spreaders, mowers, post-hole diggers, hay balers, and wagons. Equipping Your Horse Farm is an authoritative, comprehensive handbook that every horse farmer will want to consult before investing in farm equipment.

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“A great book with lots of common sense information .…This belongs on your reference shelf.”

Small Farm Today, Fall 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580178440
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids. Visit her at www.horsekeeping.com, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

Richard Klimesh cares for five horses on a 70-acre horse facility in Colorado. He is a Certified Master Farrier, who has written hundreds of articles on hoof care and horse facilities. He is the Webmaster of www.horsekeeping.com and the producer of Horsekeeping Videos.

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Table of Contents

Preface: viii
Your Needs: 1
Tractor Features: 6
Buying a Tractor: 22
Tractor Implements: 37
All-Purpose Vehicles: 58
Skid Steers and Wheel Loaders: 73
Truck Features: 78
The Hitch: 93
Trailer Features: 106
Buying a Horse Trailer: 130
Safety and Maintenance: 139
Appendix A: Driving Tips: 153
Appendix B: Trip Checklists: 157
Glossary: 160
Resources: 168
Index: 176

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