Mechanisation: Pointers for buying a tractor

Before buying a tractor, you should first decide what it is going to be used for and whether you should rather consider purchasing a second-hand tractor. Thorough planning is the first step when buying expensive equipment and implements. Most commercial farmers need a tractor, but for many a newcomer, a…

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Mechanisation: A short guide for new farmers

Any new farmer should consider a number of aspects before deciding on a mechanisation package. Expert advice should be sought on soil conditions and the operations needed to plant a successful crop in that specific area. If a farmer knows which operations are needed on his land, he then knows…

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Mechanisation: Keep every machine in good working order!

Proactive machine maintenance works better than dealing with breakdowns. Farm machinery and equipment is expensive so it’s worth looking around for decent second hand implements. Many second-hand tractors and pickup vehicles (bakkies) have given their owners years of reliable service. If you have a weakness for new machines and tools,…

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