Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers, Trucks & More

Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers, Trucks & More

by Cherry Hill, Richard Klimesh

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Overview

Running a horse farm requires acquiring, operating, and maintaining an assortment of heavy machinery. This practical guide shows you how to expertly equip your operation with trucks, trailers, tractors, and more. Learn how to compare models, select machines appropriate to your needs, troubleshoot problems, and work with attachments like loaders, disc harrows, and manure spreaders. Using the right machinery will help you work more efficiently, save you money, and leave you more time to spend with your horses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612122588
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 431,777
File size: 12 MB
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About 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.

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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