Dreaming up big plans for that future fall harvest or upcoming winter prep? A small, homesteading crawler tractor like the ones from Struck’s product line are useful for both personal and commercial sized projects.
Fall Hayride for the Family
Fall hayrides are Autumn’s rite of passage. Cool, crisp air and the smell of freshly cut hay bales will put anyone in the fall mood. MAGNATRAC compact crawler tractors are great for pulling a small trailer or flatbed full of your friends and family. Whether you plan on toting them the farm or through the woods, a mini dozer can fit just about anywhere.
Load Up on the Firewood
Cutting your own firewood is a great way to prep for the off-grid winter and build the arm muscles up at the same time. One mini tractor owner even created his own “log trailer” to move fallen trees across his property. TheMAGNATRAC RS1000 shown below can haul up to 1,500 pounds! The larger MH4900 and the MH8000 can pull 3,000!
Get Your Soil Ready for Next Spring
A great spring garden starts with prepping before winter rushes in. Fall is a great time to start clearing out old plant debris, turning the topsoil, and clearing out areas before overgrowth takes over. Use a ripper attachment for your MAGNATRAC to make the chore a whole lot faster (and a lot more fun!)
Winterize Your Livestock and Farm Animal Areas
Need to enclose your chicken coop to keep the poultry warm? What about repair or mend the fence that extends to the back 40? Assess what your cold weather plans are for your farm animals, and tackle the construction to-dos while the weather is still nice! If that means building an extra fence, a hydraulic auger kit can come in handy.
Plant a Fall Garden
Just because Fall is here doesn’t mean you can’t grow anything in your garden. In fact, it’s good for your soil to rotate different types of produce from season to season and year to year. After tilling your soil, it’s hard to resist putting new seeds in.
Here are 20 different vegetables that are great for an Autumn garden.
…Or Just Build a Greenhouse
Can’t stand the idea of not having freshly picked tomatoes, herbs, or other summer produce? Fall is the perfect time to start building your winter greenhouse for a cold weather garden. With your MAGNATRAC it will be easy to haul materials of any size to your set-up location.
Plan Walking Paths
Before the snow starts to set in (and eventually melt away), you might want to consider if you need to put any new walking paths out from your house or barn. The MAGNATRAC makes it easy to level out ground, frame out a cement sidewalk, haul in gravel, or bring in stepping stones.