Colour photographs, Illustrations
Crowood Press, UK
A wide range of tools and equipment, from compact tractors to chainsaws and from winches to torque wrenches, are employed on today's productive and efficiently organised smallholdings. There are few publications that provide the smallholder with comprehensive, technical and maintenance information and this well-illustrated book helps to fill a gap.
The author, who is himself a smallholder, has worked with technical experts from some of the world's leading tool and machinery manufacturers whilst writing this remarkable book.
Describes how to safely operate a compact tractor, essential tractor implements and 'tow behind' equipment
Considers how engines, both large and small, function and how they can be maintained in safe working order
Discusses how to use chainsaws safely and how to maintain them
Examines manual and portable electric winches and how they should be rigged and operated
Demonstrates how you can teach yourself to weld
Covers the safe use and general maintenance of all terrain vehicles
Provides guidance on the correct use of hand tools