Tips For Outfitting Your New Small Farm With Its Necessary Equipment

Posted on: 24 July 2018

If you are giving up the busy city life for the slower life of a small farm, then there are many things you need to purchase for all of the new farming tasks you will be performing. Since you probably aren't independently wealthy, there are things you can do to help contain the costs while getting your farm up and running, including each of these tips:

Tip: Set Yearly and Long-Term Budget for Farm Equipment - Large and Small

While you may be tempted to hit the farm supply stores and buy everything you think you might need for your first year on the farm, this really isn't advisable and is actually a good way to spend a lot of money on things you may discover you never use. Instead, sit down before you move and make both a short-term and long-term budget for supplies and kubota equipment and then stick to those budgets when you start shopping. 

Tip: Consider Renting Farm Equipment to Test Before Committing to Purchase

Unless you have a lot of previous farming or ranching experience, it is advisable you rent your larger pieces of equipment for the first time or two you need to use them. By renting different tractors or other specialty equipment, you will get a feel for the things you like and don't like before making a commitment to purchase something and use it for many years into the future.

Tip: Buy the Best Quality Farm Equipment You Can Afford

While you may dream of a brand new, orange and black painted Kubota tractor or utility vehicle for your new small farm, first, make sure one fits into your budget. If so, then purchase the model with the necessary functions you need but not a lot of extras you don't. 

Finally, everything from the hoe you use to plant your personal garden to the tractor you use to plow the fields, you should always purchase the best quality equipment you can afford. In the case of smaller tools and farm implements, cheap options will frustrate you every single time you use them and their lifespan will be shorter than quality items. When it comes to larger vehicles and farm equipment, if you can't afford new then purchase a gently used option. A used Kubota or John Deere tractor is nearly always a better option than buying a new one made by a different manufacturer with lower quality standards.