Posts

Farm Workshop: The Two-wheel, Walk-behind Tractor

BCSworkshopWhy choose a two-wheel tractor for your home garden or small farmstead, instead of a standard four-wheel tractor or tiller?

This small but mighty tractor is a versatile investment. With over forty implements available, it is designed to be an all-in-one performer for hobby farms, market gardeners, and backyard homesteaders alike. It is a favorite around the world, known for comparative ease of maintenance and operation, with a lower initial price that puts it within reach of beginning and small-scale growers.

“The two-wheel tractor is just right for many operations — not too big and not too small,” said Community Farm & Food Program Associate Chris Link. “They are also particularly nimble and user-friendly on our hillsides and small pathways, and therefore, more efficient when you are working with a compact site.” Read more

Events

2020 Farmer Education Workshop Series: Walk-Behind Tractor 101

Demo & Hands-on Workshop

Friday, February 21 from 2 – 4 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the two-wheel tractor. This is an economical tool used worldwide by market gardeners
& farmers, backyard gardeners, homesteaders and property managers.  Come out and see a BCS 853 tractor in action and get hands-on experience.

We will demonstrate multiple attachments including the basic tiller, rotary plow, flail mower & power harrow. You will learn about tractor selection, implement types, maintenance/repair — and then have the chance to run the machine yourself!

This  workshop is open to the public; everyone is welcome! Cost: $20

Location: SAHC Community Farm –  Education Building, 180 Mag Sluder Rd, Alexander, NC 28701

Registration/Questions: Contact Chris Link at Chris@appalachian.org or 828.490.2565. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Rain or shine.

Register Now for This Workshop Using the Form Below:

  • By providing your phone number, you ensure that we have a way to contact you in the rare event of any last-minute changes.
  • Please provide contact name and phone number. This information will only be used in the event of an emergency.
  • First NameLast NameEmail 
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 


SAHC’s Farmer Education Workshop Series is funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program under award number 2016-70017-25341  for Farm Pathways:  Integrating Farmer Training with Land Access. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.