Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant

Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant

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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 organized 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.

  • 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 [ATVs]
  • Provides guidance on the correct use of hand tools

Includes 206 colour photographs & diagrams.

About the author

John Bezzant has been a smallholder for fifteen years, first in Wales and now on the rugged north-east coast of Scotland where he runs a five-acre holding stocked with dairy goats, poultry and ponies. He writes on hunting with dogs, air rifles and ferrets, and has had several books published on these subjects. John also writes about farm machinery, has built one of the flat-pack Siromer compact tractors and has restored classic motorcars.

Book details

192 pages
The Crowood Press Ltd
Publication date
April 2011


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