Time for some farm shop fix-ups

Time for some farm shop fix-ups

By: Jeff Caldwell 12/07/2012 @ 9:43am

How's your farm shop these days? Now that the crop season's over, now's a good time to take stock of your shop and start thinking about any winter projects you want to take on. Get a little inspiration and a few ideas from this collection of innovations from other farmers, fresh from the pages of the December issue of Successful Farming magazine.

 

SHOP COMPRESSORS

Looking for a new shop compressor? This is one tool that can do its job in the shop for decades if properly maintained. But, if a new compressor's on your list, look into a 2-stage model. There are a lot of 2-stage models on the market right now, and in this feature, we look at some of the latest offerings and how a 2-stage compressor can help out on your farm.

 

SHOP HEAT

But, if you're going to do much work in the shop this winter, you're going to need a good heat system. You've got a few options -- radiant hydronic, radiant tube and forced air -- but which one's best for your shop? It depends on a lot; how big your shop is, how often you're working there, and more. Do a little homework with this feature.

 

WELDING CENTER

No shop is complete without a place to do some welding, a key job on any farm. But, a well-stocked welding center takes a lot of space and requires a lot of material. See how 2 farmers got the most out of the space they have in their shop with their award-winning welding center, one that maximizes their space and flexibility.