What are the preferred tools you use on your farm?
In this episode, Michael deep dives into discussion with Will Staufer on using Planet Jr. farm tools. Planet Jr. created tractors, seeding, fertilizing, and cultivating equipment for small farms from the 1870’s through the 1960’s. Although this company is no longer in business, people like Will Staufer appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of this equipment and are still using them today!
Tune in to hear all about the Planet Jr. tools Will is collecting and using and how you can benefit from using them, too!
In This Episode:
Will’s background in farming 1:16
A good way to get started with mechanical cultivation 5:16
The first tools Will uses for smaller crops 11:02
Where Will uses beet knives on the farm 16:18
How people should go about procuring tractors 20:33
What Will would say to a farmer just getting started with these tools 26:47
Types of crops Will grows on his farm 30:22
The most effective tools and methods for managing weeds 34:51
Will’s favorite Planet Jr. cultivator 46:02
About the Guest:
Will is a 36-year-old born and raised in Northeast Ohio actively using and collecting Planet Jr. seeders, cultivators, tractors, and tooling for nine years. He has sold hundreds of Planet Jr. tractors and seeders to farmers all over the country and in Canada.
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