Farm Mechanics

MACHINERY AND ITS USE TO SAVE
HAND LABOR ON THE FARM

Including

Tools, Shop Work, Driving and Driven
Machines, Farm Waterworks, Care
and Repair of Farm Implements

By

HERBERT A. SHEARER
AGRICULTURIST
Author of “Farm Buildings with Plans and Descriptions”

CHICAGO
FREDERICK J. DRAKE & CO.
Publishers

 

The workshop and shed to hold farm implements should look as neat and attractive as the larger buildings. Farm implements are expensive. Farm machinery is even more so. When such machinery is all properly housed and kept in repair the depreciation is estimated at ten per cent a year. When the machines are left to rust and weather in the rain and wind the loss is simply ruinous.

More machinery is required on farms than formerly and it costs more. Still it is not a question whether a farmer can afford a machine. If he has sufficient work for it he knows he cannot afford to get along without it and he must have a shed to protect it from the weather when...........

 

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