Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Can Used Heavy Equipment Help You Prepare?

In these uncertain unsettling times what should we do to prepare?
You should first do the same as when you prepare for a hurricane - you set aside food, medicines, gasoline, batteries, water, a generator, etc.,. but there is much more time to do more than just that.
You can get the heavy equipment you need to get things done now and for things that will need to be done in the future.
If you live in a low lying area you may want to think about purchasing a backhoe to dig trenches to drain off water or a dozer to build up earth around your homestead.
It's always a good idea to have plenty of ponds for your livestock which may need to be dug with an excavator. Post hole diggers are needed for putting up more fencing. Fuel tanks for storing fuel for your equipment which could become scarce as well as more expensive.
Fiberglass storm panels are a cheap but long lasting alternative to plywood for boarding up windows against a storm. A good old reliable dump truck is so handy on the family farm.
Farm Tractors are always needed for pulling the many farm implements to till your fields.
For heavy duty jobs a loader can be used for pushing away debris and piling it up for burning.
I hope this handy list of equipment will help you to think about what you need to think about getting-and soon.

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