Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Are tractors really more efficient than horses?

Actually, no.

Tractors are just faster than horses. On farms of under 100 acres, a team of draft horses actually costs less to maintain - although the learning curve of dealing with them can be tough for people who have no experience with animals. On larger farms the speed issue becomes important. Which is why a lot of smaller farmers are going back to horsepower.

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