Ray Bohacz knows agricultural machinery better than most, and he does everything he can to share his knowledge and insights with the farm community. He also knows what the compulsive tinkerer in your family wants for Christmas.
Granted, many of these items may not fit in a traditional Christmas stocking, so be ready with the wrapping paper and explore some of the great items on this gift list!
(Note: We know prices change a lot this time of year, so click the link for each item to see if the price is has shifted from what’s listed.)
Used to directly heat objects such as bolts, nuts, studs, brackets, etc. without heating the surrounding area. $599.00
This is the industry standard, made in USA test instrument, that will allow diagnostics on almost any circuit on a modern vehicle or farm machine. $299 (meter only), $630.00 (kit)
This single channel hand-held scope can be employed to check an electrical circuit on a vehicle or farm machine. It will show a “picture” of the circuit’s response. $399.00
4. Griot’s Garage Random Orbital Master Kit
This buffer is safe to use on all paint and will make polishing and waxing even the largest combine an easy task. $364.00
With this tool coolant service and filling becomes enjoyable, and not an exercise in making a mess all over the shop floor. $39.00
Many modern bolts require this tool to tighten properly. The fastener is first tightened to specification and then rotated a set amount of degrees. $21.00
This tool makes short work of removing stuck-on and stubborn gaskets. $103.00
Cutting filters apart to inspect for foreign material is safe, easy and quick with this essential tool. $55.00
Dowell pins can be frustrating to remove and if damaged in the process, may require a trip to town to find a replacement, if they have on. This kit solves that problem. $299.00
A true rescue tool, not one that is used every day. But when you need it you are so glad that it is in your toolbox! $149.00
Taking internal measurements are a joy with this simple tool and will end the frustration of guessing on a hole or passage size. $55.00
Grinding is made easy with this powerful cordless kit. Not only in the shop but in the field too! $380.00
End the aggravation of trying to hold two wires, the soldering gun and the solder at the same time! A must for every tool box! $21.00
Use this essential kit to connect with sensitive circuitry on modern vehicles and farm equipment without violating the wire. $99.00
Machinery talks to you and with this tool listening is made safe and easy to find a problem. $102.00
This simple device protects at rest hydraulic systems on implements and attachments and then allows an easy coupling. The HEC eliminates thermal expansion of the fluid that stresses the hydraulic system.
End the frustration of poor carburetor performance, oil leaks and contamination of the crankcase in older engines with this PCV valve. $120.00
Used on late model engines found in American cars and light trucks to remove the harmonic damper without taking out the radiator. A wonderful time saver! $165.00
Supercharge your hot rod farmer with this power adder kit for their hot rod! Let them bolt on some horses for 2019! $2,800.00
Used as either a teaching tool or for diagnostics, these meter kits read the air/fuel ratio the engine is seeing. $170.00 to $400.00
Ray Bohacz, a technical writer in both the automotive and agriculture industries, is the creator the Farm Machinery Digest website and the Idle Chatter podcast. He has more than 3,000 published articles and has been featured in nearly 50 publications.