Tim grew up in a very rural area in southeastern Illinois. In fact, to this day, there is not a stoplight (red/yellow/green) in the ENTIRE COUNTY (Edwards County, IL). The county has one high school, and Tim was in the last class containing more than 100 students (103). Since then, this rural community has declined even further in population. An unfortunate situation facing many midwestern communities.

Tim’s family has farmed in Edwards County Illinois for several generations. While Tim enjoyed the lifestyle in that community, including strong family values, good community interaction, etc. He discovered that he also had a passion for computer software.

So, after high school, Tim ventured ‘up north’ to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to earn a B.S. in Computer Science. After college, he took a position with IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC where he met Christy and they were married in 1992.

After IBM, his career in software has led to moves to Chicagoland (Grayslake/Gurnee, IL), then to Columbus Indiana, and in 1998, he and Christy moved to Carmel, IN where they live today.

At present, Tim works as a Software Architect and Developer at a consulting company in Carmel. This role places him in various companies around the Indianapolis area. Currently, he is working at Allison Transmission, within sight (and earshot) of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Tim finds tractor work to be a therapy of sorts from the stressful days at the office. It is rewarding to be able to help folks quickly solve lawn cleanup and other outdoor issues quickly. Equally rewarding is meeting quality people in the area. We hear too much about the negative aspects of our society. Tim has found that our typical DIY focused clientele are down to earth folks who love to work, love to have fun, and love to see their yards cleaned up.


  1. John a.k.a. TrueGrits Gritman

    Tim, You left out why you leave those Bible verses in your videos. They are a blessing.

    I grew up outside NYC but I am a country boy at heart. I met Claire in October 1969, a city girl who grew up on a farm. My boss and one of my subordinates told me she was a woman of exceptional character and that I should meet her. I worked my way through Rutgers and do so with no debt. You know what that means, no social life. And I lived a contented life of a true bachelor for nine years. Leaving home between my junior and senior years of high school, I studied languages in Germany, came back to the States and enrolled at Rutgers in electrical engineering. Are you kidding? I hadn’t taken chemistry, physics or calculus and soon transferred, graduating with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a minor, at the graduate level, in German literature. Then I met Claire and remembered that God said it was not good for a man to be alone. We met Wednesday night and I asked her to marry me at about 4:30am Saturday morning. We married in February 1970 – WOW! that was a long time ago. It pays to listen to your friends.

    Now our girls are all grown up. One lives in TN on a 111 acre farm. I live my dream vicariously helping my son (in law – the son we never had) build a specialized trucking business. He is a man of character albeit strong willed. When the trucking business is well on its feet, we will add some cows (four legged manure spreaders) and pigs (four legged rototillers) to the property. We have two horses and a bunch of chickens – two legged insecticide! The horses, well they are rescue and follow my daughter like little puppies.

    Curtis, who comes from Detroit, loves to drive and see the country. But more than that he liked to take his son with him and when he comes home he like the quiet, the neighbors and country friends and the smells of the dirt, the meadows etc.

    Life is good! Just full of God’s blessings.


  2. Tim your awesome I have a great idea,,,,,,I think email me please

  3. Tim
    Enjoyed your videos and glad to learn more about your background. I know of a potential internship opportunity for Katriel for her career path to DC.
    Please email and I can provide the details. Thank you.

  4. Tim i watch your videos and i think they are simply awsome. I am working on getting a 1023e or 1025r,not sure which yet still undecided.
    Thank you and keep them coming

  5. How do I get meet u Tim and family ?
    Thomas urbana ,Illinois

  6. Hey Tim. I found your channel a few weeks ago and I love watching all your videos. You have shown me a lot of things with a sub compact tractor I never would of thought possible. I live in Mississippi and my mom has some land out in the country. I had a couple of questions for you if there is anyway I could get your info to email direct or however is easiest for you. If you don’t mind giving us some advice. My dad passed away last year and we have a couple of issues with our creek crossing to the house. If you don’t give out advice I understand. Thanks in advance for any reply. Tell everyone hey from Mississippi. 😁

  7. Similar to all other viewers, thanks for the advice, suggestions, humor and good will intent toward sharing options for the JD1025R in particular. Having found your banter by simply looking for JD1025R options a month ago has kept me informed and entertained. Looking for a best option for picking up wood chips vs leaves/straw/hay and have yet to see anyone fully describing what might work. That plus ideally the best hydraulic option to service the front end device like a grapple. Thanks for all that is offered.

    • I would start with the Heavy Hitch toothbar for woodchips. I think this will allow you to get a bucket full much more easily.

      Also, anytime you are loading a bucket, keep the bucket on the ground, parallel with the ground. Do not try to load from the ‘top’ of the pile. Always try to load from the bottom of the pile. Take a look at our videos using the bucket for examprsz

  8. Hi Tim I am in the process of buying a Kubota B2301 Tractor and i am looking for a skid plate to fit it. I found a supplier in Canada (tractoratttachments.ca) but they cant ship to the united states due to insurance issues Is there a way that you know of for me have someone in canada purchase the skid plate from tractorattachements and ship it to me Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated You can reach me at ERICCHSMITH@YAHOO.COM Thank you Eric

  9. Hi Tim, You have a great site and family. I have john deere 1025r with 1 rear auxiliary work light. I want to put 3 more lights on. Where do I plug them in

  10. Tim, I have recently come across your YouTube chanel and am a subscriber and frequent “watcher”! I too live in the Indianapolis area and my wife and I live on a small piece of property (approximately 8 acres) where we had it logged out, and clear cut, for our horses. Over the past 4-5 years we have continued to “clear” the tree tops and stumps. A lot of this has been a true learning experience for us and watching your videos has opened up a new source of information for me that has actually helped me as we proceed. Thank you and keep up the great work! Live watching your family interact, your values and christian beliefs! If you ever need a place to “test” any of your equipment. I’ve got the place! Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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