Providing the resources and knowledge land managers need to nurture the healthiest soil possible is at the core of our mission. One of the key challenges farmers face is access to the right tools and equipment to implement the soil health principles effectively. To address this problem, NM Healthy Soil is compiling a comprehensive database of tool and equipment sharing programs available across the state.

This directory offers a wealth of information from various organizations, including Soil and Water Districts, community farms, and both private and publicly funded entities. You’ll find details on the equipment available for rent or borrowing, contact information for program coordinators, the check-out process, rental costs, operating hours, and any program-specific restrictions. (Because our focus is on equipment that can be used to support soil health, entities listed may offer additional equipment not cataloged here.)

The directory is a living document that we will continue to add to as new information becomes available. If you know of a sharing program that is not listed, please let us know!
How to use the directory:

You can locate organizations by name, then scroll horizontally for information about that organization’s tool sharing program. Click the plus sign to expand a cell.

Use the search field above the top right corner of the database to search for a particular tool or keyword.

→ Scroll horizontally to access all available information

Organization NameContact PersonContact MethodCounty WebsiteTools AvailableTool Library HoursCheck Out ProcessCost of Equiptment RentalGeographical LimitationsTraining & VettingOther Notes about Program
McKinley Soil & Water Conservation DistrictDudley ByerleyCall: (575) 746-4121 OR Email: dudleybyerley@yahoo.comMcKinley
-Great Plains 12’ No Till Drill
-Great Plains 6' No Till Drill
-5 x 10 single axle utility trailer
-F 150 super crew ½ ton truck
-Bobcat S330 Skid Steer
-Grillo Tractor C107D
-John Deer Tractor 5075E
-John Deer Loader Attachment
-John Deer Frontier 7 foot 6 way Hydraulic Rear Blade
-John Deer 7 Foot Offset Disc
-Bobcat Backhoe 18” bucket
-Bobcat 96” Road Grader
-Bobcat Dymax 20” Tree Shear
-Top Hat Trailer
-Chevy Silverado 4x4 3500 truck
-MaxxHD Gooseneck 83 x 16 Dumo Trailer
-MaxxHD Dump Bed Attachment
-MAXXHD Flatbed Attachment
-Delta Butt Fusion Machine 1” up to 4”
Most equipment requires proof of insurance and valid drivers licence. Contact Dudley Byerley for details.
Yes. Contact for more information.NoneSome training is provided
May offer more equipment than what is listed. Cleaned & serviced when you pick up. Needs to come back the same way. Anything you break, you buy.
SW Quay Soil & Water Conservation DistrictLynnae AbarcaCall 575-309-3357 or email swquayswcd@gmail.comQuay2 Soil Sample ProbesInquireSpeak with District Manager NoneWithin SW Quay Soil & Water Conservation DistrictNone
East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation DistrictAny Rio Arriba SWCD Staff Member(505) 753-0477Rio Arriba
- No-Till Drill
- Grass Drill
- Flail Mower
- Box Leveler
- Brush Mower
- Cultivator
- Seed Fertilizer/Spreader
- Rock Rake
- Manure Spreader
- Border Discs
Per day use. Arrangements must be made in advance via phone during business hours.First come first serve. Reserve equipment by calling the office at (505) 753-0477
Most equipment is $40/day for local users, and $80/day out of district. No-till drill is $80 per day for local users, out of district $160. Plus refundable deposits.
Northern NM preferred, but negotiable
Some vetting & training takes place over the phone as well as a quick run down on site when the equipment is picked up.
Most equipment is not suited to rocky landscape.
Upper Chama Soil & Water Conservation DistrictGary MoraEmail: or, Phone: 505-901-3477Rio Arriba
-No Till Seed Drill
-Auger (Post Hole Digger)
-Brush Hog - Titan (Red) 6'
-Brush Hog - Woods (8106) 6’ (Requires remotes on tractor to operate.)
-6.5 Sealed Bearing Disc
-16’ Flatbed Trailer
-Land Leveler ((60 Horsepower Tractor required))
-V Ditch Plow (small)
-V Ditch Plow (large)
-Sure Stand Seeder 6’
-Sure Stand Seeder 8’

M-Th, 8-12pmContact Gary Mora to set up a time to complete application and pick up rental equipment.Yes. Contact for more informationRentals are only for those landowners within the Upper Chama SWCDGary Mora can review the equipment with the renter.
Northern NM Young Farmers AllianceAlex Pinoalexpinoart@gmail.comSanta Fe
-Jang Seeders (x4)
-Johnny’s 4 row seeder
-Easy Plant standing planter (x2)
-Dustinmizer for DE application mainly (x2)
-5 gallon commercial salad spinner
-Johnny’s handheld greens harvester
-Johnny’s flower stem cutter (also useful for garlic)
-4’ pipe bender for 3/4” EMT
-20’ pipe bender for 1 3/8” top rail
-Ground Post Driver x2
-Various JANG ROLLERS for vegetables and grains
24 hours a day
First apply for membership. Once you're a member, It’s a self check out system with combo locks and lockers so people just have to request a tool and it will be set up ahead of time for them to grab at their own convenience
Membership for the tool library is free. If you find it useful, Joining The National Young Farmers Coalition might be even more beneficial and is encouraged.
no restrictions on where tools can be used but we want to be able to have tools returned in a timely fashion if another person wants to check out the tool next week
No training offered. Members vetted through application process
People checking out the tools will have attention to detail and keep tools in good shape. Missing parts are the responsibility of the user. Damage is the responsibility of the user also. The membership agreement covers this.
Central Valley & Peñasco Soil and Water Conservation DistrictsTammy KleinCall: (575) 746-4121 OR Email: cvswcd@pvtnetworks.netTaos-Surveying Equipment
-Hand Leveling Scopes
-Measuring Wheels
M-F, 10-3Contact District Manager to arrange a time to borrow the equipmentNone
Preferably District operators within the boundaries of Central Valley or Peñasco SWCD. Special circumstances outside District boundaries can be considered if distance is not too far.
No training provided
Los Ranchos Agri-Nature CenterJoshua O'Halloranjohalloran@losranchosnm.govBernalillo thresher
-table top grain clipper
-small grain mill
-hops picker
M-F, 8-5email with inquiriesNoneEquipment can only be used on site at the Agri-Nature CenterTraining is provided
Taos Land TrustPerson is TBD. For now contact general office #575-751-3138Taos No Till Seed Drill
-INJ Roller Crimper
M-Th 9-5Call in advance to schedule. First come first serve.Seed Drill : $150 per day or $15/acre. Crimper : $100 per dayTaos county is preferred. Further distance can be negotiated.Training is required and provided onsite when picking up the equipment.Can't Use Equipment When Wet or Frozen.
Colfax Soil & Water Conservation DistrictCarol VatlestadCarol.Vatlestad@nm.nacdnet.netColfax-Compact Super Seeder with ATV and TrailerM-F, 8-4:30Schedule equipment with Philmont Scout Ranch. Deposit and fill out rental form.Yes. Contact for more informationMust stay in Colfax CountySome training provided
San Juan Soil & Water Conservation DistrictOralia Bridge505-234-6040San Juan M-F , 8-4 Aerator rental agreement form$75 per dayMust stay in San Juan CountyNo training, but instructions are provided on the rental form
Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District Astrid Mooney(505) 510-DIRT or ciudadswcd1944@gmail.comCiudad testing equipmentn/aContact for detailsContact for detailsOnly for residents within Ciudad SWCD's boundaries Can provide videos for training purposesWorking on getting more equipment.