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Tractor TLC

🕔11:05, 21.Aug 2018

It’s harvest time.  Some of you have finished, others are still in the thick of things.  It may be tempting to simply park that combine and tractor once you’re finished so you can put your feet up and get some

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Make Spraying a Specialty

🕔16:28, 1.May 2018

The act of spraying in its most basic terms involves using chemicals to rid your fields of pests.  But in this day and age when issues of cost control and potential damage from drift loom large, it’s important to make spraying a

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Winter Technology Tips

🕔08:44, 8.Jan 2018

Every farmer knows the importance of winterizing your equipment, and  AGCO has introduced an acronym – FARMS – to help you remember the basic steps: F: Fill Tanks A: Adequately Lubricate R: Repair Damage M: Maintain and Clean S: Store

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Be the Seed When It Comes to Your Planter

🕔08:55, 8.Mar 2017

Have any of you ever “become” the person or thing you’re trying to analyze in an attempt to gain perspective?  Well Dave Brennan, guest blogger for Case IH recommends thinking like the seed for which you’re prepping your planter.  Doing

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Don’t Neglect Your Tires This Winter!

🕔15:48, 24.Jan 2017

Those cold winter temps can be brutal when it comes to the condition of your agricultural tires, and so you should definitely add them to your “downtime to-do list” this winter.  Here are some tips that I found on the

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Add Years of Life to Your Combine

🕔09:15, 30.Aug 2016

Mark Hanna, Extension ag engineer for Iowa State University, says that good post-harvest combine maintenance might prevent some costly damage when it’s in storage.  Of course, the basics of winterizing a combine start with a good cleaning.  After that comes an

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10 Ideas to Get You Spring-Ready

🕔08:16, 2.Mar 2016

This is the time of year when we all start to get the itch…for Spring, the outdoors and great weather.  For farmers, it’s all about getting in the field, but for those of us in the Midwest, it’s still a

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Diesel or Gas RTVs…What Do You Need?

🕔11:38, 20.Jan 2016

There probably aren’t many farm operations that don’t have some sort of RTV (Rough Terrain Vehicle) or UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle), but if you’re considering adding this piece of equipment to your arsenal, you need to do some homework.  Ultimately,

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Insane (But True) Things About Winter Work for Farmers

🕔08:48, 23.Dec 2015

  So far, the winter of 2015 has been quite mild with little or no snow and warmer-than-normal temperatures; and aside from possible concerns about adequate moisture for next year’s growing season, I don’t think many folks are complaining.  After all, a

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