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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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Machinery Pete: 2388 Combine Stands Out

🕔09:05, 16.Dec 2015

The tractors were green and blue, but the combine was red. And boy was it nice. On a December 7th farm retirement auction I covered in northeast Colorado, it was a 1999 Case IH 2388 with 1,134 engine hours, so

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Tracks or Tires? The Great Debate

🕔15:32, 22.Sep 2015

  This past spring, I posted an article on the potential advantages of tracks over tires ( ).  Well, just recently a couple of our Sioux City, IA employees attended the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL and they seemed to

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