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Buying new hay or silage equipment? Having maintenance issues? Want to learn equipment tips to increase efficiency? We can help with your equipment decisions.

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After real estate and livestock, machinery and equipment is most likely your biggest investment. Machinery and equipment replacement can have a heavy impact on your farm’s bottom line.

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If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then spending a little time on forage harvester maintenance this winter will pay off handsomely come next season. A well-tuned self-propelled harvester will result in fewer repairs, less downtime, better forage quality and fuel savings.

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The speed of harvesting has a great effect on time spent completing the operation and cost of operation in terms of both labor and fuel.

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Something stirs inside a man to use large tillage or hay and forage harvesting equipment. It’s a feeling of controllable power. One person can manage an incredible amount of work from the best equipment the world has ever known.

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When you hear the word “matchmaker,” your first thought probably is not about farm equipment; however, over the years I have seen firsthand the issues that can arise when one does not pay heed to the fact farm equipment has to match up.

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It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. To avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches in the spring, it would be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (tender, loving care) this fall.

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