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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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Having spent a substantial portion of my youth hauling hay, I am constantly amazed by the advances in hay handling and hauling.

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Purchasing a tractor requires a major expenditure and, before signing the sales contract, two questions need to be answered. Is the tractor really needed to make the operation more economically efficient? If so, are you buying the right tractor? There are many choices in choosing a tractor, and each one will determine purchase satisfaction.

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Just because it can be done doesn’t make it a good idea. Time for a review of the basics of towing behind the trusty farm pickup.

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Talk to any high school-aged male while standing beside your diesel pickup, and sooner or later the question will arise, “Is that thing chipped?” Diesel performance chips are electronic devices that intercept and modify engine management signals to increase the power output of the engine.

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Changes come hard to most of us … no surprise there. Mention changes involving “engine emissions,” and the growls get even louder – and with some good reasons, I might add. Of course, changes are nothing new under the sun when it comes to engines and emissions standards.

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Farmers understand the urgency to get seed in the ground as soon as the planting window opens. That’s why it’s important during winter to make sure your planter is mechanically sound and ready for spring planting to avoid costly downtime for repairs.

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