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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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Though heavy equipment is the main cause of deep compaction, said Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension agronomist, large tractors are usually needed to help relieve compaction by pulling implements that penetrate soil into the deeper, compacted zones.

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Thought about the hoses connected to your farm equipment? If not, you should, a Purdue University specialist advises.

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Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he drove it along the pile's steep sides.

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One thing some farmers do well is preparation for harvest. My father was a small farmer that had as many as 300 acres at one time.

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Fuel and fuel efficiency are important factors in improving your margin. Storage of that fuel can have a devastating impact on performance and longevity of your engine.

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Having reliable equipment is fundamental to running a good farming operation. If your tractors, trucks or loaders are down, profit starts to slip away with each hour that machine is out of commission.

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