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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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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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In a recent press release, the Soil Health Institute endorsed 19 measures that will be used to assess soil health. Not surprisingly, the measures include fertility and microbial activity.

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Much like a favorite pair of boots we pull on every day but can’t recall the last time we cleaned and oiled, farm skid and small oscillating loaders are so useful we use them for everything from cleaning pens to moving feed. For most of us, it is a rare day someone does not use the skid loader for some task, big or small.

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Are you thinking about purchasing a hay baler that includes a pre-cutting system? Experts like University of Wisconsin forage agronomist Dr. Dan Undersander say – if you’re not considering it, you should be.

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The slip clutch is probably the most cursed component on a piece of equipment, and every operator has encountered it at some point.

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