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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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Harvesting hay is the process of mowing a forage grass or legume, allowing it to air-dry thoroughly, then baling it into a round or rectangular package.

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Before you ever start a tractor or piece of equipment you need to do a visual. Walk around and look at the machinery and try to recognize potential problems before they become major problems.

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Although there are strong opinions about environmental impact and supply of fossil fuels, we know that sometime in the future we’ll have to rely on alternative sources of energy to sustain our nation’s economy and way of life.

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I recall a safety poster from many years back. It showed a large building in flames and a fellow standing nearby, surrounded by all the firefighting apparatus in the world.

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I think the year was 1974. I was hauling an occasional load of potatoes to supplement the dairy income.

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Why rake? Before baling hay, raking is necessary for two reasons:

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