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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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Diesel-powered pickups have been around for a long time, but in the last 30 years or so, their popularity has simply exploded. Their application on the farm is well documented. Their power plants offer great low-rpm power, durability, reliability and fuel mileage.

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Richard Schirado hated to waste a good swather when the header was shot, so he turned it into a self-propelled rake.

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Remanufactured parts and components are a great way to save time and money without sacrificing quality. Remanufactured (or reman) parts aren’t just parts that have been repaired; they are built to meet or exceed original OEM specifications and are usually backed by a warranty that, in some cases, is better than new warranty coverage.

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Remember hauling cattle as a kid? I guess I am showing my age here, but I remember helping Dad build a portable, adjustable loading chute in our shop when I was barely in grade school. It was long and heavy (probably too heavy, but that was Dad’s way).

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The other day I got behind a fellow pulling a boat on a trailer behind his camper. We were on a fairly rough road, and the boat trailer was doing quite a bit of bouncing. As it bounced, one of the tires would squash almost to the rim on each bounce.

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“… Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in his oft-repeated poem. But no such restrictions exist regarding who can create shade.

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