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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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Every shop project starts in the same place – by identifying the current equipment problem.

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Producing dairy quality alfalfa hay has always been a challenge. The industry is constantly pursuing new technologies to help the hay producer grow and package a consistently high-quality forage.

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I am troubled by age discrimination in the world of machinery. Too often I hear that a car or a tractor or even a computer is not working well because “it is getting old.” My feelings could be partly due to sympathy for the machine, since I am getting old myself, but they are mostly because I know how great older machines can be, and how simple they can be to get back into working shape.

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Because of the heavy loads forage growers handle, selecting the right tires for equipment is especially important. Insufficient tire capacity can result in tire damage or even tire failure.

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Andy Anderson of Okolona, Mississippi, has developed a cheaper, simpler way to distribute round bales.

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Statistics show coolant-related failures are responsible for the majority of engine-related downtime, yet coolant maintenance is often overlooked. Coolant can appear simple at first, but the number of variations out there, along with the different marketing terms, colors, OEM standards and various maintenance protocols, can leave many scratching their heads.

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