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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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Remember “back in the day” how we thought seatbelt use would never catch on? How we never dreamed we could receive $300 fines for non-seatbelt compliance?

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Seems like there is always a project or 12 around the farm that requires removal of soil a round, pointed shovel just isn’t up to – or (maybe more accurately) your back isn’t up to.

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A power takeoff (PTO) can be defined as any of several methods for taking power from a source, such as a running engine and transferring that power to an attached implement or a separate machine using a driveline.

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Tires are engineered differently for tractors, harvesters, implements, trucks and cars, but each tire has one thing in common: They cannot work properly without the correct inflation pressure. Yes, tires are engineered to develop traction in dry and wet soils, provide a smooth ride and stop your vehicle, but their most important function is to the contain the inflation pressure, which carries the load.

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The utility tractor is much like a utility player on a baseball team – essential no matter the job and expected to go to work at a moment’s notice. The utility tractor is used for some of the most time-sensitive jobs on the farm, from raking hay to powering an auger at harvest to feeding livestock.

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As farms seek to increase productivity, it may be time to consider upgrading your self-propelled forage harvesting machines as well.

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