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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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Operator behavior plays a major role in overall machine longevity, performance and owning and operating expenses. Properly training your operators and establishing an accountable environment on the farm can benefit your operation in a number of ways, including:

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With contribution from Matt Hayes and Bill Edmonson, RDO Integrated Controls.

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology is making strides in its position as a practical and professional tool in the agriculture industry.

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How extensively are you using agriculture technology on your forage operation? Ag technology and precision ag continue to advance rapidly, with many established companies and newcomers to the agriculture stage offering tools they claim deliver quality data.

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The man who taught me the basics of baler knotter troubleshooting said one thing that applies to many mechanical things. He said that most of the time there would not be a single, obvious problem, rather a number of things that were out of adjustment just enough so that the function of the knotter was sloppy.

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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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