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Thursday 09/03/15

Valley Unveils New Airless Center Pivot Tire
Valley Irrigation introduces new, airless center pivot tires.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:53PM CDT 09/03/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/26/15

John Deere Goes Four-Track
The new 9RX tractor marks John Deere's first entry into the four-track category and rounds out its 9 Series, which already had wheels and two tracks.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:25AM CDT 08/26/15 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
J D Still cannot come with there own ideas.
Posted by MIKE FORGEY at 10:58AM CDT 08/27/15
But they can spell and punctuate correctly.
Posted by MICHAEL T HORA at 10:48PM CDT 08/31/15
 

Thursday 08/20/15

Load ATV and Cargo, Too
Born in a converted 90- by 150-foot machine shed outside Adel, Iowa, a new-type cargo ramp that quickly loads and unloads ATVs and side-by-sides has rapidly become a big seller.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:12AM CDT 08/20/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/12/15

Get Grain Carts Ready for Harvest
Grain carts get used hard at harvest, and then are left untouched for 10 months, so preharvest maintenance is a must.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:12AM CDT 08/12/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 08/03/15

Mules with a Kick
Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA has rolled out a couple of new variants of its Mule Pro FXT, a six-passenger vehicle introduced just one year ago.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:47AM CDT 08/03/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 07/28/15

New Holland Has New Helmsman
As New Holland celebrates an anniversary, meet its new North American leader. He plans to build on the company's storied past[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:04PM CDT 07/28/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 07/14/15

Hearing Loss in Agriculture Can Be Prevented
Production agriculture produces high noise levels, according to a Penn State University Cooperative Extension report. Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to these high levels has resulted in hearing loss in farmers of all ages, including teenagers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:18PM CDT 07/14/15 by Russ Quinn | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
When Deere came out with Sound Guard cabs rated about 2 decibels below the 85 that results in hearing loss, I gave up the earmuffs. Now, after spending $7,000 on hearing aids, I'm told that long periods of noise close to 85 decibels is also damaging.
Posted by Curt Zingula at 7:09AM CDT 07/22/15
 

Thursday 07/09/15

Ambivalence about EPA
The ECOmax engine by JCB is one of the many engines built to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Proposed EPA standards would emphasize increased fuel efficiency from certain diesel engines.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:25AM CDT 07/09/15 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Nothing wrong with efficiency. Hope the brains behind the concept considers over all maintenance.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 11:48AM CDT 07/13/15
 

Thursday 06/25/15

I Am NOT Old!
Farming changes. Things I did when I was young my kids will never have to do.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:49AM CDT 06/25/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 06/18/15

Midyear Check-Up on Equipment Sales
Used inventories, especially combines, sprayers and large planters, are piling up on dealers' lots as sales of both new and used sag.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:47AM CDT 06/18/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 06/15/15

Yamaha New ATVs Give Choices
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has announced an expanded line of ATVs for 2016, targeting both the work and the off-road trail riding markets with machines built to fit specific needs and budgets.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:54AM CDT 06/15/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 06/03/15

Sidedressing Nitrogen on Corn Skyrockets in Popularity
Sidedressing nitrogren on corn is returning as a favored option for farmers seeking higher yields and more efficiency.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:06PM CDT 06/03/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/20/15

"Ownership" Kerfuffle Continues
When you remove the headline and the overwrought prose, the recent Wired piece "We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership" actually was about a fairly technical legal struggle: The desire of customers to get into the software guts of their vehicles to repair and modify them versus the desire of Deere and other manufacturers to protect proprietary software.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:53AM CDT 05/20/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/15/15

A Sound of Recovery
Useful as they are, chainsaws improperly used compound the damage of a storm.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:27AM CDT 05/15/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/06/15

Look Before You Leap When Purchasing Used Farm Machinery
When buying used equipment, make sure it has all necessary safety features.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:14PM CDT 05/06/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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