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Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon May 12, 2014 01:29 PM CDT

Steve Thompson has for a good many years been the Ask The Mechanic columnist for The Progressive Farmer. It is a popular and an award-winning column. Steve connects well with readers in their day-to-day realities of operating machinery in the hostile environment that is farming.

Steve's columns come with dirt on them -- he digs deep into the grubby, mechanical side of machinery. He writes about oil and grease, fuel lines and gaskets. Help a reader run down an electrical short? Tell them how to fix the baler the neighbor broke? Those questions are in his zone and highly popular ...

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