NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:32 AM CDT

Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.

But that's what I did.

The scene was Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Ground near Ann Arbor, Mich. The occasion was the company's "What's New for 2015" event. The embarrassment was all mine.

Here's how it happened. Chrysler had dozens of new vehicles available at the event for journalists to test drive, everything from Ram trucks ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Russ' Vintage Iron
A Shop Divided
Polaris Combat Vehicle
One of THOSE Days
It's a Small World
Built for 20 Years Into the Future
Technology of a Winning Game Plan
Vintage Harvest Equipment
Data Drives Smarter Decisions
Cattle Chutes on Display at Farm Show