Every time haying season rolls around, I’m reminded of the first real job I had: working on a hay crew. I recall stacking small square bales all day under a blazing sun and dealing with humidity so high you could almost swim in it.
Take a step into my machine shed. You’re sure to stumble across a variety of 2-cycle, gas-powered outdoor power tools including a leaf blower, a couple of chain saws, a garden tiller, a walk-behind mower and a weed trimmer/edger. I’ve used these items for years. They’re powerful and fairly e…
Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs and rocks from the saw’s chain path. Look for nails, spikes or other metal in the tree before cutting.Shut off saw or engage its chain brake when carrying saw on rough or uneven terrain.Keep your hands on the saw’s handles, and maintain secure footin…
Let’s face it, we’re primarily in corn and soybean country. It can’t be all that difficult to choose a planter, right?
In all the excitement over spring row-crop tillage and planting, we might well overlook other areas that are greening up quickly.
Over the years, I’ve been privileged to attend a good many farm shows and new product introductions from the likes of John Deere, CNH and AGCO. The equipment never ceases to amaze. Bigger. Faster. Easier to use with the latest technology embedded.
It happened again. Maybe a little earlier this year than normal, though.
As the year comes to a close, farmers gather information on tax planning for the final weeks of 2016.
Are you shopping for a farmer this season or looking for tools that will help you through the winter? Check out these ideas for inspiration, or maybe treat yourself with equipment additions that will help make your farm more efficient this season.
Once the crop is out of the field, it’s already time to start thinking about changes you might make for the 2017 growing season.