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Chain Saw Safety

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…

April 19, 2017 10:44 am(0)
Equipment Connection: Update, upgrade for faster, smarter planter

Equipment Connection: Update, upgrade for faster, smarter planter

Let’s face it, we’re primarily in corn and soybean country. It can’t be all that difficult to choose a planter, right?

April 07, 2017 9:45 am Photos

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Equipment Connection: Maintenance, renovation can get most from pasture ground

Equipment Connection: Maintenance, renovation can get most from pasture ground

In all the excitement over spring row-crop tillage and planting, we might well overlook other areas that are greening up quickly.

March 24, 2017 9:40 pm Photos

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Equipment Connection: Farmers weigh choice to buy, hire with latest sprayers

Equipment Connection: Farmers weigh choice to buy, hire with latest sprayers

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.

March 10, 2017 10:29 am Photos

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Equipment Connection: Pointers for prepping a planter

Equipment Connection: Pointers for prepping a planter

It happened again. Maybe a little earlier this year than normal, though.

March 03, 2017 8:50 am Photos

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Machinery Matters: Year-end tax reminders for farmers

Machinery Matters: Year-end tax reminders for farmers

As the year comes to a close, farmers gather information on tax planning for the final weeks of 2016.

December 23, 2016 1:55 pm(0)
Machinery Matters: Gadgets for the farmers on your list

Machinery Matters: Gadgets for the farmers on your list

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.

December 03, 2016 11:00 am(0)
Machinery Matters: Post-harvest tips for data

Machinery Matters: Post-harvest tips for data

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.

November 18, 2016 7:48 am Photos

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Machinery Matters: Evaluate grain handling after harvest

Machinery Matters: Evaluate grain handling after harvest

With harvest wrapping up and fresh in your mind, it’s a good time to assess your on-farm grain handling. Ask yourself if it was efficient and consider changes that could be made for 2017.

November 12, 2016 8:46 am Photos

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