RSSNew Products

Own vs. lease: Cost-per-acre comes into play in machinery purchase plan

Own vs. lease: Cost-per-acre comes into play in machinery purchase plan

About a year ago, I was in the market for a new pickup truck. Since I had not purchased one in a few years, I was somewhat taken aback by the price on the window sticker. Nearly $58,000 for the model I wanted with the options I “had to have.”

May 26, 2017 7:00 am Photos

Photos

(0)
Putting a ‘wrap’ on hay season

Putting a ‘wrap’ on hay season

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.

May 19, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Battery-powered outdoor tools compete with gas-power

Battery-powered outdoor tools compete with gas-power

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…

April 21, 2017 9:45 am Photos

Photos

Related (0)

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

Photos

(0)
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

Photos

(0)
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

Photos

(0)
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

Photos

(0)
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)