Do you remember those Jenga commercials as a kid?  You know the ones with the jingle, “you take a block from the bottom and you put it on top!”  Come on admit it, you played the game all the time as a kid back when there were no ipods or Playstations. Caterpillar has released video… Read More

Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service. Recently the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced… Read More

Whether you’ve recently purchased a planter, or you’re bringing it out of hibernation, making sure it’s in good working order is essential to good establishment. Besides greasing, checking hydraulic hoses and vacuuming mouse-made nests, you should also check that the planter is running level, and with the correct amount of down pressure. Related: The Pros and… Read More

The theme of TechTour is simple — highlight products and services out there that save farmers time, money or both. A recent poll we ran here on RealAgriculture suggested that the sprayer is one busy implement, which makes it incredibly important for spraying to be accomplished efficiently. But efficiency doesn’t mean just going fast. The… Read More

For anyone who has ever had to seed in wet or very wet conditions, mud is a four letter word. For those in heavy, sticky clays, mud is also synonymous with a poor planting job, often gumming up the equipment and messing up the seed bed. While there’s no point in pushing hard when it’s… Read More

For modern livestock operations, a temporary power source is a must; animals’ lives depend on it! But for many others — farms and rural dwellers, and even ice-storm prone urbanites —  having some form of generator or power source as back up to the grid is incredibly important, too. There are several options available for… Read More

First, a confession: I love plowing. Growing up, fall plowing was always one of my favourite chores, and I’ve still got the trophies I won in various county plowing matches as a teenager. Even now, few things give me as much satisfaction as an arrow-straight, neatly-turned set of furrows. It makes me a dinosaur, I… Read More

 

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