Farm Equipment http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6131/more en Survey shows propane irrigation engines reduce fuel costs http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/survey-shows-propane-irrigation-engines-reduce-fuel-costs <div class="field-byline"> Source: PERC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">148 farmers replaced their irrigation with new propane-fueled ones and saw significant savings in fuel costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/survey-shows-propane-irrigation-engines-reduce-fuel-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/survey-shows-propane-irrigation-engines-reduce-fuel-costs#comments Farm Equipment Propane Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 70581 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Propane-fueled irrigation engines can save growers on fuel costs.</p> PERC Mother of all winters http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mother-all-winters <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh reflects on what has been the longest and most brutal winter he can remember.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mother-all-winters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mother-all-winters#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:52:00 +0000 70571 at http://farmindustrynews.com Vertical tillage: Answers to your biggest questions http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/vertical-tillage-answers-your-biggest-questions <div class="node-body article-body">Three manufacturer reps address design differences, brand selection and potential applications of vertical tillage machines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/vertical-tillage-answers-your-biggest-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/vertical-tillage-answers-your-biggest-questions#comments Tillage Tillage equipment Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:56:00 +0000 70551 at http://farmindustrynews.com Planter tech roundup for 2014 http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/planter-tech-roundup-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Farm Industry News staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Everyone is talking about planting, so now is never a better time to brush up on the latest news on how <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/planters" target="_blank">planter</a> manufacturers are making them more efficient and allowing you to plant more accurately. From the launch of John Deere&rsquo;s high-speed planter at National Farm Machinery Show this year to digging into the hot topic of electric seed meters, here we offer a range of our coverage on the latest in planter technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/planter-tech-roundup-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/planter-tech-roundup-2014#comments Planters Planters Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:39:00 +0000 70521 at http://farmindustrynews.com Prepping your propane equipment before planting http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/prepping-your-propane-equipment-planting <div class="field-byline"> Source: PERC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Propane-powered pickup trucks, generators, irrigation equipment and forklifts all need to be prepped this spring before planting begins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/prepping-your-propane-equipment-planting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/prepping-your-propane-equipment-planting#comments Farm Equipment Propane Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:33:00 +0000 70481 at http://farmindustrynews.com PERC Iowa farmer digs up interesting finds at local show http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/iowa-farmer-digs-interesting-finds-local-show <div class="field-byline"> Edith Munro </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Gordon Wassenaar had his eye on electronics at this year's Iowa Power Farming Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/iowa-farmer-digs-interesting-finds-local-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/iowa-farmer-digs-interesting-finds-local-show#comments Farm Equipment Tradeshows Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 70441 at http://farmindustrynews.com California trip tidbits http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/california-trip-tidbits <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh talks about drought, robotics and more at World Ag Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/california-trip-tidbits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/california-trip-tidbits#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:19:00 +0000 70231 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The rise in the use of tracked tractors was one trend Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh picked up on while at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</p> Is your planter ready? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-planter-ready <div class="node-body blog-body">It's important to know your planter will perform well before you head out for 2014 planting. Follow these tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-planter-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-planter-ready#comments Planters Planters Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:47:00 +0000 70421 at http://farmindustrynews.com Kinze multi-hybrid planter and how it works http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/kinze-multi-hybrid-planter-and-how-it-works <div class="node-body video-body"><p>In December 2013, Kinze unveiled an industry-first concept: <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/kinze-unveils-concept-electric-planter-switches-hybrids-go?intlink=rceoc" target="_blank">an electric multi-hybrid planter</a>. The system allows a grower to switch hybrids on-the-go without having to stop and refill the seed hopper. The technology that allows for the multi-hybrid planting lies in the electric-driven motors. Kinze unveiled those electric motors on their 4900 Series planter, and now they are taking it one step further by offering multi-hybrid planting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/kinze-multi-hybrid-planter-and-how-it-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/kinze-multi-hybrid-planter-and-how-it-works#comments Planters Planters Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:59:00 +0000 70411 at http://farmindustrynews.com Changing machinery filters to save on fuel http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/changing-machinery-filters-save-fuel <div class="field-byline"> Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Routinely replacing filters saves 3% to 4% or more on fuel. Monitoring temperature and pressure also helps. Check manual for proper idling time to cool engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/changing-machinery-filters-save-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/changing-machinery-filters-save-fuel#comments Farm Equipment Tractors Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:41:00 +0000 70401 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Replacing air and fuel filters can increase tractor power output by an average of 3.5%&nbsp; and reduce fuel costs by 3% to 4%.</p> Dana Schweitzer