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  • Sep 16, 2013
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    Buyer's guide to vertical tillage equipment

    Buyers’ guide to vertical tillage equipment Vertical tillage is one of the most clicked on topics on our web site, and, according to equipment dealers I’ve talked with lately, one of the most sought-after tools on their lots. Farmers are looking for ways to deal with all of the cornstalks in their fields once the crop is harvested. Pulling hybrid disc-coulters on these machines can be a fast way to slice up the remains and, depending on the blade angle, lightly mix with soil to expedite decomposition. And they can do it at speeds as high as 12 mph....More
  • Aug 15, 2013
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    Lessons from a product rollout 11

    Every time I do an event I learn interesting stuff they never put in the press kit....More
  • Aug 12, 2013
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    Three things I learned on the bus 33

    On the way to catch a flight back home from the 2013 ASABE International Conference in Kansas City, MO, I shared a shuttle ride with three professors from Purdue University. One was from the farm safety industry, another from the livestock industry, and the third was an expert on grain handling. I asked the standard question of what’s new in their respective fields. For the next 20 minutes, here’s what I learned from the back seat:...More
  • Aug 12, 2013
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    Countdown to the big shows 6

    Press events and appointment times start filling the schedule as the big fall shows near....More
  • Aug 7, 2013
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    Biggest-selling foreign tractors 8

    What are the top-selling tractor brands in other countries? That’s one of the questions being tackled by Farmers Weekly,a multimedia information service for farmers and agricultural businesses in the UK. The company is doing a series of national profiles that looks at what brands are popular in other countries according to unit sales figures. Countries profiled so far are Germany, Brazil, Finland, Canada, and, most recently, the United States....More
  • Aug 5, 2013
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    Playing in the dirt 15

    Sometimes a media event brings along a little extra fun....More
  • Jul 23, 2013
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    My day with a Lexion 7

    Wehrspann takes the new Claas Lexion combine for a test drive....More
  • Jul 22, 2013
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    Equipment lease foundation sees confidence rise 3

    Index of executives involved in equipment leasing see continued demand and available funds in latest survey....More
  • Jul 16, 2013
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    TEST DRIVE: New Claas Lexion 780 combine, new for 2014 59

    Claas intern Julian Kollmeyer takes Senior Editor Jodie Wehrspann for a ride in the new, model year 2014 Lexion 780, Claas’ biggest combine to date and its second class 10 model.  A 16L Mercedes-Benz engine peaks out at 590 hp to provide power to the largest crop headers on the market. Kollmeyer demonstrates the third-generation Terra Trac track system, which provides stability on hills, and Auto Contour, a feature that keeps the corn heard close to the ground by automatically adjusting to ground contours....More
  • Jul 15, 2013
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    Getting ready for the fall logistics challenge 4

    Planting a crop is a time-challenged dance, but harvest is a payday. Maximizing harvest logistics pushes the best of you....More
  • Jun 21, 2013
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    Hay Expo demos require watching where you stand 6

    This week while Jodie Wehrspahn was testing her mettle on heavy duty construction equipment I was traveling to Waukon, Iowa for the Farm Progress Hay Expo - cosponsored by Hay & Forage Grower our sister publication. It was a chance to see some big equipment hard at work making hay and chopping forages....More
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