The new guide from Purdue includes information on different tank types and construction materials and how to select the best ones. It also provides information on repairing tanks and buying used tanks....More
Tires are getting taller to carry heavier loads without increasing soil compaction. Farmers will have new size options in tires when buying their next tractor. New tire sizes are also changing the geometry and design of farm equipment....More
Agrievolution Alliance, a global network of farm machinery associations, came out with its latest report today on how the farm machinery business is faring here and around the world. As with all of the reports we’ve seen, including our own in last month’s Buyer’s Guide, the industry is expressing cautious optimism in sales for 2014, with automation serving as the key safety net....More
The 2014 Buyer’s Forecast from Farm Industry News offers insight into the projected prices for seed, crop protection, machinery, fertilizer, land and financing this week. Here we look at machinery prices for 2014....More
At the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL, Country Financial, the largest auto and home insurer in Illinois, was busy handing out flyers on some basic facts:
FACT: Two out of every five agricultural work deaths involve tractors.
FACT: Power takeoffs (PTOs) cause the most farm injuries leading to amputation.
Each year the company issues a report based on Illinois Press Association clippings about farm deaths, in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is this week. This year’s finding showed the following:...More
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