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Something I have been encountering quite a bit lately and want to address is the problem of corn-soybean growers who don’t have sufficient horsepower to run their new tillage tool. What happens is that an equipment retailer will bring the tillage tool and a tractor to run it out to the farm for the grower’s evaluation. The tool looks great in the field, and the farmer buys it, but when he goes to use it with his own tractor he realizes too late that he doesn’t have adequate horsepower either to pull the tool or to run it at the manufacturer’s recommended speed. So, this is just a friendly reminder that if you’re looking at making an investment in a tillage tool, be sure you try it out on your farm with your own tractor.
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