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As a farm machinery mechanic and writer, Dan brings a hands-on approach that only a pro can muster. Along with his In the Shop blog, Dan writes a column by the same name as well as the Shop Series for Farm Journal magazine. Always providing practical information, he is a master at tackling technical topics and making them easy for all of our readers to understand. He and his wife, Becky, live near Bouton, Iowa.
Do the same thing running a 300hp tactor when you come to a hard pulling spot. Must add 50 hp just tensing up like that.
You do this so if the boss is walking by, he can see just how hard you are working to get that bolt loose.
Can't explain why we do it, but I hate having my wife watch me work on equipment, do home repairs or even shave because all she can do is laugh at my facial expressions!!