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November 2010 Archive for Machinery Journal

RSS By: Aimee Cope, Farm Journal

The Machinery Journal blog is your place to find the latest machinery updates, industry news, and interesting tid bits.

Get Your Machinery in the Holiday Spirit

Nov 24, 2010

I’m one of those people who try my very hardest to withhold all Christmas decorating until at least the day after Thanksgiving (please ignore the Christmas tree in the foyer).

If you’re already in the holiday spirit, AGCO has the contest just for you.

Enter the 2010 AGCO holiday photo contest–it’s the second year the company has hosted the contest. The contest will reward one holiday enthusiast with a Flip video camera and 10 finalists will win a $25 iTunes gift card.

Post up to three "Deck the Farm" photos featuring AGCO products, then vote for your favorite on the AGCO Facebook page Dec.13 through Dec.17.

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Project Fresh Start Pick Up

Nov 17, 2010

Earlier this week, the winning planter of Project Fresh Start was transported to the shop at Precision Planting. Members of the Precision Planting pit crew picked up Luke Goessling’s planter at his family’s farm near Whitewater, Wisc.

Luke is carrying on the family farm after the sudden death of his father, Ralph, on New Year’s Eve 1009. It was Luke’s mom, Robin (pictured below with Luke), who nominated their planter, which is named “Maria.”

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TheJohn Deere 1780 12/23 row planter will be refurbished by the Precision Planting pit crew. And we’ll keep you posted of its progress

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Present on pick up day from Precision Planting are (from left to right): Aaron Baer, Jerry Shay, and Dustin Blunier who are joined by Wisconsin farmer Luke Goessling.

Step-by-Step Sprayer

Nov 08, 2010

Equipment Technologies, located in Mooresville, Ind., manufacturers the Apache line of self-propelled sprayers. The company’s manufacturing and assembly area totals 108,000 sq. ft. Equipment Technologies outsources most of its components to focus on assembly. web DSC 0029

The first step for the machine’s assembly is the frames are positioned and are already laser cut and loosely bolted together.

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The next step is the hydraulic and electrical lines as well as the engine are added to the frame.

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In the following station, the rear axle assembly is bolted on, the cab is added, which has already arrived at the facility with the steering column, wiring, and HVAC system installed.

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Then, the last of the larger components are added. The ladder and entry is built on, the fuel tank is positioned, the product tank is installed and the back rack assembly and H bar are attached.

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In the final station, it can take 15 to 20 minutes to mount the boom sides, and in this final station the plumbing is completed, all of the fluids are added to the machine and the tires are mounted. The sprayer is started for the first time, and then proceeds to  the quality control area where each component and system are tested.

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For more, visit Equipement Technologies.

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