Dan Anderson Columnist

Dan Anderson brings his vast knowledge of farm equipment, technology, machinery repair and field operations to Farm Journal readers with his column. Dan’s first freelance story appeared in Farm Journal in 1986 and he signed on as a contributing editor in 1992. Over the years, Dan has written about everything from wind and hail patterns to farmers who race stock cars in their spare time. Dan and his wife, Becky, live in rural Dallas County, Iowa. Contact him at [email protected].

Dan Anderson brings his vast knowledge of farm equipment, technology, machinery repair and field operations to Farm Journal readers with his column. Dan’s first freelance story appeared in Farm Journal in 1986 and he signed on as a contributing editor in 1992. Over the years, Dan has written about everything from wind and hail patterns to farmers who race stock cars in their spare time. Dan and his wife, Becky, live in rural Dallas County, Iowa. Contact him at [email protected].

Articles By Dan Anderson

Dec 06, 2019

Dan Anderson: Tools for Slicing and Dicing Metal

Prices of sophisticated metal slicing tools have fallen enough to justify retiring old equipment.

Nov 27, 2019

Dan Anderson: Duct Tape Do’s and Don’ts

Duct Tape Do’s and Don’ts

Mar 01, 2019

Don’t Ignore These Wear Points

High-acreage planters deserve close examination during preseason maintenance

Feb 25, 2019

Dan Anderson: How to Replace Bearings

According to bearing manufacturers, attention to detail during installation is key to maximize the performance and longevity of replacement bearings.

Seed Placement
Feb 25, 2019

What’s Your Seed Monitor Saying?

Understand what the numbers mean to ensure your planter is doing its job

Oct 31, 2018

Dan Anderson: Do You Speak Mechanic?

Mechanics often use specialized terms when discussing repairs to farm machinery. Here’s a lexicon of words, phrases and abbreviations we often toss at customers:

Sep 27, 2018

Perfect Platform Performance

Proper adjustment of flex-head small grain platforms is key to minimizing grain loss and maximizing performance

Aug 21, 2018

The Corn Head Sets the Pace

Don’t blame the combine for problems that originated up front

Aug 21, 2018

How a Combine Works

Understand the basic components and how they interact to optimize performance