LATEST NEWS FROM CROP PRODUCTION

07:51AM Nov 17, 2019

In The Shop: Still Discovering Tools

I've been around tools since I was old enough to toddle after Dad as he worked on equipment. I get visited at the dealership each week by three professional tool ...
18:30PM Nov 11, 2019

In The Shop: Things You Should Never Throw Away

Hoarding is unacceptable behavior in a dealership shop. If each mechanic saves left over parts and salvaged treasures, before long the the shop and grounds look like a salvage yard. ...
18:45PM Nov 04, 2019

In The Shop: Those Wonderful Chopping Corn Heads

I know you're scrambling to finish harvest, but if you've got a chopping corn head that uses "lawn mowers" under the row units, be prepared to do some preventive maintenance ...
18:21PM Oct 30, 2019

In The Shop: Don't Bury Your Auger

I was working on a 40-year-old combine today and had to dig into the archives to get some specifications. One thing I noticed in the yellowed pages of the tech ...
10:51AM Oct 27, 2019

In The Shop: Frozen Chaffers and Sieves

This year's harvest has many folks harvesting in colder than normal conditions. Frosty mornings and the threat of snow in the coming week's forecast across much of the midwest raises ...
18:32PM Oct 16, 2019

In The Shop: My New Favorite Work Light

This year's late harvest will find many of us working after dark. I see a lot of different types of flashlights, lanterns and work lights in combine and tractor cabs ...
09:02AM Oct 12, 2019

In The Shop: Tracks vs. Tires During a Muddy Harvest

Miserably wet field conditions have customers scrambling to retrofit their combines to deal with mud. Several years ago, during a wet fall, many farmers in this area installed tracks on ...