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Modern farm equipment doesn’t need a lot of spring maintenance, but it does need a once-over. Fix anything out of the ordinary before you start it up.
Maintaining farm machinery isn’t as extensive as it was years ago, but there is a list of things to check before you fire it up for the first time in the spring. Ray Bohacz is Successful...
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Readers of our sister publication, Successful Farming, share some of their brightest ideas when it comes to improving your machinery.
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When the time is right for making hay, you want everything ready to go
Those who make hay know to do it when the sun shines. Sometimes it’s a very narrow window of opportunity, so the last thing you want is downtime because the machinery isn’t cooperating....
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Oil isn’t just plain old oil anymore
You’ve just bought a new tractor and the dealer recommends using a synthetic oil. However, it’s more expensive than petroleum oil. What's the difference? Jim Wills is a biosystems...
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Pre-Mixed, Engineered Fuel Increases Reliability and Prevents the Mess and Fumes That Come With Mixing Your Own Two-Stroke Fuel
The red gas can has been a staple of landscapers, emergency workers and do-it-yourselfers using two-stroke power tools for decades. With it, comes the hassle of precise measuring, the mess of spilled...
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Make sure your equipment is taken care of for the cold weather and know the risks of using machinery in winter.
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Regular maintenance helps fuel economy
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Lori in Alabama. She admits she hasn't been vigilant changing her utility tractor's engine filters. But what's...
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Don't fret if you forgot to switch your fuel over
Radio interview source: Mike Daly, Senior Marketing Representative, John Deere   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question...
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There are several things to check before trying to start it
Radio interview source: Walter Tubbs, John Deere Ag Tech Instructor, Arkansas State University-Beebe   Listen here to the radio mp3 or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we...
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Radio interview source: Kent Kolbeck, John Deere Tech Instructor, Garden City Community College Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we'...

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