General Interest

  1. Tips for Harvesting in Wet Weather

    Tips for Harvesting in Wet Weather

    Tips for Harvesting in Wet Weather

    When faced with a wet fall, you may find yourself having to harvest your crops in less than ideal conditions. We’ve compiled some tips to help you maximize your harvest and reduce damage to your crops and land.

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  2. Which Tools Do You Need?

    Which Tools Do You Need?

    Which Tools Do You Need?

    If you plan on working on your own farm equipment, you’ll need some tools. Although this is not intended to be a comprehensive list, it should get you started if you need to fill your toolbox from scratch.

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  3. Farm Fence Repair

    Farm Fence Repair

    Farm Fence Repair

    As the ground thaws and you prepare for Spring, consider adding fence repairs to your list of to-dos. Heavy snow and ice can damage fence posts, wires, and gates. Wild animals can accidentally pull sections down. Downed trees and limbs may have taken out portions of your fence as well. A failing fence should be remedied as soon as possible to avoid further damage and repairs.

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  4. Fire!

    Fire!

    Fire!

    Equipment fire is a serious concern. Unfortunately, it is a very common problem in farming equipment. In fact, a large part of our salvage sales are from machines where there has been a heat-related issue on one section of the machine.

    Dry weather, high winds and hot machines aren't the best combination when it comes to fire, but with proper preparation, a fire can be prevented.

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  5. What Happens To Your Tractor?

    What Happens To Your Tractor?

    What happens to your tractor?

    Every day, hundreds of farm tractors, combines and other equipment are retired from service throughout the country. The reasons are many. Sometimes the tractor is just too old to do the job required. Sometimes a collision, fire or other accident damages the unit to the point where it is not cost effective to repair it. Many times a major component, such as an engine or transmission breaks, and the repair bill becomes more expensive than the overall value of the tractor. Sometimes, as we see more and more frequently, the farmer retires and the tractor he’s farmed with for decades retires with him.

    What happens to all of these tractors and combines?

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