Farm Equipment

1255 Early Riser Planter with Precision Planting_0341_07-14

What is the value of precision ag?

Over the last few years we bought a lot of trinkets. Some paid for themselves and some did not. I had a recent question from a group of farmers about the value of precision ag and I didn’t have a ready answer. Since then I did some checking on what was of value from the [...]

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Planter monitor

Planter in-cab display terminology

The planting operation is arguably the most important field operation since it establishes maximum yield potential of a seed when placed in the soil. In terms of planting performance, four factors of focus to maximize yield potential and are at the control of the planter operator are 1) population, 2) uniform spacing, 3) uniform emergence, [...]

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Photo by Ken Chamberlein, OSU/OARDC

This is a big year for spray nozzles and replacement decisions

This is the time of the year you must complete shopping for nozzles because the spraying season is just around the corner. Although nozzles are some of the least expensive components of a sprayer, they hold a high value in their ability to influence sprayer performance. First, nozzles meter the desired amount of liquid sprayed [...]

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JD Equipment Open House and Drive Green Event April 7

JD Equipment will have an Open House and Drive Green Event April 7, 2017 and April 8, 2017 at all eight of their Ohio locations. The Open House and Drive Green Event is open to the public and will run from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday April 7 and from 8 a.m. to [...]

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Case IH Patriot 2250 Sprayer

Spraying with precision

The last several months we have talked about whether or not precision ag pays, how to get started with precision ag and precision ag for your planter. This month we are going to move beyond the planter and talk about precision ag technology for your sprayer. Are you struggling with your weed control? Are weeds [...]

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JD Equipment Spring Expo classes

JD Equipment is proud to announce their 2017 Spring Expo events happening Feb. 27 through March 3 at the John Deere Training Facility in Plain City and a one-day event at JD Equipment’s Washington Court House location on March 7. JD Equipment will offer four Spring Expo classes that will focus on improving singulation, depth control, [...]

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John Deere introduces new 5R Series Tractors and 540R Loader

John Deere introduces its new 5R Series Tractors that leverage existing technologies normally found in large tractors, to provide customers with unrivaled maneuverability, an easy-to-use transmission, increased visibility, loader integration, and operator comfort. A 7.4-foot wheelbase paired with a 60-degree steering angle, provides a tight turning radius of 12.1 feet. Customers working in confined areas [...]

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1255 Early Riser Planter with Precision Planting_0341_07-14

Taking precision ag to your planter!

The last two months we talked about common questions about precision ag. What is precision ag? How large does a farm need to be to use precision ag? Does precision ag pay? What should I do first to get started with Precision ag? In case you missed it, the short answers to those questions are [...]

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May Wes recognizes 45 years of manufacturing

May Wes Manufacturing was founded in 1972 by Wesley Bruns and wife Mavis on their farm site near Gibbon Minnesota. Wesley was a farmer and an innovator. The initial farm products he developed were made of aluminum and galvanized steel and were the “Crop De-Viders” to guide grain into headers and the “Gravity Flow Hoppers” [...]

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Open house to feature the Condor ClearancePlus sprayer

Evolution Ag in Plain City has announced that it will be holding its annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 and those in attendance will be some of the first to see the revolutionary Condor ClearancePlus sprayer from Europe. Evolution Ag Principal, Doug Loudenslager said that Agrifac’s Condor ClearancePlus sprayer [...]

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