Tractor Maintenance

Tractor Maintenance Insights

Use Long-Term Trends as a Planning Guide for 2013

Many producers use the past season as a guide for planning for the next one, but that isn’t the best policy for growers who want...

Keep Up with Improvements: Better Tractors Call for High-Performance Fluids

Following a tractor manufacturer’s specifications gives farmers basic guidance on fluid maintenance. But don’t fall into the trap of relying on the same specifications as...

Economists Recommend Some Harvest Sales and More into Mid-2013

By Larry Stalcup With corn prices still trading above $7 bu. and soybeans staying well into the ‘teens, grain marketing economists say growers should get...

Another side to drought stress

The strain of worrying about the weather has a mental health aspect to it. And it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Tractor sales continue to outpace last year

The sale of 100+ hp tractors continues at a strong pace, up 11.1 percent for September 2012 compared to September 2011.

Happy days are here again, and again, and again

You never want to count your money before it’s safely in your pocket, but a recent article I read points to agriculture having a very robust future in the next decade.

Combine sales still lagging last year’s pace

Year-to-date sales of self-propelled combines continue to lag 2011, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Reducing soybean harvest losses

When we talk about machinery upkeep and maintenance, I always like to bring it down to dollars and cents. It’s a good way to drive...

Eye-popping numbers

The commodity price roller coaster continues to push skyward, and when you step back to look at current prices in an historical perspective, it is...

U.S. ag machinery sales remain one hot item

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, exports of American-made agricultural machinery increased 29 percent to total $7.2 billion for the first half of 2012...