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Build your own bale-spear loader head

Working in the shop even with repurposed materials can result in a long-lasting bale mover


Much like the transitions other ranchers and farmers have experienced over the past 50-plus years, our evolution with hay handling here in rural Idaho has been a transition from loose hay, to small square bales, and now large round and square bales. Each transition was made with an attempt to increase efficiency and reduce waste […] Read more


Making a stock trailer maintenance check

Are all the lights working, and how about the brakes and bearings?

Spring isn’t that far away and if you have time this winter it may be an opportunity to look to maintenance on the equipment, tools, and facilities necessary to help provide a safe and productive year in the cattle business. One item we easily overlook is the stock trailer we use periodically throughout the year […] Read more



PHOTOS: Syn Trac tractor makes its world debut

This Austrian company introduces what its founder believes is the perfectly designed tractor

There were no shortage of uncommon equipment designs under the roofs of the nearly 30 massive buildings that housed the 2017 edition of Agritechnica in Germany in November, but none caught our eye as quickly as the revolutionary Syn Trac tractor. Standing beside the machine on display, Ana Putz, one of the company’s marketing staff and […] Read more




Tractor of the Year winners announced

Competition judges reveal their picks in each of the categories at Agritechnica

It’s becoming a tradition at Agritechnica, starting the show off with a ceremony engineers from all the ag equipment brands hold their collective breath for: the naming of the winners in the four categories of the Tractor of the Year competition. This is a competition the Europeans take pretty seriously. The judging panel is made […] Read more


Limited edition skid steer from Case IH

175 special models celebrate 
175th anniversary

Celebrating 175 years since Jerome Increase Case started his threshing machine company that would eventually morph into today’s Case IH and CASE Construction brands, the company is offering U.S. and Canadian customers a chance to own a special limited edition skid steer. Decked out in a special red paint scheme and available through the regular […] Read more



Case IH updates the Maxxum line

These Case IH tractors get new transmission options and body styling

We are launching the most innovative features for Maxxum tractors since the transition to the patented SCR-only emissions solution in 2012,” reads Case IH’s official press announcement. The 2018 line of Maxxums made their debut in front of ag media editors at Boone, Iowa, in August, with Case IH marketing staff members on hand to […] Read more


aerated grain bins

Adding heat to dry out grain in the bin

Supplemental heat can turn a poor drying day in November into a beautiful drying day, says Joy Agnew, who manages ag research services at Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI). “Even if it’s 100 per cent humidity outside and it’s cold, if you warm the air by 10 degrees, you cut the humidity by half. Now […] Read more