Articles Tagged with ''tractor''

Tips For Reducing Compaction, Slippage

Compaction and slippage problems can be easily improved by minor adjustments to tires; but by making an adjustment that improves one area of performance, the farmer may be giving up some performance in the other.
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Tips To Avoid Tire Damage From Stubble

Corn stalks and stubble are causing damage to agricultural equipment tires that range from sidewall cuts and punctures to chipping of large tractor tires. In some cases damage can be so severe it may require the farmer to replace tires.
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Take The Pressure Off Your No-Till Soils

Ag engineer Randy Raper offers some helpful hints for no-tillers wanting to tread more lightly for compaction prevention and management.
Some things, like coal, do their best work under pressure; soils, however, do not. Compaction causes a laundry list of troubles, including ponding water, reduced nutrient availability, erosion, poor root development and the list goes on.
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Autosteering Options Increasing As No-Tillers Look To Next Year

Implement steering and compatibility with other equipment are key features that could grab attention and address common challenges of precision farming.
More no-tillers, especially many who are adopting strip-tillage, are investing in assisted steering to make their efforts easier and more accurate. Assisted steering of both tractors and implements can boost precision field operations.
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Put Dollars In the Bank Not In Your Fuel Tank

Check these 50 fuel-saving tips for no-tillers.
No-tillers already minimize fuel expenses by not pulling tillage equipment over their fields. But, given the exploding cost of fuel, it can’t hurt to note that we can save even more by ensuring that we’re operating our equipment as efficiently as possible throughout the growing season. Here’s a checklist to help ensure thoroughness in further reducing your costs.
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Forget The Tractor — Steer Your No-Till Planter

Moving to auto-steering with your planter, drill, sprayer or other no-till tools can lead to more accurate cropping.
For more accurate seeding and spraying, a few no-tillers are already starting to believe that global positioning satellite systems should be placed in the ground — where it may count the most.
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