Cold Weather Is Coming: How Will Your Tractor Fluid Perform?

Fall and winter bring colder temperatures to the farm. If you are using a low-quality tractor fluid, expect slower starts, choppy performance and faster wear on tractor parts. Making sure fluid meets current equipment specifications can be difficult, though. Equipment...

Top 3 Equipment Buying Tips

Think of him as the Dale Carnegie of farming. Danny Klinefelter, finance and management guru at Texas A&M University, teaches farmers how to be CEOs of their own business. Each year he hosts a week-long workshop called The Executive Program for Agricultural...

High-quality UTTOs Protect Seals in Hard-working Tractor Engines

The most common cause of equipment failure is that moving parts are not lubricated properly, so it’s important to use high-performance Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO). Branded, top-shelf UTTOs prevent brake chatter, oxidation, contamination and rapid wear....

Waste-Oil Furnaces Save Money on Heating, Oil Disposal

As machines get bigger on the farm, there’s a lot more used oil and hydraulic fluid to discard, which could be costly. Shop heaters that run on waste oil offer a disposal method that is not only free, but also better for the environment. And then there’s the benefit...

Using High-Quality Fluids to Prevent Oxidation

Farmers should always know how well their tractor’s hydraulic fluid resists oxidation, because oxidation is always happening. Oxidation of lubricants occurs when oxygen chemically attacks fluid base oils, an inherent susceptibility of hydrocarbon stocks. Additionally,...

Hush Brake Chatter, Protect Tractors

Tractor wet-braking systems have some advantages over dry-braking systems, but they are also at risk of annoying and potentially damaging brake chatter. Farmers would notice this as loud squeaking and possibly vibration when braking. Not only can chatter be...